Here’s Why You Need to Buy a Toyota FJ Cruiser

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  • Published: 12 May 2019
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser review. Here’s Why You Need to Buy a Toyota FJ Cruiser, SUV review and SUV tour with Scotty Kilmer. Car show off contest winner Burrad and his 2012 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Edition. What it's like to drive a FJ Cruiser. This 7 year old SUV has tons of off road features and still retains it's value even after production as stopped. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   5 months back

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    • David Salman
      David Salman  3 months back

      New subscriber from kuwait, i own an FJ cruiser and it's Great! this Channel is amazing!

    • Liam Middleton
      Liam Middleton  4 months back

      To bad its not diesel

    • Andre adventure
      Andre adventure  5 months back

      Prob one of the best 4x4s ever . I will not buy anything else.

    • Andre adventure
      Andre adventure  5 months back

      @woodyfive0 then get divorced rather.

    • Andre adventure
      Andre adventure  5 months back

      @Just Another Important Person have you driven one before ? Prob the smoothest 4x4 ever

  • MrSottobanco
    MrSottobanco  1 days back

    The owner is well-informed and articulate.

    • MrSottobanco
      MrSottobanco  1 days back

      Great vehicle. Hey! Let's cancel its production.

      • MrSottobanco
        MrSottobanco  1 days back

        Terribly maintained los angeles roads.

        • Carlos Marroquin
          Carlos Marroquin  2 days back

          How do you feel about the 2014!taurus SE. FLEXFUEL?

          • Freeman Grace
            Freeman Grace  2 days back

            Brother, you have no idea just how lucky you are to have found such a low mileage gem. The FJs where I live would take serious dollars to rebuild at this point. But what you say does make for a good fantasy. We all hope Toyota will mass produce the FJ again, but it's not likely. Enjoy.

            • Dennis Gaffney
              Dennis Gaffney  4 days back

              I want one in electric

              • ijzerkoekie
                ijzerkoekie  1 weeks back

                This makes me breathe heavy. I would love the Ausie Troopy as well.

                • Jose Quevedo
                  Jose Quevedo  1 weeks back

                  I just got one a week ago

                  • Stephen Hope
                    Stephen Hope  1 weeks back

                    Heres mine in El Dorado NF

                    • Djcylo dot com
                      Djcylo dot com  2 weeks back

                      I own 2 and I cant wait for toyota to bring this baby back to get it.

                      • Dogs 4 Home protection
                        Dogs 4 Home protection  2 weeks back

                        Nice Dog's! Are they American Bulldogs?

                        • Joseph Smith
                          Joseph Smith  2 weeks back

                          If They were so great they'd still ne producing them but they aren't so great....at all.

                        • nunya beeswax
                          nunya beeswax  2 weeks back

                          Beautiful ...

                          • Robert Lee
                            Robert Lee  3 weeks back

                            I need something for the flooding In Houston have to pick between manual fj cruiser or Range Rover evoque. Awd vs 4wd

                            • Leonard Jensen
                              Leonard Jensen  3 weeks back

                              Poorly designed vehicle ,poor visibility, too many blind spots . Mechanically it is very sound . I have owned two toyota trucks . I wish there was an aftermarket mirror to improve visibility.

                              • Feels
                                Feels  3 weeks back

                                My mom bought one of the first ones in Washington State. It's very beat up now despite her never getting in a crash and it has a ton of problems.

                                • Russell Haynes
                                  Russell Haynes  4 weeks back

                                  great job man, Im in market for one. But I may have missed, what year is yours? 2012? Any difference in the 2014? last year they made in USA

                                  • Nick thedick
                                    Nick thedick  4 weeks back

                                    LOVE my FJ! had it nearly 10 years and I could get 80% of my money back now if I had taken better care of it lol. Mine gets used for it's intended purpose and it has held up wonderfully. I've put over 150k miles on it trouble free. If you're looking at getting a manual transmission the gas mileage is 18 tops and I get 14 to 16 with aggressive tread. The auto has a higher running gear ratio for higher milage but the 6 speed is more geared for off road.

