Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Toy!

I've waited a couple weeks to avoid that thing like when you come back from a concert and confidently declare "That was the best show EVER!" only to realize a day later that, well, it was really pretty average. But I think it's safe now to declare: this is my favorite. Car. Ever.

I got the Toyota FJ Cruiser and absolutely love it. I just took it down to Rose River Farm and packed it full of fly fishing and shooting gear and it holds a ton. The Rodloft Pro holds my 8'6" Orvis T3 perfectly, with a couple of inches to spare at either end.

There's literally nothing I don't like about this vehicle. If you're like me and they've caught your eye for a couple of years (the color of this one is called Sandstorm), do yourself a favor and check one out. But make it easy on yourself - empty out the glovebox of your old car before you go, you probably won't be driving it home.


Joel said...

Sweet ride Ed! I have been intrigued by these rigs myself. I have always been a huge fan of Toyotas. What kind of mileage is the FJ suppose to get?


Ed. said...

I don't know what it's supposed to get, but my XTerra got horrible mileage. This seems to be about 1mpg better. First couple tanks seem to be calculating out at about 18.6mpg.