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  • Hi, X owners! If the rear seats are folded, and the front passenger seat is folded, is the surface smooth like a good bed, from the dash all the way to the back? Or are there any lumps, bumps, or protrusions, which would make it impossible to have …
  • Fellas, if you fold down the rear seats, can you, theoretically, have a good sleep in a Liberty? I know that rear seats don't go all the way into the floor. How much do they stick out? And what's the distance between the back of front seats and the …
  • Thank you, Edmunds, for the review. Perhaps, one important thing was not mentioned. This new Wrangler will be built in an all-new factory in Toledo. The quality should be really good, especially compared to the last Wrangler, which was built in a fa…
  • For the people who say "go with your gut and buy a matrix" psssh. They are the exact same car. That's what I know. But the extremely funny thing is that JD Power shows 2006 Matrix reliability at 4.5 stars (out of 5), while 2006 Vibe is listed at 3 …
  • bcMalibu99ls, We might can get close, but we really have no avenue to find the REAL TRUE COST of a car at the dealer level. ------- There are websites out there which list current dealer incentives, including dealers in Canada. That's a good sourc…
  • Their inability to make you happy doesn't seem to be interfering with their method of doing business. ----- But it certainly interferes with their bottom line. And if they don't understand it, the competitor gets my business. I won't be buying ano…
  • Perhaps, it's the dealers who have to embrace me as a customer, and try to adjust to make me as happy as possible? The last thing I want is to be patronizing a dealer who expects me to adjust my behavior to match his selling habits. The good thing a…
  • If I know the invoice price and all the dealer incentives, I know a dealer's real cost. I then would make an offer based on my understanding on what a dealer's fair profit is. If the dealer would accept and make a few hundred more, than if I would h…
  • there's Internet available these days. Customers can find out the invoice and dealer incentives numbers, and negotiate over email, which is much less confrontational than face-to-face
  • Some people here said that they prefer to deal with commissioned salesmen, as non-commissioned salesmen do not have the same interest in their jobs. But this is hardly the case. The vast majority of working people in North America do not get commiss…
  • This works for people who like to haggle and negotiate, and it doesn't work for the rest of us, which is the majority, I would imagine. And why would the average price be higher? The price is what it is, considering that some customers haggle well, …
  • In Vancouver, BC, we have two electronic store chains, owned by the same parent company - Best Buy, I think. One chain is called Best Buy, and the other Future Shop. In Best Buy shops, the salesmen are on salaries. No commissions. Very laid-back atm…
  • Subaru Tribeca is an astoundingly ugly car. There is one parked near a home not far from where I live. Every time I bike past it, I feel serious aversion. It looks like a monster with a square mouth and square eyes. It even beats Pontiac Aztek in th…
  • I believe Smart starts at around 20K Canadian here in Vancouver. Should be around 20K USD as well, I would imagine. Seriously, almost no one even looks at these cuties after several years of them being on the road. People got used to PT Cruiser, the…
  • I've sat in one, which was placed inside a department store as a prize or something. It feels quite roomy inside. The quality of the materials is quite high. These cars are good for driving in congested cities, because they get great mileage, and ar…
  • Don't count on getting anything bigger than a small child in the back with a normal person in the front seats. That's what 4Runner is for. Since FJ's wheelbase is 11 inches shorter than 4Runner, Toyota had to reduce internal length somewhere
  • Whoa, I guess it does pay to be a poor cousin of our American friends Get this, in the states one must choose a convenience package before they can get an off-road package for FJ. But in Canada, it appears there's different, more affordable packagi…
  • The last I heard FJ would be available at the end of March, and a total of 46,000 would be produced in 2006
  • You've got to compare FJ's price to the vehicles it targets: Jeep Rubicon and Xterra. Then you'll see, that a similarly equipped FJ has about the same price. Toyota knows what it's doing. Otherwise, it would not be where it is today
  • Toyota announced that pricing will begin at $29,990 for the base 6-speed manual, while the 5-speed automatic is $30,990. http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/06montreal/overview.htm
  • Thank you, Jackie I've seen these specs before. But I need INTERIOR length. It's just amazing that no manufacturer I know of lists interior dimensions of their vehicles (i.e. the length from the second row of seats to the tailgate, from the first …
  • Guys/girls, if any of you would see an FJ at an auto show or elsewhere, kindly measure the interior dimensions (the length from the dash to the tailgate) and let us know. Thank you!
