After owning an FJ70 for 10 years and 100K miles of on and off-road trouble free life, I had to say goodbye my Land Cruiser when I moved to the States. Now, after a few years in these new lands I’m in the search for a rig. My first idea was to import a BJ70 from Canada, but all I find is 300K+ km rusted rigs, with no A/C, and here in Florida an A/C is a must-have. Waiting another 5 years to import a 25-year-old cruiser seems like too much time for me. Although I prefer solid axles ten times over IFS, 20+ year-old trucks will have issues to deal with. So I decided to get a brand new truck with IFS rather then a 20+ year-old with front solid axle. I was yesterday at the Hummer dealer and the H3 looks like a pretty capable rig, specially with the “adventure” package that includes 33” tires, rear diff locker and what I liked best, a 4.03:1 transfer case, giving it an amazing 68.9:1 crawl ratio. Since I got to the dealer when they were about to close, I wasn’t able to test drive it. I was planning on going this afternoon, test drive and if I liked it I was going to order one with the adventure package and manual transmission. But, then, this morning I was looking at the FJ Cruiser and asked myself, should I wait a few months until it comes out and see its final specs? Since the cruiser should cost less than the Hummer, I could use the diffrence for mods. I rather buy a Toyota than a Hummer, because I know how strong and durable Toyotas are, but I don’t know how well are the Hummers built. But on the other hand, will Toyota offer a nice off-road package for the Cruiser, I know it will offer traction control and rear lockers, but what about crawl ratio? I love to drive manuals, but when you are rock crawling, if you don’t have a real low crawl ratio, your clutch will suffer, overheat, slip and wear too fast. Any one has any info on this?