Why is it that I constantly hear how great the 70 series is and how it's such a "tough truck". I'm sure that's true, but what I also hear from North American's is how "we can't buy tough Toyota's in the US / Canada anymore". My question is why is the 80 not seen as a tough Landcruiser? - The new 79 series has an 80 front axle and electric lockers. - Is it that there is no diesel? - Is it that leather and carpet are standard? - Is it that it does not have a bone jarring leaf sprung ride? - Or is it a misconseption by the general public and ignorant Land Cruiser owners? This point maybe beneficial for those us that want to buy a cheap mint condition 80. The price of 80's is plumeting in my area as gas is almost at $1.00 / L. In the last 2 weeks there are 4 excelent condition LX450's (standard lockers) for sale in the Toronto area. All under 200k km (125k miles). I'm waiting until they go down to 10k and I'll pick up another one.