  • Makes a difference in mileage! Why do you think every "gas savings tip list" includes "get rid of the junk in your trunk." Besides, with all that plastic, it could be more than a hundred pounds of weight savings. The brush guard is on the list of …
  • It could be that by putting plastic there Toyota is trying to achieve one or more of the following: 1) Decrease the weight and thus increase the mileage 2) Make it more pleasant for a pedestrian colliding with the truck 3) Prod you into buying an…
  • Guys, that's not a production model, but an auto show model. The production models won't be available for another 6 weeks. Then you can say for sure how much was cut. But since they claim FJ is the most capable off-road Toyota ever, it can't possibl…
  • Thank you for the pricing info, I haven't seen it before! Thus, it looks like a fully loaded FJ will have a MSRP of USD 27,700. This would be very nice!
  • If a fully loaded 4x4 FJ comes at less than 30K USD, I'd be very surprised. A base 4Runner is 30.5K, so I figure a fully loaded FJ would be about the same as a base 4 Runner
  • Since FJ is designed to compete with Rubicon and Xterra, there is no way that a similarly capable FJ would be 10K less. 3K less at best, imho. Most likely, the same price, especially with the dealers selling at MSRP. 23K you are most likely talking…
  • True, unless you make the front passenger seat somehow flat. In that case, I may have a solution
  • No, the seats in FJ don't fold completely flat. There's a slight incline at the end (close to front seats). I recently measured a 4Runner inside. 4Runner's back seats do fold flat. In 4Runner, from the back of the front seats to the tailgate the l…
  • Did you have a chance to see how much forward the front seats tumble? The FJ's front passenger seat doesn't tumble completely flat, like in Xterra, does it?
  • "A boulder-friendly approach angle of 44.3 degrees and breakover angle of 25.4 degrees, along with a 40.4 degree departure angle, once again make the 2007 Jeep Wrangler the most formidable off-roader." 44 degrees approach, and 40 departure!!! Whoa …
  • If you go to toyota.com and click on FJ, you'll get an option of "build your FJ." No prices yet, but you can choose the drivetrain, option packages, and individual options, many of them with descriptions. Looks good so far
  • Hmmmmm, since 4Runner has worse approach and departure angles than Wrangler, as well as bigger dimensions, I don't know how 4Runner can be so much better than Wrangler off road. FJ figures to be better than standard Wrangler, and maybe close to Ru…
  • Since FJ is designed to be taken off-road, are you not going to pay a pretty penny just for the styling? There are a few good-looking SUVs which will get you better mileage, inside space, and ride
  • If you want a plush ride and creature comforts, get a 4Runner. If you want a cheap off-roader, get a Kia Sportage. If you want a no-nonsense off-roader with good reliability, get an FJ. It's good to have choices
  • Looks like FJ is going to give Jeep Wrangler a run for its money. BTW, does anyone know if the production FJ going to have a folding front passenger seat, like Xterra?
  • I am so disappointed! Voodoo blue? What's next? Devil red? Witch black? Someone's not thinking at Toyota...
  • Edmunds' video promo is blocking a part of the messages on the right side. Please correct. Thank you!
  • A center AND a rear lock? FJ would give Rubicon a run for its money, it seems.\ Does anyone know if a winch would be available at a dealer's? I am not too sure what they mean by "SEMA Member products." on the sticker. Also, no mention of an automa…