Paul Casey And Sergio Garcia Hoon Around In World's Biggest Sand Trap

When I was a kid, we had these huge sand dunes up north near Traverse City called the Great Sleeping Bear sand dunes. As a young whipper-snapper, I would play on those huge hills of sand wishing I were conquering the in my very own Power Wheels Jeep. Unfortunately, Michigan's DNR didn't allow any type of motorized… »1/22/07 7:01pm1/22/07 7:01pm

Oh, What Higher Prices! Toyota Edges Stickers Up On Seven Models

The front office in Toyota City appears to have said "Hai!" and green lighted the NorAm branch of the super best number one awesome automaker from Japan to raise prices on seven ToMoCo models. According to the Associated Press, »12/15/06 1:49pm12/15/06 1:49pm

This is a move we can only assume is meant to boost numbers on the automakers already…

Yahoo! Driver's Kinga Philipps Takes FJ Cruiser Out, Comes Back SEMA- And Mud-Stained

Yes, we know Davey already drove the FJ Cruiser — and he did have a great review of a real off-road drive. But when Kinga Philipps, the Yahoo!/Current TV Driver channel's hostess with the mostest, took the FJ out into the "wilds" of ToMoCo's SEMA off-road course, it makes us stand straight up and pay attention in a… »11/09/06 7:18pm11/09/06 7:18pm

The Zen + Math of Rock Crawling in the FJ Cruiser

An ex-girlfriend with whom I still have somewhat of a volatile relationship lives in Birmingham, Alabama. This would generally be rather unimportant, other than I felt like I needed to go and stare down the city she bailed on me for. So when Toyota offered me and three other various internet personalities a shot at… »10/16/06 3:43pm10/16/06 3:43pm

From Toyota to You: FJ Cruiser Gets TRD Package, Camry Hybrid Gets Price Increase

While we were in Paris enjoying various anise-based cocktails, Toyota's in-house tuning shop, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) released some dirt on its Special Edition package for the FJ Cruiser. According to ToMoCo, $7,265 (manual, $7,250 automatic) will buy FJ buyers a couple of key off-road performance options,… »10/03/06 8:10am10/03/06 8:10am

Toyota Recalls FJ Cruisers Due to Rolling Stock Issue

Former Jalopnik guest editor Dave Thomas (no Pere Ubu, Rocket From the Tombs or Wendy's jokes, please) is over at's Kicking Tires, and as such, he kicked down the subsequent tip: Toyota's recalling a 9,000-strong crop of recently-minted FJ Cruisers due to a problem with the mounting of the tires on FJs that… »6/29/06 7:15pm6/29/06 7:15pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Part 1

Who the Hell thought of the Labradoodle? Letting a Labrador and a Poodle do the wild thing — on purpose — strikes me as about as advisable as marrying off Adriana Lima and Pee Wee Herman. Or, if you prefer, building a hard core off-roader and tarting it up to look like a hipster's Hummer. But hey, if General Motors… »5/03/06 11:37am5/03/06 11:37am

FJ Cruiser Spotted in Hell, Er, the Tri-Valley Area

You know, we did a decade in the East Bay, all of it on the east side of the Culture-cut Caldecott Tunnel, for which we got mad poo from the other punx. But c'mon, Aaron Cometbus didn't write a song called "Emeryville by the Bay" now, did he? Anyway, long story short, an FJ Cruiser was spotted in San Ramon, which has… »3/07/06 7:16pm3/07/06 7:16pm