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Thinking about getting a FJ

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by swamppirate, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Jul 3, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    swamppirate

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    Went yesterday and test drove two FJ's...One with TRD the other without. Man those are pretty sweet SUV's....anybody have any feedback good or bad? They both drove well and had great pickup.
    The dealer offered to buy my 1st gen. Taco for his son, according to him they don't last long on the lot.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    I traded my 06 Prerunner for a 2011 FJ in March. Since I never used the truck for a truck it made more sence to have the lockable storage. Out of the last 3 NEW trucks (2 Toyota, 1 Chevy) I've purchased this is the only one that continues puts a smile on my face every morning.

    It's smooth, quiet, goes places on car tires it has no business being and gets 2mpg better than my Prerunner did.....
     
  3. Jul 3, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    ThunderBunny7

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    I have a modded 07 taco and the gf has a modded 2010 FJ and I always go for the FJ keys. Rides nice, looks good, more capable. I like it so much that I'm thinking about selling the taco and getting the FJ's bigger brother, 4runner trail :D
     
  4. Jul 8, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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  5. Jul 8, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I would love an FJ too! :drool:
     
  6. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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  7. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Pugga

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    I was in the same boat... wait til you get that shell, it's the best of both worlds! You get dry, lockable storage with the pick-up bed option when you need it :)
     
  8. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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  9. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    FJs are badass!
     
  10. Jul 8, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    MJonAgs32

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    can't go wrong with an FJ. Do it
     
  11. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    I bought my 10 Taco last yr and I was between it and an FJ. Since then I moved and have 2 dogs. I kinda regret the taco now. I cant keep anything in the back where I live now, and I travel a lot the dogs take up the back seat, its just kind of a pain. Im really considering a trade now. I dont really remember why I went with the Taco either. I bike a lot too and they make a rack for the spare tire, which is nice cuz I can still use the hitch and not take the front tires off and still have the space in the back.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    I would have bought one if I didn't own my stupid quad that I never use anymore.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    I can think of a simple solution... :cool:
     
  14. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Sell both? If I do I would end up with a fast car.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    TRD is 4x2 isn't it?
     
  16. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    No. The TRD FJ is 4wd.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    I might get one next year.
     
  18. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    anyone have any oppinions on how they compare as far as quality of ride and product?
     
  19. Jul 8, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Ride is great and quality is top notch. There are some inner fender issues on the early one but I think Toyota may have fixed it.
     
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    Traded the FJ for a 20104Runner Trail Edition... Love that more!!!

    Essentially the same beast except the FJ is built off of the Prado 150's 2 door frame and the 4Runner is built off of the Prado 150's 4 door frame. Same engine and trans as far as I know.
     
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