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Dependable, Capable and Practicle by Gary from Scottsdale on 12/23/2012. Trim: 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: It is a spectacular off road vehicle. I am in a Jeep club, and they are all amazed how well it performs (stock) verses their Jeeps with tons of after market changes.
Cons: The only negative is the very large blind spots. This can be easily addressed by adjusting your mirrors to cover those.
Overall review: If you want a dependable and capable off road vehicle (make sure to have the locking differential, worth every dime), then the FJ is your best bet for the money.
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The Most Outstanding SUV by Nancy on 12/18/2012. Trim: 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X2, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: What an incredible auto this is. Whoever designed this SUV thought of absolutely everything that a driver could possibly want or need. I love the clean lines both inside and outside of the vehicle. It handles and rides so smoothly and is such a pleasure to drive. Outstanding sound system is a standard feature.
Cons: I have not found one thing to dislike about this vehicle-it is a 10 in my books.
Overall review: Excellent!
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FJ in WVa by Dave in WVa on 04/26/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 AT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I know this is supposed to be a review for a 2013 FJ but I own a 2007 and I have to chime in here. If you are looking to purchase one of these gutsy SUVs you should hear from someone who has drove one for over 109 thousand miles. This beast is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have the Standard transmission and I use this work horse to pull my featherlite camper and utility trailer. I TRULY LOVE MY FJ! I have owned 4 jeeps and various 4x4 pickup trucks through the years and this Toyota has them all beat hands down. It is as dependable as the sun! When/if this one ever dies, I will run out and buy another one the same day. I live in WVa and this is the PERFECT four wheel drive!
Cons: If you put alot of highway miles on this vehicle, you will be replacing your windshield. As with the Jeep Wrangler, the flat windshield will catch rocks.
Overall review: Buy one!!! You won't be sorry.
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Mini Tank by Q on 06/09/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 AT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Carpet-free (easy to maintain interior). Sold feel. Heavy-duty, but compact enough to go anywhere. Gas mileage. Quality, fit and finish. Suicide doors. Leather seating option.
Cons: No sunroof, removable roof option.
Overall review: Solid capable feel - feels like a tank that can do anything, and go anywhere.
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Not bad, but not great by Zach on 05/09/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 MT, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Good power and handles real nice for a 4x4 in this category. styling is pretty good overall.
Cons: We owned one of these for 2 years and while I overall enjoyed it, it was inconvenient with children or any rear passenger for that matter. Getting them in and out in parking lots was kind of a joke. You have to do a little dance to get the doors open and kids out without dinging the car next to you. Ultimately that is what made me sell mine for a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I also didn't really enjoy the rear seating. It feels very claustrophobic like you are in a cave. Passengers often complained of car sickness in the back
Overall review: I bought the manual transmission and was kind of disappointed in the 12 mpg I got. While it was fun to drive, I'd recommend the Auto if you buy one. The only time the gas mileage changed was when we pulled a 2,700 lb featherlight camper trailer and we achieved 6-7 mpg and a max speed of 65. As a long time FJ40 & Toyota enthusiast, I really, really, really, wanted to love this vehicle but I think they got the design only 75% right. The Jeep Wrangler nailed it with its 4 door removeable top. Just wish it had a Toyota Powertrain ; ) If Toyota addresses some of these concerns shared by MANY with a model update, I would consider buying another one. Otherwise, sorry Toyota.
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