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Old 09-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #21
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Jen what did you read, the article says aol took jd powers list and showed the best and worst.
They are going to give you reviews for on the road, not offroad these cars and trucks are not sold off the lots for racing or running the trails. They take the info from everyday joes.
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Not sure why a few people say that Toyota sells a ton of FJs. Look here at the 3rd chart for yearly sales: http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01...s-figures.html

Sales plummeted in 2008 as did many cars but sales never recovered four years running. They don't even sell 15k a year now from the high of 56k units in 2006. To me that speaks volumes. I love the look of the FJ, but the general public obviously doesn't feel the same.

It's also interesting to see how 4Runner sales dropped as well over the decade. We have a 2000 4Runner and I never liked any version past that one.
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Well it could also be lower sales due to the gas prices,
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looks to me like the less supply there is the better the resale. lower production = higher resale, maybe...
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Worst wouldn't be the case if they actually tested the FJ offroad where it belongs, course they suck on the street, they are designed to climb up mountains and cross all other types of unforgiving terrain, not hop over speed-bumps at Walmart.
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The title makes it sound like the FJ is not reliable. Who gives a shit if it doesn't drive like a luxury car? They use the word 'dependable' in their crappy article as if they're rating the reliability of cars.
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I agree with some of their complaints. I wanted to like the FJ, I really did. After test driving them, I have to agree, you can't see crap out of that thing. With an outdoor oriented vehicle, I want to see as well as possible. Their white roof thing was dumb too. It worked on the original since it was a separate panel. The thing is too big as well. Look at what made the original FJ40 great, the new FJ has some silly gimick stuff but none of the great stuff of the original.
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Basing anything on what BJ Powers says is crap. Those fudgenuts sent me their survey twice for my Taco. I would've filled it out and sent it back in except for the fact that it had nothing to do with my truck. It was all profiling questions about what other stuff I buy and shit like whether or not I have a DVR and if I use it to FFWD through commercials. Garbage. I'll never base anything on their opinions again after seeing that.
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I wouldn't put any validity into anything JD Power says. It's all opinion based. No testing to back anything up. The study claims to measures how dependable a vehicle has been over the previous three years of ownership. Yet I love how they claim the Yaris is the best sub-compact. Other publications I've read (auto magazines, consumer reports) all say other than it's fuel economy, the Yaris is a POS. Slow as hell, cheap plastic interior, handles like crap, etc. Plus most of what they are touting is about the 2012 model. How is that measuring how dependable a vehicle has been over the previous three years of ownership? Same thing with the Ford Explorer being labeled the best SUV. For starters, when has a crossover (new name for minivan) ever been considered a utility vehicle. Sure, if you are considering utility work as how many kids you can get to Chuck E. Cheese's. Again, they tout a two year old vehicle as the best in a study measuring how dependable a vehicle has been over the previous three years of ownership. It's all complete marketing BS.

I've heard the FJ is not the most eloquent SUV on the road. But as other publications have noted, that is not what it was built for. Unlike some manufacturers that build a vehicle that looks the part but can't play the part. Toyota paid true homage to the FJ40 of old, and built it as an off road machine.
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my FJ is significantly nicer to drive on highway than my tacoma...even with the MT tires. it is quiet and smooth, my tacoma sounds like a broken tank. fj has 9000 miles too.
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Vehicle reviews are on road.

And no, the FJ is not the best on road SUV on the market. Nor was it designed to be.

I think Toyota hit the ball out of the park with the FJ. It's very capable out of the box but can still be streeted without hating your life (unlike Jeep). If you want on-road manners, get one of the Lexuses.
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Calling BULLSHIT! Suck it JD POWER! Love mine will buy another one when its wore out like a 150thousand more miles on it than any Chevy ford or dodge!
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It says "The Most And Least Dependable Cars". I see nothing about dependability in that study. Garbage.
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I kinda wish the Tacoma would start getting some shitty reviews... might be a little incentive for toyota to innovate.
I don't think that'll ever happen. They've stuck to a pretty good formula and they sell an ass ton of them so as much as I'd like to see some new innovation put into them (especially theft proof items) I just do not see it happening to them anytime soon.

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The article does not say that the FJ is the worst SUV. Aol Autos says that it is the worst. JD just announced the best, the article even says that they did not announce the bottom of the list. Either way, JD Powers bases their ratings on user reviews, not just their opinion.
AOL still exists? Lol.

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Not sure why a few people say that Toyota sells a ton of FJs. Look here at the 3rd chart for yearly sales: http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01...s-figures.html

Sales plummeted in 2008 as did many cars but sales never recovered four years running. They don't even sell 15k a year now from the high of 56k units in 2006. To me that speaks volumes. I love the look of the FJ, but the general public obviously doesn't feel the same.

It's also interesting to see how 4Runner sales dropped as well over the decade. We have a 2000 4Runner and I never liked any version past that one.
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Well it could also be lower sales due to the gas prices,
That's exactly why SUV sales as a whole have tanked and small compact car sales have skyrocketed over the past decade or so.

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Toyota sucks!! X2 X2!!!!!

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It says "The Most And Least Dependable Cars". I see nothing about dependability in that study. Garbage.
They rate it based on looks, which is why most of the time I ignore auto reviews because all they care about is the present new vehicle, how it sits and how well it performs, not how well it sits years and thousands of beat down miles afterward.
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