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Consumer Reports FJ Cruiser report

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regfootball    234

funny stuff, i was reading it at the Target stores tonight.

basically, in spite of the 'it will be reliable because its a toyota' kool aid lines, they basically hated it and won't recommend it.

i was so ROTFLMAO

they had issues with a lot of the non-performance stuff. they liked the powertrain and off road prowess, but it wasn't soft and cuddly enough for them. noisy, rides hard, blind spots, interior quality issues, etc.

I guess toyota makes a non-pansy vehicle and gets on CR's bad side! Read it if you get a chance.

has toyota gone to the bad side? LOL, so desperate top plug all segments that now they have p1ssed off CR?

Consumer Reports is more hilarious than just about anything.

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regfootball    234

i guess its a toyota you can't be seen in at an anti-NRA rally.......or a natural foods store.......or a symposium on global warming....or a cheesy contemporary jazz club

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Snate    0

I'm not really surprised. CR is a import hugging magazine but even they have to have their limits. The vehicle reeks of cheap the moment you sit in it. The door was so flimsy I though it would break off and the interior is garbage. It's very...90's cavalier-esque.

Thats not even taking into consideration the awful styling.

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CARBIZ    1

I like the looks of the FJ from outside. It seems to be a hit with the gay set in downtown Toronto - don't know if that is good or bad, but they (we?) tend to like "cool" vehicles and, of course, anything imported is great.

I wish GM had something with the "rugged" off-road looks, like the Xterra, YJ, FJ, etc.

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PurdueGuy    72

I like the looks of the FJ from outside.  It seems to be a hit with the gay set in downtown Toronto - don't know if that is good or bad, but they (we?) tend to like "cool" vehicles and, of course, anything imported is great.

  I wish GM had something with the "rugged" off-road looks, like the Xterra, YJ, FJ, etc.

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H3 ;)

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CARBIZ    1

H3 is not in the same price class, that is for sure. The FJ can be had for $29,900 to $40k, fully loaded, but the H3 STARTS $42k and goes up to $60k. Of course, those are Canadian rip off prices, but even the Xterra maxes out at $38k.

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:pbjtime::pbjtime:

:booyah::booyah:

:ohyeah::ohyeah:

:jump::jump:

:cheering:

Sorry, did I get carried away?

This is my most hated vehicle from my most hated manufacturer.

(edit: "You have posted a message with more emoticons that this board allows. Please reduce the number of emoticons you've added to the message" lol! I guess so!)

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rosserman    0

H3 is not in the same price class, that is for sure.  The FJ can be had for $29,900 to $40k, fully loaded, but the H3 STARTS $42k and goes up to $60k.  Of course, those are Canadian rip off prices, but even the Xterra maxes out at $38k.

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NOT TRUE

The H3 starts at $29,000 and works its way up to about $50k for a H3X

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FAPTurbo    1,080

Meh. This review sure hasn't stopped people from buying them. I saw three: 2 blue, one yellow... within a half hour's drive today.

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VenSeattle    8

NOT TRUE

The H3 starts at $29,000 and works its way up to about $50k for a H3X

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I think CARBIZ is talking Canadian Dollars... :)

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i just need to know from those of you that like the fj... why??? that thing gives the aztek a run for the money as the ugliest vehicle ever. it's ungainly, chunky, oddly porportioned, and is about as sexy as a drunken rosie o'donnell. as much as i hate toyota it has nothing on the legendary original fj.

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79VetteZ06    0

i just need to know from those of you that like the fj... why??? that thing gives the aztek a run for the money as the ugliest vehicle ever. it's ungainly, chunky, oddly porportioned, and is about as sexy as a drunken rosie o'donnell. as much as i hate toyota it has nothing on the legendary original fj.

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At least Kelli Carpenter finds her sexy when she is drunk.

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MyerShift    7

Good! At least they don't like it, and I hate what this thing looks like.

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Flybrian    0

Blind spots? No $h!?

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Thank God Consumer Reports is here to make me desperately aware of things I'm already aware of. Time to renew my subscription!

Honestly, I'm a bit surprised they didn't find some 30 year-old FJ being used by the People's Army of the Congo and used it to qualify recommending it "based on reliability of the previous model."

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AxelTheRed    0

I think the funniest thing about the FJ Cruiser is that Toyota seems to have jumped on the retro-styling bandwagon with it without realizing that the only retro-styling people in America actually give a crap about comes from Detroit.

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Satty    338

I think the funniest thing about the FJ Cruiser is that Toyota seems to have jumped on the retro-styling bandwagon with it without realizing that the only retro-styling people in America actually give a crap about comes from Detroit.

Which is why the FJ is selling so poorly, right? :huh:<_<:rolleyes:

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AxelTheRed    0

Which is why the FJ is selling so poorly, right? :huh:<_<:rolleyes:

Not what I meant. Americans like the Detroit retro because its recognizable. Toyota coming out with retro styled vehicles isn't and won't draw the attention like, say, the Challenger concept did.

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