I love the fj. Wanted one so bad since they came out. Almost bought one 3 times now. Passed for different reasons each time.
I just picked up a double cab off road, came from an access cab. The suicide doors killed it for me this time. I hate those things with a passion now. And having two kids makes that hate turn to anger. I almost would prefer if the fj just was a 2 door, but a larger door, and good flip forward seats. The fj suicide doors are huge. I thought I had it hard with the tacoma in a parking lot trying to get the boys out, I cannot imagine what the fj is is like. Trying to navigate in a tight spot, and tuck one door in to open the other to let one pass and then open it to close the other, all with one hand holding a toy, juice, coffee, plus the dog.
In the end, the suicide doors killed it for me. My oldest son loved it the fj. But the double cab tacoma works better. Plus side is it has a better interior as well. The fj ride is great, I like the the feel, from the drivers seat it feels much larger than it is. Space is good, and feels like a real SUV, not some pansy awd SUV