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FJ's - thinking about it

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by lucky73, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Jun 27, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    lucky73

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    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...
     
  2. Jun 27, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    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.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    The 2012s get better mpgs than the previous years.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    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.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    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...
     
  6. Jun 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    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!
     
  7. Jun 28, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    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
     
  8. Jun 28, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    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.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    X2 it won't be TT but as long as you have rear locker atrac 4x4 thing climbs like a mountain goat!
     
  10. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    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.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:19 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    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.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    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...
     
  13. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Do it!!! I wish I bought an FJ but 37 for used is retarded.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    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....
     
  15. Jul 2, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    What the hell ??? Trail team 12 at advantage Toyota barboursville wv 35,579.00 red.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2012 at 7:25 AM
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    dont do it!! thats the darkside...

    just kidding FJ's are pretty sick
     
  17. Jul 3, 2012 at 3:50 AM
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    Drive a fj he must! Mmmhmmmm
     
  18. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    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
     
  19. Jul 5, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    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.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    the TTSE seem nice...
     
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