Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by imsobored, Dec 12, 2007.
Which would make a better daily driver and weekend offroader?
I'm partial to Jeep, but I am a bit biased.
FJ is a Toyota, and Toyotas are bulletproof.
Be prepared to be scolded by some in here for not considering an Xterra.
This is true. For a daily driver and weekend offroader, Xterra is cheaper, and more reliable. Not to mention more comfortable than the FJ.
And despite the 80's and 90's being in toyota's favor, they have really gone downhill in the reliability department.
I've been into the FJ since it came out, but if I had to choose, I'd probably just get an Unlimited Rubicon.
The Wrangler will probably be better off-road and there are less compromises in terms of style and function. If the FJ had rear windows that rolled down, or normal rear doors, or had better visibility, I'd pick it for sure.
potroast likes to spew shit. Dont listen to him.
Jeeps are troublesome...especially the transmissions. I personally wouldn't touch a Chrysler because of reliability problems. I do have an FJ, and I love it. Its very comfortable, and pretty peppy. Offroad, its been unstoppable so far.
jeep ... period.
I have had two toyotas. Both trucks. Both problematic. So on top of not-so-great engineering, it's a shitty body on a 4runner frame. Oh and back seats? Forget about that! Instead, you get a torture chamber!
i dont like the looks of the xterra so that is not an option....like the fj looks so much better
my opinion is that chryslers are crap. Its not like im saying Toyota is the best.
Fj, Toyota are bullet proof, the new jeeps are too pricey for what you get.
My jeep has been pretty damn reliable. 4.0's are bulletproof. Chrysler Automatics suck, but the NV manual trannies are pretty good. Only good auto in a jeep is the Aisin Warner AW4 in the Cherokee.
Enjoy the ridiculous blindspots if you get the FJ.
My dad has owned 2 Grand Cherokees. He got rid of the first one because it was a general POS. Considering it an isolated thing, he bought another one. It probably spent a month in the shop before we traded it after about a year and a half of ownership. I realize not everyone has as bad of luck, but Jeeps don't sit well with me anymore. You can't go wrong with a Toyota if you like the style of the FJ. I personally wouldn't want one, but I think they're pretty cool.
Theres some good Jeep bashing here, from Jeep owners!