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Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by BEsnook, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    BEsnook

    BEsnook [OP] New Member

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    Is the visibility out of an FJ really as bad as people say that it is?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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    jluu44

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    Yes.. but you get used to it and live with it.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    BEsnook

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    If I am 6'2" would it constantly bother me though? Or does it just exist there and isn't that relevant?
     
  4. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Sorta like going partially blind
     
  5. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

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    being a valet, it gets tough sometimes. especially when you can't move the mirrors. just make sure of the objects around you BEFORE doing anything drastic
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!

    Very easy to drive. Get some convex mirrors.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2013 at 3:36 AM
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    Crosis

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    The secret to FJ driving is remembering we all have necks that pivot and we can bend at the waist. Use those gifts when driving instead of just using mirrors and there is no issue. Also0 toss a few of the little round mirrors on your side mirrors and there will be no blind spots.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    jluu44

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    Yup, the convex mirrors are your best friend. I've never had a problem not seeing a car or someone. The limited visibility just makes you extra careful when driving.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    I am 6'4 - 230lbs. I have no problems with visibility. After my wife showed me how to raise the rear view mirror out of my line of site... the visibility was even better... She read the Owner’s manual... imagine that... IMHO the FJ is no worse than a pickup with a camper on it... Go test drive one…. Good Luck!!
     
  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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    haddix

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    I agree with above. The view is about the same as my dcab Tacoma with softopper. It here is a blind spot but it's not terrible. Just look over your shoulder and you are good. I Love my fj.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    XxBlackout

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    The FJ isn't anymore difficult to drive than any other vehicle... Just adjust your mirrors properly and there wont be an issue.

    /thread
     
  12. Apr 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    cerutti

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    nailed it
     
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