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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by NeverMore1701, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Looks like my Fiancee and I are getting new cars in a couple of months, can't wait! Will be the first time I've ever had a new car, always bought used before. Right now we're looking at an FJ Cruiser and GMC pickup. :supergrin:
     
  2. hammerkill

    hammerkill chinese name but all american Silver Member

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    MPG is not a concern?
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Her Yukon gets 13mpg and my 4Runner gets 12 already. So no, not really.

    Plus we'll have a horse trailer to pull, and I like something to get muddy in.
     
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    Pulling horse trailer? I say GMC Truck.....
     
  5. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Seriously, You all must have money trees to afford the MPG on those two trucks. At $4 a I'm looking for something more fuel efficient these days.

    For the record, everyone I know who has a FJ cruiser is annoyed with it. It has poor gas mileage for it size, lots of blind spots, and the suicide rear doors are a PITA in a mall parking lot.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    We're looking at both, not one or the other. Not sure if 1500 or diesel 2500 right now, depends on which trailer we end up keeping (3 horse bumper pull or 4 horse gooseneck).
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    We've both driven a friend's FJ a couple hundred miles, a little stickon convex mirror pretty much solves the blind spot, and with the two of us the back doors aren't really an issue. We like 'em.

    As for gas, they wouldn't be any worse (actually a hair better) than our current rides.
     
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    i have a buddy with a FJ, he loves it. ive driven it a couple times, its a cool rig. capable trail rig too for a stock Daily.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    That's what I'm going for. My DD is a '95 4Runner that doubles as my weekend offroad toy. It's great, but it's got about 230k miles on it and it's starting to show. I figure a TT or TRD FJ will be a great replacement. The new 4Runners are way too urbanized for me.
     
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    i agree, the 4runner is no longer what it once was.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Sad, really.


    4Runner:

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    Not 4Runner:

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  12. mr00jimbo

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    Lucky! I wish I had money for toys like that. :)
    What about a 4runner "trail" ?
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    6 weeks ago I picked up a new 2012 wrangler... Could not be happier and it was cheaper than an FJ by a stretch. It won't tow much...but it's hard to take the top off the FJ.

    If you do get an FJ get it 4x4 and loaded up...they have great resale if optioned right (TRD package with clinometer gauge cluster on dash) and not a bad color.
     
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    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    You know the FJ has received a spot in the top 10 worst vehicles of 20xx for a number of years now, right?
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Don't want or need to take the top off, the weather here is good enough for that maybe 1-2 weeks out of the year. Would do a fully loaded TRD or TT in either green or sand (if they're available), matching color roof. Maybe a small lift for 33x12.5" BFG MTs, Warn bumper and a few lights.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Because soccer moms buy them expecting a Suburban, from what I've gathered. The vast majority of people who buy them for a hybrid DD/moderate offroad toy seem to love them. :dunno:
     
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    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Gotcha. Hell, I've never read much into the "problems" with them. They're cool looking, especially with a few upgrades like you speak of doing!

    Best of luck, congrats, and enjoy!!! :wavey:
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Thanks! All the complaints I've read revolve around a stiffish ride, blind spots, and getting kids in/out of the suicide doors.
     
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    If I may be so bold, are you anticipating wedding cash for these vehicles? If so, you'd both be far better off eliminating any and all debt first. We used our wedding cash for a domestic weekend honeymoon and the rest went to our mortgage. We were consumer debt free by 40. (married at 33/32) JMHO. HH
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Not wedding cash, and we'll have everything paid off before then anyway. Good point though, debt sucks.