GET AN FJ
My folks bought one when they first came out, I think theres is #402 or something, but it is an absolute gem. I rally that thing around quite a bit, whether goin campin with them or just rallyin to go boatin somewhere, it really is the perfect vehicle.
its equally at home on the interstate, passing people going uphill with the AC on and you dont even miss a beat, but then you can throw it at some pretty hardcore roads too and it will do fine. lots of space, FUN to drive.
they have the stock rack on theirs and it works great, we've strapped as many as three kayaks and two inflated duckies all vertically placed, plus a fish cat in the back, no sweat. the racks are a weird setup, the middle bar is higher than the back or front sou have to decide to "lean" shit forward or back. weve done both ways but i think the forward works much better if youre goin anywhere with speed. I dont even know if factory bars are that necessary but i guess they could be nice...?
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers