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Convincing Wife/Girlfriend To Get FJ Cruiser

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jeremy_283, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    How do you convince your wife/girlfriend that the FJ Cruiser is the vehicle that she NEEDS for a kid carrier?


    :cool:
     
  2. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    Aw9d

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    Take a bunch of kids to the dealer with her, cram all the kids into the FJ and show her how well it totes them around.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    Good luck with that. The tiny back windows and the suicide doors. IIRC there are some guys who have gotten RID of FJs because of kids...4Runner all the way!!
     
  4. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Win
     
  5. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    This will fail. The back seat in an FJ sucks balls for anything but a dog.

    There is a guy on the FJ forums who had to get rid of his FJ because he destroyed his elbow loading his young kids into a child seat in the back seat.

    Get a 4Runner for her, buy yourself an FJ if you like them so much.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    X2 on the 4 runner...
     
  7. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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  8. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Not a kid carrier at all
     
  9. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    Also, you're 21 and already looking for a kid carrier? :confused:
     
  10. Jan 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Lol no, she just like's SUVs and I like going offroad. Looks like it's back to the good ol Honda CR-V with AWD. Nice, reliable, good price, and good fuel economy. Also since it will be a new car we will plan for the future since it will be a vehicle that will be around for awhile....
     
  11. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    You were considering an FJ Cruiser or a CR-V at the same time? :confused:

    4-Runner FTW.

    Or you could get a Jeep Grand Cherokee. They've turned those into very nice CARS.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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    New 4 runners are pricey. Bro, my dad and step mom got rid of their 07 FJ (they fell in love with the concept and bought the first one on the lot) as SOON as they found out my step mom was prego. 4runner. Or sequoia ;)
     
  13. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    CR-V is priced well
     
  14. Jan 23, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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    True. It's just not an FJ. Hence my :confused:

    :D
     
  15. Jan 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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    All things considered the best kid carrier is a minivan, whether anyone wants to admit it or not. I drive my wife's Honda Odyssey anytime.

    But since OP does not really have kids yet, the CR-V sounds like a good option for now. The rear seats are not big enough for a rear facing baby seat though, unless you move the front seats all the way forward (just saying).
     
  16. Jan 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Save that for the 4Runner or Rav4, keep the soccer mom virus out of a hardcore 4x4! Still to this day I wanna punch the CEO of Chrysler for putting out a 4 door Jeep Wrangler, that is just sinful! Now they are mostly getting converted into mall crawlers and kid haulers, what a shame. Besides, FJs from what I hear dont handle or behave very well on the highway and I would not want for example, my future wife and kids riding around in something like that. 4Runners are more practical for everyday driving and are more convinient with the 4 doors, suicide doors can be a pain in the ass. That or get her turned on to a Double Cab...
     
  17. Jan 23, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    Agreed. I was way out of line. :eek:

    :rofl:
     
  18. Jan 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Well, the FJ and the 4Runner share the exact same Land Cruiser Prado frame and suspension. So that argument is void.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    But they have 3 windshield wipers!!
     
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