Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

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Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by aussie pride » November 11th, 2011, 2:47 pm

Hey fellas see there is a few of ya's with the FJ cruisers wondering what your thoughts are on them?

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Muddie Wilsons » November 11th, 2011, 3:12 pm

Haven't seen one yet on the run, but man they must fly for such a relatively small car with a prado V6 petrol. :crazy:

Can anyone comment yet. I am still considering one for my next get around 4WD.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by stretch4x4 » November 11th, 2011, 3:38 pm

There are a few on the lcool forum,
Massaged to fit 35s and flex very nicely. One has been fitted with gas and another is playing with some airflow mods.
Seem to be very nice trucks, as pointed out prado base so solid point to work off but bit lighter.
Only complaints are probably a little hard to see out of in places and might not be as spacious if you are trying to carry lots of people and gear..
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by V6Bundy » November 11th, 2011, 7:47 pm

A Prado with an individual body shape. :confused:

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Aussie_Dan » November 11th, 2011, 7:47 pm

Ugly as sin in my opinion. But they no doubt would go very well with that 4L V6 under the hood!
Here in Adelaide I have only seen 1 or 2 on the road since their release so I imagine that they are not selling very well?
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by stretch4x4 » November 11th, 2011, 7:56 pm

I think they are selling at a reasonable rate however they are more suited to couples rather than families I would think.
And like with most things they look heaps nicer with some mods :D
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Twisty » November 11th, 2011, 9:32 pm

Ordered mine a few weeks ago. The dealer here said they have averaged selling 5 a month since they come out.

I drove one for a weekend. Performance was similar to my lux really (same motor, but lux manual, FJ auto). It did seem a little doey down lower, but that could just be the auto. If you get into it they move along pretty good.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by aussie pride » November 14th, 2011, 11:01 am

yeah agreed with the family situation, had a quick look at them at a toyota dealer not much room in the back with the frestyle doors
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Tot » January 27th, 2012, 7:33 pm

Got my fj in June 2011. Done 20000klm. I never had a 4x4 so can't compare. Haven't really done much 4x4 driving but bog stock I took it down cowley link track in the otways and it was up for it no problem. I was actually told I'm nuts taken it down this trk but it went through it easy as. Best thing is it drives like a car on asphalt and it goes hard in the bush. Great car. Heaps of room in the back for adult passengers. They can't import them fast enough. Check out car sales.com. If I sell mine now I'd get what I paid for it. Looks like it ticks every box if u ask me.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Mikeyb75 » January 29th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Hi Guys,

I am keen to get my hands on an FJ and hopefully work will spring for one as they cost the same as my current company car. I am a little hesitant with the roominess is all. Have had a good look inside one and to me it seems as spacious as my current drive (Kluger) but it actually seems to have a proper 3 row rear seat. I have 3 kids who come and go but we do like to get out and about when they are with their dad.
I agree with them selling well though.....I travel southern Qld pretty solidly for work and see heaps on the road.
I just want to get a decent 4x4 again as my last job supplied Hilux Dually and I miss being able to hit the beach, not get bogged on farms while working and just having a bash with my mates. Any wisdom would be appreciated.

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by RockSolidInc. » May 31st, 2012, 2:38 am

I am VERY keen on getting one of these :p One question though, anyone heard of a manual model in Australia? Apparently in the US you can get them in Manual. Would be alot more fun i think. I test drove the auto, and do have to agree that compared to a 100series wagon there is a much smaller windscreen, but don't think its too bad just something to get used to. And they are very good on the throttle, except for down very low in the rev range. However i'm thinking of a top mount supercharger to fix that :p Still, maybe in the future i could slap in my 350kw Chev V6 lol see what happens :)
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WTB New FJ :P

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by bloated » June 21st, 2012, 12:18 pm

I know i am only new in here but i have a bit of a thing for the FJ and thought you guys might like this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmm_FXlNpoM I hear these guys have rebuilt this FJ with hardcore internals and are awaiting a new dyno run

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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by Not_An_Abba_Fan » June 21st, 2012, 1:06 pm

Personally I don't like them. I'm not that big on retro looking new models, or resurrecting older models.

Bit like the PT Cruiser, looks bad, goes bad, interior is bad.

But people will continue to buy it because it's a Toyota.
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by RockSolidInc. » June 30th, 2012, 2:10 pm

i wanna get one and set it up to race Finke :p
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Re: Your thoughts on the FJ cruiser

Unread post by bloated » July 4th, 2012, 12:14 pm

I thought you guys might be interested in this http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 363&type=1

These guys are doing some trick looking systems!!!

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