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FJ or Tacoma?

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by eddyb22, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    eddyb22

    eddyb22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so i just sold my truck and i am looking for an Fj But i also love the tacoma.. which one do you prefer? Or no anyone selling a FJ?
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Do you need a truck or not?
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Is there decent room behind rear seats?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Dont have to have a truck i have a atv but i have a trailer, my dad has a truck..
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    Thanks for the picture.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    I have owned both... Comes down to wether or not you have a need for a truck bed. Both are very capable vehicles... I like my fj. It's a beast!
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    davidfj

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    I sold my 06 DC for an 08 TT, one of the best and well built SUV out there for your money. How far are you willing to travel? There's a few good ones available here in Southern California.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    I'm in the same dilema. I never use my bed anymore and my dogs take up the back seats so I don't have any room in the truck when I travel. 95% of the time my truck is used for bikes, hockey equip. All of which can be stored on the tire, or inside. The other 5% is luggage when I travel which could be put inside an FJ.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    After having owned both, I would easily chose the FJ (though I'm stuck with my Tacoma for now).
    Not only is it made in Japan (vs Mexico or Texas) and reflects it in the quality, but I had absolutely ZERO problems with my FJ - The Taco on the other hand, has been plagued with vibrations, leaks, squeaks and a whole bunch of other small issues that drive me nuts.
    Also, they seem to have perfected the FJ over time, while the Taco on the other hand, has not been, and seems to just go through redesigns without addressing the on-going problems.
    Sure, the truck bed is handy, but the FJ cargo area is quite generous, it has a killer rack and it can tow just about as much.
    No brainer, go FJ.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    I am feeling the same way I like the FJ..
     
  12. Oct 20, 2011 at 4:45 AM
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    TacoTRD420

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    I had both, have an FJ now i traded my 08 tacoma in for her... I loved the Tacoma not one bad thing about it... I really love the FJ tho, it ride and handles about better, more room to me at least, and its different not everyone has one, at least in my town they only have two mine and another one, and they had many Tacos. but its really what you want, test drive both..

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  13. Oct 20, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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    I bought a Tacoma, because i missed my 03 Ranger

    Ever since then I have had a man crush on the FJ's, every time I see one I want one a little bit more...

    Id say go with the FJ if you dont need a truck bed
     
  14. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    LOL I have a girl crush on them too! :eek:
    Sounds like the OP has access to a truck if he needs it w/ Dad (check)
    Has a trailer for the quad. (check)
    Good points & marks made by previous & current owners in the thread (bonus check).
    If I didn't need a truck would have bought an FJ. In fact buying the new truck, there was an OD green one that I stalked :drool:

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  15. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    my best friend has this same FJ. fjc trail team in that green.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    FJ's are hidious.

    I've always liked trucks. And when I was looking for a new vehicle I went with what I liked.

    All the above post have solid points.

    Good luck.
     
  17. Nov 11, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    I'd like a Tacoma with the interiors, build quality and engine of an FJ. Nuf said.
     
  18. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    Both are great, just depends on whether you need a bed or not
     
  19. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    well...
    sometimes I miss throwing dirty greasy shet in the bed of the tacoma...but the FJ has rubber floors :p
    I rarely used the bed and stopped riding my quad as much so the FJ works for the Wife and I.

    the rear seats fold down and they also have tie down mounts on the seat backs for strapping down cargo.

    Just like the others said...if you rarely use/don't need a bed....Fj will be a nice daily driver/weekend warrior :)
     
  20. Nov 14, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    My argument is...

    I'm a part time musician. If I'm driving to a gig by myself, my drum kit fits perfectly inside the FJ and I don't have to worry abut buying a locking hardshell bed cover like I would for the Taco.

    But, if I'm driving to a gig with other musicians, the Tacoma would be better as I can put everything in the back and 4 people can fit comfortably in the cabin.

    For most days, the FJ would be more convenient for me. BUT, when I need the extra space, I'd be forced to buy a trailer... Which is an extra big expense, probably needs a license plate, AND would take the FJ's space in the garage! That sounds REALLY inconvenient to me.

    I think I'd rather spend on a locking bed cover and call it a day.
     
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