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I haven't been in this site for quite a while, mainly, I guess, because my '07 has been running like a top without incident since I bought it.
In another thread I posted my gas mileage summary last year, up to about 41000 km. I still have all of the gas bills up to now, at 73000+, so when I get around to entering the info in the spreadsheet, I'll post an update there too. I know we didn't buy our FJ's for good mileage, but gasoline is the most expensive cost after our purchase price, so I still track it.

I picked up my '07 truck in July, 2006, and still have the original rubber and brakes. I have a new set of wiper blades in the garage, but the originals are still doing a fine job. My truck was the B or mid line model, and I wanted the OEM running boards, but Toyota didn't seem to want to sell them separately. I waited patiently and found a set from a new FJ that was replacing them with rails, and bought them for $240: a 15 minute install which produced an unexpected benefit: a noticeable decrease in road noise.

Still no paint chipping in unexpected places. No rust. No warranty claims, except for 3 or 4 small bolts above the rear bumper whose heads were rusting slightly, so Toyota replaced them. No cracked windshield, but I'm not too often on gravel roads.

New rubber is needed before winter. I likely will put on a more aggressive tire, but I haven't picked one yet. Pulling the boat out of the lake a couple weeks ago was the first time I've had to use 4x4 for that task.

I still get inquiries about when I might sell, but I expect to keep this truck for another 100000 km. It's still the best vehicle I've owned.
 

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Since my last post, I had to do a few upkeep items on the FJ.
I finally replaced the 3 front wipers last fall. And replaced the OEM tires with more aggressive tires at 96000 km.

In November '11 I had the brakes checked (still all original) while in for servicing at Toyota. They said I needed four new discs/rotors, new pads all round, and new front and rear calipers- about $2600+
A brake specialist shop showed me the error of Toyota's cash grab: rears needed new pads and rotors ($325) and fronts were good still at 50%, though he had to loosen one piston. Fronts brakes are still all original- I'll have them done in a month or so, and it'll still be $1600 cheaper than Toyota's quoted total price.
No rust anywhere. Paint is great. All bulbs and lights are original (since purchase in July, '06).
All four shocks show no sign of leaking.
Original exhaust system is in good shape.
Original battery.
Whatever that material is on the seats, it shows NO sign of wear and always remains clean. It looks better now than several of my GM Jimmy's leather seats after 6 months- the FJ seats wear like iron!
The height of the roof-rack still gives me some concern, when considering underground parking, since it is often right at the maximum posted height, so I usually find outdoor parking. It clears easily in my double garage, and I like the look of the racked FJ vs the clean-roof model, though I've only actually used it a few times.

Gas and oil and wipers and one set of tires and rear brakes- that's it for six years, this summer, in Ontario's nasty winter climate.
I now have 100,005 km on it. Still love this vehicle more than any car or truck I've ever had.

DJ
(My BMW K1200LT remains as my number one ride, however!)
 
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