I have the choice between a 2000 lx470 with 1 owner and 99,000 miles for $14,000 and a 2006 lx470, 2 previous owners with 136,000 miles for $16,000. Both are in excellent mechanical and near mint cosmetic shape. which should I choose and why?
Doubtful. These things often flip flop over time. The high feature, high maintenance (nuisance) vehicles often become the least desirable in the collector car market - which usually puts a premium on simplicity, durability, practicality, etc.. Plus in this case the later vehicles have a timing belt on an interference motor. Some folks in the Wrangler crowd are already saying the last two years of the TJ are actually the least desirable. Could happen here too.The 06 will be worth more in 10 years