funny i.ve been contempating the same thing, i have a 2010 fj, before my fj i had a nissan titan crew cab 4x4. It was an 05 i loved that truck was my favorite truck i ever owned. I miss the v8 power, the feeling of being in a tank. and the useful ness of havinf a truck that can seat 5 plus tow and haul anything tou wanted. but i don't miss the lousy gas milage and everyone asking to borrow or to help them with projects. so for now i will keep the fj but i feel your pain
Shake & Bake --- I feel your pain on the R1. I had a 636R Ninja that I sold and I kick myself for it to this day! It was 3 years old when I got rid of it and it only had 2k miles on it. A guy at the shop that bought it purchased the bike before I even unloaded it from my trailer. It was mint and I would love to have that bike back! I always rode Yamahas except for that 636. That R1 is a FAST bike!
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I let the wife unit talk me into trading my 07FJ for a 2010 Tundra. Life was never the same. I missed my FJ soo much, and the Tundra was way worse for fuel economy. It sucked.]
I bought a new 2012 FJ last April and modded it the same as my 07, and life is back to normal.
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2007 Black Cheery FJ
ARB Front Bumper
Warn M8000 Winch
33-12.5 Mickey Thompson MTZ'S
MT Classic Lock Wheels.
I was in the same boat myself just recently. I cruised the local.Toyota dealers lot they had 3 trucks I really liked. The first one was a 2012 Tundra with a dealer installed Toytec lift, a 2013 4Runner Trail in magnetic gray (still love that color). And the last one was a 2012 Tacoma Baja TX. Yeah that last one really had one thinking big time. I just really like that Tacoma Baja package. But cooler heads prevailed and kept my 07 TRD FJ. I just cant bring mysefl to sell it. It really is part of my family. I know its just a truck but its my buggy!
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Been there, done that. Kind of. I had a 2007 FJC and loved it. But I sold it to pay off my wife's student loan. I drove her old car a few months then bought a new 2010 Black Rock Warrior. It was very nice and very thirsty. I then deployed to Afghanistan. While I was on leave, I traded the Rock Warrior for a 2011 Prius! I know, I know. Then I had a 1997 Land Cruiser, which was really nice, but sold it as I was facing being stationed in Europe. So I sold it. Didnt go to Europe either. So I bought a 2001 4Runner.
So now, I am in Saudi Arabia until next May and the Prius is gone. My wife wanted a van so she traded the Prius for a 2011 Sienna (which is an awesome vehicle).
My point with these ramblings...nothing, but I miss my FJ Cruiser! I want another, but dont want to spend the money.
I myself almost got a Tacoma before I decided to go with the FJ. I think it really depends what package suits you better. I wanted a truck mainly because I ride motorcycles and being able to throw them in back and not have to deal with a trailer is nice.
Otherwise previously having a wagon the convenience of having dry storage in the back weighed in heavier. I rarely have people in the back seats , I just like having the space back there for whatever. The extendo cab Taco is kinda lame in this respects I definitely would have had to go with the fugly 4 door and for all the options I needed it was pretty spendy.
The FJ was the obvious option. You get the extra space(gotta love the sui-doors) , hauling capacity , ridiculous 4x4 ability , and it looks damn good.
That said if I didn't live in the city I would have had a hard time passing up the Tundra. One of my friends got a '11 Rock warrior and its a beast.
just get a small trailer for the yard and basement stuff....
+1, I have always owned trucks. Went to a two door tahoe 5spd manual and got a utility trailer to compensate. Rarely needed a trailer because of what could fit in the tahoe. Plus I have a hitch carrier that you can nearly put a prius on.
Now I had no problem getting an FJ. With that trailer, the hitch carrier, roof rack, and the fold down seats, it will be rare I will ever need a truck.
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