2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser User Reviews

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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lostmykeys writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review
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Tough, solid... Toyota.

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Blind spots, back seat access, no map lights

lostmykeys
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My Fj Cruiser — Performance: Couldn't ask for better acceleration for a 4300 lb box on wheels. It's got the same V-6 as the base 4Runner, but variable valve timing for smoother, more responsive power. Braking and handling are, again, good for its size and shape. Off-road performance is stellar- I've driven tons of Jeeps, a hand-full of Land Rovers, and one Hummer H3, and it will go places (and get out of places) none of the rest could. Beefier tires and 4x4 helps. Build Quality: It's a Toyota SUV. Appearance: judge for yourself. I like it, some of my friends won't be seen in it. It doesn't look like anything else on the road. Blind spots took a lot of getting used to. Interior is no more or less than anybody needs. No leather heated seats or sunroof, and a cramped back seat, but great head room and driver/front passenger comfort. Water-resistant washable floor and cloth seats. NO MAP LIGHTS!! WHAT??? Cost of ownership: On my best tank, i've gotten 22mpg. The worst has been 16 mpg. Premium fuel will get an extra mile or two per gallon for most drivers. I used synthetic oil at 15K miles, and it was $60 for me to do it in my driveway with a K&N filter. Dino oil changes with a Fram filter are free at the dealership for 3 years for me. This car is a blast to drive off-road, and a tolerable road vehicle as SUV's go.

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BRUZER2 writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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Tuff, All terrain and fun to play around.

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should only be sold to those that want to have fun

BRUZER2
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I Will Never Go Back To Any Other Vehicle And If I Can Talk My Wife Into It I Will Get Another. — I have owned pickup trucks and SUV's, I have heard this FJ gets poor gas milage and on windy days you feel it and I have heard the seats are not comfortable. I love this vehicle and I call it the all terrain vehicle that will do anything and go anywhere. If you want really good gas milage buy a small car. If you complain about wind? drive any other SUV or truck and compare. If you don't like the interior? why did you buy this in the first place unless the dealer held a guun to your head. This is a vehicle that is meant for anything, anytime or anywhere without a problem and they are pretty comfy. I am 6'3" and 245lbs and this has more room than my wifes expensive SUV? This is a vehicle that will live on longer than any that try to compare and still look good. Craig

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Rednecktrappedinjersey writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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5

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If you want a big tough bruiser of a 4x4 this is your truck

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small back seat area, gas mileage

Rednecktrappedinjersey
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Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned! — I bought my 08 FJ Cruiser used. The previous owner had bought every option available including fog lights on the roof and bumper, the locking diff with a-trac etc. I really liked the fj's when they appeared in 2007 and decided when it was time for a new vehicle to test drive one. Loved it from the beginning! Immediately after purchase, myself, wife and son made a cross country trip to Colorado ( 2,000 miles one way) to see a family member who was injured in a serious car accident. I have to say that being 6'1 with long legs, this truck was The most comfortable to drive or be a passenger in. If you are looking for a Cadillac ride,,, this is the wrong truck for you, but it does ride nice on the highway. one tank of gas we got 24 mpg! all the rest we averaged around 20 mpg. This truck is solid, heavy duty, and ready to climb, mud, snow and Ice without any mods. I will never own another vehicle. My wife is 5'2 and at first was having trouble seeing until the she discovered the seat lift adjustment, now she loves to drive it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mohammad Sheraz writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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ITs performance and looks

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the interior is a bit lame but still its good

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Fj Crusier — Its performance is really good as a offroad vehicle it is better than yukon and tahoe, besides it is very affordable as in for gas , its appearance is very rigid and firm, it is a very fun car to drive as well.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Omer writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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how it look

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nothing

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One Rule, Your Rule — one of the best cars out there for a daily driving automobile the performance is not the best but its better than other cars like jeep, this car is very fun to drive because in the city you can drive over almost anything on your way

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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David writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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It's a beautiful rig that keeps pulling everywhere off-road

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Rear visibility is nil, especially with an oversized spare

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Best 4x4 Ever — The FJ is is so well built and performs so well off-road that anyone on the trail with you will complain you're going too fast and their teeth are rattling out of their skulls. All the while you'll be wondering where everyone behind you went - they can't keep up. Shoulda bought an FJ, chump.

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Mike writes:
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All pros

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No cons, but the white top being ugly :)

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Love Everything, But The White Top. — Even with the stock suspension and wheels/tires, it wheeled well, but with lift wheels and tires it's amazing.

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Kyle_T writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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4

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Handling on road and off. Power of the V6. Fun to drive.

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Blind spots, fuel consumption

Kyle_T
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Lots Of Fun For A Daily Driver Or Offroad, — I previously owned a 13 Tacoma and enjoyed it. However I sold the 13 Tacoma for my FJ, I will say it was a great swap. The handling of the FJ allowed me to feel comfortable on or off road. Aside from the fuel consumption it allowed me to go wherever. Giving that the FJ isn't exactly aerodynamic and is heavy a V6 is enough power but was expected to get poor gas mileage. When buying the FJ I knew that this was an obvious issue. If interested in a FJ don't buy it unless you have set your mind on the fuel consumption being what it is. I really enjoy my FJ and the uniqueness of it.

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mcsp writes:
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Us this a daily driver. Very pleased with the cargo space, amazing in the snow. Awesome to travel with.

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Cleaning the windshield is challenging without a ladder. Guess you cant have it all.

mcsp
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Safe And Lots Of Room And Love The Rugged Looks. — Over all very happy with the FJ. Love the rugged looks along with the interior. Very affordable to maintain. Lots of cargo space. Very stable in the snow as well. Visibility is amazing. Very comfortable to travel in. Looking to get into a mini van now is why it is for sale

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Krishna writes:
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4X4 Review
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off-roading

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Mileage

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Not A Soccer Mums Suv — FJCruiser is for adventurous souls. I like this truck a lot and enjoy my ride every single day. Ample of space to fit in all your junk anywhere you go. Offroad performance is unmatched and equally drives good on the road. Postive: Off-roading, reliability, King of the road(u feel), looks good, ample of cargo space. Negative: Mileage, suicide doors. Caution:- this is not a soccer mums SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Feel Safe In Any Part Of Town, Any Type Of Weather Or Time Of Day. By Pelicruise

Love this vehicle's feel, torque/ highway acceleration, ease of driving around town for relatively small size and large cargo space. Don't like that gas mileage is closer to 15 mpg than 17 or 21. TR... Read More

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