Re: '14 Limited vs. '14 Overland resale value (residual)?
In a sense, I agree and disagree.
It's smart to consider the amount of money you're going to lose when selling on a purchase. That was one of the main reasons I nearly bought an RX350, it has major resale value and is a great vehicle all around. And for people who don't keep vehicles forever, strong resale value means more money in your pocket when you trade out again.
At the same time, life is short, and you should buy what you like. At the end of it, $3000 over the length of a loan is less than $50 a month, and there is some value to having what you want, regardless of if it loses you slightly more money over the life of the vehicle.
I literally cancelled a deal on an RX350 because while it was a really great vehicle, it just wasn't what called to me. And it's not like the GC has bad resale value either. WK1 Overlands with average to miles still go for mid 20s for loaded v8 4x4 models, despite being massively outdone by the WK2.
IMO, get the Overland, enjoy life, don't worry too much about the possibility that you could have saved $10 a month worth of residuals. If that amount of money is significant to you, this isn't the vehicle for you. You'll understand that better when you fill up $80 worth of gas every week or 2.