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jlscorpio
10-04-2006, 12:37 PM
A couple weeks ago I posted asking about Hummer H3's. **** 'em. Now I've narrowed my search for a bad@$$, non-family-truckster-looking SUV down to these two. The Dodge Nitro is just debuting this fall and I haven't actually seen any in person yet, though some have been reviewed by regular peeps, so they must be out there somewhere. Any expertise on either or both of these rides???

JBucc
10-04-2006, 12:38 PM
Got a pic of a Nitro?

jlscorpio
10-04-2006, 12:40 PM
http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_chicago/dodge/nitro/pages/01.htm

Cochise
10-04-2006, 12:41 PM
Toyota > GM

King_Chief_Fan
10-04-2006, 12:42 PM
A couple weeks ago I posted asking about Hummer H3's. **** 'em. Now I've narrowed my search for a bad@$$, non-family-truckster-looking SUV down to these two. The Dodge Nitro is just debuting this fall and I haven't actually seen any in person yet, though some have been reviewed by regular peeps, so they must be out there somewhere. Any expertise on either or both of these rides???

extend your search to include the Mazda cx-7. I don't know anything about any of these but I think they are all the same type of vehicle.

buddha
10-04-2006, 12:45 PM
The FJ Cruiser is HOT. I'd go that direction if I were you.

jlscorpio
10-04-2006, 12:45 PM
I've seen the Mazda...not what I'm diggin'

Rain Man
10-04-2006, 12:48 PM
Both of 'em are kind of neat-looking. Does either of them come in apricot?

Infidel Goat
10-04-2006, 12:49 PM
Save a lot of money and get the Honda Element.

SBK
10-04-2006, 12:53 PM
If you like to replace tranny's go with the dodge, if that's not your thing get the FJ.

NewChief
10-04-2006, 12:56 PM
This is a no brainer. Toyota makes the best offroad vehicles on the market.

The Bad Guy
10-04-2006, 01:01 PM
go american, buy the Dodge

Shove it up your ass.

Cochise
10-04-2006, 01:01 PM
Save a lot of money and get the Honda Element.

:LOL:

recxjake
10-04-2006, 01:04 PM
Toyotas recalls have doubled... they don't care about quality anymore, it will catch up with them very soon

Cochise
10-04-2006, 01:07 PM
Every new dodge vehicle looks like a clone of all the (ugly) other ones. :shake:

kepp
10-04-2006, 01:58 PM
Every new dodge vehicle looks like a clone of all the (ugly) other ones. :shake:
Agreed...that thing is butt-ugly. The FJ, on the other hand, has a kind of quirky look that I like.

Rooster
10-04-2006, 02:01 PM
http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_chicago/dodge/nitro/pages/01.htm

I can't believe you would even consider driving something like that. It's not exactly nice to look at. :spock:

Basileus777
10-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Save a lot of money and get the Honda Element.

The money saved might even be enough to cover the costs of any road rage incidents.

dtebbe
10-04-2006, 02:06 PM
If you like to replace tranny's go with the dodge, if that's not your thing get the FJ.

Exactly, I'll never own another fuc&ing dodge (my dad's words exactly when I told him I'd bought it). I had a 99 Durango with the "heavy duty" towing package. 5.9l V8 and option rear-end ratio. It was my wife's truck and never towed or went offroad. The transmission went out at 59k miles of soccer mom duty. First, and last, chrysler product I will ever own.

DT

kepp
10-04-2006, 02:12 PM
Exactly, I'll never own another fuc&ing dodge (my dad's words exactly when I told him I'd bought it). I had a 99 Durango with the "heavy duty" towing package. 5.9l V8 and option rear-end ratio. It was my wife's truck and never towed or went offroad. The transmission went out at 59k miles of soccer mom duty. First, and last, chrysler product I will ever own.

DT
Yep. My neighbor has one of their minivans. Not even 60K miles on it and its in the shop A LOT.

Rain Man
10-04-2006, 02:14 PM
An important consideration is what the FJ stands for. It would be embarrassing to buy it and then later find out that it stands for "Freaking Jerk" or "Frenulum Jockey".

StcChief
10-04-2006, 02:16 PM
FJ stands for F' Jake

JBucc
10-04-2006, 02:20 PM
Both of them are fugly imo. Get a Ferrari or something.

NJ Chief Fan
10-04-2006, 03:32 PM
Toyotas recalls have doubled... they don't care about quality anymore, it will catch up with them very soon


coming from some one who promotes GM, GM quality is even worse they dont care about the people as much as toyota doesnt care about the people


and another thing


lexus times 10 > cadillac

NJ Chief Fan
10-04-2006, 03:33 PM
http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2006_chicago/dodge/nitro/pages/01.htm


looks like those new Jeep Commanders

Joe Seahawk
10-04-2006, 03:37 PM
FJ hands down..

Rain Man
10-04-2006, 03:40 PM
and another thing


lexus times 10 > cadillac

So...Lexus >= .1*Cadillac?

HemiEd
10-04-2006, 03:41 PM
Exactly, I'll never own another fuc&ing dodge (my dad's words exactly when I told him I'd bought it). I had a 99 Durango with the "heavy duty" towing package. 5.9l V8 and option rear-end ratio. It was my wife's truck and never towed or went offroad. The transmission went out at 59k miles of soccer mom duty. First, and last, chrysler product I will ever own.

DT


Yep. My neighbor has one of their minivans. Not even 60K miles on it and its in the shop A LOT.

