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Intrepidation

AN opnion on the FJ Cruiser

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So today me, my brother, and our friend were driving, and cutting through a parking lot. We all saw a sliver FJ Cruiser pulling in, and the following conversation ensued.

Him: What the hell is that?!

Me: It's a Toyota FJ Cruiser. It's new.

Him: It's so ugly!! It looks like it has a tumor growing out the back of it!!

Me: :lol:

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Ya my buddy had the same reaction. . . haha. . . It's great! I told him FJ stands for Foreign Jeep, he believed me too! :duh:

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Well, the J does stand for Jeep (F was the engine series, replacing B).

:lol: So it was the BJ Cruiser? :lol:

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Well.....whether you like the styling or not, they are ALL over the place here in southern California.

My friend and I were at the Crystal Cove car show this morning in Newport Beach and in the parking lot of the car show, there were two......medium red and blue. Then, we probably saw three others throughout the morning out on the freeways.

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Well.....whether you like the styling or not, they are ALL over the place here in southern California.

My friend and I were at the Crystal Cove car show this morning in Newport Beach and in the parking lot of the car show, there were two......medium red and blue.  Then, we probably saw three others throughout the morning out on the freeways.

My first time seeing on in person was today...so they don't sell well everywhere i guess.

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I could go for a removable top like the Wrangler in leu of the giant slab where the window should be.

Yes, that Transamerica Building-sized C-pillar is the most visually-irritating aspect of the entire vehicle.

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Yes, that Transamerica Building-sized C-pillar is the most visually-irritating aspect of the entire vehicle.

must make for a huge blind spot too

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Uff...I can't believe that Motor Trend fawned all over this thing like they did! It's so ugly! I still have yet to see one not sitting on a dealer's lot, so I guess people here aren't taken by the styling.

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I don't care for the FJ at all, but I have two co-workers who drool over it, and I suspect one or both of them will buy one. The passenger compartment up front seems ok to me, but the plastics in the cargo area seem pretty flimsy.

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I don't get why people even bother with this when teh redesigned Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited will be coming out soon

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Well.....whether you like the styling or not, they are ALL over the place here in southern California.

My friend and I were at the Crystal Cove car show this morning in Newport Beach and in the parking lot of the car show, there were two......medium red and blue.  Then, we probably saw three others throughout the morning out on the freeways.

Same. I go to school in downtown portland, and I count at least 18 a day, different ones too, how do I know? Because I see one that's differently customized each day, on top of the stock one's that I see.

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Wilson Toyota stuck one of these on campus for our annual VEISHEA event...the ISU PD were using them to hand out free t-shirts and stuff to improve PR relations with the students so a riot repeat of the one in 2004 wouldn't happen. In general, there wasn't really any reaction to them. The night before when the ISU PD held a little gathering at our dorm to give away free stuff, they told us to look for the "yellow mini-HUMMERs...I think they're called a Toyota FJ-something"...her exact words.

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Ya my buddy had the same reaction. . .  haha. . .  It's great! I told him FJ stands for Foreign Jeep, he believed me too! :duh:

lol. though it makes a lot of sense, it could be true :scratchchin:

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The bj (might as well use the proper name that it is) had a cheap plastic look to it at the autoshow.

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Same. I go to school in downtown portland, and I count at least 18 a day, different ones too, how do I know? Because I see one that's differently customized each day, on top of  the stock one's that I see.

Interesting... I've yet to see one on the road up here. Only on dealer lots.

I do see tons of H3s though.

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I have yet to see one on the road as well. I saw the dealer ones sitting around campus, but I haven't seen a sold one actually driving on the road yet.

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The local dealer has had 3 so far. First two sold, current one is bright blue with 5 speed. $28k. I think they start at like $23k, but the options run the price up quick. The mileage ratings are worse than a new Tahoe by 2 mpg. I understand part of the reason may be low gearing, but for the casual user, that's substantial. I haven't seen any on the road. Edited by ocnblu

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haven't seen a single one on the roads around cleveland. in my humble opinion, it is the new crowned king of all ugly vehicles, WAY uglier than the aztek ever dreamed of. first time someone backs into me with one i will sue toyota for making a s**tbox with such an awful blind spot. it not as if very many people actually know how to back up as it is.

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I've seen one or two on the road here. As ugly as they are, that's one or two more than I expected. I even see more of those hideous Ridgelines than FJs.

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