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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I have been lurking for several months on IH8MUD. Thanks for the tip.
    Then you probably know the weak points of the car (head gaskets and the PHH) and what to look out for when looking to purchase. Also, although the 80 series look similar, there are some differences that make the later 80's more desirable, like the OBDII port found on the late 95s thru 97. This port is handy-dandy when diagnosing and monitoring the car's vitals.

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Houston- you are so Marin with this desire for a vintage Landcrusier.
    I also love the look of these.
    But I also like my vehicle to start every time I turn the key and successfully take me to and from my destination.
    I also like modern amenities like A/C that is cold, nice seats (in good condition), navigation, integrated bluetooth, and so on.

    Therefore I drive a car that is only 4 years old-

    But these guys could probably hook you up with something legit- https://www.resurrectionlandcruisers...2-restoration/
     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    With all due respect, some of you are talking about the car (specifically the 80 series Land Cruiser) like it's a 3 year old Pontiac. Yes, I know Pontiac's last year was 2010, but you get my point...

    My 95 TLCs has every amenity Boots2000 described plus backup camera (very simple head unit replacement), heated seats, the ability forge a 4 foot deep river - no shit - and get me home.

    Perhaps Houston's request for info regarding an FJ80 Land Cruiser (aka 80 series, built from 1990-1997) has been lost in the conversation. They are different animals than the 40 and 60 series rigs.
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    Yota Imports – Connect with the world outside. Every couple of months I’m on this site toying with picking one up.

    May not be as viable in CA as it is in TX but a couple of my friends own JDM Cruisers from these guys. Been very happy with them, diesel gets better gas mileage and could always be converted to biodiesel if you want extra green points.
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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    Houston- you are so Marin with this desire for a vintage Landcrusier.
    I also love the look of these.
    But I also like my vehicle to start every time I turn the key and successfully take me to and from my destination.
    I also like modern amenities like A/C that is cold, nice seats (in good condition), navigation, integrated bluetooth, and so on.

    Therefore I drive a car that is only 4 years old-

    But these guys could probably hook you up with something legit- FJ62 Stage 2 Restoration - Proffitt's Resurrection Land Cruisers
    It's an FJ80! It's designed to go 500k miles lubricated by raccoon piss with tied-together rubber bands for fan belts.

    I'd trust most well-sorted FJ80s to fire up and run forever over most newer cars. ymmmv. I mean, talk about hunting down simple battery drains on a newer anything...hard pass.
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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    For Sale 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ6 - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle automotive sale

    this one is down the street (so to speak) and over priced but I very good candidate for a new motor.
    Yeah but but but it's friggin' nicely done. Show him $12,500 in hand and run with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Yeah but but but it's friggin' nicely done. Show him $12,500 in hand and run with it.
    ha, it will need to have a bed for me to sleep in as we dont have a doghouse. I am looking for later models. However the highend shops make what they call a FJ140 which is a FJ60 body mounted onto a FJ80 chasis. I think I would have to add another 0 plus more for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    ha, it will need to have a bed for me to sleep in as we dont have a doghouse.
    We'll feed you.

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Shut up you guys with your boring life and your boring audi wagon ;-)

    As long as the FJ80 is sane there is no big risk. Sure a FJ80 is a barge, do not handle like a small sporty hatchback, use more fuel than a more modern car would do but it is comfortable enough, is virtually unkillable if properly maintained and can be daily driven easily. You guys are talking like Houston was about to buy a rusty pre WWII car he just found in a barn.

    At least it won't fail pathetically because of some electronic hazard like some newer audi wagon do (trust me we have ton of these in that small country in the middle of the alps).
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    All good as long as you’re ok eating the same as Sully.
     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    For Sale 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ6 - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle automotive sale

    this one is down the street (so to speak) and over priced but I very good candidate for a new motor.
    This is only slightly more expensive than a bike. It looks awfully blue but what the hell.
     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Shut up you guys with your boring life and your boring audi wagon ;-)

    As long as the FJ80 is sane there is no big risk. Sure a FJ80 is a barge, do not handle like a small sporty hatchback, use more fuel than a more modern car would do but it is comfortable enough, is virtually unkillable if properly maintained and can be daily driven easily. You guys are talking like Houston was about to buy a rusty pre WWII car he just found in a barn.

    At least it won't fail pathetically because of some electronic hazard like some newer audi wagon do (trust me we have ton of these in that small country in the middle of the alps).
    Thomas! I am surprised to hear this coming from you. I agree of course - Houston should definitely get a squirrel stomper like the Land Cruiser - but I thought you'd be recommending an electric postman golf cart for high efficiency and easy parking. Nothing like a 4WD vehicle to bring out the 'Merican in a European I guess!

    BTW Jeep has a plug-in hybrid Wrangler slated for 2020.



    I was also wondering whether this thread and the anti-snake talisman thread should be combined? Seems like the distance from the ground might be the thing...
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    I'm still advocating for a Subaru, preferably an STI, over this crazy idea.
     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I'm still advocating for a Subaru, preferably an STI, over this crazy idea.
    I am guessing that Thomas finds you boring also and would like you to shut up.

    Winky face makes it all OK.
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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    I think this demands the pop-up safari roof.

     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    I am guessing that Thomas finds you boring also and would like you to shut up.

    Winky face makes it all OK.
    Perhaps. There's nothing boring about weaving around traffic in an STI, though. And after almost 24 years of driving 4x4s as my daily driver, including multiple jeeps and toyotas, having a car that jumps when I want, stops on a dime when I need, and gets slightly above atrocious gas mileage is a joy. And don't get me started on the V90 Cross Country as an SUV killer.
     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    And don't get me started on the V90 Cross Country as an SUV killer.
    All the wagons are SUV killers. But people like sitting up high I think and for the moment are willing to pay for it.

    Most SUVs/crossovers are nothing more than tall, gussied up wagons.

    I hear ya on the nimble, quick cars. It's why I like my GTI.

    My neighbor 2 doors to my north has an early 1980s Land Cruiser. I covet my neighbor's Land Cruiser.
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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    We recently replaced a Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 with a V90 CC wagon. The V90 is better in pretty much every way for regular (non offroading) usage.
     

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    Default Re: thinking about buying a FJ80 Land Cruiser.

    an FJ80 would be the perfect daily driver for hauling your FS MTB to the muti-use path.
     

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