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Replace an entry level MTB with another entry level MTB?

when would it make sense to replace an entry level MTB (which is working out just fine) with another entry level MTB? not meant as a rhetorical question, really want to know all the parameters to consider. my mechanical disk brakes work well enough for me, don't need a dropper post, I'm 61ish & stay off the rough stuff. I go for the easy flow trails

a cpl guesses:

if the newer bike has
- better components
- less wear
- better brand
- cost differential is small, meaning affordable upgrade

for example, I have this: 2014 GT Timberline 1.0 (bought used for $200)
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/valu...oduct/3051266/

https://www.rei.com/product/867504/g...29er-bike-2014

are these better enough to considering flipping for? would I enjoy any of these bikes more than what I'm riding now?

2018 Scott Aspect 960 - $350
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...079537820.html

Specialized 29er mountain bike - $480
https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/bi...080445702.html

Rocky Mountain Vertex 29er - $625
https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bi...081477637.html

2016 Trek X-Caliber 8 - 18.5 inch - like new - $695
https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bi...080142082.html

SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPPER 2008 - $500
https://providence.craigslist.org/bi...076634547.html

Trek Marlin 5 $180 (year?)
https://providence.craigslist.org/bi...054126998.html

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