The Toyota FJ Cruiser has always been a favorite of ours. For what it lacks in luxury or creature comforts, it more than makes up for in off road ability and character. Love it or hate it, there is no denying the FJ has a look all it’s own.
Though not as popular or widely known as some of it’s competitors from Jeep, Hummer, or the Big Three in Detroit, the FJ Cruiser can hold it’s own when the road disappears and the trail gets rough. And when you,re done, you can always just hose off the outside AND inside thanks to the weather proof design of the interior.
It will be sad to say goodbye to the FJ Cruiser. It’s been a nice 8 year run. Cargurus, a popular customer oriented online car shopping website recently published an article The 10 Best of Detroits Past where they stated:
“It looks like our next pick really has hit the end of the line: the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Unveiled at the 2005 show and put into production for the 2006 model year, the FJ Cruiser has earned a reputation for pure off-road prowess. Capable of fording over 27 inches of water and approaching obstacles at a 34-degree angle, the FJ Cruiser is one of the best off-roaders out there. What we really love about the FJ Cruiser, though, is what it symbolizes. At a time when everyone else was concerned with fuel economy and practicality, Toyota took a chance on a vehicle meant for nothing other than off-road fun. This approach worked at first—early sales numbers were through the roof. With time, however, FJ Cruiser sales began to fall. If you want a new FJ Cruiser you’d better hurry up, as 2014 will be the car’s last year.”
So we bid a fond farewell to the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Here’s hoping Toyota has it’s successor on the drawing board.