I Finally Got a Toyota FJ Cruiser and Here’s What I Really Think of ItJun 08, 2021
Rev your engines today I'm going to talk about the fj
cruiserand I'm going to answer the question
whatwent wrong with them and the funny thing is nothing went wrong with them so why aren't they making them right? T
hereare kinds of forces involved in that, but interestingly now they are coming back and they are starting to become collectors' items. Now this guy got a good deal. Just bought this from a place that didn't understand them. He only has 75,000. miles and got it for 16,900 now if you notice t
hereare no dents on this thing it is in perfect condition it even has the roof rack look inside it is immaculate it has four wheel drive because it has the right transfer case .
Here you can put it on any system you want, including rear differential lock on all tracks. They have an excellent six-cylinder Toyota engine and a totally reliable automatic transmission. So why the heck did they stop making them? It was all market forces. call it suv fj means engine which is an f series engine but j means jeep so they made it more like their idea of a modern jeep and
toyotathemselves didn't actually do it they did it through their subsidiary hino, which is a company that makes trucks and bosses and stuff, of course they use Toyota engines and transmissions and everything in them, but market forces killed them for the price they were asking for so they were people who wanted that particular configuration at that time, now, of course.
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i finally got a toyota fj cruiser and here s what i really think of it...
The EPA had something to do with this demise because they are tremendous gas guzzlers because they are GP vehicles. All GP vehicles get horrible gas mileage. They are high in the air, so they are not aerodynamic. They are big old tires. There is more friction, but mainly they weigh a lot. This particular one weighs about 4,500 pounds, so you can't get good gas mileage in this configuration. Most people in the city will get between 14 and 15 miles per gallon with this one and are lucky if they get 19. on a highway now you could compare that to one of the most popular vehicles they make, a
toyotarav4, it weighs about a thousand pounds less and you get much better gas mileage, practically double on the highway, so everyone is worried about that and Toyota.
We simply decided that we are not going to make them anymore and with their interesting retro style they are starting to become super collectible items because everyone knows that they can run forever. I had a custom Houston that had 350,000 miles on it, this thing has 75,000 miles on it, there's a long way to go, chances are you won't find one with 75,000 on it, but you never know because a lot of guys buy these things and like They look like giant toys, they treat them like giant toys and they don't. I don't drive them much, this guy doesn't drive much either because he has a Toyota Sequoia with 305,000 miles that he uses for his daily driving.
This is your toy. He got a great deal. It is the loaded version. it has everything in it, the four wheel drive system and under the hood, look, it has class, it has hydraulics, you don't have that stupid stick and it has the variable valve timing v6 engine that Toyota makes it run forever and since it's an 07 you don't have to mess with those smelly timing belts, it has a timing chain, those things can last forever and it also doesn't have one of those shitty plastic oil filters, instead it has a very easy access oil on top. and the cool thing about it is when you change the oil, do it first thing in the morning and you know it's first thing in the morning, this thing is empty of oil, but when you take it off, it turns blue all over, makes a mess in your driveway, gets on the engine and stinks, no, that's why you want to change these things first thing in the morning, everything drains, you don't have to worry about making a mess, it has an abs system Of course you know it's a modern Toyota Air Conditioner that works perfectly well and
whatI like is that it has the old hydraulic power steering, one that lasts forever.
Two Toyota has excellent engineers, so you feel great while driving. I don't
reallylike the electronic power steering. Sometimes it feels unnatural, but man, when those things break, where you put the price on what it costs to put in an engine and reprogram the car to put it in, it costs a small fortune, and what if you lose half a mile per gallon? You know the gas hogs anyway. Who
reallycares that you're not saving that much on a big truck? Putting electric power steering on it just doesn't make any sense, of course, the reason most people do it is because it's cheaper to do, it's an easier production thing to do and it can all be controlled by computers, which is what they want, so let's go in and see if it starts like that.
