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I went today and looked at my 3rd FJ, and I've decided to pass for now. I've driven both the MT and the AT. Part of it is the overall styling, a little too much "look at me" factor, plus I'm starting to wane on the design. I'm a little concerned that in 3-4 years, its going to look very dated.

Pricing was also a big factor for me, everything coming in for the next 2-3 months seems to be fully loaded, and coming in around 32k. For 5k more, I can be in a Sequoia, with leather, sunroof, and usable seating for 8. For what I need the vehicle for (driving on the beaches of the Outer Banks, and taking the logging road to the cabin in WV), the Sequoia is just as capable, and a heck of a lot more comfortable.

Ive got the Def. 110 if I want to go play in the rough stuff, so for now, I'm going to pass, let the demand slow down, and revist the whole FJ thing in the Fall.
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I went today and looked at my 3rd FJ, and I've decided to pass for now. I've driven both the MT and the AT. Part of it is the overall styling, a little too much "look at me" factor, plus I'm starting to wane on the design. I'm a little concerned that in 3-4 years, its going to look very dated.

Pricing was also a big factor for me, everything coming in for the next 2-3 months seems to be fully loaded, and coming in around 32k. For 5k more, I can be in a Sequoia, with leather, sunroof, and usable seating for 8. For what I need the vehicle for (driving on the beaches of the Outer Banks, and taking the logging road to the cabin in WV), the Sequoia is just as capable, and a heck of a lot more comfortable.

Ive got the Def. 110 if I want to go play in the rough stuff, so for now, I'm going to pass, let the demand slow down, and revist the whole FJ thing in the Fall.
Well WTF over........Enjoy your summer I'm in the same boat as you waiting for all the hub bub to die down or the soccer mom's to bail whichever comes first.That being said if they release the SE/Maob/TRD or whatever they end up calling it in Sema Green I will Reconsider????
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Who the hell keeps a car longer than 3 to 4 years anyway?
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If you have a 110, why the hell do you need an FJ?
My brother has 110 and I love it.

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It's interesting to experience how different we all are in regards to 'pulling the trigger' on what (for many of us) is a fairly large investment. I was lucky to ride in one the day they first showed up in town and my wife (who I could not picture in this vehicle for a second) was all for borrowing the money/signing the papers right away after only sitting in one a few hours earlier.

Again, it's great to have this forum and experience so many ways of looking at what has (for us) became a kind of life-changing 'out of the blue' driving decision.
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It's interesting to experience how different we all are in regards to 'pulling the trigger' on what (for many of us) is a fairly large investment. I was lucky to ride in one the day they first showed up in town and my wife (who I could not picture in this vehicle for a second) was all for borrowing the money/signing the papers right away after only sitting in one a few hours earlier.

Again, it's great to have this forum and experience so many ways of looking at what has (for us) became a kind of life-changing 'out of the blue' driving decision.

well said. I can't think of too many cars/trucks in the last ten years that have had this sort of unique appeal........even if I try to think outside the box in terms of cars I would not be interested in....
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I went today and looked at my 3rd FJ, and I've decided to pass for now. I've driven both the MT and the AT. Part of it is the overall styling, a little too much "look at me" factor, plus I'm starting to wane on the design. I'm a little concerned that in 3-4 years, its going to look very dated.

Pricing was also a big factor for me, everything coming in for the next 2-3 months seems to be fully loaded, and coming in around 32k. For 5k more, I can be in a Sequoia, with leather, sunroof, and usable seating for 8. For what I need the vehicle for (driving on the beaches of the Outer Banks, and taking the logging road to the cabin in WV), the Sequoia is just as capable, and a heck of a lot more comfortable.

Ive got the Def. 110 if I want to go play in the rough stuff, so for now, I'm going to pass, let the demand slow down, and revist the whole FJ thing in the Fall.
Nice use of the word "wane".
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Well WTF over........Enjoy your summer I'm in the same boat as you waiting for all the hub bub to die down or the soccer mom's to bail whichever comes first.That being said if they release the SE/Maob/TRD or whatever they end up calling it in Sema Green I will Reconsider????
dude. you have what, 1000+ posts? you are going to buy one. stop acting like you dont know yet. you're only lying to yourself. it's not your fault. IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT!!!!!
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dude. you have what, 1000+ posts? you are going to buy one. stop acting like you dont know yet. you're only lying to yourself. it's not your fault. IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT!!!!!
I can wait...I can wait...I can wait...I wake up every day chanting this....Actually I am surprised I have held out this long, I can wait...I can wait...
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Pricing was also a big factor for me, everything coming in for the next 2-3 months seems to be fully loaded, and coming in around 32k.
A good dealer can and will find one preferenced how you want. I am dead set on getting one with no port options. I will add what I want, when I want and save $$ in the process. With no port options, CQ and UP1 only will put you right about $28K.
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Part of it is the overall styling, a little too much "look at me" factor, plus I'm starting to wane on the design. I'm a little concerned that in 3-4 years, its going to look very dated.
I've been seeing hundreds of FJ's for a couple of months now, I too went back and forth from "these look cool" to "getting kind of tired of looking at them". In the end, I'm getting one. Hopefully your waiting will pay off.
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