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Toyota FJ Cruiser, SUV
#278 of 1889 Re: gringo [nippononly]
Mar 22, 2005 (5:45 am)
Outfitted by its Legacy: Toyota's new FJ Cruiser provides kicks for today
Published Date: 2/28/05
2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER
ON SALE: 2006
From the weblink reference:
BASE PRICE: $23,000 (est.)
POWERTRAIN: 4.0-liter, 245-hp, 282-lb-ft V6; rwd/4wd, five-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT: 4000 lbs (est.)
0 TO 60 MPH: 8.0 seconds (est.)
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If the interior is as spartan as Toyota claims, there can't be a lot of weight.
Oh, wait, those 20 inch tires, silly me.
Mar 22, 2005 (8:19 am)
I see. Thank you!
Imagine if the actual production model came with 20" rims - like the Ram or something. Not likely, thank goodness!
Mar 22, 2005 (7:37 pm)
care what this thing is aimed at
I (me) want something with this capability
AND I want some kind of mpg for commuting
I want my cake and I want to eat it too.
Mar 22, 2005 (7:39 pm)
please no bling
functional and spartan
#282 of 1889 Re: i dont really [togloonda]
Mar 26, 2005 (5:28 am)
Well you will have to wait for your cake then! Toyota is working on making hybrid technology available in all their vehicles, but it will be a while before it's available in an FJ, if ever. You're best bet is to get a cheap, fuel efficent vehicle like a Corolla or Civic for commuting and keep the FJ for the fun stuff.
You can expect the FJ to get about 20-22 mpg (hwy).
As for pricing, I am sure the fully loaded models will be coming close to 28k, similar to the Tacoma. 100% worth the price IMO, it's a Toyota afterall!
#283 of 1889 2 cars to save $?
Mar 27, 2005 (10:03 am)
I used to have a "cheap" small car for commuting, and another "fun" car, but after a while it became apparent that the 2 car route just does not make financial sense, when insurance, payments/cost to purchase, registration, and maintenence, are all factored in. In short, you just will not make up the costs through the gas mileage difference unless you are diving 40 or 50k miles a year and the difference in efficiency of the 2 cars is huge. Of course if money is no object, and the fun car is a something exotic or completely impractical, maybe it works. But then, gas prices are not really the issue...
Mar 27, 2005 (12:15 pm)
mrjjgittes: your are right, financially it is typically not possible to make a go of it with 2 cars per a person.
But: 2 very different cars can make sense if you have a spouse that has similar utility and desires. It is plausable to have a smaller sporty car for commuting and and SUV for family ski outings to the mountains. I have tried that: wife was orginally driving a sports car and I used the SUV during the week whereas sports car was fun on the weekends; later when our patterns changed, I got the sports car full-time and she got the SUV...
Irony: we now have 2 SUVs!
#285 of 1889 Re: 2 cars [abraindrainer]
Mar 27, 2005 (6:08 pm)
Whether environmentalist folks like them are not, there are reasons why SUVs are so popular, and many families have two. They are very useful. I have one now, and may replace the car we have with a second. I used to love sports cars, but now I just get clostrophobic in them. I drove 5 hours to Vegas in a Boxster recently. Torture. And puttering around that town in stop and go was even worse. The question I have now is whether to wait for the FJ, or maybe get a 4runner now. Pretty much decided on some type of toyota though, current problems with the Tacoma notwithstanding.
Mar 27, 2005 (6:30 pm)
Personally, I have an older (G2) 4Runner that I am planning to replace even though it is still running very strong. Until FJ release was anounced, G4 4Runner was one of the potential replacements (with WRX, G35x...). However, there is now a reason to wait: even if FJ is not to my liking, 4Runner prices are likely to drop after FJ is released.
Furthermore, car prices are probably only going tread downward over the next couple of years.
#287 of 1889 Re: 4Runner vs FJ [abraindrainer]
Mar 27, 2005 (8:45 pm)