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tacoma for fj

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by steveomalilay, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Lol. Damn Tacomas!!!!
     
  2. Jun 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    ^x2
     
  3. Jun 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    I got my '08 FJ in March '09 for about $3500 off sticker. Hold on, there will be deals.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    Man I traded my 03 about a year ago and miss the bed no doubt about that! The Fj is better for my boy safer srs wise. I also am getting crap for mpg! I chalked it up to me driving hard. My wife drove it for two days while I took the 4runner in for service. She said what's wrong with this thing the mpg sucks??? I've changed plugs all gapped the same at factory setting I always run 93 oct. and tires are not overly aggressive. Too bad your in NV we'd just switch a week let you see what you'd think after a week! Now I'm trolling around looking for a good deal on a taco double cab which is hard to find!!
     
  5. Jun 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    6"Fabtech +OME Heavies and Custo Skyjackers. Way to much to list.
    I traded in a 05" Quad cab Taco for a 07 FJ 4X4, mileage really sucked to begin with and now that it's extremely modded I'm lucky to get 12mpg!

    I still like it better then the Taco's I've owned but then every now and then I need a bed to haul stuff.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Well, thanks a lot! :rolleyes: I have a 97 reg cab, been looking at a 2nd gen DC . But know I'm reminded how bitchin' those FJC's are. Might have to rethink my strategy :confused:
     
  7. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    My situation is reversed. I have the fjc and have been here researching tacos. Don't get me wrong, I dig the fj. However, I might end up needing something that gets better mpgs in town. The blind spot thing was never an issue for me, but I do miss having a bed for the occasional haul and mpgs is ok but not quite enough. It does handle very well on the road, I must say. I'm really torn actually. Id like to keep the fj and get the taco, but the budget wont allow for that. I'll just have to wait and see what the mpgs ends up being once I move farther from work next year.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Keep the FJ and get a small car for MPGs.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    sadly the back seats in the fj's are beyond a joke - the tacomas have more leg room by far. i was shocked how little leg room the fj's had... all they had to do was make the back seat adjustable and they would've solved that issue.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Tis a good solution, but at 6'3" and not liking being low to the ground that mostly eliminates any car. A 4 banger taco should fit the bill perfectly when the time comes.

    To anybody considering the fj, it is a great vehicle with unique styling and great versatility.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    Just trying to help. A truck won't return very good mileage.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    I'm lookin at tradin in one of my vehicles for an FJ, has 92,000. Are there any high mileage things I should look for? I mean FJ specific.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    What year is it? They had problems with cab corner separating from fire wall in early models but should have been recalled or fixed. 92k ain't even broke in yet:) same motor as Tacoma but doesn't get as good as gas mileage. Mine is a 07 with 75 on it haven't had a issue so far.
     
  14. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    I got mine with 85000 on it. The FJ forum will help a lot. The only issues I've read about are torque converter issues the might end up causing transmission work to be done. The main symptom is a shutter/vibration while accelerating and only seems to happen in cooler temperatures. That's the biggest one I've read about. One smaller one is the thermostat going out which causes the engine to stay in warm up mode even after its warmed up. It causes really bad mpgs, but doesn't seem common.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    Thanks for the info.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    sarnjsaechao

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    gonna sell the taco. smooth ride compared to tacoma, love this thing!

    taco fj.jpg
     
  17. Aug 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    WTF?! Taco for Tacoma?!
     
  18. Aug 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    bought a fj. selling the tacoma.
     
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