Which concept cruiser would you prefer?

Discussion in 'FJ Cruiser' started by robinhood4x4, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. robinhood4x4

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    I know you guys have seen the rod millen version of the FJ cruiser and I know a lot of people hate the current FJ cruiser. I'd like to pose 2 questions to you guys.

    1. If everything were the same like engine, traction control, IFS, rear solid axle, rear locker etc and the only difference is the rod millen body, would you still hate it?

    2. If you like the original rod millen version with the V8, big gas tank, etc, would you still like it knowing rod millen designed it with IRS and IFS, or would it be chastized like the current FJC?

    Rod Millen retro cruiser
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    Rod millen specs
     
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    1. If everything were the same like engine, traction control, IFS, rear solid axle, rear locker etc and the only difference is the rod millen body, would you still hate it?

    YES

    2. If you like the original rod millen version with the V8, big gas tank, etc, would you still like it knowing rod millen designed it with IRS and IFS, or would it be chastized like the current FJC?

    Won't like it, unless it's a set up like the one on the H1 (I said H1, not H2 nor H3)
     
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  4. msahr

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    How about the concept FJ that Toyota is apparently too chickenshit to produce:

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  5. Eric Winkworth

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    put me down for one, ohh wait, it isn't diesel never mind.
     
  6. Gumby

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    Yup. That looks like it would be easy to set up with four airbags, side impact beams and everything else our gov'ment sez we need to protect us. :rolleyes:
     
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    If Chrysler can fit it all in a Wrangler, couldn't Toyota could fit it in a cool updated 40ish rig? I mean...were talking Chrysler here.
     
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    "If you can find a better car, buy it" Lee Iacoca

    Look at my driveway, Lee. All Toyota.
     
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    Of course. They certainly have the resources. They simply choose not to. Yet they will use the acknowledged heritage of the 40 series to promote the new vehicle.
     
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    My driveway used to look like yours, until toyota decided to build just durable BORING cars for the typical american. Now you see mazdas, nissans...

    If toyoya could only do a nice job on this FJ...
     
  11. Eric Winkworth

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    Toyota North america is slacking ass IMO, I think they are being forced to not come out with there tough trucks, I just know marketing a truck that in theroy with the proper maintance, will last a person a lifetime isn't exactly cost effective. They want you to buy a new car/truck or van at least every 10 years, if its domestic maybe 5, lol

    As for the FJ, it is isn't even a Land Cruiser I don't think they sould use the FJ name for it, they should use something like sienna or corolla. If it isn't diesel I don't care!!!
     
  12. Gumby

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    ?????

    Toyota has built it's reputation on cars and trucks that outlast the domestics. So far the least durable Toyota I have owned has been a F engined 40, followed closely by the 2F powered ones. There are a bazillioon old pick ups and 4 runners out there. Where are you getting a lack of durability out of the FJ? Just because it doesn't look tough, doesn't mean it's not durable.

    I will admit i have never owned a 3.0L ;)
     
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    Not everybody will buy a truck just because it lasts forever...

    There are other things to look for on a truck!
     
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    Personally I'd take either one of the two over the new FJ just on looks assuming everything else is equal, although the top one is bordering on Hummeresque which is a negative. But I'd rather have a diesel 70 than any of them. I really, really hate the way the FJs look and wouldn't ever own one no matter how capable it is.
     
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    Like someone said before, I don't hate Hummers, just their owners...



    I would own any if it's capale, no mater how odd it looks... :rolleyes:
     
  16. robinhood4x4

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    It's kinda funny I posted a poll on a miata forum and asked which cruiser concept they prefer based purely on looks. Mind you this is one of the most anti SUV groups ever and 60% chose the millen version rather than the FJ cruiser.

    They did say the millen version looks too much like a hummer but I was surprised that nobody said it looks too much like a jeep.
     
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    Where is everyone seeing a comparison to the Hummer?

    I guess if you have never seen a 45lv or any 40 series Cruiser for that
    matter........., but a Hummer?


    I love that pic at the top of this thread..........It looks similar to a 45lv to me !!!!!

    Of course I am a Cruiserhead, but I think that is one gorgeous vehicle.

    I'll take two if I can get them both in a hybrid version........
     
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    I am going to buy the FJ cruiser version just cause I can :) Drive it for a few years then sell it

    everything else is just web talk...
     
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    Well, it's underpowered (150 neck-snapping horsepower!!), has a diesel and is made in Japan, but it has IFS (and IRS), so somewould say it can't be called a Cruiser.

    I like it. And it's cheaper than an H1!!!
     
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