                                    • j freed
                                      j freed  1 months back

                                      I wish these were still inexpensive!

                                      One gent I spoke to won his new FJ in a contest, it's that nice vintage racing blue.
                                      All that sucks is the rear seating and easily breakable windshield. And visibility. And fuel economy. Ahh screw it I still want one.

                                      • Anthony Rosa
                                        Anthony Rosa  1 months back

                                        I wish my 4runner had that hand operated emergency brake. I cant understand why they felt the need to clutter up the floor with a foot brake for the E brakes. My big booted feet always get caught on it. Nice ride dude!

                                        • Giga Grigolia
                                          Giga Grigolia  1 months back

                                          I have 3 kids and it's perfect for family! me and my wife in front, kids in back, I'm not worried that they will open doors or tilt down windows while driving. Also raw plastic interior fits perfectly as I'm not worried if my kids will scratch anything inside. When I'm driving it I feel comfort and cool + super practical for family, perfect combination.

                                          • MOLLY APRIL
                                            MOLLY APRIL  1 months back

                                            My favorite car!!! The only reason I have not bought it yet just because of the two doors. My daughter does not like to go to back seat from front door😤😓 I never understand why Toyota stops making it, so sad😭😭😭

                                            • Jeff Steffen
                                              Jeff Steffen  1 months back

                                              I have an 07 FJ with a manual six speed. I bought it used and it's lack of must have soccer mom options is what appealed to me. If I wanted a family mobile with plenty of window space for a stickman decal family, interactive touch screens, dvd players, and other assorted nonsense, I would have bought a minivan. A buddy of mine with kids doesn't like it because "it's to hard to get my kids in and out.: Cool...your little booger eaters don't have to ride in it and my car will never had that nasty child smell rolling from the back. It is very capable in the snow and mud.
                                              I installed a three inch coil over suspension lift with beefed up upper control arms to further its off road and unplowed, snow covered road performance. I have taken it on remote camping trips with other buddies. There is plenty of space and plenty of off road features to get you to secluded spaces in national forests and back. If you are looking for a mall cruiser, school board safari, or grocery getter, this vehicle isn't for you. If you are looking for something with genuine off road potential, an FJ Cruiser might be a good option for you.

                                              • Jeff Steffen
                                                Jeff Steffen  1 months back

                                                in case anyone was wondering, mine is equipped with full time 60/40 4WD drive which can be changed to a 50/50 split with a transfer case shift lever next to the transmission shifter. It also has A-Trac and a locking rear differential.

                                            • Tony G
                                              Tony G  1 months back

                                              i sold my 2014 2 years ago for 30k.. with 55k miles and we bought it for 35k. only sold it because i bought i tesla... well i last fall i bought a 4runner.. and just sold my tesla last month. loved my FJ, and honestly if i could go back, wouldve never sold it

                                              • Un5t0pPa8l:3 LU
                                                Un5t0pPa8l:3 LU  1 months back

                                                Wait, is it actually a v tec??

                                                • Un5t0pPa8l:3 LU
                                                  Un5t0pPa8l:3 LU  1 months back

                                                  One of the very few toyotas that I actually see my self attracted to and buying,.

                                                  • Jancarlo Loza
                                                    Jancarlo Loza  1 months back

                                                    I just got an Fj today. It is a 08 model, 104 k miles. I love this thing. Hoping, with a lot Of confidence, that it will last several years with us. Thank God.

                                                    • dellydel 254
                                                      dellydel 254  1 months back

                                                      Jancarlo Loza looking at one right now 131k 1 owner

                                                  • G_ Skul
                                                    G_ Skul  1 months back

                                                    Nice vehicle. Shares several design features with Honda Element but with a bit more pizzaz, power and off-road capability; both vehicles should had been allowed to evolve.

                                                    • Julie I AM
                                                      Julie I AM  1 months back

                                                      No wonder they stopped making the FJ, they last too long, no money to be made🤔

                                                      • sunnibird
                                                        sunnibird  2 months back

                                                        This is one of the most uncomfortable vehicle I've sat in.

