Today’s seller Good price or no dice Special Edition FJ Cruiser says they will accept Bitcoin in exchange for the title. We have to decide what the hell that means in hard cash.
In the 1985 comedy volunteers, Tom Hanks plays a pompous rich guy (what else?) forced into the Peace Corps because of gambling debts. Hanks’ character is sent to build a bridge for a village in Thailand, but once he meets the villagers, he announces to his staff, “It’s not that I can’t help these people. I just don’t want to.â€
A similar emotion ran through the comments on yesterday 2012 Chrysler 200 Hardtop Convertible, with many of you saying that while the $10,999 price tag was a decent deal, logically no one should buy the car because of the model’s reputation for being awful. This ambivalence was reflected in the car’s 56 percent nice price win.
the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser We’re not looking at a terrible reputation today. Additionally, it’s one of those examples of a show car that managed to jump off the slide and escape into the wild.
The truck began as a concept for the 2003 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The response to the concept was so strong that Toyota brought back a production edition just two years later. The design that proved so popular was a retro mod riff on Toyota’s classic two-door FJ40 Land Cruiser. That’s where the truck got its otherwise inscrutable name. Unlike the classic FJ, however, the modern FJ features half-doors behind the main portals for easier rear access in the manner of the Honda Element and others.
This is a Trail Team Special Edition, meaning it’s pretty much optional in the Wazoo. The Trail Team package starts with the off-road performance TRD feature set, which uses the same 16-inch alloys and Bilstein shocks, and then adds a healthy dose of black color to the grille, body panels and accessories.
The Trail Team Special Edition was offered in a single color each model year, and for 2012 that was Radiant Red over the blackout trim. In all, Toyota built 2,500 Trail Team FJs for 2012.
The exterior of this one appears to be in excellent shape with no signs of war wounds that have gone ‘deep in the bush’. It wears model-specific BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires that seem to have plenty of meat. In fact, the replacement part still seems to have its manufacturing template on the tread.
More goodies can be found in the cabin. The anthracite and red theme might not be for everyone and the fake industrial design of the dashboard hasn’t aged well, but few would argue about the condition or cleanliness of this truck’s presentation. And yes, this beer tap is the stock turnover.
We don’t have details on the truck’s mechanical systems, but come on, it’s a 135,000-mile Toyota that’s just a hair over 10 years old, how bad could it be? The engine is a 260hp 1GR-FE 4.0 V6, here mated to a five-speed automatic. The permanent 4WD system, along with the frame to which it is bolted, was derived from the Prado for the FJ. This is equipped with Toyota’s A-TRAC traction control system for ground work at extremely low speeds.
The title is clean and the seller says it will accept bitcoin in lieu of cash for the truck’s asking price of $27,999. Well, to be honest, I don’t even really know what bitcoin is, other than it seems to be some kind of amorphous concept, like NFTs or Russia’s military strength. How about we just let it rain in good old fashioned dollars?
With that in mind, what do you think of this Trail Team FJ and the $27,999 price tag? Does that seem like a deal given the gear and condition? Or at this price is it just a cross for a lose?
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