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Sent from Japan to conquer terrain all over the world, the Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the greatest off-road vehicles of all time. From the Jeep BJ to the FJ40, FJ60, FJ80, 200 series and everything in between; Join James Pumphrey he gives you the low down on Toyota’s legendary Land Cruiser.
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wrong wrong wrong,,after the 80,or first of the 100,they went to ifs.,basicaly,turned to shit..its a pity in u.s. you dont get the nissan,thats becouse toyota will sell vehicles anywhere to swamp the market.IF,,you had a nissan,gu 60,it kills toyota hands down.here in aus,people buy toyota becouse of the "said" reliablity,,but,,if you know anything about mechanics.id buy a nissan,jeep or any u.s 4x4 over a toyota.p e r i o d !!.
My favorite offroad story was when I took my Lexus ls430 yes it's a luxury car, offroad on a seasonal road that hadn't been maintained in years that consisted of loose stone and gravel and potholes the size of a quarry and I drove the damn thing for 20 miles like was in group b averaging like 60 mph lol
I still have my 83 FJ60 GX model bought in 1990. It has power steering, power brakes and air conditioning so pretty modern but rides like a truck. My wife wears a sports bra if she rides in it. It has been on sand dunes in the desert and red, rocky terrain that looks like Mars. Still going strong with only 350k km on it. Solid axle plus king pins, instead of ball joints, make the front end very strong. It also has an enormous, straight 6 engine that only makes 155 hp but has plenty of torque for any terrain. Very easy to work on the engine with all the space around it. The high ground clearance makes it easy to work underneath without a lift. I drove it through a river almost to the top of the grill and the water went inside the passenger compartment. My passenger, ambassador from the Argentine embassy, freaked out because he had expensive cowboy boots on. He raised his feet up and screamed , "The water. It is coming in."We pushed a big bow wave and made it through to the other side. We just opened the doors and drained it out. I didn't have a snorkel and thought it would stall since water was over the distributor, but it didn't.
Somehow I just noticed how all of the Japanese car companies have some form of “huge win”
Nissan: Skyline GT-R R32
Toyota: Rally mentioned above
Mazda: 787 Le Mans
*Not including luxury branches (Lexus, Acura, Infiniti)
First off is dude someone annoys me with his nonsense if it didn't have that it be more enjoyable to watch the video but besides that yeah it's close to a Jeep but no means beats it sorry I've seen the to go off road and I've driven both and yeah the Jeep is slightly better just slightly both were early 80s World from people off road all the time to wear life in Maryland and I've seen CJ7 landcruisers behinds landcruisers always get hung up on rocks and just cannot match the Jeep on the roughest stuff and sorry I don't care what anybody says I've seen it with my own eyes the Jeep 4 L even in the conditions they were in like I said they were old still run circles around the Toyota 6 Jeeps 6 or outlive it no doubt!
Not really. The Landcruiser started as a Jeep knockoff, transitioned to a early Bronco knockoff, and back to a Jeep knock off. The up side of Landcruiser back then was it was cheaper and didn't sacrifice reliability. The up side now is that it's become a luxury line with more creature comforts, but sacrifices off road capability and is crazy expensive.
Current LCs start at 85K, the JK Wrangler starts at 24K and the newer model at 29K. Hell, the most expensive Jeep configuration at 61K. You are not getting 24K worth of reliability, performance, and features from the Toyota.
I used to have a 1992 FJ73 when I was 18 that belonged to my grandfather. Never loved a car more, made you feel powerful. I imagine that car was the equivalent to women of an empowering man. I used to get into some muddy situations I shouldn't have. Once I drove it through a muddy and deserted construction site just to cut traffic. Sadly it was my mom's property so she sold it to ruin my fun. Women, huh?
What is interesting is that for serious rugged conditions in the bush, the 105 models for the 100+ series are sold with the solid front axle as an option. This is in contrast to the domestic US market where only the independent front suspension models are sold for the 100+ series. Independent front suspension will get you most places but, the solid front axle will get you everywhere...too bad that the 105 option was not available in the US. The 100 series of Land Cruisers are relatively affordable.
If the land cruiser had a bigger interior and better gas mileage, it would be my favorite car on the planet. It’s a Toyota so it’s reliable. It’s a body on frame SUV. It has a lot of features. It’s extremely capable off and on road. It’s styling looks pretty outdated but I like it for some reason
Mine , an 83 FJ60 GX that I've had since 1990, gets worse fuel economy than my Chevy Suburban and about the same as my Ford Excursion but much smaller inside. They are best for off road where the short wheelbase and sturdiness shines. That's even with the 5 speed manual.
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