this is my 2nd toyota, I bought a 95 tacoma new, Only had it for 2 years had to sell it.I had a 2005 nissan titan which i loved bought that new put 149k troublle free miles on just the gas milage sucked. I talked my dad into a 2007 4runner that he has 212k thousand miles and still going strong, thats what brought me to the fj. I wanted something that woiuld get better gas milage last a long time and still be able to get me out to the beach. I have a 2010 that I bought with 20k miles on it, already have done 3in lift 285/70/17 tires diff hack so far i love it
I had a 1987 Suzuki Samurai, 2 inch suspension lift and 3 inch body lift, 31 10-50's. loved that thing it would climb a tree and still will. I drove a 1994 F-150 during college that bit the dust in july of 2012 and i sold my sammy to my best friend last July and used that money as a down payment for my first toyota an 07 fj cruiser.......best decision ever now I can
2nd for me. First was my dad's 86 single cab 5spd long bed pick up with the 22r in it. By the time we sold it, we cleared 500k miles on it between us. Couple Carb rebuilds, lots of sets of tires, hand ful of clutches, and that was it beyond normal service stuff. Even the A/C system was completely original. The amazing part isn't how many miles it had on it, it was how it was driven. My dad was hell on wheels, did burn outs, ran it fast etc. Then I got it at 17 and you know how that is. Long burn outs, jumping railroad tracks, played in mud, raced. We towed tractors, I even towed 1600# of sheet metal on a dual axel low boy from Houston to San Antonio. The forks were so bent in the tranny, people couldn't drive it. I could put it in gear and make the shifter do 12" circles. I remember going down the freeway and went to pass someone, I shifted hard to third and it hit a girl's thigh and went into first at over 60mph and I dumped the clutch. I can't believe the motor held together. I finally sold it in 2003 for $800. Shed a tear watching it drive away.
I hope the FJ treats me that well. Of course I'm a lot older now and she is babied big time!
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