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Old 04-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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JKU vs FJ Cruiser!

What' with this pile of shat?
What do you guys think, can't believe the gross bias of these two!..especially that male clown!!



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Old 04-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Even if the FJ is more capable, which it's not, it still looks hideous and wouldn't even consider it for that reason

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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I better cancel my Jeep order now.
I actually like how FJs look, but this video is a biased load of.... "Wow everything is terrific!"
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I missed the part in the video where the FJ Cruiser's top came off
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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i owned a new 2010 fj for about a year. toyota fit and finish and the interior was outstanding. after a year it was just not for me. if toyota wants to admit it or not, the fj has a steering wheel shimmy at about 55-60 mph. this is well know issue on the fj forums. not the tires or wheels. still remains a issue. mine had it. the trail teams do have a following. here is a new 12...

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #7
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BAHAHAHAH!!!

omg! they cant be serious

really, the fj has a better interior and exterior?
exterior looks like a skittle and the interior is not even nice. its one giant square.

road noise???
the unattached carpet is a negative??? news flash retard, it was made like this so it could be taken out!!

the fj handled the grassy field like a champ tho....
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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i know this is just a thread to get people going, but you know what? I kinda agree with them.

while it was clearly just an FJ commercial (really, talking about offroading while only driving the JK on the pavement? what the hell?), they brought up a key point that kinda pops up on the forums here from time to time. the JK is a built offroad machine. it has limited frills, has poor handling, is literally a brick, so no very good at mileage or high speed, and the day to day comfort doesnt exist. other SUVs are going to be more comfortable, and hell even on mild offroading (aka dirt roads), other suv's will feel nicer.

the biggest advantages to the jeep are it excels are rock crawling and mudding, and its a convertible in the purest form. if you want an SUV for heading out on a hunting retreat or to the beach, and the doors and top will never come off, the wrangler wont be for you! no matter what folks say, the ride and comfort of a wrangler is awful, especially compared to other suvs. but if you wanna go topless, well you have no other choice but the wrangler. which I guess makes it good, since it has zero competition. I'm sure the SUV/convertible lovers out there will jump ship quickly if you can get something with IFS, 4wd, and a convertible.

that being said, I love my jeep because I love modding and abusing it. i kinda wish I had gotten a real beater and made it a trail rig though, because it is pretty crappy for commuting. oh well, at least you can see my sheit eating grin when I get to drive to work with no doors!
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yeah and the doors..... bs video.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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OK so the carpet isn't even fastened down in the Wrangler and the FJ has a better ride off road (I think it was their front lawn). OK guy get back in your Smart car and enjoy the ride home.

ETA I just went to the You Tube site to see who uploaded it screen name sellingtoyotas I get it now.
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OK so the carpet isn't even fastened down in the Wrangler and the FJ has a better ride off road (I think it was their front lawn). OK guy get back in your Smart car and enjoy the ride home.
If the carpet was fastened down, how would you take it out and put it back?
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i owned a new 2010 fj for about a year. toyota fit and finish and the interior was outstanding. after a year it was just not for me. if toyota wants to admit it or not, the fj has a steering wheel shimmy at about 55-60 mph. this is well know issue on the fj forums. not the tires or wheels. still remains a issue. mine had it. the trail teams do have a following. here is a new 12...

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #13
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i know this is just a thread to get people going, but you know what? I kinda agree with them.

while it was clearly just an FJ commercial (really, talking about offroading while only driving the JK on the pavement? what the hell?), they brought up a key point that kinda pops up on the forums here from time to time. the JK is a built offroad machine. it has limited frills, has poor handling, is literally a brick, so no very good at mileage or high speed, and the day to day comfort doesnt exist. other SUVs are going to be more comfortable, and hell even on mild offroading (aka dirt roads), other suv's will feel nicer.

the biggest advantages to the jeep are it excels are rock crawling and mudding, and its a convertible in the purest form. if you want an SUV for heading out on a hunting retreat or to the beach, and the doors and top will never come off, the wrangler wont be for you! no matter what folks say, the ride and comfort of a wrangler is awful, especially compared to other suvs. but if you wanna go topless, well you have no other choice but the wrangler. which I guess makes it good, since it has zero competition. I'm sure the SUV/convertible lovers out there will jump ship quickly if you can get something with IFS, 4wd, and a convertible.

that being said, I love my jeep because I love modding and abusing it. i kinda wish I had gotten a real beater and made it a trail rig though, because it is pretty crappy for commuting. oh well, at least you can see my shit eating grin when I get to drive to work with no doors!
Perhaps if you had the 3.6 you wouldn't be so bitter about the Wrangler's on road performance. It's not just mudding and rock crawling where the Wrangler excels as an off road vehicle and general 4x4. As far as creature comforts, leather heated seats, nav and sat radio, auto climate control, and integrated bluetooth voice control may all be middle of the road features, but with current Wrangler's, daily driving isn't exactly "roughing it".
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #14
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That is a very biased review which really needs someone from Chrysler/Jeep to respond to that video.

We were torn between the FJ and the JKU, so we brought them both home overnight. This is something most dealers are more than willing to do. When we had the FJ there were some nice features, the backup camera was nice as was the IFS for everyday driving. The major drawbacks for us was the half-doors in the rear and the lack of visibility from the driver seat. The A-posts are huge in the FJ and you can not see out of the back window. My wife felt very uncomfortable with the huge blindspots in the FJ.

