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It doesn't matter if you're looking for a vehicle to take serious off-roading or just on weekend camping trips, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV covers all the bases. It even makes a very livable daily
No one will argue that the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV isn't fun, but it does have a number of practical drawbacks including poor fuel economy, some wicked blind spots and a not-so-roomy cargo hold.
Surprisingly, we found the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV to be as equally welcome on road as it was off. With the exception of the poor side visibility and rather annoying 41.8-foot-wide turning circle, the FJ Cruiser is as enjoyable to drive as any Toyota crossover or pickup. Venturing off road gave us a chance to really fall in love with the FJ, and fall we did. The 32-inch tires, 9.6 inches of ground clearance, steep approach and departure angles and electronically controlled traction control permit the FJ to go over just about anything it can
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By John (CO) on Monday, June 17, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "An absolute solid and dependable tank."
Cons: "Wish it had a larger fuel tank."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"2012 Manual 4X4. I live in a rural area and got this vehicle for commuting into town and weekend chores. I will admit vehicles at our house get used (and occasionally abused). My daily commute into town is 70 miles round trip about half of which is back country dirt roads. Additionally, I had traded in my small pickup for this FJ so I picked up a utility trailer to make up for a lack of a truck bed and it gets used almost every weekend for chores or the occasional run up to the hills with the ATVs. I have to admit this is the first Toyota I have every purchased but have been so impressed I'll probably take my wife to look at what else they have when it is time to replace her vehicle. This thing has been run hard since the day I picked it up and I haven't had any problems yet. As far as the blind spots - I am already used to driving with mirrors (as opposed to turning my head)so I haven't really noticed an issue."
By GWild (AZ) on Sunday, June 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "Is an off-road truck-does that well enough, but..."
Cons: "Its a Toyota - you get their non-support."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Wheel wobble from day one - steering wheel shakes side to side - as much as 1 to 2 inches at freeway speeds. Toyota Zone rep drove the vehicle and said, in writing, "This is normal behavior for the the FJ Cruiser." If you are thinking about buying one, think twice. This is my 2nd new Toyota - in both cases Toyota service and zone support have been the worst. The first one I force them to buy back within 30 days, 30 years later I gave Toyota another chance, but this one I paid cash ($35,000) and got stuck with it."
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