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Honda's FJ Cruiser? [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 01-31-2019 12:05
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I'm not sure why Toyota discontinued the FJ Cruiser but I'm guessing it was from poor sales. This new Passport would seem to fit into a similar marketplace as the FJ with presumably less off-road ability and better overall packaging.
Having said that the FJ has to be one of my favourite autos in that category, at least to look at. I've never even driven one but it exhumes the ruggedness and masculinity that I would want in this class.
I think Honda could have taken this a step further and made it even further from what the Pilot is, in the same way the Element was different from a CR-V.
If I bought one of these, I think I would immediately go aftermarket to get a set of fender flares with 16/17" wheels and aggressive tires. Add some running boards and a roof rack to carry my Giant Anthem 2.

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Re: Honda's FJ Cruiser? [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 02-01-2019 10:06
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Honda may be touting this as a rugged adventure mobile but it's really just a shorter Pilot with some plastic cladding. No one looking to go off road is going to seriously consider this. It's not even in the same universe as the FJ Cruiser, or 4 Runner or Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The more I see and read about the Passport the more confused I am about who Honda is marketing it to.


 
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