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With the 80 series being such a great offroading truck, why are the values continuing to plummet?? I used to own a FJ-62 and "upgraded" to an 80. Soon the 80 will drop below the 62 value. Hopefully, the prices will bottom out soon!
 
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One word.

gas prices.

(OK, that's two words. Sue me.)

There's an FJ62 in today's paper for $1500 and a 140k FJ60 for $2000. I'll bet you a case of Boddington's you won't find a 140k 80 series in that price range.

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NorCalDoug

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Around here, we have quite a few 60 series for sale with prices way above 80 series prices.
I had to laugh when I saw an '85 60 series for sale with an asking price of $19,500. Granted it was in fairly nice condition and the engine was rebuilt...but it was clearly more than $13k overpriced.

I have no issues with the prices going down since I have no plans on selling my 80.
 
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Value and price can mean two seperate things :)
It does seem that the 62's are holding their prices pretty well though.
 

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I think there's a difference between what people ask for their 60 series and what they end up taking. It took me over 3 months to sell my '83 FJ60, ended up with it on e-bay, and felt luck to get $5.5K, with lift, winch, bumper, 33x12.5 MT's, headers, Yakima rack, AND my M416 trailer, hitch, spare tire, hi-lift, etc. etc... Gas prices won't help.
 
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Comparing the prices to 62's is a bad comparison .... you see, 62's have gold plated muffler bearings and other rare parts.

Seriously though, the FJ62 market is sooo far out of whack in a lot of cases its laughable. I still dont understand how people think they are worth so much more? Sure, I I think you are seeing prices on 80's and most other large SUV's falling because of gas prices. The 60 & 62's have already kind of stabilized before the gas hike.
 

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$9500 for this very nice 62.
https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=62662

Given recent prices, if I were to sell my 1994 80 with many less miles today that's probably what I would ask.

The explanation is pretty simple. Supply & Demand.

A nice stock 80 is relatively easy to find. A cherry 60 series isn't as easy.
 

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