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A hardy off-roader with a go-anywhere attitude, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is the subject of this week’s Five-Point Inspection. Priced at $26,115 to start, our test model retails for $32,694. Find out what we liked, what we didn’t like and what you need to know about the FJ, in five quick points below.

1: Loud, Noisy and Unrefined.

The FJ has a lot of presence and makes itself known in terms of its look and sound. The 4.0L V6 makes an unrefined noise that, while fun at first, gets tiresome. It might just be the noisiest engine on the market with less than eight cylinders.

But engine noise is only half the problem. The FJ’s boxy shape doesn’t cut through the air in a sleek manner. As a result, wind-noise at the front of the vehicle is unbearable and can only be countered by cranking the stereo.
Check out the whole Five Point Inspection on the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser at AutoGuide.com
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Re: Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

ALl the things the complain about is EXACTLY why I bought one! .... Thanks for posting

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Re: Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

These reviews are useless. They should compare and contrast similar vehicles. Poor fuel mileage as compared to a hybrid sure but a hybrid can't do what i bought an FJ for. I have no problem with any noise.

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Re: Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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These reviews are useless. They should compare and contrast similar vehicles. Poor fuel mileage as compared to a hybrid sure but a hybrid can't do what i bought an FJ for. I have no problem with any noise.
I agree the only real rivals to the FJ would be Jeeps and any of those complaints could be stated about any of their vehicles. I never see them knocking hybrids for lack of ground clearance for offroading If they are going to judge the features that make the FJ what people want then they do not understand it and probably shouldn't review it. I mean making 1/5th of your review about how high it sets is ridiculous.

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I don't think they consider the content of the review they give as much as they do all the ads surrounding it 360 degrees.

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Typical review might as well compared it to a Cadillac



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good keep the non-FJ educated people away from our little "comunity"
you only buy an FJ if you know what this 4x4 is all about..
let the people reading this review go buy an F-150!
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That review would definitely push away anyone that was only a little interested. A lot of that was BS.

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Re: Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

It is all pretty true. We just happen to like the simple off-road-ness.

Mr. Haj-Assaad who wrote the article probably drives a 3 series or something lol

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I love these reviews!
Sits too high? So then why do we spend all this mony on lifts?!

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