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How 'bout that FJ Cruiser?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Gumby, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Let's give Toyota some feedback. (and see how Woody's new poll option works)
    What do you think of the thing?

    pics at www.cruiserland.com
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    Overall I like it...not so much plastic tho and would prefer a front solid axle, but otherwise....
     
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    overall I think that it's pretty Awsome I just wonder how durable
     
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    Only problem I see is that it will be expensive. A new Landcruiser right now is going for about the same price as a H2 Hummer. But I cant wait to see one in person.
     
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    I don't think they are even going to try and market it as a Land Cruiser. My bet is a Toyota or Scion. They are shooting for the youth market. it can't be too expensive.

    Testing the posting for Mr. Woody.
     
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    Say it aint so, They need to market Wrangler competition, not H2 competition. Please GOD, make the IFS go away.
     
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    In all reality toyota is probably not trying to market this towards people who are actually going to take it off road, like most suv's. But, if you are in the market for something like that and want to have something that has a legendary heritage than I say get it. Kicks the crap out of a Honda element, although hopefully it will be in the same price range. It would be pretty cool if my wife and I had his and hers FJ's.
     
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    I think they should be selling the brazilian versions of the fj 40
    in north america

    I think they are called bandierantes they are pretty neat looking
     
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    Yes there are some things I'd change: IFS, fix that side rear window, dash. But on the other hand this has been talked and wondered about by cruiserheads for a long time, nice to see some action.

    I'm all for it
     
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    Oh, but those tires have to go.
     
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    Is that Brazilian model still made by Toyota or a Brazilian made copy? I also wonder if parts will interchange will the original FJ40.
     
  13. Gumby

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    I'm pretty sure they went out of production a year or two ago. They used M-B engines and Toyota body dies. No way to get one in the US. It wouldn't pass minimum safety standards for the mid 80s. Good thing our government is looking out for us. Without them we might just buy a car that was unsafe. ::)
     
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    While I chose 'change a few things', I like it overall... but...
    the wife says no way, it's ugly.

    but hey, she married me so she can't have much taste.
     
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    Hey, didja see the post by Tien Do on the LCML? There's a report saying they might very well build these for the US at either the NUMMI plant or at the new Mexico plant. I sure would like to see what a production version looks like.

    A couple of years will work just about right for the end of car payment on my current fleet and my boy's 13 now so we'll need another Cruiser. HMMM
     
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