It is funny everyone mentions fuel economy. This is where it gets funny. First I DD a GMC Yukon Denali with a 6.0 in it. Second, I own a gas station along with my repair shop.... and I live less than 5 miles from the shop. I sold my 4 cyl Honda Accord because I only filled up 3 times in 6 months.
I work on all types of vehicles at work but do have my Cruisers customers as well. I do like the power of the 100's and even more with the 200's but they do not look as much like a Land Cruiser as the older ones. I like 60's too.
I know this is the 80's forum so it may be biased but I do like them. I had a customer just pick one up from Land Cruiser Heaven with a new paint, tires, lift ect and it looked really good and had the new leather interior.
I wheeled Woody's 80 out at Sand Hollow and it was fun but a lot of sheet metal and glass.
yes the mention of mpg I find amusing also! My drive to work is about 5 miles. So Imine all summer. A tank of fuel, well to E anyways gets me 200 miles of in town driving which is 2.5-3 weeks per tank. For the miles per smiles it’s simply awesome, too me!
my plan is for remote exploration when I am finished all the baselining.
I have owned a 40: its cool, not comfortable and small.
I have owned four 60 series: cool, more comfortable and lots of room. A little low on power, for me.
I now have a 80: still cool with classic styling and pretty good comfort, adequate power for me.
I do not hardcore off-road.
Buy the 80, you will like it