Great all-round vehicle
By Jim on
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Was hooked after my first drive. Handles very well for what it is. Getting about 18mpg by keeping my foot "out of it". Should get better mileage on the highway. Installed a K&N air filter and use Mobil 1 synthetic oil. The motor seems strong and is always willing to rev. It's easily handling the current No. Indiana winter. No problem, from mushy slush, to blowing thru drifted-over county roads. It tracks and runs well. Could use better visibility but you'll learn to drive with the mirrors. Ventilation could be better. Having a small issue with the paint job on the hood. I do plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time as it feels strong and has a basically good build design. I like it.
My favorite feature is the true utility nature of this vehicle. Brought some wood home for the stove one day, wife and I were out running the roads the next. Cleans up real easy. Headlights and heater are great. Nothing is fancy. No bling. All controls are simple and easy to operate.
Improve ventilation in back. Could use better visibility. Get the paint issues straightened out.