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Doug DeMuro finally reviews the FJ

About time. I love Dougs review of cars.
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I e-mailed him about reviewing mine, but I'm in Denver and he's in SoCal. He doesn't get out here too often, guess he found one locally.

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Doug likes all the "quirks and features" of the FJ.
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Re: Doug DeMuro finally reviews the FJ

He doesn't even take it off road! IMHO, horrible review.

Kind of like reviewing an airplane without flying it.

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I watched that last night. His review really highlighted my obsession with the FJ. I got really mad when he slagged things like the knobs and how far away the windshield is. Moreover, if the rear wiper was any larger it'd be too big. And three wipers on the front is the perfect amount just like the MGB I had. Plus, who gripes about a rear view camera? Weirdo.

Here's my gripe with every review: gee, the FJ doesn't accelerate like a car or corner well. It drives like it's supposed to. It's an off-road vehicle so it's not going to be a sports car. Would you expect a quad to keep up with a sport bike? Then why expect a real 4x4 to keep pace with a sports car?

I did agree with the shift knob. I've never liked the shift knob. It looks like something you'd smack an insolent kid with.

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I did agree with the shift knob. I've never liked the shift knob. It looks like something you'd smack an insolent kid with.
I hacked mine down to a much more reasonable length.
Gotta cut the shaft down and either thread it or use a set screw in the shift knob.

Not my pic, but it's about the same.

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Re: Doug DeMuro finally reviews the FJ

he said " I noticed a rock chip in it and suspect broken windshields are a common symptom of the fj cruiser".

Understatement of the year.


^^^^ that cut down shift knob looks good.
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I hacked mine down to a much more reasonable length.
Gotta cut the shaft down and either thread it or use a set screw in the shift knob.

Not my pic, but it's about the same.

Not bad! I was thinking about using a billiard ball or something similar.

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I watched that last night. His review really highlighted my obsession with the FJ. I got really mad when he slagged things like the knobs and how far away the windshield is. Moreover, if the rear wiper was any larger it'd be too big. And three wipers on the front is the perfect amount just like the MGB I had. Plus, who gripes about a rear view camera? Weirdo.

Here's my gripe with every review: gee, the FJ doesn't accelerate like a car or corner well. It drives like it's supposed to. It's an off-road vehicle so it's not going to be a sports car. Would you expect a quad to keep up with a sport bike? Then why expect a real 4x4 to keep pace with a sports car?

I did agree with the shift knob. I've never liked the shift knob. It looks like something you'd smack an insolent kid with.
Great comment here. I actually like the Shift knob as is, why? When I am leaning out the driver side window to see where my tire(s) are placed when on 'a line', I can still handle/move the shifter with my right hand at the same time. Me likey.

I had hoped at the end of the review that the score he gave the FJ would have been higher. I think it deserved better numbers than he gave it. At least get even or above some of the other Jeep scores he has given!! Amazing that the Gladiator topped his list-albeit a cool rig I must admit.

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