I've heard that more than once. And how about the busted windshields? They're quite prone to this.
At least they have plenty of leg and headroom...
I have a 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage. First I wouldn't take it on trails. but 2nd, the footprint is just too large.
I used to drive and off road Troopers for about 15 years, I still wheel with friends I made of that crowd including a bunch of VX guys. I probably would have had a VX but for two things: Not enough headroom, and dealing with a way to carry an oversize spare tire. But they are cool.Dude, I still want an Ironman VX haha
I’ve paused on mine having cut out the side steps, upsized the tires, upgraded the shocks to bilstein 5100s, and installing a rhino rack and ladder. Works perfectly for me as daily driver that sees very regular off road use. Approach and departure angles are fine (helped by it being a 2010), yet I don’t have to pucker up (or seek other options) when I pull into some parking decks. I might invest more some day, but right now feel I’ve got a perfect balance - so I’m really lacking any reason to do so
The VX was body on frame, in fact it is the same frame that SWB (2-door) Troopers used.I too had looked at VX's. They are just awesome looking!
But for me the down side was:
- Too small for overlanding with all the gear I'd like to haul.
- Not enough aftermarket support.
- Not body on frame.
- And most of all, being discontinued. And not that just the VX was discontinued, but Isuzu also pulled out of the U.S. except their comercial trucks. Parts will only get harder and more expensive to find.
By their diminutive size and I thought something I may have heard at one time, that they were unibody.The VX was body on frame, in fact it is the same frame that SWB (2-door) Troopers used.
They only made like 4,000 of them, so yeah not much for aftermarket there. They were never meant to be a mass market vehicle, it was a concept car they went ahead and sold. The body panel stamping molds were ceramic, so once they wore out the production run ended. Hard to believe that was over 20 years ago, they still look modern.
I agree but I'm trying to keep that 2020 Heritage clean. I'm afraid ro scratch it! It'll be worth a lot someday.That's where you're missing out. It's a great off-roader and the perfect travel vehicle. Eventually you'll be building it up and taking it off-road too.