So my mom has owned a 2001 Land Cruiser (100-series) since 2009 and absolutely loved it until my sister totaled it a few days ago. Now she needs a new car and, as you could guess, wants a 100-series. My issue is that I want to convince her to get an 80-series because they're usually cheaper, let me fix it up (we would get a cheap early 90s one to save money), get a job this summer and next summer (since I'm only 15), and let me slowly buy the car off of her so she can buy the car of her dreams. (Anyway, this is in my own interest because I love these things so much more than the 100-series.) Remembering her days with an 80-series, she didn't mind this plan until we looked on the 100-series forum and found that they all much prefer their 100-series over 80-series LCs for safety and reliability, which doesn't help my argument at all. Could you guys please give your overall opinion on this age-old debate? Is this a good idea, or would we be better off for a daily driver 100-series? Thanks in advance for the advice!