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Thinking about selling my Tacoma & buying a FJ

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

  1. Mar 6, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    NW4RUNNER

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  2. Mar 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    I agree.

    Like the Tundra and Sequoia, it is beginning to outgrow it's utility.
    The 1st Gen Tundra and Sequoia were awesome vehicles.
    Now the Taco is approaching the Tundra in size, but not quite there, so rear seat passengers are cramped... and the new 'Runner seems to have already matched the old Sequoia.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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  4. Mar 8, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Looking good man. :boom:
     
  5. Mar 8, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    The size of just about all new cars bugs me quite a bit.

    Some snobby sorority girl just got a brand new Subaru impreza in my apartment complex and that thing might as well be called a mini-minivan.

    I believe with america getting fatter the auto industry has to build cars to match or else people will complain, saying they feel like a pig in a bucket.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    yeah and I feel like they try to keep up with whats in vogue. If its trendy to make it bigger we better do the same or we will fall behind. That being said, I like that the new 4 runners are bigger. I pull both trucks into the garage at night and the runner is actually quite a bit shorter than my 1st gen tacoma but its pretty tall.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  8. Mar 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    Do it, so far me n wifey love our 2013 fj. Great truck to drive IMO
     
  9. Apr 13, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    I've been leaning towards a fj only because I have 2 small kids and sometimes want the backspace more than a bed. I think my dc may be slightly roomier in back seat. I don't like the fact about the cheap interior, my kids will shred that in no time! I may also have to fix the 2 dents in my roof after hitting a low lying tree with my rack to increase trade in value hahaha!
     
  10. May 23, 2013 at 5:32 AM
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    i traded my honda element after putting 250K miles on it and got a taco, loving it. I miss the suv qualities, so I got my eye on the FJ. ill just have to subliminally implant the idea into my wife's head that she wants one!
     
  11. May 23, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    I've owned all three (Taco/4 Runner/now FJ) and I have to say I'll keep the FJ whereas the others I passed on to family. It's niche and unique. Someone stated the FJ having the "death wobble," which I find absurd....they must be reading the jeep forums again. There is no death wobble on FJs helloooo!!! Mine is a DD and it rocks on acceleration and meaneauverability. Yeah it has it's issues with blind spots, but that's what mirrors are for. There also is this thing called a "LighNSight" that allows you to see things above the roof line no matter how close you are to a for instance stop light above the roof line. As far a MPGs go...my 94 taco got far less then my FJ. But even with mods, wheels, weight added on...I'm still getting 18 mpgs. That's not bad considering (admittedly my heavy foot takes away from that frequently too though). lol. It's great on the highways in comfort and great off road. Do I miss a pick up bed....sure I do.....but these are tradeoffs we all make. My plan is to have one of each one day, so there won't be any fighting. Bottom line is....it's better than having a chrysler!
     
  12. May 24, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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    Almost there..traded in 07 taco for 13 taco and wifey traded in her 06 escape for 13 tte fj. 2/3 ain't bad :)

    Fj seems like a solid vehicle so far with about 3800 miles. Def no death wobble and the mirrors make up for the blind spot. Maybe ifu suck at driving the blind spot can be a problem, but if my 5'0 tall woman can do it, then those who complain are just bitches :) it's a great ride. Only thing I would change so far is orange lighted radio :)
     
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  13. May 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    We just drove a '13 FJ and WOW....Wife instantly fell in love with it..;)

    Good thing for me is a "FEW FJ" owners have already solved the "Spare parts" scenario ( Toy-Tec & a few here) with wooden boxes equipped with slide-out draws.....:)...My off-road goodies need a "home" also...:p

    Grandson had NO problems with the suicide doors or buckling in and I enjoyed driving it...:cool:

    Now to decide between finding a great used one or "bite" the bullet for payments...
     
  14. May 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    Good choice man, ull love it
     
  15. May 27, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    I bought a used one, low miles, and don't regret it. Keep an eye out for low miles per tank due to bad thermostats
     
  16. May 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    I did the opposite and went from my FJ to my now Taco. Not because I didnt love my FJ because it was time for something new. The FJ rolled over to 100K and I I got a killer trade on it so I went with it.

    I miss my FJ and purposely traded it out of town so I would never see it in my parts again and think, wow why did i ever get rid of it?

    Im happy with my taco and now that its all built even more so...but I miss my FJ and of all the cars I have owned, from Audi S4's to Boss 302's it was my all time favorite.
     
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  17. May 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    That will be the "Deal killer" for me......

    I have had this '02 since NEW,rolled my lease into a purchase and TOYOTA has been very good to me with all of the re-calls being on THEM ;)...

    Local dealers only have 4 in NH and only one has what we need/want ( they are pricing a roof rack ).....BUT at $30G+ is NEW really worth it ???

    We have found a FEW used with our "specs" and have those dealers trying to earn our business....BUT my 11 year old has been real good to me so BS will get them no where..

    We like the FJ but will not suffer to purchase one :cool:
     
  18. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    Thought about trading my 07 FJ for a 2nd gen tacoma.
    My fj is 4x4 rear locker, atrac, Old Man Emu lift, 255/85km2,sliders 127k miles 2nd owner clean, clear title.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    I love the fj. Wanted one so bad since they came out. Almost bought one 3 times now. Passed for different reasons each time.

    I just picked up a double cab off road, came from an access cab. The suicide doors killed it for me this time. I hate those things with a passion now. And having two kids makes that hate turn to anger. I almost would prefer if the fj just was a 2 door, but a larger door, and good flip forward seats. The fj suicide doors are huge. I thought I had it hard with the tacoma in a parking lot trying to get the boys out, I cannot imagine what the fj is is like. Trying to navigate in a tight spot, and tuck one door in to open the other to let one pass and then open it to close the other, all with one hand holding a toy, juice, coffee, plus the dog.

    In the end, the suicide doors killed it for me. My oldest son loved it the fj. But the double cab tacoma works better. Plus side is it has a better interior as well. The fj ride is great, I like the the feel, from the drivers seat it feels much larger than it is. Space is good, and feels like a real SUV, not some pansy awd SUV
     
  20. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    I would have gotten an FJ if I didn't rely on having the bed space
     
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