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Old 10-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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My new tow vehicle

Traded in my 2011 Jeep and got a 2012 Toyota FJ cruiser with tow package. Specifications are 5000# and t/w 0f 500# for the new suv. The Jeep although rated the same had a older 210 hp v6 and when I hooked the Escape up it really squatted the 20" wheels and narrow tires.It also drove like a "lead sled"! The FJ hitch is another 4" higher and hooked up it does not budge. It has the same bullet proof v-6 motor used in Tacoma and Forerunner- 265 hp- a lot more pep and better gas than the Jeep.Plus it is the right color to match the Escape decals.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Looks great. Are you going to match the graphics from the Escape on the TV?
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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White, good choice! I would buy one of those in a heartbeat if they would just put a small diesel under the hood.
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Is this going to be the tow vehicle for the CA run? By 'better gas' do you mean Reg versus Premium gas or better mpgs?

Best of luck with your new TV, we once considered an FJ.
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both use regular but I think the FJ gets 2-3 more mpg than the jeep
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Glad the mpgs are better. We've been home 2 weeks and gas has gone up $0.20 a gallon.
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both use regular but I think the FJ gets 2-3 more mpg than the jeep
Hi: cpaharley2008... More grunt...less gas and suicide doors too???
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Glad the mpgs are better. We've been home 2 weeks and gas has gone up $0.20 a gallon.
Hi: honda03842...Ours goes up that much o'er nite!!!
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Hi Norm & Ginny.
I was In Bakersfield yesterday and had an In-Out Burger for lunch. Thought of you.
Gas has gone up over 50 cents a gallon in the last week in Bakersfield.
It's now $6.00 a gallon in some areas of Los Angles.
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I'd really like to see a pic of it pulling your Escape when you are next using it. Looks very nice.
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Jim,
Great looking SUV ! I look forward to hearing your eval of it as a traveling and tow vehicle. Toyota builds nice vehicles for sure, I'm betting you will like it.
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Hi: honda03842...Ours goes up that much o'er nite!!!
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Yup see it every Friday morning - goes up twice that if its Friday before a long week-end.
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Interesting, while the Tacoma and the Fj Cruiser use the same engine, according to Edmunds the horsepower and torque number are different, as are the mpg numbers. I wonder why? Raz
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