It's a real surprise. It's a solid door from Toyota. He's purring. I'm being l7. It's old school. It has CD and they still work. There is a Toyota engine. from time to time you will always hear that little noise that is just the noise that normal cams make when they are 16 15 years old it doesn't shake it is working fine I like these black wheels with the covers they are nice and this thing has spent its entire life on Rhode Island, I personally thought I would clean it all up and cover it all over so it doesn't get any more rust, because even though these don't have frame rot issues like some of the Tacomas, you still want to do it. last thing, i would remove all the rust, recoat everything, no shaking it gently, it's a toyota shorts, not all of them have a backup camera, cool steering wheel, i have it locked to lock, does the four wheel drive system does? a sound no, this is not Ford or GM, this is a Toyota, they are well made and it is loud enough to make you feel like king of the world, but not too high that you feel like you are going to fall and here we go in Rhode Island. torture test to see how the damping system works and it's a tall vehicle, it's going to bounce a little bit but you feel totally in control my rear has no problem at all, it eliminates bumps pretty well, feels pretty soft.
You're not shaken, you're always going to have a bumpy ride when you drive a big old four wheel drive GP type vehicle, but this is as good as a ride, you're going to get one and of course these things. They are perfect for sailing along the seashore and if they let you drive on the sand you would have even more fun with a 4x4 and there you have the real mileage, this thing is not released yet, so let's see what it is. 15 year old sj
cruisercan run fine, just idle smooth, puts you back on scene, shifts a bit like a dream, lots of power, just make sure you have enough money for gas and it really turns on a dime, no problem . these Toyotas know how to do suspensions on them, they have been making these types of vehicles for years, this was just one that failed economically but not mechanically, cars made land cruisers for a long time and they started out smaller even smaller than this one and it got bigger big, but Toyota learns a lot when they make things, they are perfecting everything over time and I must say that the name fits with fj cruiser.
This thing is perfect for cruising, you feel like you can cruise forever and when you look around it's basically like a Honda item on steroids and you really have a great view of these giant side mirrors. They are not toys. I must say that Toyota subsidiary Kino Motors know how to make trucks. They've been making trucks and buses since, you know, 1947. or something right after World War II, so if you want something that's fun and fast, it can last forever, but you don't care about gas mileage. I doubt they'll ever bring it back with gas mileage restrictions and stuff, honestly I would.
You wouldn't be surprised if they brought it back as some kind of electrified vehicle, whether powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. People liked these things and that was the most important thing. They got a horrible gas sludge. Much space. They electrified it. They probably could do it. He sells this stuff like hotcakes and here are some additional questions and answers. Kylejason98 says: Can a mechanic cheat during a state auto inspection? Of course they can do it back when I lived in Houston there was a guy on the street all he did was inspect cars and fix them and he just got an inspection license so he could scam people on repairs and I had a customer who came to see me and a month before had had his car inspected at this location and had paid $500 or so to tune it up. and fix it so it would pass the test well and the guy is charging for the spark plugs, the air filters, all this good, well, he brought it to me a month later, it was running again and I checked it, it still had the original dirty spark plugs.
The guy just cheated on the air filter and it turns out that a few months later they caught him the department of motor vehicles, they sent a guy closed from the plane there and they saw that before they inspected the car, this was when they were doing the tailpipe emissions and They placed the sensor in the exhaust pipe. He had a rag that had kerosene in it and he would wipe it all over the end of the nozzle and then he would glue it on and of course all the hydrocarbons from that would make it fail and he would.
I would tell people, "I can fix your car today, but it will cost 500 dollars and he was just ripping them off, so of course they can cheat if they really wanted to, even the other way around, if you have a junk car, they can do it." ". Cheat to get his car through by putting a different VIN number and connecting it to someone else's car. Now some states have realized, like on the road here in Massachusetts, when they inspect your car, the inspection stations have cameras on. making sure that's the car being tested so they knew people were doing that and now they have a protection so they can't do it anymore, but of course humans are always
thinking of ways to avoid things, we're creatures very smart, so if you'll never want to miss another one of my new car repair videos.
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