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La Aduana: 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Since its concept debuted in 2003 the FJ Cruiser has received a lot of mixed feelings from the overland and off-road communities. It was designed to be a modern version of the legendary FJ40 and would emphasize off-road use instead of the roomy luxury of the modern Land Cruiser. While many people loved its retro styling and exaggerated lines, others felt that they created a very impractical platform that was uncharacteristic of the Toyota brand. Admittedly the FJ does have a few unfavorable design qualities; poor rear cargo space, difficult backseat access, and a blind spot the size of Africa to name a few, but its high build quality and impressive off-road capability have still earned it the love and respect of many enthusiasts all over the world. Regardless of how you feel about the FJ Cruiser, it is hard to deny that they are more than competent on the trail, especially when they are as well equipped as this one.

This 2007 Toyota is a thoroughly modified TRD Special Edition that has covered 85,000 miles in the last six years. The owner states that they spared no expense in making sure this truck was done right and from the looks of it, I would say that’s true. To improve the ride they installed a full custom suspension that lifted the truck enough to equip a set of 35″ BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires for improved off-road grip. In the front an ARB bumper houses a “top of the line” Warn winch for those times when things don’t go as planned, and a Safari snorkel will keep your engine’s air clean when dust or water could otherwise ruin your day. For extra storage the owner also installed a custom slide out drawer in the back that is lockable for improved security. Of course this FJ still retains its great factory features like a water resistant interior for easy cleaning and a rear locking differential to help you get through some of the toughest trails. With the price set at just $25,000, this truck brings a lot of bang for your buck and could make a great choice for your next adventure.

Take a closer look on Ebay Motors here:

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Here’s a look at what the seller has to say:

Up for sale is my 2007 1 of a kind FJ Cruiser special ops. This truck has been done right with no expense spared. It has a full custom suspension which is why the 35 inch tires fit so perfectly underneath. Unlike other Lifted vehicles this FJ is no bumpy at all. It rides better then stock in my opinion. It truly saddens me to sell this vehicle. The only reason i am selling it is because I have no choice financially. My loss is unfortunately your gain. Keep my info because in a few years I would like to buy it back if the opportunity presents itself. The buy it now is a steal and once the reserve is met it will disappear. Now for the specs and extras

  • Full custom Satin Black Exterior paintjob with all door jams, hood, etc
  • Full Custom suspension
  • 35 inch Tires
  • Moto Metal Rims
  • Bullet Stly 4 wheel drive
  • Locking Differential
  • Pioneer headunit with bluetooth and Navigation touchscreen
  • Pioneer CB radio with stealth install
  • Custom storage safe in the back with lock
  • All leather interior
  • Arb Bull Bar with custom lights
  • Warn Winch Top of the line
  • TRD Intake
  • Safari Snorkel
  • Custom Racks for shovels etc
  • Full size spare tire with TRD RIM
  • TRD exhaust
  • Too much to list!

No other FJ looks like this every time I stop I get a crowd around my car it is umbelivable. The car need nothing and I commute with it every day 100 miles roundtrip. IT is my daily driver. The body is perfect no dents dings or scratches, the leather interior is beautiful but has the normal wear of a 6 year old car, it drives amazing down the highway. IT does have the normal steering shake associated with the big tires but like i said I drive it 100 miles everyday so its def a great driver. If you have any questions please shoot me a text 518-331-6901. The price is set and its work every penny. This is worth over 65K new.

 

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.