ICON FJ-44 checks in to Jay Leno’s Garage

ICON FJ-44 checks in to Jay Leno’s Garage

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Classics , Performance , SUV , Videos , Toyota , Celebrities , Off-Road Jay Leno is a big fan of ICON machinery. The comic and TV personality has already featured vehicles like the ICON Bronco and Derelict DeSoto on separate episodes, and now owner Jonathan Ward has stopped by the Big Dog Garage to show off the company’s latest creation: The FJ-44. Unlike the company’s other efforts, the FJ-44 isn’t based on any historical model. Instead, ICON engineered the four-door aluminum bodywork and has it manufactured by a separate supplier. The company’s workers powdercoat the body for a little extra durability and plop an LS-series General Motors V8 under the hood with up to 420 horsepower. If you want one, get ready to shell out $160,000 for the privilege. If we had the cash, we’d have one in the garage in a heartbeat. Leno seems impressed both by the craftsmanship and the vehicle’s on-road manners, though the clip below doesn’t venture off road. We imagine this creation would do just fine no matter where you pointed the nose. Check it out for yourself.

2012 Toyota Tacoma gets price increase, starts at $16,875*

2012 Toyota Tacoma gets price increase, starts at $16,875*

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Truck , Toyota Toyota has announced that its slightly redesigned 2012 Tacoma mid-size pickup will start at $16,875 (*plus $810 for delivery). For those keeping track, that figure is exactly $510 more than it was in 2011. That sum will net the buyer a Regular Cab 4×2 equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission . Opting for Ye Olde Four-Speed Automatic with the four-cylinder engine will add $900 to the bottom line, while ticking the box for the Access Cab will bring the sticker up to $19,665 with a manual transmission. The least-expensive Double Cab with a four cylinder and automatic (manual gearboxes are not offered on four-door models) will cost $22,175. The cheapest way to get into a V6 Tacoma is to opt for the PreRunner package and five-speed automatic gearbox for $22,760. Want four-wheel drive? Be prepared to write a check for $20,725 with the four cylinder (Regular Cab, five-speed manual) or $25,055 with the V6 (Access Cab and six-speed manual). Going for broke? Fill out the paperwork for a V6-powered Long Bed Double Cab with a five-speed automatic and be prepared to spend $27,835 for the privilege of driving it off the lot.

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