Last post on Jun 29, 2007 at 6:48 AM
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Toyota FJ Cruiser, SUV
#6 of 15 Re: Inside Line-Long Term Test: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser [steve_]
Jul 09, 2006 (7:24 pm)
Oops I would like to redact my admission of defeat. The following is cut and pasted directly from Toyota Canada's dealer communication site:
It has been brought to our attention that the label on the FJ Cruiser fuel door states that Premium Unleaded Fuel Only is required.
As the Owner's manual states " select Premium Unleaded gasoline (91 octane or higher) for optimum engine performance". However, Regular Unleaded fuel with a minimum octane rating of 87 is acceptable.
The VOAS guide, brochure and website, show a rating of 239 hp, which was achieved using Premium Unleaded fuel. Please note that this rating may be reduced with the use of non-premium fuel.
#7 of 15 Re: Inside Line-Long Term Test: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser [toyotasellingg]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 09, 2006 (7:29 pm)
Now they should issue a TSB and mail out new stickers.
The other thing that may be reduced, besides HP, is mileage.
#8 of 15 Re: Inside Line-Long Term Test: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser [steve_]
Jul 09, 2006 (8:11 pm)
They should. The fuel economy numbers are probably accurate as the EPA (and Transport Canada) tests would have been done with the reccomended fuel which is regular--despite the sticker. The HP is the same as the other models that share that engine - 236 and 266 Lb.ft.
#10 of 15 Re: watch out for rocks [steve_]
Oct 28, 2006 (5:27 am)
What exactly is a front rock guard and where do you get them. Do they really work?
#11 of 15 Re: watch out for rocks [canman1971]
by steve_ HOST
Oct 28, 2006 (8:30 am)
A quick net search didn't turn up a rock deflector specifically for the FJ. They look something like this smoked one:
You may want to browse the Bug guards, protective bras & film discussion, but those guys are mostly trying to prevent paint chips.
If the rock misses the deflector, it won't help. Lots of people like them though.
#12 of 15 Re: watch out for rocks [steve_]
Dec 26, 2006 (9:47 am)
Toyota is now selling a rather good looking bug deflector for the FJ. Got my wife one for her TRD-SE as an Xmas present. Haven't been able to install it though, since one bracket was fubar.
Still going to lower the deductible on the inssurance - I was at the dealership and there was an FJ there getting his second windshield...
Jun 28, 2007 (9:52 pm)
11.8 is all I need to see.
Jun 29, 2007 (6:08 am)
17.1 mpg on PREMIUM fuel?? Thats sickening. You'd spend less on gasoline in a Suburban than this thing!
And $1,438 on a new windshield? Thats also ridiculous. Goes to show that even if imports' perceived quality is better, you pay for it dearly in more expensive "maintenance" items like this.
#15 of 15 Re: money pit [masospaghetti]
Jun 29, 2007 (6:48 am)
In context, 17.3 MPG overall given the acceleration, weight, towing, and off road excursions seems very acceptable. And I doubt you'd do better in an excursion under the same circumstances.