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lucky73 06-27-2012 09:01 AM

FJ's - thinking about it
I am going to test drive this week. Was walking thru the city last night and saw a black/white FJ roll by and it was sweet! Looked like it had a TRD exhaust, those pricey wheels and more. Wish it had better MPG (of course) and less blind spots but...

andy2003 06-27-2012 11:44 AM

So you have two tacomas and will have a back up bed when needed? I won't lie my mpg sucks! Got a 07 with 68 on it. Stock size tires put new plugs gapped to spec still crap mileage. Off road thing climbs like a mountain goat!!! I don't burry it in mudd holes never found the enjoyment in it when I can go around it and not have to clean for days. Do love the FJ just miss the Tacoma bed sometimes. Good luck you'll be able to find a good deal on one somewhere no problem.

JLink 06-27-2012 11:50 AM

The 2012s get better mpgs than the previous years.

andy2003 06-27-2012 11:57 AM

Yes they put the same motor in our 11 4runner TE it does do better. Best I've got in it on a trip was 20.9 for the whole tank.

lucky73 06-27-2012 01:41 PM

just an idea, might test drive for fun. mpg isn't the only consderation - there are others like modern conveniences, comfortable seat, gps, TRD exhaust, newness, etc...

andy2003 06-27-2012 04:14 PM

It is probably my favorite Toyota I've owned so far! I had a 02 4runner sport emerald green hood scope that I will die wishing I'd never traded off though! You will love it happy hunting!

lucky73 06-28-2012 03:03 PM

i am a little confused by their website, no surprise, on what models are available. I want a black one with white top and TRD everything from the factory but no roof rack

GHOSTFJ 06-28-2012 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by lucky73 (Post 5307693)
i am a little confused by their website, no surprise, on what models are available. I want a black one with white top and TRD everything from the factory but no roof rack

You pretty much have three models: 4x2 AT, 4x4 MT or 4x4 AT. Locker and A-Trac is standard on 4x4 MT but not on 4x4 AT or 4x2 AT.. Everything else is just assessories. The most important things to get is the rear diff e-locker and A-Trac.

andy2003 06-29-2012 05:05 AM

X2 it won't be TT but as long as you have rear locker atrac 4x4 thing climbs like a mountain goat!

rleeharris 06-29-2012 05:09 AM

Looked at one for the first time yesterday when I was getting my oil changed at the dealership. I'd buy one.

Very nice but not my first choice as a family vehicle if that applies.

TnRedNeck721 06-29-2012 05:19 AM

i like them. friend has a ’11 TT. i don’t find that i have a a lot of blind spots. maybe the way i sit and have mirrors adjusted. i have only drove it once. i would def test drive them and prob end up in one if i was to total my truck. i thought i would use my bed more than i do.
also i could use dads tundra or brother silverado, or the trailer we have.

lucky73 07-01-2012 06:23 PM

drove a 2010 (with only 8000 miles) trail team in sand color. i liked it but they want $37,700 for a used truck - mind you i do live in SF. can't compare it to my pickups b/c it is too different...

whippersnapper02 07-01-2012 06:25 PM

Do it!!! I wish I bought an FJ but 37 for used is retarded.

BuckNakedBooda 07-01-2012 06:28 PM

I've test driven the FJs and they are really nice. My compaints on the FJ are the large blind spots and the small back seat area. Many times I carry 3 or 4 adults in my Tacoma with no issues but the back seat of the FJ is quite small....

andy2003 07-02-2012 07:21 AM

What the hell ??? Trail team 12 at advantage Toyota barboursville wv 35,579.00 red.

white toy taco 07-02-2012 07:25 AM

dont do it!! thats the darkside...

just kidding FJ's are pretty sick

andy2003 07-03-2012 03:50 AM

Drive a fj he must! Mmmhmmmm

lucky73 07-03-2012 10:04 PM

im not selling my trucks, just adding to it.

i live in sanfran and all the tech money makes people price things kooky. I will pay the right money or fly somewhere else and buy it right = no loyalty

backseats don't matter to me b/c only surfboards go there...
please do not give me links to after market sites for these fjs

tlh178 07-05-2012 06:44 AM

i've owned a fjc for 5 years and the blind spot is not that bad. you have to watch your mirror's a little bit more. getting almost 19mpg on a v6 with 4x4 is not bad in my book.

lucky73 07-09-2012 08:38 AM

the TTSE seem nice...

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