                                                        • Kevin Howell
                                                          Kevin Howell  2 months back

                                                          1 thing you faled to mention is that it has a very bad blind spot

                                                          • Kevin Howell
                                                            Kevin Howell  2 months back

                                                            But I am not knocking Toyota. I worked for a Toyota Dealership. Was an
                                                            amazing experience. I leaned alot fro Collingwood Toyota Canada

                                                        • يمني مطنوخ
                                                          يمني مطنوخ  2 months back

                                                          Why don't you translate Arabic?

                                                          • BASE line
                                                            BASE line  2 months back

                                                            learn English instead

                                                        • mrARP3
                                                          mrARP3  2 months back

                                                          Scotty what do you think a new FJ will do to the value of traditional FJ Cruisers? Your opinion will determine if I buy one or not. Will it make them more or less valuable? Toyota's already released a version in Japan, and it's widely thought to be introduced here in the next year or two. What say you?

                                                          • D G
                                                            D G  2 months back

                                                            I seriously doubt that the Kelly blue book would appreciate the value of this vehicle.

                                                            • MathORTIZ
                                                              MathORTIZ  2 months back

                                                              magnuson supercharger....

                                                              • Day that Fallows
                                                                Day that Fallows  2 months back

                                                                Ohhh Jesus, 4Ruuner and FJ curser are just same damn thing, you don't need FJ..they don't make them anymore...

                                                                • Jeff from Juneau
                                                                  Jeff from Juneau  2 months back

                                                                  Great vehicle, but not perfect. Visibility is not great, lots of blind spots, and for an off-road vehicle, particularly a rock crawler, you need to see what's ahead of you. Nearly vertical windshield means lots of rock chips. Premium fuel is recommended and real world mileage averages around 18 mpg. Not economical at all. They were discontinued for a reason, the 4Runner is equally capable off-road and more practical in terms of interior space.

                                                                  • Richard Wall
                                                                    Richard Wall  2 months back

                                                                    That is true, but Not everybody wants something as big as a 4Runner on the trail .

                                                                • Andrew Chabalko
                                                                  Andrew Chabalko  2 months back

                                                                  Bring it back!

                                                                  • Red Planet
                                                                    Red Planet  2 months back

                                                                    Much more reliable than Jeep

                                                                    • Roger Whiting
                                                                      Roger Whiting  2 months back

                                                                      Maybe if you could see out of the back of it...

                                                                      • Boomer Sooner
                                                                        Boomer Sooner  2 months back

                                                                        I want those rims on my Tacoma

                                                                        • SoldiersHonorUSA
                                                                          SoldiersHonorUSA  2 months back

                                                                          Mr. Kilmer
                                                                          I have a suburban 95 5.7 1500 4×4. I have replaced the speedometer pressure sensor also the oil pressure pump still show up nedle over 65 almost 80. But after awhile goes down to 40 when I'm stop then I hit gas pedal and goes all the way to 65 almost 80...can you please help me with a tip .. mechanic trying to Bill me with hundreds of dollars. I'm from Florida if you near I'll go to you. Thank you
                                                                          Gino

                                                                          • gmee123
                                                                            gmee123  2 months back

                                                                            meh, if you aren't going offroading, i don't see the need for this vehicle. Interior looks cramped and ugly as hell colors

                                                                            • Роман Капітанеч

                                                                              Ayyyy Detroit that’s where I am from

                                                                              • Dustin Eward
                                                                                Dustin Eward  2 months back

                                                                                Cameras have microphones. You don't have to scream loud enough for me to hear you from the filming location. I'm not watching/listening at that time anyway...

                                                                                • Emery Cole
                                                                                  Emery Cole  2 months back

                                                                                  Like the FJ and similar with my Avalanche! 2 unique and keepable rides.

                                                                                  • phillip williams
                                                                                    phillip williams  2 months back

                                                                                    Subaru crosstrek 2014 control arm right side remove and replace