FJ Cruiser

Submitted: Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 18:39
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Heard the story about the FJ Cruiser is coming to Australia, checked in with the local Toyota Dealer and its true but as far as he knows it will only be in petrol, with the 4.0 litre Prado V6 engine , He doubts he will sell many as 80% of his sales are diesel.

Toyota Australia are crazy not to fit the Prado diesel, (the FJ Cruiser is based on the Prado chassis & running gear) , I reckon if there was enough intrest in a diesel they would have to do it.

Went shopping for another 4X to replace the 80 series a few months back & found the 76 Wagon too narrow inside (more like our old hilux) and could find nothing to replace the 80 so put a new Fuel pump & injectors in instead. ( Prado was too nice inside for me) but I love the FJ cruiser as it is all vinyl inside not that you would hose it out but it looks like you could.

I would not buy another petrol car but would seriously consider a Diesel FJ Cruiser. We had a good look in and around one whilst in US a few years back but could not snare a test drive.
Its nice & roomy inside & even tho I dont like IFS I would buy one if there was a diesel.

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/49986/toyota-fj-cruiser-coming-to-australia
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Reply By: RobAck - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:01

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:01
FJ Cruiser will carry the 150 Prado chassis and drive train and yes it is petrol only at this stage

Due for launch in March 2011

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Follow Up By: cycadcenter - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:48

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:48
The wheelbase of the FJ Cruiser is 100mm shorter than the Prado leading to a more choppy ride.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:21

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:21
I guess Toyota are looking for a particilar market to grab a few sales from,, probably not wanting to upset sales of prado's and 200 series. We will never know the real reason but there is a reason for the petrol donk i think.. we just think they are stupid!! They may not be, Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:24

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:24
I forgot to mention that Toyota also have that hose out station wagon bitsa they sell here also to consider, toyota have plenty of diesels you can choose from... Michael
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:30

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:30
Correct, I reckon they are going after Jeep Wrangler customers. Sales have been booming.

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Reply By: OzTroopy - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:22

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:22
One thing about the FJ Cuiser ....

Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder ... LOL

Also surprised that toyota is willing to risk its "so tough" & "unbreakable" fairie tale reputation by relaeasing a vehicle with known fatigue problems in a country where its going to be used for more than just lattee runs ....

Hmmmmm .... Or is it going to be used for more than just "latte runs" ??? ... LOL

http://www.google.com.au/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4SKPB_en&q=FJ+cruiser+body+cracks
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:26

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:26
Probably extra Latte runs.. Its all about money, To hell with the customer!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:25

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:25
Yep, latte runs are all it will be good for.
Look at the H3 Hummer - I've never seen one in the bush - see plenty around town. The Hummer and the FJ Cruiser will compete for the same market - peculiar looking 4wds that get used around town.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:52

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:52
The the petrol motor won't hurt it as it's never probably go off road, problem solved, no more cracks.! LOL
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Reply By: MattyA_LC105 - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 18:16

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 18:16
Saw a yellow one getting around Alice Springs a few days ago. Left hand drive tho so was someone who could obviously not wait for the imports.
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