Last post on Jan 19, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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Toyota FJ Cruiser, SUV
#9 of 17 FJ 6-Speed Manual Owners
Apr 07, 2008 (9:59 pm)
Hello I am thinking about purchasing an FJ and was wondering whether to go with the FJ Manual or Auto. I have never driven anything but manual on my cars and trucks. Im driving a 4x4 5spd 4Runner right now. I have test driven an auto FJ and it was nice. good acceleration and handling, but there isnt an MT available to test drive. I was wondering how you guys liked it so far? How does the clutch feel? The Gears? How about the MPG? you guys getting the 15/18?Just any information on the MT FJ and the way you feel about them would be nice. Thanks.
#10 of 17 Go for the manual.
Apr 08, 2008 (5:12 am)
I am getting about 16 mpg all city, and the clutch/shift lever/engine combo is a pleasure to drive. The sixth gear is pretty tall and usable over 45 mph, so it doesn't get much use in the city.
#11 of 17 Definately try a manual
Apr 10, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I love the manual transmission, with the short-shifter. Its a pleasure to drive.
#12 of 17 Re: Definately try a manual [zenpunk]
Jul 15, 2008 (7:12 pm)
I knew I should have splurged for the short shifter! In any case, I love my new 2008 six speed manual FJ! It shifts smoothly and the clutch reminds me of a German made sports car clutch. It's "un"!
#13 of 17 Re: Definately try a manual [sparklemahn]
Nov 05, 2008 (1:11 am)
Hi, little naive here. Bought a 4x4 manuel FJ from private seller, was such a steal, I had to have it even though I hadn't driven a stick in about 14 years and barely then. I got it down pat but I have no idea what a "short shifter" is? School me.
#14 of 17 2007 FJ with 90k miles
Nov 06, 2008 (2:27 pm)
Guys i have a question. A local dealership, Toyota dealer, has a yellow 6-speed 2007 FJ Cruiser with 90k miles. Apparently someone used it for commuting. Apparently I can get it for about $15,500 w/o tax and tags. The question is, should I? It's a ton of mileage in a short period of time. They tell me they've gone over it with a fine tooth comb, new tires, fluids, and so forth. It's physically clean.
I have owned/own other toyotas - my 91 MR2 Turbo has 112k miles and it's much older. Whats the risk in getting something so used up in the prime of its life? Does anyone else have a high mileage FJ?
#15 of 17 Re: 2007 FJ with 90k miles [takafoomi1]
Nov 06, 2008 (11:09 pm)
That sounds like a decent price considering the miles. You may want to browse through Toyota FJ Cruiser Prices Paid and Buying Experience to get an idea of what others have been paying recently. I'll just note that the original owner was apparently concerned enough about the high miles on a two year old vehicle to trade it in.
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#16 of 17 manual transmition
Jan 18, 2010 (7:57 pm)
i have a question...does anybody know if u can somehow put the manual transmition fj into a 2 wheel drive ? instead of driving it all the time in 4 wheel. ??? let me know...thanks !
#17 of 17 Re: manual transmition [agoralik]
Jan 19, 2010 (6:12 am)
Short of removing the front drive shaft, no. The manual FJ is full time 4wd.