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Toyota FJ Cruiser, SUV
#422 of 1889 Projected Price Doubtful
Jul 03, 2005 (1:49 pm)
23K for the FJ Cruiser?Well maybe for the 2wd version.Always liked the old FJs and might even sell my 03 Matrix to get one of these.But I remember the car mags projecting the new MR2 Spider going for around 18K and they were nowhere near that price!I'm guessing 25-26 for a 4wd version and 28k fully loaded.Toyota's are a lot of things,but they ain't cheap! Oh and if it's supposed to come out in Feb 06,figure mid March early April before most dealers have more than just a demo.Figure on paying MSRP unless you're related to someone at the dealership.Best to wait for 2007,if you want to get a deal below retail.
#423 of 1889 Re: for your notes
Jul 03, 2005 (7:14 pm)
The FJ Cruiser is now scheduled for release in Feb. 2006. And for everyone out there trying to figure out what it is - the FJ is a 4Runner with a smaller body which is also a LandCruiser with a smaller body. The FJ will have the 4Runner engine and the shared frame of 4Runner and LandCruiser. Pricing will be set between 25k to 30k.
#424 of 1889 Re: for your notes [rdeweykt]
Jul 04, 2005 (6:40 am)
Mostly correct, but the FJ is supposed to be built on the Tacoma Platform (also shared with the 4-Runner) LC is a totally different platform altogether and dedicated to that model. Also keep in mind platform doesn't mean shared framing members. Engine, Transmission, possibly transfer case/differential, some other components, but we'll have to see as it gets closer to Feb. which is the scheduled launch date.
#425 of 1889 Toyota Brings up the FJ name
Jul 06, 2005 (7:56 am)
Yesterday I heard a current toyota radio spot and they had a testimonial from a FJ40 owner who has over 200,000 miles on his truck and how he takes it rock crawling. Then they went into the toughness and reliability of Toyota and how you can now get a Rav4 or a Highlander today. Can't imagine how you can put those vehicle in the category of an FJ but I just see it as a way of bringing up the FJ name to the general not in the know public.
Jul 06, 2005 (12:35 pm)
can you imagine trying to take the flyweight RAV ANYWHERE off road? LOL
The RAV is the right size for me, but it is just a high-roofed Corolla, so there will not be one in my driveway any time soon.
toyotaken: my bet is that Toyota takes the whole powertrain straight out of the V-6 Tacoma for the FJ. Which is a good thing.
#427 of 1889 Re: fj07 [nippononly]
Jul 06, 2005 (12:45 pm)
I am guessing the same thing, if for no other reason than cost effectiveness and it's a proven drivetrain at this point. We only have a couple more months to wait before we know for sure though.
Jul 06, 2005 (3:35 pm)
those are going to be some LOOONG months!
#429 of 1889 WHEN OH WHEN WILL WE KNOW
Jul 06, 2005 (3:37 pm)
I can't wait anymore! When will they release the final interior or price? Does anybody know? I went to a dealership to ask if I can leave a deposit and they told me no, can you believe it!? I can't wait to have a black cherry colored one to match my boat.
#430 of 1889 Re: WHEN OH WHEN WILL WE KNOW [marketable]
Jul 07, 2005 (5:29 am)
Unfortunatley for all of us, Toyota has a long reputation for not releasing information until the actual roll out of the vehicle. So don't expect much from Toyota until a month or so before launch, but if I do get info, I'll post it here.
#431 of 1889 Colors
Jul 07, 2005 (9:06 am)
I have heard the name of the colors but I would like to see them in a photo or sample or something....