There is no such thing as perfect! If you think you find it, you'll find out you were wrong a few months later. Shoot for "good enough." Same applies to real estate, wives, and jobs.Thanks guys for all the responses ! I guess I should clarify a few things ! I cannot afford a 2021 200, it would be a few years old of course and with my price range I could only afford one with around 80-100k, I do wheel but nothing that a stock 4x4 couldn’t handle, but like some of you I’m always looking for that vehicle that would be “perfect” looks like I’ve got some thinking to do . My worry is i would end up babying a 200 series too much. And would miss having the option between the FJ and the 80.
Agreed. Ultimately it's just cheaper and less headache to find a nice 100 with the 2UZ-FE or a 200. Honestly the power is the biggest reason why I didn't go with larger tires either.I love my 80 but damn, it'd be nice to have some adequate power under the hood. I was looking for a 200 when my 80 came along and seduced me. I love the truck but hate the lack of power, and while it can be increased, it's expensive. Hope you can make the right decision that brings you happiness in the end.
The answer is no, you are not stupid. Stupid is making a rash decision that involves selling your 80 without consulting the diehards on the 80 forum.
If used 200 series cruisers were more like $20k, with 100k miles then it would be a good buy. At 40k for a used one I can only think of how badass I could make my 80, as well as how many vacations I could take it on.
Maintaining one in tip-top shape is death by a thousand cuts esp if you don't wrench.
Well I’m 22 , i have no wife or kids, just a German shepherd so maybe I should stick with the toys I got before I start getting myself in a payment buying a high class 200 hahaha. I’ve been convinced . Keep the toys and use the money on adventures
Im going to throw another option at you that no one has mentioned.Well I’m 22 , i have no wife or kids, just a German shepherd so maybe I should stick with the toys I got before I start getting myself in a payment buying a high class 200 hahaha. I’ve been convinced . Keep the toys and use the money on adventures
Parts for the diesels can’t be found at any local auto store , that’s the reason why I steer away from vehicles that were never available in the USIm going to throw another option at you that no one has mentioned.
Keep the FJC. Sell the 80 and get....
Another 80. Except Diesel 5 speed. Get the top trim. You can get LHD or RHD. Both have differences (RHD has fold in mirrors).
Why would you do that?
Because the North American 80's we got are a joke compared to overseas. They got better amenities, a more powerful and economical engine, and a manual.
You can get it for the price of a used decently high mileage (100-120)k. And if you're trying to spend over 30k on a car, you can get a pristine diesel 80.
Insurance would also be lower, and parts are still plentiful.
I also thought of getting a 200, but the mpg, old tech, and honestly bloated big design... nah. Also parts are expensive. Mirrors running 2k. Get out of here.
A 200 is a "I got enough money to damage this high value car" or "Stealth Wealth" car if you're offroading.
Oh, and if you're patient, you can wait 2 years and get a diesel 100 series with a manual.