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Thinking about selling my Tacoma & buying a FJ

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

  1. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    NW4RUNNER

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    FJs are sweet. But why not...

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  2. Feb 20, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    this and that...
    reading someone say that the 4runner was getting discontinued was the biggest laugh of the day. someone would have to be high as a kite to kill off the 4runner. the fj, yeah i can see that, its a niche vehicle. the 4runner is iconic, and dominates a very large portion in marke share for suvs. other manufactures, model their suvs after the 4runner, thats how influential it is.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    NW4RUNNER

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    Not a chance
     
  4. Feb 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    EatMyTacomaDust

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    You're gonna like having a 4x4 much better in my opinion. One thing I really love on the FJ is the Manual 4x4 Shifting - NO KNOBS to engage 4x4 - old school.

    Post some pics when you get a chance.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    I just traded my 08 FJ in last year for my Tacoma. I miss it but don't regret it!! Offroading in the FJ was very different, nice short wheel base and it definitely has torque. Have to admit, being able to sleep in the back of your truck is pretty sweet though :rolleyes:
     
  6. Feb 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    this and that...
    sleep? or sleeeeeep? LOL
     
  7. Feb 20, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    tail gate lock, rear view mirror bracket, hood hinge brackets, and the list grows.
    I have a 07 TRD FJ but I just orderd a DCLB Tacoma on 2/11/13. I have been wanting ro go back to a truck for the longest time. But I will admit I am gonna miss the FJ. Hopefully my Taco will be here soon the wait is KILLING me.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    JimBCa

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    I have a couple of friends in our 4x4 group that have them. Off road very capable, and nice for the two in front. I have spent many hours in both front and backseat on some of our road trips and the backseat sucks, getting in/out banged my head way to many times, and I have a hard time getting my feet out the door. Visibility was another issue, but you learn your vehicle and use the mirros and such and you will be fine.
    But while I was waiting on my truck to get serviced last time, they one sitting on the showroom floor. It sure was nice..

    For two people think they are pretty nice, and actually more room than a jeep.

    Heck, both the truck and the FJ are nice rigs, and if you want one, go for it
     
  9. Feb 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    lucky73

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    FJ and RegCab 4x4, problem solved
     
  10. Feb 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM
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    :drool:

    i would take a 4R-TE over any FJ out there.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    I really liked the idea of having an fj but when I saw the mpg reports I wept. Not that a lifted Tacoma with armor is that much better but still. When they are armored and lifted they become toyotas most bad ass vehicle
     
  12. Feb 22, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Our Fj's at work suck. They get terrible gas mileage, small ass gas tank. They both have a crazy death wobble that the dealership cannot figure out after 3 years. The blind spots in them are miserable, and the stupid design of a windshield is yeah..

    I vote no :D
     
  13. Feb 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Just got wood................
     
  14. Feb 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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  15. Feb 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    here is generic picture of what wifey just purchased. i am trading in my 07 dbl cab manual for 12 dbl cab auto, off road. she cant drive stick and its hard for her being only 5'0 in the taco. so this way when we have kids, she can drive the taco. but having one of each in the family is great

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  16. Feb 28, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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  17. Mar 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Was mine. So happy to be rid of the "short bus".
     
  18. Mar 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    You weren't a fan?
     
  19. Mar 1, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    this thing reminds me of that robot from robocop ED209

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  20. Mar 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    No. No visibility, too much plastic, swing open tailgate, worthless rear window. I was contemplating selling it from 6 months in. Came out of an '02 4Runner.
     
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