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Toyota FJ Cruiser, SUV
#1867 of 1889 FJ cruiser Black Top?
Apr 24, 2007 (7:18 pm)
I'm in the market for a new FJ cruiser and have now seen a few in Minneapolis w/ a black top instead of the white top. Dealers or website have no clue? Anyone know if this is aftermarket or special edition?
#1868 of 1889 Black top
Apr 26, 2007 (8:42 am)
The all black FJ is the TRD Special edition.
Has Trd shocks,wheels and exhaust.
no subwoofer avalible for this edition?
#1869 of 1889 FJ Hybrid?
May 29, 2007 (11:41 am)
I am not making this up.
Yesterday I saw a new FJ Cruiser on the freeway here in No. Cal. It passed me on the left and right there on the tailgate on the passenger side under the keyhole was a standard-looking chrome badge that said "Hybrid".
So, does the owner of this vehicle have a whacked sense of humor? Or ...
#1870 of 1889 Re: Probably a dumb question [tidester]
Jul 12, 2007 (2:21 pm)
....I feel it too. It's a slight vibration. Feels as if the a/c is turning on but it's not....but is it a problem or is it normal? Thanks
oh and another thing; did anyone mention anything about being able to fix the steer wheeling vibration at high speeds?
#1871 of 1889 Re: FJ cruiser Black Top? [mmaule]
Feb 25, 2008 (9:02 pm)
The FJ with the black top is a special edition. Only a few were made, and they are almost impossible to find. Toyota has also made a special edition white on white version, too.
#1873 of 1889 Another rumor?!
Oct 26, 2008 (1:07 am)
I hate salesman. I usually don't take everything they say seriously. But since he mentioned I have to ask around to verify this.
He told me have stop production on FJ Cruiser and it will not produce again until next April 09. Of course he's trying to entice me to buy the FJ now.
Anyone got a comment on this or should I just count this as another cow patty?
Feb 04, 2009 (12:30 am)
I recently purchased a '07 FJ. I got a screaming deal since I purchased it during the outragous gas prices. I wish it "walked with a lighter (greener) footprint," but there isn't another vehicle produced that meets my needs like the FJ does.
As for the appearance, I fell in love with it the moment I saw them. I used to have a '74 land cruiser (FJ-40) and loved it! It had HUGE tires and would go any and everywhere!
I am an addicted SCUBA diver, averaging at least 1-2 dives per week, so not having any carpet is a huge plus to me! (salt water stinks!) I also like to snow ski and it loves the snow! I can't tell you how many Chevy Suburbans and Yokons I've passed! It seems it's unstoppable! (knock on wood!) Where jeeps of all types have troubles, my FJ is sure footed! Heck, even on the ice, (with reasonable driving practices).
*No sunroof option, other than aftermarket, which I'm considering.
*No heated seat option. I guess that would make it hard to hose out!
*Back up view is horrible! I will fix this by adding a back up camera!
*Reverse lights are incredibly dim! After market (140 watt off road will fix that!)
*Side mirrors aren't great. I've added a small round mirror to fix.
*Side mirrors aren't heated, and during our snow storms they fogged up! Considering this rig is built for many conditions, snow being one of them, this was/is a disapointment. (maybe find an aftermarket heated mirrors)
*The horn is a bit meek. This is true of most cars with the exception of the Ferrari's multi air-horn system! I've followed suite and added two LARGE air horns which makes a HUGE difference! When people do stupid stuff around me, I let them know! (toilet paper not included!)
That's about it. All in all, I am very glad I purchased it. It's a great vehicle bringing heritage and experience from a true off road rig to the present technology.
#1875 of 1889 WHAT TOYOTA WONT TELL YOU
Feb 16, 2009 (2:38 pm)
Nobody gets this vehicle for fuel efficiency, but what you will have to do some serious research to find out is that this SUV requires premium gas. I would have never bought this vehicle had I known that on top of the crappy gas mileage that I also had to pay extra just to fill it up. This isn't like I bought a BMW or a sports car where I would have expected that it may need premium fuel. This is like buying an explorer or a Blazer where the thought of using premium gas wouldn't have even occurred to me. I had the car for over a month when I noticed this buried deep in the owners manual. Also, Toyota's financing practices ended up costing me more than I had initially hoped for. They wanted me to finance at a rate of 9% or pay more and finance at 1.9%. I told them I would finance through someone else. I had BMW North America ready to finance me for 4.8%, but Toyota refused to let me use them. Was BMW was not reputable enough for them? I honestly feel ripped off.