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    Toyota FJ cruiser?

    The FJ cruiser looks like a nice vehicle for around town, but I don't know anyone who owns one. Anyone have any thumbs up or down on this?

    (I'm still debating between one of these versus an Element for my next vehicle.)

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    Both those cars are insanely ugly/tackey. Get a Subaru Outback.
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    Subaru Brat.

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    http://autos.yahoo.com/toyota_fj_cruiser-reviews_user/

    Haven't read through the reviews but doesn't look very good (2.5/5 based on user opinions).

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    Get One of These!!!
    Uses a clone of the indestructable Chevy Straight Six Engine,will accept a Small Block Chevy with NO mods, Crazy Durable,will go ANYWHERE!!!



    1976 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser

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    Yes on the real FJ40! Them's cool. Didn't realize it was a Chevy I6 knockoff in there, though. No wonder they all have 350s in 'em nowadays.

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    Those older looking Land Cruisers are all over the place down here. They are really popular. Hella expensive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
    Those older looking Land Cruisers are all over the place down here. They are really popular. Hella expensive though.
    Not really,concidering a "New" FJ40 will cost you $24 Grand...Can you imangine the "Go Anywhere" critter you could build with one of these and $10,000...and it would still come in less than a new one!! Using Chevy parts,The wrecking yard is your best friend!!! I've seen NICE ones for about $5000

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    I love my Element. And the 2007s have a better seat belt setup.

    Lots of people hate em (not sure why they can they can aggrivate people so much), but I enjoy mine. I've got the EX-P so it doesn't have all the plastic stuff on the sides. And the "stadium seating" in the back gets a lot of compliments for passengers. I think it's just kind of a cool car.

    But the FJ Cruisers look nice too!

    Test drive them both and get what you like. Damn the naysayers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsGT2 View Post
    Both those cars are insanely ugly/tackey. Get a Subaru Outback.
    wait, wait, you think the FJ Cruiser is ugly, but the Subaru Outback looks good?


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    Coworker has the new FJ. Exterior is large, giving you a little more 'muscle' in traffic, but makes fitting in parking spaces difficult. The inside is SMALL for the bulk of the exterior in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain View Post
    wait, wait, you think the FJ Cruiser is ugly, but the Subaru Outback looks good?
    If you're going to call a Subaru ugly, the Outback isn't exactly tops on that list. The B9 Edsel, er, Tribeca is the Mother Of All Fugly.



    The Outback is rather plain and inoffensive in comparison.

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    No. I don't even have to read the thread. No. Poor gas mileage, and everyone and his brother now has one -- and they're all that blue color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Towlie View Post
    No. I don't even have to read the thread. No. Poor gas mileage, and everyone and his brother now has one -- and they're all that blue color.
    I've seen some yellow and red ones around town. And baby blue-ish.

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    No mods to install a SBC in a FJ40? I don't think you've done it before .
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    I'd rock a Baja so long as I didn't do too much hauling/etc...

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    FJ40.. Element.. Subaru.. all fugly.. Ill make an exception for a WRX STI its at least fast..

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    According to the Versus channel you should get a Saab Sport Combi!
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    UNIMOG FTW!


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Figment View Post
    Not really,concidering a "New" FJ40 will cost you $24 Grand...Can you imangine the "Go Anywhere" critter you could build with one of these and $10,000...and it would still come in less than a new one!! Using Chevy parts,The wrecking yard is your best friend!!! I've seen NICE ones for about $5000
    I just googled it and I was mistaken, I was talking about the Land Rover Defender. Those are all over the place. And they are hella expensive down here. By "down here," I mean Barbados.
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    does this face make my butt look big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh View Post
    UNIMOG FTW!
    Hell yes. I loves me some Unimog. 'sgood.

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    The perfect bike lugger:


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    ^^^Are you hauling around bodies or kidnapped children?
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    does this face make my butt look big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
    ^^^Are you hauling around bodies or kidnapped children?
    Bikes have children?...

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    haha just pull that thing outside any resturant and yell "INS" and see what happens.
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