The JKU has much better visibility, a solid font axle (a big plus in our decision) and better resale value. We also liked the access to the interior, the back cargo space is lower to the ground and is much more accessible. Having a full door with a window in the back seat is a huge advantage when there are people who would like to get in/out without having to open the front doors.

After driving the '12 FJ and the '12 JKU the choice was relatively easy, they both drove comparably and were very quiet. When you weigh all the variables it really is a tough decision but the two factors that the FJ wasn't even close in was the solid front axle and the fact that it is manufactured in Ohio. Oh yeah, the visibility is awful in the FJ, which was the major turn-off for my wife.

IMHO the FJ is pretty cool but nowhere near as capable and functional as a "Family Truckster" when compared to the JKU.

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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Perhaps if you had the 3.6 you wouldn't be so bitter about the Wrangler's on road performance. It's not just mudding and rock crawling where the Wrangler excels as an off road vehicle and general 4x4.
I don't really care about the "zip" around town. I drive stick, so I notice no issues there. I do notice how it dies in the hills on the highway though; regearing should fix that. Kinda nice how even stock it is terrible on the highway, and that I have to look to regearing to fix it, but oh well. I more was talking about the road drive comfort. It's just not good. It can be made more bareable, and I wouldn't mind a road trip in the jeep; but I wouldn't hesitate to pick most anything else to make that trip in!

In terms of being an offroad monster, yeah when you need the solid front axle, the JK brings it. But you know, judging by the videos folks post on hear of "offroading", most of it is nothing you need the JK for. hey, hummers have IFS, no one seems to knock them for being monsters offroad. Granted, I would trust a jk over a crv (lol at "4wd"), but yeah. Hell, a cherokee is great offroad, and those are IFS too!

I'm just saying, if you get a JK, it really should be because a) you love how it looks or b) you love how it can be convertible. if you expect anything else, you're going to be let down. although, for its price, can't complain too much!

would like a damn backup camera though!
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #16
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The FJ looks "powerful and rugged"?? LMAO The guy is a TOOLBAG. The FJ looks like a cross between a minivan and an oversized mini-cooper built for a clown.
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What a sissy! Go test a Prius, you'll love it!

And, that FJ just sure ate up those terrible 'bumps', didn't it! My driveway is rougher than that.

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Edit: I think I'd be safe in suggesting that we are all GLAD that the Wrangler ISN'T the most popular vehicle on earth! it's a Jeep thing.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #18
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and I should clarify, that I don't like the FJ; its ugly, and the visability it awful. I'm more saying if you want an suv to take you camping, that there may be better choices than a wrangler to give you the "offroad" ability you're looking for, and still work perfectly well as your commuter
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As soon as you can take the top off the FJ, then we can consider it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #20
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Just a wee bit biased being a Toyota University video....that "guy" seems more suited to a minivan or a Prius.

Maybe if Toyota built a FJ that resembled the original I might reconsider....until then Jeep on!

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FJ IS A JOKE! I think us jeep owners need to give the one finger wave to Fjs!!
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i know this is just a thread to get people going, but you know what? I kinda agree with them.

while it was clearly just an FJ commercial (really, talking about offroading while only driving the JK on the pavement? what the hell?), they brought up a key point that kinda pops up on the forums here from time to time. the JK is a built offroad machine. it has limited frills, has poor handling, is literally a brick, so no very good at mileage or high speed, and the day to day comfort doesnt exist. other SUVs are going to be more comfortable, and hell even on mild offroading (aka dirt roads), other suv's will feel nicer.

the biggest advantages to the jeep are it excels are rock crawling and mudding, and its a convertible in the purest form. if you want an SUV for heading out on a hunting retreat or to the beach, and the doors and top will never come off, the wrangler wont be for you! no matter what folks say, the ride and comfort of a wrangler is awful, especially compared to other suvs. but if you wanna go topless, well you have no other choice but the wrangler. which I guess makes it good, since it has zero competition. I'm sure the SUV/convertible lovers out there will jump ship quickly if you can get something with IFS, 4wd, and a convertible.

that being said, I love my jeep because I love modding and abusing it. i kinda wish I had gotten a real beater and made it a trail rig though, because it is pretty crappy for commuting. oh well, at least you can see my sheit eating grin when I get to drive to work with no doors!
I'll agree with what you are saying. Yeah, it might be a little rough on the road but we all knew that when we bought our jeeps. Truthfully I love the ruggedness. Its just a constant reminder of its off road ability. I would never trade my jeep for an FJ. I like the doorless and topless ability.
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What' with this pile of shat?
You did see that this video is posted on YouTube by user name "sellingtoyotas," right? It's a dealership. All of their videos extoll the benefits of Toyotas. This is an advertisement--not a review.
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I like the rough/ruggedness on the road as well. Fling it over bumps and rough spots in the road and it feels solid as a rock
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i did see one of these driving around manhattan the other weekend... First Drive: 2007 NCE FJ Cruiser Convertible
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If we are looking more at on-road performance I would take a Nissan Xterra over an FJ anyway.
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i like the fj's but dont regret going with my unlimited for a second...
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Hell, I went from a '95 Rio Grande to my '12 JKU. I don't know how an FJ rides, but my JKU rides like a damn Cadillac compared to my old YJ. Plenty powerful, smooth, and quiet, especially with the hard top on.

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I like the rough/ruggedness on the road as well. Fling it over bumps and rough spots in the road and it feels solid as a rock
I was just going to post the same thing. I don't worry about hitting potholes or bumps in this thing at all.

I just came from on 02 Corvette which was the opposite.

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