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Thinking about selling my Tacoma & buying a FJ

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by TacomaChris, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 14, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    what is wrong with manual?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    a manual is less safe to drive when youre eating, texting, and driving at the same time.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Yeah . Similarly equipped though I'd say there pretty equal .
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    Exactly why you should get a manual, to make you focus on driving.

    Stuffing your face or getting back to a text should be the least of your concerns while driving. Plus driving a stick in today's lazy world gets you a few points on the man card.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Spend 3 hours on a Holiday-Weekend Friday driving 30 miles on LA freeways and you'll regret buying the manual.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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    Or regret being in LA.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:39 AM
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  8. Feb 16, 2013 at 3:51 AM
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    A dc taco is a great do everything vehicle where an FJ is not. If it was I would have traded the taco in years ago. I love the look of the FJ but being as active as I am an FJ would not be as practically.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2013 at 4:35 AM
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    I sold the FJ for the DCSB Tacoma.
    Didn't like on the FJ
    Side open rear door- when it is raining, the roof drains right on the shit you're trying to unload. Also,god help ya if you're parked on a side hill.
    Close to zero over the shoulder visibility. The windows are tiny and the pillars are huge. Think panel van.
    Add to that the windshield being so short that you have to stay 5 car lengths back from the stop light to be able to see it without contorting yourself sideways.
    Finally, all the interior plastic scratches really easily and my steering wheel had a wear mark after 15000 miles.
    I'm SOOO much happier with the Tacoma.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2013 at 4:44 AM
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    i have two tacoma's and a fjc right now. i like tooling around in my tacoma, but driving in the snow and trailering my boat or quad and 16 ft enclosed trailer the fj is very nice to have.
     
  11. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:09 AM
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    That cheap plastic was amazing to me, sliding a cardboard box would leave marks. I had to get a soft side kennel to put my dogs in when I took them anywhere. With the Taco, and a Leer shell, they are running around in the back, and much happier.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    Truth, just look at the rear lights. No one that has ever offroaded would think that is a good design.

    Ultimately, you give up the Tacoma bed for a slightly shorter wheelbase and looks. I personally think the FJ interior looks like it was designed for a power wheels childs car. Goofy looking.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    I just signed the papers to a new '12 civic, coming from a '10 civic. The plastic they used in this new one is cheap as hell :mad:

    Seems pretty stingy if you ask me.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    Agreed.

    My next Toyota will be an FJ40 (or 80-series) *wishful thinking*
     
  15. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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  16. Feb 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    Yep, agreed - they stick out too far. Not uncommon to break one while wheeling. My friend and I broke ours during a wkend in Calico last Thanksgiving.

    Here's mine. I had just gone off-camber through a very narrow canyon. You can see where the rock barely scraped along the bumper, black plastic corner, and quarter panel. If the tail light was tucked closer to the body, there'd be much less chance of breakage for sure.

    [​IMG]

    Bulb assembly was still intact and functional.

    Other than that, the FJ is a very capable 4WD vehicle (even in stock form). Even the Jeep guys are impressed with it's capabilities (even if some won't admit it).
     
  17. Feb 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    hahaha, So good!
     
  18. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    I beg to differ. I love my 07 Sequoia.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    Well...just sold my Tacoma and got a great deal on a brand new '12 Iceberg FJ that was left on the lot from the end of last year. I love the FJ and I loved my Tacoma also. Wish I could have afforded to keep both. Either way, my new FJ feels like chicks car right now with the little wheels and tires. I'm sure I'll have a lift with new wheels/tires on within a month or two. I can't wait to mod this thing
     
  20. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    The only FJ I would buy:drool:
     
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