2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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- Performance in snow, appearance, durability. Pretty much everything!
- Rear visability, MPG- but I bought it knowing this was lacking!
This has been a abnormal winter where I live, roads have been closed all around me due to insane amounts of snowfall and blowing snow. I haven't once been stuck at my house! My FJ has seen me thru it all, weather its dry pavement or more then 3 feet of snow! I love the interior, the purpose of the FJ isn't to be another yuppie SUV, and it's not. No leather or heated seats. I definately think it takes the right kind of driver to love this vehicle! I love it, and haven't once regretted my purchase! I have never had any problems with the brakes like so many others have mentioned, and I have been driving my FJ for over a year....read morehide
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- Great off-road capabities, good balance of off and on road vehicle.
- None including rear vision, turn your head! Jeez!!!!
Been driving this incredible Toyota for two years now, both on and off the road. Performs better than advertised in every area! I wasn't looking for the best fuel mileage when I got it, and it gets exactly what the window sticker said. Keep your tires inflated and use the right gas. If you lift it and put on some aggressive tires, your mileage will fall dramatically, just like any vehicle.
My other 4x4 is a 66' CJ5 rockcrawler w/a V-6. I would put the Toyota up against it, bone stock! Get over it! Ya know exactly what you got when you bought your FJ! I do!...read morehide
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- Everything - almost.
- OK, not everything as stated in Pros. There is that rear visibility issue.
Rear visibility issues aside, this is the best off road vehicle I have ever owned. Not only is it a monster on dirt trails, in mud, or through the sand, it handles great on opne road and through town. Get one - you won't regret it.
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- The best 4/4 very safty with comfort
- Brakes need good justment
I owned 07 , drove 16000 miles , very solid jeep ever build - compare with mdx or other suv, It's worth every dollar you've spend.
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- It looks good.
- Poor fuel efficiency. Bad off road manners. Awkward driving position.
This vehicle is all about the "Hey! Look at me!" factor. It has little substance to back up its rough and tough off road looks. It doesn't do much better on the road, either.
Too little ground clearance and not enough suspension travel are coupled with poor outward visibility make this a poor choice for off road travel.
It would be OK on the road if it weren't for the rough ride, straining engine, and numb steering... and the horrible gas mileage... I got 13.6 mpg on average.
I would not recommend purchasing this vehicle to anyone....read morehide
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- NOT YET PROVEN! COMMERCIALS ON THE SANDS IS NOT PROOF ENOUGH!
- TOO EXPENSIVE FOR ITS VALUE, BAD MPG, TOO MUCH PLASTIC, ROAD NOISE
I WAS GOING TO BUY THIS FJ, BUT HAD TO DO MUCH SOUL SEARCHING, SO AS NOT TO REGRET IT LATER. TRUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS NOT DAKAR RATED OR EVEN TRAIL RATED WHICH TO ME IS NEEDED TO PROVE IT CAN DO THE JOB AND RELIABLE IN THE OFFROADING EXPEDITIONS!
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- Pretty Blue Paint
- To Many To List
Traded it on a NEW JK Wrangler 4 Door, I had no room, cheap paint, windshield broke 3 times, went offroad & broke my very weak IFS, Grenaded my rear diff (((((they're known for this)))))l, what was Toyota thinking, (or not), when they tried to make an Offroad Vehicle. If they wanted a real Offroad vehicle why didn't they bring back(RE-MAKE) THE FJ40, and not this Honda Element look a like. They sure fooled me, but I fixed this problem, I UPGRADED TO A REAL ONE(JEEP JK WRANGLER). Now I can actually take my Doors Off & Remove My Roof (It Gets a WoW Factor of 10....read morehide
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- the way it looks.
- Where do I start? Gas mileage. Plastic interior. Gas Mileage. Brakes squeek. Gas Mileage.
I had an FJ for six months. I just took a huge hit and traded it in. Why you ask? That thing was a joke. I was impressed by it's four by four capabilities. However, the gas mileage was a joke. I was getting 12.0 miles per gallon. The price gouging by the Toyota dealership was ridiculous. The value of this SUV has dropped substantially. The six speed manual felt like it took twenty minutes to get up to speed on the freeway. The dash was already discoloring.
I bought the FJ fully loaded because I loved the car when it came out. It was the biggest mistake I have ever made and though I still think they look cool as heck, I would never recommend this car to anyone!...read morehide
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- agressive look
- Premium Fuel, give me a break!!!, over price
Buy an XTerra: the off-road ability is about the same (in fact, Xterra has better visibility (you need to see where you are going, right?)), faster accelaration, more torque, and less expensive. 2006 Motor Trend SUV of the year.
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- Off-Road Abilities, On-Road Handling, Solid platform, Excellent Power
- Rear Visibility, No Fog-lights, Sensitive Interior (scratches easily)
I've have been shopping for a new 4X4 for the last 3 months. I've been pouring though reviews, visiting multiple dealers, searching every website I could find, asking friends/co-workers, and reading magazines (consumer reports, motor trend, ect.) My limiting factors were 1. Manual Transmission, 2. Less than 30K, 3. 4X4 with off-road prowess, 4. Perceived reliability. With that in mind, I narrowed my search down to the FJ Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Hummer H3, Honda Pilot, and Nissan X-terra. I read through every review I could find, test drove every vehicle above and came up the with follow results in order of preference (least to most liked):
5. Honda Pilot: Good: Excellent reliability, fantastic on-road handling; Bad: Poor clearance, poor off-road handling, too much like a car.
4. Hummer H3: Good: Excellent off-road handling, very beefy solid build, Excellent Warranty; Bad: Fuel consumption, higher price (right at my 30K limit), poor on-road handling (very jumpy), weak engine.
3. Nissan X-Terra: Good: Excellent on-road and off-road handling, excellent performance, nice amenities; Bad: Amenities/add-on costs, cheap interior pieces, poor future trade-in value.
2. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: Good: Excellent off-road handling, excellent storage/cargo space, nice soft-top/convertible features; Bad: Fuel economy, cheap plastic interior parts, with add-ons quickly pushed the 30K barrier.
1. Toyota FJ Cruiser: Good: Best on-road and off-road handling, manuverability (best turning radius of choices), price vs. amenities, perceived reliability/future trade-in value; Bad: Fuel economy, Rear visibility.
After exhaustive research, I narrowed it down to FJ Cruiser and Wrangler Unlimited. I was reluctant to choose the Jeep because of the cheap interior and reluctant to choose the FJ because of the rear visibility. I test drove both of them 3 times and finally chose the FJ Cruiser. I've owned it for about a month now and am very happy with my choice. Like most of the others on my list, it isn't a vehicle for everyone. If you have a family with teens or infants (w/car seats), rear seat entry and exit will be a bit of a hassle. I don't have kids, so no problem. If you have dogs (bigger ones) like I do, this is a great choice. It has a rubberized floor that can be washed out, which is perfect for anyone with dogs who go exploring. Rear visibility is something the driver must adjust to. If you aren't accustomed to using your side mirrors, you may not enjoy driving this vehicle. If you can adjust to the mirrors, it's not a problem.
I could go on an on, but will close with this. I did extensive research, compared so many criteria that it made my head spin and found that the FJ Cruiser best met my needs and wants. It has great power, handling, flexibility, features, stability and reliability for the money. If you are looking for something that sticks out from the pack, can tackle off-road challenges with ease and drive on road with comfort, this may be the vehicle for you....read morehide
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