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Old 04-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Is the visibility out of an FJ really as bad as people say that it is?
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Yes.. but you get used to it and live with it.
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If I am 6'2" would it constantly bother me though? Or does it just exist there and isn't that relevant?
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Yes.. but you get used to it and live with it.
Sorta like going partially blind
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yes.. but you get used to it and live with it.
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being a valet, it gets tough sometimes. especially when you can't move the mirrors. just make sure of the objects around you BEFORE doing anything drastic
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If I am 6'2" would it constantly bother me though? Or does it just exist there and isn't that relevant?

Very easy to drive. Get some convex mirrors.
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The secret to FJ driving is remembering we all have necks that pivot and we can bend at the waist. Use those gifts when driving instead of just using mirrors and there is no issue. Also0 toss a few of the little round mirrors on your side mirrors and there will be no blind spots.
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Yup, the convex mirrors are your best friend. I've never had a problem not seeing a car or someone. The limited visibility just makes you extra careful when driving.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #9
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I am 6'4 - 230lbs. I have no problems with visibility. After my wife showed me how to raise the rear view mirror out of my line of site... the visibility was even better... She read the Owner’s manual... imagine that... IMHO the FJ is no worse than a pickup with a camper on it... Go test drive one…. Good Luck!!
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I agree with above. The view is about the same as my dcab Tacoma with softopper. It here is a blind spot but it's not terrible. Just look over your shoulder and you are good. I Love my fj.
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If I am 6'2" would it constantly bother me though? Or does it just exist there and isn't that relevant?
6'3" bro checking in.

The FJ isn't anymore difficult to drive than any other vehicle... Just adjust your mirrors properly and there wont be an issue.

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The secret to FJ driving is remembering we all have necks that pivot and we can bend at the waist. Use those gifts when driving instead of just using mirrors and there is no issue. Also0 toss a few of the little round mirrors on your side mirrors and there will be no blind spots.
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