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Re: Why is there a Surge in FJ Cruiser Popularity in 2019?

I think it'sw an overall lemming-like movement within the entire auto industry. All sedans look alike, period. You can change the grillwork, colors, bumpers, etc., but at this point you can paint them all black and it would be hard to tell the manufacturers apart.

Ditto for the SUV market. Nissan, Toyota, Ford - pick your poison - paint them all black and it is hard to tell them apart.

Pickup trucks? The Ridgeline is the only one that looks different, and offroading would be total crash & burn in that rig.

Now, as a mental exercise, if we painted all cars black, could people pick the FJ out? Derpity derp derp....

Car makers want ZERO risk, and so you see all the different design types moving in unison to uniform shape and overall styling. Jeep has no risk with making the same old product for Jeep lovers. And it IS the same old product - SWMBO owns a Rubi, and they still ride like crap compared to an FJ, and you still have to pour loads of money into them to get decent offroading.

I think the recent unveiling of the "spiritual successor to the FJ" pretty much illustrates the fact that car makers are simply not going to take any chances. FFS, a minvan clone for offroading? Turning radius anyone? High centering? And want to bet they shrink down to 3.7L?

I think our FJ's are one of the last of the Mohicans for real offroad fun that isn't a Jeep.

And I think that after you own a Jeep, you can appreciate the Toyota engineering more when compared to Chrysler and the Toyota quality and reliability. SWMBO's 2016 Wrangler just required replacement of AC compressor, heat exchanger, evaporator core and alternator and she is at 90k miles...my FJ is at 327k miles as of today and none of those repairs...

I'm keeping mine, just like I kept the old FJ before these new ones came out...
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Now, as a mental exercise, if we painted all cars black, could people pick the FJ out? Derpity....

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I've always loved the look of the Fj, and finally was able to get one at a reasonable price for me. Sold my Tacoma TRD so I could own one. Couldn't be happier. Toyota is all about longevity and I wouldn't be at all hesitant with buying a 100000 plus Toyota, a jeep not so much. Good looks, dependability so much to love.
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Re: Why is there a Surge in FJ Cruiser Popularity in 2019?

Still love every minute driving mine. There is nothing out there that even interests me. Well maybe a Hellcat wide body Charger but I would need to sell a lot of body parts to get one.
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Re: Why is there a Surge in FJ Cruiser Popularity in 2019?

Lost my FJ in 2011 NY, moved to Philippines in 2016 and bought a brand new one there and its still available till today. Had choice between VDJ79 and FJC, the former was the more practical choice but FJC won the hearts of my wife and myself and now we save money for VDJ but relish the FJC daily.
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Re: Why is there a Surge in FJ Cruiser Popularity in 2019?

Social media push. I'm sure the guys just want to be the first in line for reviewing the new replacement in the future. These guys get noticed by marketing exec's to later review vehicles based on ratings. Some people I would trust to review (respect to those in the industry) but most of these guys I would not and somehow they get so many views. So I tend not to watch the guys on the hype train.

At any rate, there was a big push for Tacomas and 4runners as those were really hot for a minute. I follow several Toyota pages and that seemed like that's all they were posting but lately, they've been posting more FJs as well. I think when all the hype cleared, you still have the core base junkies that are sharing their love for their vehicle. Just get out there, post more creative stuff with your rig and we'll see a positive move in the right direction.

PS. I'm sure it's similar for others, but more people have been reaching out to me for FJ questions. Be prepared!
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Still love every minute driving mine. There is nothing out there that even interests me. Well maybe a Hellcat wide body Charger but I would need to sell a lot of body parts to get one.

I agree, the FJ has satiated the car bug entirely. This morning I was thinking how lucky I was to find mine AND the PO being a non-smoker. I'm kind of torn, be buried with the FJ or bequeath it to someone who cares. Before the FJ I was pondering rebuilding an '84 Montero or a '69 MGC or even finishing up the current flock of rebuilds I've got going on. But now there isn't much that catches my interest. The Icon FJ43 resto is interesting though....

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