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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today? in General Discussion; Originally Posted by 99flhr For the ultimate in looking out tank slot windows, try a Toyota FJ, like driving a ...
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    Re: Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99flhr View Post
    For the ultimate in looking out tank slot windows, try a Toyota FJ, like driving a mobile bunker.
    I like how that's supposed to be a great off-roader. Kind of impossible to maneuver when the visibility is so piss poor and its hard to judge the front and rear corners of the truck. Plus its way too wide to fit down a lot of trails.

    I can put up with crappy visibility if its some radically styled, cool looking sports car like that CTS-V pictured. In your ho-hum sedan or SUV, this new high beltline, small window, poor visibility crap sucks. Worst offender is the Ford Taurus. For such a big car, it feels VERY clausterphobic inside. The previous 500 sedan was the same size but a lot bigger inside with huge windows.

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    Re: Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today?

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    I like how that's supposed to be a great off-roader. Kind of impossible to maneuver when the visibility is so piss poor and its hard to judge the front and rear corners of the truck. Plus its way too wide to fit down a lot of trails.

    I can put up with crappy visibility if its some radically styled, cool looking sports car like that CTS-V pictured. In your ho-hum sedan or SUV, this new high beltline, small window, poor visibility crap sucks. Worst offender is the Ford Taurus. For such a big car, it feels VERY clausterphobic inside. The previous 500 sedan was the same size but a lot bigger inside with huge windows.
    Visibility?

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    Well when you can run over any other vehicle on the road, it doesn't really matter, now does it?

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    Re: Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today?

    ^But with that, the terrain just conforms to you lol. Don't think that accidentally backing into that tree you didn't see is really going to matter with that beast. With the FJ, that's going to leave a good battle scar.

    All I'm saying is the FJ is the closest thing Toyota sells in the US market to a Jeep Wrangler. And its a pathetic pile IMO compared to a Wrangler. A last gen, reg cab, 4wd Tacoma is a much more capable vehicle off-road than anything Toyota makes now.

    I miss the old late 80's/early 90's Suzuki Samurai. That was the last real Jeep Wrangler competitor.

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    Re: Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post
    ^But with that, the terrain just conforms to you lol. Don't think that accidentally backing into that tree you didn't see is really going to matter with that beast. With the FJ, that's going to leave a good battle scar.

    All I'm saying is the FJ is the closest thing Toyota sells in the US market to a Jeep Wrangler. And its a pathetic pile IMO compared to a Wrangler. A last gen, reg cab, 4wd Tacoma is a much more capable vehicle off-road than anything Toyota makes now.

    I miss the old late 80's/early 90's Suzuki Samurai. That was the last real Jeep Wrangler competitor.
    You're right about the FJ. But I doubt Toyota sells the FJ as a hard core off-roader. I thought it just got some love from Retro-lovers after they presented this as a concept and went ahead for production.

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    Well when you can run over any other vehicle on the road, it doesn't really matter, now does it?
    In one of the Top Gear episodes Richard Hammond drives a red one and goed havoc on a parking lot, through walls and terrain (staged).
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70eldo View Post

    Visibility?
    Worst offender has to be the H2. It feels like you're riding in a chop top with 1ft wide A pillars. On top of that, the interior seems to be made of giant legos.
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    Re: Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today?

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    the interior seems to be made of giant legos.
    Wait, you mean it's not?!

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    Re: Does anyone like the high sided, skinny windowed, fastback styling of today?

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    On top of that, the interior seems to be made of giant legos.
    But... but I like Legos...

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