I'm new to Land Cruisers. I wanted one for 35 years and now I've owned 4 FJ60's in the past 4 months and I have not spent even one half mile in 4 low, nor have I spent one single worry free hour cruising at 58 mph on the interstate. And believe you me, it has not been for a lack of trying. So far it has been one big money draining pile of stress- owning FJ60s that is. It seems like one crummy experience after another. No one yet has been able to hand me the keys to a trail & road ready cruiser. Even after I paid in cash. Not a check, not Visa...cash. The most recent frustration is that I just spent $6300 in having rebuilt what I thought would be a ready to smog stock 1984 FJ60. It turns out that " it is common knowledge" that when you rebuild the engine that there is a 200 mile or so period where it won't pass smog. I was unaware of this until today when I picked up my Cruiser- after waiting an extra 9 days from the already twice amended date of completion. Also, since it previously sat non-op for over a year, apparently the cat and muffler need a chance to "burn things off" I guess that must also explain why I had to put on my own wiper blades- there weren't any when I picked up my "turn-key" cruiser, just the arms. Thanks. Oh yeah and I suppose the fact that the Cruiser pulls hard to the right will just work itself out in the 200 mile "break in period." Oh and thanks so much for starting me out on a gas tank past the E mark. Then... I pre-tested at the SMOG shop and the techs said I have serious problems that need to be fixed because I failed HC at idle and failed CO (3.02) at 2500rpm- but passed in the other categories. That points to something that needs to be fixed they say instead of normal "new engine" burn and old cat and muffler burn. They said it is way too rich to attribute it to just those reasons. And yes I brought it in red hot. I don't know who to believe at this point. Is there anyone in this forum that can speak from a place of expertise, that would be willing to give me some advice? I have run out of money to throw at the Cruiser and I need to know what my options are at this point. If you can help, thanks in advance. If not, that's okay too. Also, and this goes out to any stock 60 owner, I need to know- is it really worth it? is it really that awesome of an off road vehicle? will I finally get to say hell yeah- it was worth it - worth spending most of my savings and waiting almost 5 months for a set of wheels?