Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by worthy » July 4th, 2012, 12:24 pm

I went for a ride in the back of one at eastern creek show last august. Now im 6' 2" and i had no real problem sitting in the back. Getting through the door was different. Still ugly though
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Navara-08 » July 6th, 2012, 5:33 pm

I want one but i have heard they suck the juice .I think they are one of the best looking 4x4 done up with mods.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by smac » August 29th, 2012, 10:11 pm

I reckon they are pretty cool. From what I heard thy couldn't import enough for what they sold.

Wouldn't mind one when my kids get a bit older and can climb in themselves

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by SaggaFJ » February 9th, 2014, 7:16 pm

I've always thought they were awesome!
So now I have my own!!
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by nilla60 » February 22nd, 2014, 9:40 am

They look pretty nifty as a play car if you can afford then. I do like the looks even if I'd never cough up my own dough to buy one.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Twisty » February 26th, 2014, 6:46 am

2 years in and I'm still loving mine!

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Robdeo » February 26th, 2014, 8:45 am

They look really good to me. I want to try getting a baby into and out of the back.

It'd be an upgrade from the Rav4 though, not the ute, so I don't see me being able to justify the significant price any time soon.

P.S. Looks good Twisty!

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Cruising Brit » March 18th, 2014, 7:49 pm

I test drove one a few days ago as I got it as a rental car as my cruiser was in for a service. love the power to weight ratio, compared to my cruiser which always feels a bit sluggish plus my cruiser will use petrol like there's no tomorrow. I took it off-road and was quite happy with it but I do prefer my cruiser. put a real bee in my bonnet as I really like it onroad and the full consumption is a dream (well for me anyway). what are they like off-road once the suspension has been modified? the one I drove had next to no articulation in the front which put me off a little plus the undercarriage including the fuel tanks are quite susceptible to damage...... Any thoughts??

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by beatle » July 31st, 2014, 2:13 pm

We bought one 2 months ago! we love it, i have driven down to tassie in it from wollongong and got around 12L/100Ks fully loaded with all our gear, around town its about the same its got the 160ltr tank so i only fill it up every few weeks , we are taking it to brunie island this weekend so ill report back how it goes off road!!
we also have a 2 year old and find it very easy to get her in and out!

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by boof » September 26th, 2014, 12:26 pm

Picked mine up this week, let the fun begin
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Mishconception » January 13th, 2015, 11:52 am

I"ve been looking at an FJ for my son and I to get into some 4WDing and camping. I have done quite a bit of 4WDing in the past along with my fair share of camping and wish to introduce my son to the wonders of it and our outstanding country.
I test drove one last weekend and can only say that I was VERY impressed. I'm keen to hear more about off road experiences with it as the wrangler sport was the alternative, which surprisingly, handled better on the road than I expected it to.
I'm not going to be in a position to buy for a few months yet but am looking about, thinking an ex demo will be the go for us as it shaves a little off the brand new cost.
What additions would people recommend. My thoughts were roof rack, bulbar and tow bar with a snorkel down the track for water play once I have regained my 4WDing confidence. Is a lift kit worth doing or even necessary?
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Cheers,
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Roadwarrior » August 11th, 2015, 6:56 pm

I'm thinking of down sizing from my 100 series. I'm not interested until they bring out a diesel though. I love the look of them. I was thinking about a Hilux but every man and his dog has a Hilux and the Prado is just too plastic for my liking. The new Hilux is suppose to have 2 diesels, a 2.5 and a 2 8L. The V6 is apparently being dropped and usually in the past the new engine gets passed on to the Prado. I hope this means the FJ will get them too seeing as its built on a Prado chassis. I can't see Toyota having a V6 just for the FJ.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by jnr78 » October 11th, 2015, 9:49 am

Hi all
Well my misses just picked up her 2015 model 2 weeks ago.
So far so good we are impressed with the performance it has , how comfy it is and how quiet it is in the car driving with the windows up.
the factory 159L tank is great with a range of 1200k's and living in darwin out rural the long range tank is just bloody great.

i do have on order a 50" curve lightbar for the roof ,brackets supplied by Monsterrides in QLD the boys at Monsterrides have made up some neat looking brackets to mount a roof lightbar in the factory gutter holes.
once new tyres are needed a lift and some muds will be fitted the lift will be supplied by monsterrides.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by jnr78 » October 11th, 2015, 10:09 am

Twisty


Hey Dave
Mate how do they go towing ?

Mate Bek ( the misses ) loves the brackets ,she cant wait to get them on when the lightbar arrives.

what size tyres are you running .?
And how much lift ?
Once the tyres wear down on beks car she wants muds and wants to lift it and we would like to go through monsterrides for the lift.

cheers JNR

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