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Old 12-30-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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The 'O7 Toyota FJ Cruiser looks pretty nice. My Boler wouldn't look bad behind it! Its supposed to ba an affordable 6 cylinder with lots of off-road capability. Too bad "Jersey Joe" hasn't shown up since the big board crash - he was a real Toyota fan and I would like to hear his take on this. Cheers, Alec
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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That is cool looking! If, they'd dump that stupid looking spare tire on the backend....makes it look like a Range Rover. Maybe that's the idea

I'll take one in RED please.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
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I had two FJ40s, and a friend had an FJ45. I've also had two FJ60s and a parade of Toyota pickups over the years. I wish they'd just bring back the FJ series without the frills that this new one seems to have. The styling "takes it cues" from the glory days of the FJ without actually looking like one. I'm sure it'll be competent, but it just isn't an FJ!

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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Roger - from what I read this is pretty frill-less - rubber floors, easy to hose out, meant for real off-roading etc. Don't have any real details but I don't think it's meant for the luxury set - they say it will be affordable. The proof's in the pudding though - time will tell! Alec
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:13 PM   #5
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I had two FJ40s, and a friend had an FJ45. I've also had two FJ60s and a parade of Toyota pickups over the years. I wish they'd just bring back the FJ series without the frills that this new one seems to have. The styling "takes it cues" from the glory days of the FJ without actually looking like one. I'm sure it'll be competent, but it just isn't an FJ!

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Old 12-30-2005, 09:10 PM   #6
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Well said Bill!

If the new FJ can, in fact, be hosed out, equipped with a PTO, be repaired on the side of the road with the common hand tools you carry along, and go the places the old FJ was competent to go, then I guess I can't complain about it. The FJ60 was the last 'real' 'Cruiser IMHO. The FJ62 was the beginning of the end of the FJs with it's appeal to the 'mommymobile' set. The FJ80 broke completely with the reason folks bought 'Cruisers. I don't think I've ever seen an FJ80 off-pavement.

BTW, for all you Jeep affectionados (I've also had a CJ-7, a Scrambler, and a Jeepster Commando), REAL Jeeps have round headlights, and live axles and leaf springs!

Time will tell how well the new design FJ does...

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Old 01-01-2006, 12:08 AM   #7
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Well said Bill!

If the new FJ can, in fact, be hosed out, equipped with a PTO, be repaired on the side of the road with the common hand tools you carry along, and go the places the old FJ was competent to go, then I guess I can't complain about it. The FJ60 was the last 'real' 'Cruiser IMHO. The FJ62 was the beginning of the end of the FJs with it's appeal to the 'mommymobile' set. The FJ80 broke completely with the reason folks bought 'Cruisers. I don't think I've ever seen an FJ80 off-pavement.

BTW, for all you Jeep affectionados (I've also had a CJ-7, a Scrambler, and a Jeepster Commando), REAL Jeeps have round headlights, and live axles and leaf springs!

Time will tell how well the new design FJ does...

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I have had seven Land Cruisers but my FJ80 was the most capable off-road of all. How is this for "off-pavement"?
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VERY nice, Craig! I think that's the first one I've ever seen in the boonies!

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Craig,

Is that Engineer's Pass in Colorado?
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Roger,
The new FJ Cruiser may look small for an SUV but it has virtually the same overall length and wheelbase as the old FJ45 and FJ55 four door wagons. The wheelbase is fifteen inches longer than was the FJ40. The drive train is all 4Runner.
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The photo was taken at the top of Ingram Pass on Black Bear Road, looking toward Telluride, CO. The photo below was taken above Ingram Falls just before you start down the Ws and Zs.
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Thanks, Craig. Thought those mountains looked familiar. That's my favorite corner of the state. I've never had the pleasure of taking that particular road, but know many who have and it is supposedly spectacular. Thanks for the pictures.
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Roger,
This one is just for you. The real FJ Cruiser.
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