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Why is everyone trading in their Tacoma for an FJ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Kenny650, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:50 AM
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    Kenny650

    Kenny650 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is just me or is everyone starting to trade in their Tacoma for the FJ? FJ's are cool and all but what's the big fuss? Did you new FJ owners get a good trade-in deal for your Tacoma?
     
  2. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    cabarbhab

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    I have honestly thought about trading in my tacoma for a fj. I really don't know why, i guess it is because it is a very unique vehicle.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:58 AM
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    AntiTrust

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    I really wanted to like the FJ when I was shopping for a new truck, but that thing is a coffin inside, and the visibility is catastrophic.

    If all you need it to do is wheel offroad and look cool, it's a great vehicle. I needed my truck to do do way more than that, hence the Tacoma purchase. I could have gone either way until I drove both of them...
     
  4. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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    ETAV8R

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    I thought about it. Spoke with several dealers. My thoughts included having an RTT. I have since decided the best way to explore is with my taco and a flippac shell. I'm about 4 weeks from delivery and instal. Can't wait.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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    Kenny650

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    So have I. :anonymous:

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    :drool:
     
  6. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:00 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    They are bad ass for sure...The wife and I are gonna get one in the spring! So we'll have a Taco and an FJ :woot:
     
  7. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:01 AM
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    Matic

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    Whats a base model 4x4 FJ runnin these days?
     
  8. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:01 AM
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    Kenny650

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  9. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    Matic

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    ouch.
    Not bad, considering.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:04 AM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    I really wanted to get one before I bought my taco. But after driving both the Tacoma was just a better drive. And the FJ's have 3 windshield wipers and that was just too weird for me.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:12 AM
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    Kenny650

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    Rarely do you see a used sport Tacoma at a Toyota dealership for sale. I usually see lots of FJ's on craigslist and at used Toyota lots. This is why I am holding back on trading in my truck for an FJ. There is a high demand for Tacomas.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2010 at 2:15 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    They gotta FJ Crawler out here and they were asking a lil over 40 but it had the ARB Package and a OME 3" Lift with 33s, so sexy!
     
  13. Aug 8, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i thought about it since my 08 taco was a lemon. i searched fjcruiserforums.com. most guys who did the trade regretted it wether it was from a taco to fj or fj to a taco.FJs only look good lifted and modded. i wasnt impressed with the fj once i test drove it and really scoped it out. way to many negatives compared to positives.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    VERY TRUE! I wish they would redesigin them
     
  15. Aug 8, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    :woot: for FJs... :D

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  16. Aug 8, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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    Barnone

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    It's the grass is greener syndrome. Been there and done that especially with motorcycles. Trying to wean myself from that disease.
     
  17. Aug 8, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    Taco.Tim

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    Looking!
    Not me. Really like the Tacoma.
     
  18. Aug 8, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    coffeesnob

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    so very true, you need to be content with what you have
     
  19. Aug 8, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    I think ill just keep my truck!
     
  20. Aug 8, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    FJ was first on the list before the Taco, but once I realized how big of a blind spot it had, the Taco was then first. You just can't see anything out of that.
     
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