We often joke about Toyota taking its design inspiration from appliances, but this takes the cake. We wonder if the same messy result occurs when you flip over an FJ. [via TCL]
The old school FJ40 is a no-foolin outback monster. Totally unmodified it'll take you so far into the backwoods that if you break down, you'll need a helicopter to get out before you die of starvation.
The new one, not so much. It's an FJ the way the new Cherokee is a Jeep. A lot of the DNA is there and even some of the capability, but too much of the original purpose has been compromised for style and onroad manners.
If I wanted onroad manners, I'd drive a CAR, not an FJ.