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Newbee Looking to buy an FJ ASAP

Thank you in advance for all the advice. I'm been in blogs for Bayliner and Lotus and always been a great help!! reading through the post you guys/gals I'm sure will be the same....

I'm in Melbourne Florida, looking for an FJ, 4WD, in the 2008 to 2010+ range only because I have just under $20k to spend. First concern is to tow the boat, some of the ramps here are still sand to that's the need for 4WD,,,, and we have great off roading around here so I'm sure I'll be hitting the trails too... My daughter wants to get a Jeep (competition coming! LOL)

Any advice on what years to stay away from, if any. I believe there was an engine change in 2010, any issues with that?

cant wait to get into one I can call my own.... SOLD a Lotus Elise so it's a huge change!!! hahahaha
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Welcome from NJ and Palm Coast..you will definitely have more vision and a higher vantage point..but the FJ is a little slower and probably won't corner as well...
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yea the Lotus was certainly fun, but the ex-wife got the tow vehicle and the Lotus was getting hard to get in and out of...

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looking forward to being a bit higher,,,, thinking about a Train Horn also!!!
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Welcome. Happy hunting. No issues with the 2010+ motors.
Any 2008-2010 you find with decent miles will serve you well for a long time.

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2010armygreen, thanks for the reply.... I'm looking for something with less than 100k miles.
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Re: Newbee Looking to buy an FJ ASAP

ok about time to go bowling!! been a tough day... nothing a few Loaded Coronas will take care of...

open a Corona Extra
fill with Barkardi Lemon
gently flip upside down to mix
enjoy with Lime
can also use Tequila
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ok about time to go bowling!! been a tough day... nothing a few Loaded Coronas will take care of...

open a Corona Extra
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Now were talking.

Might be tough to source an FJ under 100,000 for 20K but its not out of the realm of possibility.

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CHEERS!!!

ok so how many miles is too many????

for a 2008

for a 2010
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How heavy is the boat?

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Re: Newbee Looking to buy an FJ ASAP

start here:

https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...j-cruiser.html
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