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Talking Happy new FJ owner in Austin, TX

Just bought my new FJ last weekend and am loving it.

2007 Titanium Metallic 4X4
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There are FJs everywhere you look in Austin -- far more than other places I've been -- and I've been wanting one for awhile now. Been researching for months and getting quotes from Internet sales reps for weeks. Found a good deal on an '07 in Fort Worth that had everything I was looking for.

Can't stop looking at the damn thing, and I'm making up excuses to drive everywhere I can

Anyway, just wanted to say hello. This is a great forum and it was really useful to me throughout the research/buying process.

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Congratulations on the new purchase. I've had my TRD since April and I still look forward to driving to work every morning.

SOLD - 07 FJ TRD: JL Audio 6 1/2 components; 2 4" JL Audio dash speaks; 8" JL Audio woofs w/custom-built boxes; Rockford Fosgate subamp; Alphasonik 4 channel amp; Kenwood rear cam; Panasonic headunit; 5 farad Soundstream cap; Cobra remote radar; Magellan nav; custom seatcovers; blue dash lighting; Prestige alarm; Walker Evans Racing coilovers + rears; All-Pro Offroad a-arms; Injen intake; rock rails; hitch, & skid plate; ProComp wheels, powder-coated, w/ Cooper 285x70x17s.

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Welcome!

Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smoke wagon and see what happens...

I'll ride in on a sunny day, Sing you a song, steal your heart away Like a cowboy Hang my hat like I'm here for awhile Kick off my boots and drive you wild Like a cowboy Well baby you know I can't stay long You wake up, I'll be gone Until then I'll hold on Like a cowboy.

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I've had my FJ for just two weeks and leave work to eat my lunch in it. My "quick" honeydo errands turn into hours of cruisin'. I've made wallet size prints of my FJ to give to anyone who doesn't know what one is. Can you believe some people have no idea what an FJ Cruiser is. What planet are they from?
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Welcome and enjoy your new rig!

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BOBTAILF,

I know, it's crazy -- I can't believe how many people don't know what an FJ is. No one in my immediate family did. Of course, when they saw mine, they all fell in love with it

I had a hard time choosing between TM & BD. I was already leaning towards TM but at the dealership my Dad (who came along for the ride and who had never seen an FJ before) remarked "the black one with the white top looks just like an old-fashioned ambulance" (my apologies to any BD owners )

Well, that was the clincher for me. But I think I would've gone with TM anyway. And I'm very happy I did.
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you along for the ride.

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Re: Happy new FJ owner in Austin, TX

I've had mine for about two weeks also...and also in Austin. My fiancee and I have been window shopping them since they came out and were sold on the TM...but then we fell in love with the Voodoo. Of course, my brother laughed and said it looked like a smurf...hence the moniker. And I've since heard it referred to as an ugly transformer, a tonka truck, and a port-o-potty. Jealousy is such an ugly thing! Too bad there aren't many places to (legally) put the JF through its paces around central texas. ROAD TRIP!
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Re: Happy new FJ owner in Austin, TX

All of my friends said the same thing when I brought my VB home but it soon grew on them including a coworker with a BD who decided he bought the wrong color.

There are a couple of places near Austin, check the Texas forum.

I've had mine since May and I've been to Colorado once and am heading to Moab in a couple of weeks...
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