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Wired magazine has another terrible article

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by DblCabMN, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    DblCabMN

    DblCabMN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.wired.com/reviews/2011/06/fj44-icon/?pid=892

    "That’s because the vehicle you’re driving, thanks to overbuilt materials and construction, achieves a level of ruggedness only hinted at by other off-roaders’ aggressive looks. That vertical drop you’re staring it? This thing will walk you down in low range with your hands off the wheel."


    $140,000 for an FJ40 'customized' with "...no expense is spared inside either. Those round air vents? Those are milled, anodized aluminum, not plastic. The transparent green sunshades? Lexan items from a Lear jet. The chunky steel handles that allow the windscreen to fold down are from a Sub-Zero fridge."

    Wtf is that front bumper doing on there? mini ARB knockoff?

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  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    tacomathom

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    What a waste of $140,000.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    Is a Chevy transmission good? Because this guy offers one for automatic...he spared "No expense".
     
  4. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    joes06tacoma

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    http://4wheeloffroad.automotive.com/1068/131-0606-1976-toyota-fj40-land-cruiser/index.html

    This guy is local, I don't know him personally, but see him driving around all the time. His rig has evolved a bit since the article was written, it's taller now and it's all one color. I doubt he has 140K in it, and it's absolutely bad ass looking now that he's cleaned it all up and painted it.

    I do have to admit, the Icon is pretty cool, and if I had 140K and no patience and just wanted to write a check for what I wanted, I just might do it.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    DubyaDawg

    DubyaDawg Underprepared and Overconfident

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    For that kind of money you could get one of these, then modify it:

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  6. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    The Icon pops up on TW every now and again.

    You guys don't get it -- nor are you the target market.

    The guy who buys one will write a check for it without thinking twice if he can afford it. But he'll never lift a wrench to work on it, because wrenching on cars isn't in his skill set.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    Gincoma

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    Well said...:)
     
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