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Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« on: August 22, 2012, 04:05:46 am »


The FJ is a capable off-roader, but more vehicle than most drivers looking for foul-weather security need.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 10:22:01 am »
So the Jeep Wrangler is cheaper, more capable, has 4 doors, more power, way easier to upgrade and has a removable roof......ummm, thanks, but Wrnagler Unlimited Rubicon please and thank you.
Keep the change you filthy animal.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 12:49:11 pm »
At least they're not spending any money on exterior designers since the 1st gen came out.

This is a definition of a "niche" vehicle.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 01:39:28 pm »
Yup, definitely a niche vehicle - but certainly great within said niche. For a Japanese product it's also getting seriously long in the tooth, going into its 7th year and having undergone zero changes during its lifespan.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 03:19:06 pm »
These will make for a really cool off road rigs ... in about 10 years when the values lower enough.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 11:02:26 pm »
These will make for a really cool off road rigs ... in about 10 years when the values lower enough.

And you can swap in a solid front axle........

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 12:40:05 am »
"The spare tire is mounted on the rear door, which swings open toward the curb (urban convenience) instead of toward the driverís side (off-road convenience). "

Unless the picture is mirrored or this review was done on a drive-on-the-left-country vehicle, the rear door swings open AWAY from the curb (which is what makes sense in urban environments) instead of AWAY from the driver's side (driver convenience).