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Greetings from Arizona

I decided it was time to finally join and stop lurking .
I had been wanting to get into an FJ Cruiser for several years now, and thanks to the Volkswagen TDI settlement, I am now an FJ owner.

I found this 07 in San Diego with just over 103k miles on it, The owner took great care of it, and even threw in the M-Pac Gen2 Pet Barrier, which is perfect for our German Shepherd. I don't think I've stopped smiling since the first drive.

I like the FJ much more than I ever did my Jetta Sportwagen. A few of my favorite things are:
  • A compass that works! - The compass in my Jetta would never point in a cardinal direction and the dealership had no idea why. It annoyed me to no end.
  • A plastic cargo bay - Vacuuming an 87lb German Shepherd, worth of shed hair, out of the carpet (floor, rear seat backs, walls) in the Jetta was a real pain.
  • Fuel mileage is better than rated. I am able to get over 21mpg out of a tank (stock besides AEM dryflow filter). Keeping it 70mph and under on the highway, and generous use of cruise control is a big part of it.
  • It's just really fun to drive.

The forum was a great help when I was doing my research prior to purchase, so thanks to everyone for that.


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Nice find and welcome aboard!
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Greetings from VT - lucky you, living in AZ with an FJ!!



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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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Welcome from the UK.

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Welcome from Idaho. Hope you and your dog enjoy your FJ for years to come.
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