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I had nothing to do today (got a call that my old truck sold) so I called the dealer and he said come on over we have two. When I got there nobody wanted to help me so I checked out the one out front. It was silver MT with running boards, convenience package, roof rack, and spare tire cover. Turns out it was sold (I'm sure for a fortune) so I finally got somebody talk to me and he said they had a blue one so we walked the entire dealership and didn't find it. He went to the sales manager, turns out they had did a trade with another lot. He asked me to sit down and wanted me to give him all my personal details and btw they are going for $1000 over MSRP because that's what everybody's charging. I said I didn't have time to take a bunch of salemen calling me and would just drop by from time to time to see if they have one to show.

Oh I did have time to check out the Honda Fit. Cute as a button. You could sleep in that.

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Wow. your experience is definitely unique. Sold your old truck 1st. Nothing to do so you called the dealership and they had 2. Selling at $1000 above MSRP.

Me. I've been casing the toyo lots for 2-3wks. Name on 2 lists with 1 refundable deposit. Been calling them instead of them calling me. Bought before I sold my truck and got a 2nd color choice, but mostly options I wanted at MSRP.

What is an Honda fit?
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The Fit is a 1.5cyl 4 door hatchback. It has flat folding rear seats. Really flat! I would get it to replace my daily driver. I won't commute every day in a truck that gets 19mpg on premium gas.
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This is a honda fit - and a honda fit in an H3 sandwich. I'm not sure why one in the market for an FJ Cruiser would consider getting the Honda -- 2 completely different vehicles
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I would like to replace my car and my truck...not sure which I will do first.
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The Fit is a 1.5cyl 4 door hatchback. It has flat folding rear seats. Really flat! I would get it to replace my daily driver. I won't commute every day in a truck that gets 19mpg on premium gas.

This is random---I don't have a clue what you are saying, try as I might.
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I would not buy the FJ as a daily driver. The gas mileage is poor compared to my car. I would get an FJ to replace my truck.

In other news, my brother test drove an FJ in MD. He really liked it, said he preferred it over a Range Rover Discovery. He did say the FJ's visibility was poor, like a tank.
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