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  1. Newbie Discussions
    Hey there team, Hope everyone is having a fun weekend. Saw this 2010 with low miles listed on Ebay. The listing has many good photos of the rust underneath. thought some of you folks might enjoy a little game of, “How much rust is too much rust.” The listing The pics are in the “Item...
  2. Introductions & New Arrivals
    Hi, newbie here today. I’m looking at bringing my unconditioned, sitting around for 25 years FJ40 1968 over to the UK, and would like to refurb it into a great adventure vehicle for my mid age crisis. I also would like to make it a cool urban vehicle like I see on one of the premium fabricators...
  3. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hoping to be an FJ owner soon, pandemic is somewhat limiting my options, but there is a 2014 VXR nearby with ~150k km (93k miles) on it. I am a little worried about buying this car, would probably have it inspected by a garage, but was hoping for some input from the experts here before spending...
  4. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    I am considering buying a 2007 FJ with 137,000 miles. Asking price is $12,000. I ordered a pre-purchase inspection of the vehicle from LemonSquad, which came back pretty clean, except in photos attached from the report I can spot signs of fender tears/cracks, which I've attached below. I've...
  5. Newbie Discussions
    I was shopping on Cars.com for a new fj and I came across this 2013 army green 4x4. I know the TT for that year wasn't army green, but it still has a TRD logo on the rear fenders. Is this some sort of special edition or is this just some sort of dealership trick or is it an options package(it...
  6. General Discussion
    Greetings, I am new to the group. Currently looking for my first FJ. Have found one I am considering, 2010 with 110k miles extremely clean with what I believe is all options offered. Have the dealer down to $20k, can folks please review the options below and tell me if this a good deal? Also...
  7. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hi all! I am new here, and I hope this is the right place for this type of question. I recently moved to Colorado, and have wanted an fj for as long as I can remember. (They came out when I was a teenager). I finally have the cash, and a good reason to get one! I realistically need to stay...
  8. Newbie Discussions
    Hey FJ enthusiasts! It's dream to own a FJ so in the market but limited funds. I discovered it's HARD to find a used FJ! I found a few 2007 for around $15,000 w/ mileage that varies from 100K to 170K. I have am wondering if 170K is just too many miles. As much as I love cars, it's not the same...
  9. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hey - I'm just about to become an FJ Cruiser owner. Super excited! BUT I have a decision to make. I'm looking at two different vehicles and one of them is with a mechanic today to be inspected: Vehicle 1 (being looked at by a mechanic today) - 2008 - Diamond black - 67,000 miles - Maintenance...
  10. Newbie Discussions
    As the title says I am looking at a 2007 TRD Edition FJ, the under belly has some rust in various spots and it looks like it has found the ground a time or two. My question is can this rust be mitigated to the point where I can get a long life out of this FJ or will it spread like the plague...
  11. Newbie Discussions
    I live in FL and there are not many 4x4s to be had... I have been looking for a month or so and I have traveled as far as SC and Miami to check out cars to buy to only find them with hidden non-reported damage. I have found a 07 with 136,000 on it at 14,500... looks like package 2 on it AT and...
  12. Introductions & New Arrivals
    Hello. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on my first FJ and could really use some advice. I live in the NYC area, so there will be a lot of city driving and probably not as much off roading as it seems like many of you do. I recently looked at a 2008 with about 93k miles on it. It looks to...
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