I love my FJ. It's a mini tank! I have 215,000 miles on it. Everything still works great! I would buy a new one today if they still made them. One negative is limited visibility rear and sides. You have to get use to that situation for safety. The spare tire, hanging off the back door, always gave me the feeling that someone was tailgating me . I never felt that to be a problem. It actually kept me on my toes.
Great vehicle and fun to drive. Very stable on the highway and on curves. Does not feel top heavy like you would think that it would. Dealer support when check engine came on was lacking. Replaced 2 oxygen sensors per their diagnosis. Neither fixed the check engine light. Went back for a third visit and they said it must be a catalytic converter, a $900 repair. I've just been ignoring the check engine light since, about 10,000 miles ago and it still runs great! Maybe a piece of black tape over the light is all the repair that is needed. I would highly recommend this vehicle and am glad that I bought this one. I bought it with 52k miles and it now has 165k and still runs great!
I took the decision to buy an FJ because is very practical when you have kids; every time the kids spill water or any other liquid its really easy to clean up. Kids can't open the back door or roll down the rear windows. The privacy glass prevents the sun in kids face.
I buy the 2x4 version which I first regretted, but living in LA and with small kids it's a little difficult to go off road anyway.
I took it to a Baja trip for a total 3,000 miles (very little off road) and it's very comfortable and smooth.
The looks, plastic floors, waterproof seats and privacy glass.
The OEM roff rack needs to be more useful had very little place to hold and the ribs support only 175 lb. Include two or three Ac outlets. Non premium gas
Well, so far I am impressed with my purchase. I purchased the FJ about 2 1/2 weeks ago and it is running great. The fuel economy isn't the best, but it isn't the worst. I've been getting about 20.5 on the highway and 18 in the city. Which to me isn't too bad, in my 99 S10 truck I received 20/16. I don't have the 4WD, didn't need it. I like the FJ because of its look and comfort. Yes, it is hard to get in the back, but I'm not driving other people around all of the time. So far, great experience and I love the FJ!
I like the back up sensor, the head room is awesome, and the overall look of the car is cool.
Obviously the view. I put on the add-on mirror things and it has helped. I personally don't use the mirrors that often because I always look over my shoulder.