I'm going to get flamed for this, but a 4runner (3rd gen and up), FJC, UZJ100 or GX is the right vehicle for you. They can do 85% of what an fzj80 can do off road (more than enough based on your post), they're cheaper to buy (in the case of the 4runner, anyway), readily available, have much lower maintenance requirements, no/few discontinued OEM parts, all while getting halfway decent gas mileage, which can't be said for the 80. If you don't need serious offroad prowess, the IFS yotas are a really well-rounded bunch of 4x4s and still plenty capable.Well this whole search kicked off when I got a new job working from home. I have a 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro and thought now was an incredible opportunity to save some money and get rid of it in lieu of a cheaper vehicle that I could drive to the ski resort on the weekend. Pretty much just looking to take advantage of the fact that I no longer need a daily driver. I've wheeled once or twice in my Tacoma but generally I was too afraid to destroy the paint on a ~45k vehicle. I'm looking for something I can drive on the weekends down to Moab, out to Yellowstone, and work on/restore at home in my spare time. I prefer it be sanitary/dependable because I have a 1 month old son who I may need to bring to an appointment once in a blue moon.
My two cents