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Very nice DG. BD is the way to go. Well, I'll be honest it wasn't my first choice, but it ...






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Old 06-14-2011, 11:24 PM   #21
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Very nice DG. BD is the way to go. Well, I'll be honest it wasn't my first choice, but it was the one that fell into my price range. I'd say she's a keeper. (take that how you want)
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Why did I want an FJ?

1. Because it was the baddest mother out there.
2. Cause they're a rugged SUV ... with comfort.
3. Its reputation and its legacy.
4. Toyota reliability.

I've wanted one since the day they rolled off the line. I love the old military jeeps and rugged looking vehicles, and that carried over to the SUVs of the 70s... I'd had a jeep ... but it just was substandard, not to mention the regular maintenance necessary to keep it on the road. Forget about upgrades ... frickin' Chrysler piece of shite.

I'd been researching and was ready to purchase, and lost my job in 2008.... and it's been a long, hard road back. Finally, on the road to recovery, every way possible, and I stumbled across my VDB by sheer luck ... I'd look at a lot of them in the Fort Knox/Louisville area, but all were way over priced.

Then when I was back in Columbus at end of May, and had completed all my errands and getting more moving stuff coordinated, so I did some online shopping. Low and behold, I found exactly the vehicle I've always wanted ...

I called to make sure they still had it, said I'd be over to test drive ASAP. Lived it ... but made it a point not to take my trade in, to five myself a night to think it over. I went and closed the deal the next day. It's not perfect ... it has some flaws that I'll clean up, but I love regardless ...

They had it on their lot for almost 2 months, and had dropped the price three times ... they gave me $3k for my piece of junk Dakota, and I bought a Toyota extended warranty, and the vehicle ... all told, got everything for $20k ...


BOOM!!

Love it every time I get in it. Damn near makes me cry.
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P.s. sorry for the typos. Stupid smart phone, auto correct bullshit.
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Why did I want an FJ?



I'd been researching and was ready to purchase, and lost my job in 2008.... and it's been a long, hard road back. Finally, on the road to recovery, every way possible, and I stumbled across my VDB by sheer luck ... I'd look at a lot of them in the Fort Knox/Louisville area, but all were way over priced.

Then when I was back in Columbus at end of May, and had completed all my errands and getting more moving stuff coordinated, so I did some online shopping. Low and behold, I found exactly the vehicle I've always wanted ...


BOOM!!

Love it every time I get in it. Damn near makes me cry.

good for you man.....I went thru a divorce that creamed me and caused the loss of my dream truck at the time a '98 Tacoma TRD.......took some time but I once more own a TRD 'cept this time an FJ that I love even more so... i understand your story...


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Above all else, I wanted a Zombie Crushin' Mutha for Post-Apocalyptia.
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Nice stories. I guess, minus the job loss, and the divorce, but at least the ending was good.
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Above all else, I wanted a Zombie Crushin' Mutha for Post-Apocalyptia.
hell ya.....if that happens i'll cut a hole in the roof for the 50 cal.



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Nice stories. I guess, minus the job loss, and the divorce, but at least the ending was good.
what doesn't kill ya only makes ya stronger is what they say....

i think it does make ya appreciate where ya are now and that's way cool...



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^^^ ya = you. in case anybody else gets lost like i did.
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^^^ ya = you. in case anybody else gets lost like i did.
lol ('laugh out loud' so none gets lost)
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