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FJ or Tacoma?

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

  1. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    Trifenix

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    Both are great, just depends on whether you need a bed or not
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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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 :)
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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    strap that shit to the roof rack :p
     
  5. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Have you ever not owned a truck? If not I would say stick with the Taco because it is not easy to go from a truck to an SUV, at least it wasn't for me. Personally I would only consider an fj if I was planing on offroading it. It would help us if you told us more of what you are planning to use it for.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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  7. Nov 14, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Wonder if you were talking to me or the OP... So I'll chime in...

    I've had an S-10 with a nice color-match camper top. And a few SUVs too. 2 different Xterras actually. I preferred my S-10 over the Xterras, even thought I liked the original Xterra I had a lot (a 2000) over the second one I had (2006).

    Also, a minivan at one point. The other's have been cars, mostly coupes.

    Currently I own a gen2 XB (which I know you all hate). As far as musical instrument carrying capabilities the XB is the same as the FJ, I can carry it all inside if I'm driving alone, otherwise I need a trailer.

    Sorry, I like the new 4Runner ONLY in the inside. :) For a 4Runner, I'd rather do an FJ 10x
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    I wanted the FJ but needed a pickup so I got my beautiful Tacoma TX Pro TRD 4x4... convincing my dad to get the FJ that way we can trade once in a while...:D
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    I finally got around to test drive an FJ, it seemed fine, but I like the Tacoma interior way better, my wife would never be able to drive it, and we both are really short so I didnt like the seating position. Really disopointed cuz I love the way it looks. Just didn't feel like it was worth trading for. So now I'm trying to find another SUV to trade teh taco for.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    2011 4runner Trail edition....:D
     
  11. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    2011 4runner Trail edition....:D
     
  12. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Dam that's nice...any idea how far the dealer might come down in price for in a automatic??
     
  13. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    i just don't like the new 4 runner. Not a fan.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Are you sure...? :D:D:D
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    I'd stick with a Tacoma. FJ's are kinds ugly, IMO.

    I'd rather drive a Jeep than a FJ.

    :crapstorm:

    Or this

     
  16. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    dont say that on this forum...
    :smack:
     
  17. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    I would only if I wanted to do serious wheeling.
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    LOL yeah I'm sure, it looks like a 4dr FJ. I would never take advantage of what it's capable of. My truck is basically a grocery getter as it is now. 1.5 yrs ago different story. I'm not really into rock crawling or anything like that. Just something that can carry my bikes, skis, hockey equip and dogs.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    ok ok.... Im a short guy myself.... I used to drive a mazda cx-7 this crossover is very comfortable and sporty looking.....I recomend a test drive...;)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    I'm looking at the new Grand Cherokee and the Murano now. It'll be a few months before I do anything. Still not sure what I want.
     
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