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Old November 7th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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The FJ was a good idea however the final product was a ddisappointment. I've never been in a vehicle with such poor visability, not to mention its ugly as hell
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Old November 7th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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I have to say I love my FJ, never had an issue with the apparently bad blind spots.
Great car.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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I have to say I love my FJ, never had an issue with the apparently bad blind spots.
Great car.
Aren't you trying to sell/trade it for a Defender?
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Old November 7th, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Aren't you trying to sell/trade it for a Defender?
Yes.... Just because I find Defenders more appealing does not mean I hate my FJ. If I could keep both I would.

BTW my FJ is still for sale if anyone wants it
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Old November 7th, 2013, 03:22 PM
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No great loss.

I had one of the very early models back in '06.

It sucked. Poor visibility, poor rear seat access, uncomfortable seats, choppy ride, A/C went south, windshield (glass) should have been heated. Stock front bumper was a joke (I put an ARB on).

Sold it to someone who gave it to their kid as a 17th birthday present!
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Old November 7th, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Heck I'd drive my D90 from Anchorage to Miami...no problem...no worries... A buddy of mine owns an FJ I think it's a crap piece of plastic.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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The FJ Cruiser is a lot like William Shatner. The old Toyota FJ was Captain Kirk, while the FJ Cruiser is the puffy and bloated Shatner from Boston Legal.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 07:58 PM
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I like the FJ. I wish they made a version that was convertible/top less.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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I think I owned my 25+ year old defender about a month when I took it over 200 miles each way to the ARS spring rally. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it across country, of course no bets on how long that would take, especially if there are any hills.

I think I'd rather have a 4runner than an FJ. Same basic drivetrain and isn't ugly. (My opinion, of course).

For now I'll just stick with the LR3 as my daily driver.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Heck I'd drive my D90 from Anchorage to Miami...no problem...no worries... A buddy of mine owns an FJ I think it's a crap piece of plastic.
Agreed.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I think I'd rather have a 4runner than an FJ. Same basic drivetrain and isn't ugly. (My opinion, of course).
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Old November 8th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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I will have to say, after spending fourteen months over a three year period living and working with the FJ Cruiser, they are great vehicles. There were definitely teething issues the first year, like the inner fender cracking, rear ring and pinions blowing out, and some fan belt issues. But overall, the vehicles held up amazingly well to the abuse they were put through. The biggest issue we had was wind shields getting cracked from flying rocks and road debris. The styling is definitely a bit polarizing, but for a modern vehicle being sold in the US they are quite functional and utilitarian. With a 2" lift, 32" tires, skid plates, and ARB front bumper, they would get through some pretty tough places, and then be able to drive 1,000 miles pulling a trailer at 70-75 MPH with no complaints.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 08:07 PM
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i had one of the first years editions of the FJ... Nice rig, good off road, some nice bits, build and reliability were good (only had it 18 months). Basic toyota...

Lost of blind spots and the funky rear doors were why i sold it. Bought an LR3... i think it was around that time or a 911 (can't remember which was first or why)
Always wanted it to be a 5 door..

Love the land cruisers though.. the FJ was not a LC though.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I like the FJ. I wish they made a version that was convertible/top less.
I always wondered why they didn't. A convertible seems like it would increase the interest from the "active lifestyle" crowd and would solve the visibility issues
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I kind of like the FJ pickup:

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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:04 PM
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The first 2 need to be killed with fire. The pickup one isn't bad.

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Man, there are going to be so many upset females ages 18-30.
So this is why you were cranky on the phone the other day

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The first 2 need to be killed with fire. The pickup one isn't bad.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Toyota and that builder of the pickup should sell that to Land Rover. Change a few things on the front, make the fender flares have bigger overhang, and call it the new Defender. Looks vaguely like a 110 double cab.

Check this one out. http://newfoundland.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=474530415&ImageIndex=1

They actually look significantly better than the original FJ Cruiser. I would have been very tempted to buy this if it had looked like either(but the yellow/orange looks better).
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Old November 10th, 2013, 09:50 PM
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Those images inspire me to appreciate a Double Cab all the more!
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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:01 PM
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I love my fj. Does a good job as a DD and is capable off road in stock form. Great sound system also.
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