I had a Toyota that owned me, I did not own it. I had a Misubishi that owned me. My daughter had a Honda that owned me.
I have owned over 40 Chrysler products, never had the problems that the Jap cars had.

ferrarispider95
10-04-2006, 03:53 PM
So...Lexus >= .1*Cadillac?
That's what I came too, also - lexus must be a piece of sh*t

redbrian
10-04-2006, 03:55 PM
I guess if you’re a 14 year old boy into anime or a cheerleader / sorority girl the FJ is for you.

Don’t buy the crap about the Dodge tranny; I’ve seen several Dodges go well over 200,000 miles on one tranny.

Hell my dad ran his Dodge truck for over 300,000 city driving (he owned a paper route for the Star) on the same tranny.

I would go with the Dodge it has a lot more testosterone and style.

http://cars.ign.com/articles/587/587498p1.html

“Toyota FJ Cruiser
Legendary name, anime-inspired design. “

“We think that the FJ Cruiser's design will appeal more to cheerleaders and former sorority girls looking for some extra space to carry their friends, dogs and (get ready for the sexist stereotype…) shopping bags. It just looks to "cute" for us to consider the FJ Cruiser a "rugged" vehicle. But then, we come from a town (Los Angeles) where the majority of Hummer H2s are driven by soccer moms that spent their college years in a sorority.”

burt
10-04-2006, 04:00 PM
Toyota > GM

UM...Dodge is NOT GM.

Psyko Tek
10-04-2006, 04:04 PM
I'm a big mopar fan
get a magum with a hemi
has space and cool looks and a big block

kepp
10-04-2006, 04:05 PM
I had a Toyota that owned me, I did not own it. I had a Misubishi that owned me. My daughter had a Honda that owned me.
I have owned over 40 Chrysler products, never had the problems that the Jap cars had.
Doctor Z? Is that you?
http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncategorized/drz150.jpg

Big Dog
10-04-2006, 04:08 PM
FJ seems awesome. I ran into (not literally) one while 4 wheeling in the Rockies in August. Talked to the driver (who was hauling dirt-bikes on a trailer), he loved it. Cool design and features...suicide doors, good towing capacity, rugged interior, etc.

Went to Toyota dealership to test drive one and found the back seat has no legroom when the drivers seat is all the way back. (I am a big guy, have to have it that way). If it weren't for that I probably would own one!

Cochise
10-04-2006, 04:15 PM
UM...Dodge is NOT GM.

I floated that earlier but recx didn't even bite on it. He must know little about GM if he doesn't know that.

blueballs
10-04-2006, 04:28 PM
go with the known product
first time production models usually have problems
the Toyota resale is known as well

PastorMikH
10-04-2006, 04:28 PM
Toyota > GM



And since GM >>>> Dodge,

I'd go with the Landcruiser. Mine is 30 years old and still going strong. My dad bought it in 1980 and I bought it from him in '01. It has been VERY solid the entire time.

The Landcruisers through the 90s were underpowered but I hear the V8's are fairly spunky.

TinyEvel
10-04-2006, 05:09 PM
My opinion: Buy the Dodge for America.
or buy the FJ for you.

Foggit. I would buy the FJ. Actually, I think that was my reply to your H3 thread. Adn Itjhink I said something about using the saved money to pimp it out with the accessories.

Go for it. And get a CHIEFS license plate frame and window cling

The Bad Guy
10-04-2006, 05:24 PM
Toyotas recalls have doubled... they don't care about quality anymore, it will catch up with them very soon

The GMC Envoy I purchased was the biggest piece of shit vehicle I've ever owned.

PastorMikH
10-04-2006, 09:58 PM
My opinion: Buy the Dodge for America.
or buy the FJ for you.





Dodge = made in mexico

Toyota = made in the USA


Which purchase really helps out the USA?

Garcia Bronco
10-04-2006, 10:27 PM
The FJ would be awesome...but....no sun roof.

burt
10-04-2006, 10:36 PM
An important consideration is what the FJ stands for. It would be embarrassing to buy it and then later find out that it stands for "Freaking Jerk" or "Frenulum Jockey".


FJ denotes it's lineage. The late '70's Landcruisers model code started wit FJ. Old time Landcruiser owners refer to them as "FJ"'s.

HemiEd
10-05-2006, 03:38 AM
Dodge = made in mexico?

That is not totally accurate, we have plant 40 miles from here in Rockford. Many of the plants are alson in Canada. The Dodge has a very high percentage of parts made in the States by American companies. The parts are where most of the jobs are.

Toyota = made in the USA By Japanese automation with a very high percentage of Japanese parts.



Which purchase really helps out the USA?
The Dodge.

bringbackmarty
10-05-2006, 07:33 AM
This is a no brainer. Toyota makes the best offroad vehicles on the market.
not true at all. Try Rover, Jeep, then maybe toyota.

bringbackmarty
10-05-2006, 07:34 AM
Between the dodge and the yota I would take the yota though.

kepp
10-05-2006, 07:49 AM
And, if you get the FJ, you can paint over the "To" and the "ta" and make it say "yo". Try that with a Dodge.

KC Jones
10-05-2006, 07:52 AM
That Dodge reminds me of this car for some reason...

http://saladwithsteve.com/agcar.gif

Saggysack
10-05-2006, 08:46 AM
Mexico is in America.

It isn't called Central America for giggles.