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Old 05-20-2019, 08:17 PM
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Passed a load of 6 brand new model 70s on I95 today. Wonder if they are going to be offered for US Sale?
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No. Americans are far too clueless and infatuated with lame crap like Chevy Traverses and Jeep Cherokees to support a market for awesome vehicles such as that.

That extends to motorcycles too.
Old 05-20-2019, 08:25 PM
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Question....

Are these more reliable then the Land Rovers?
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Actually, never mind. I just zoomed in on the grill and noticed it's a Toyota. That answers my ?
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Actually, never mind. I just zoomed in on the grill and noticed it's a Toyota. That answers my ?
Yup. In 1000 years when aliens take over...Toyota land cruisers will be proof that there was intelligent life on Earth st one point.
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So wait, your really saying these are NOT sold in the US?

Thought I wasn't seeing any because of the price!
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Yup. In 1000 years when aliens take over...Toyota land cruisers will be proof that there was intelligent life on Earth st one point.
I love it, I'm going to use that quote, Im in the process of restoring a 87 fj60, its solid as a rock, just got done rebuilding the carb, and replacing some fuel lines, after setting for more than 5 years it fired up on the first try.

the 70 series like above have been around since the early 80s with very little redesign, and they are not sold in the US, they were likely here to be sold to the government and will be used overseas.

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Originally Posted by mwgoldman View Post
I love it, I'm going to use that quote, Im in the process of restoring a 87 fj60, its solid as a rock, just got done rebuilding the carb, and replacing some fuel lines, after setting for more than 5 years it fired up on the first try.

the 70 series like above have been around since the early 80s with very little redesign, and they are not sold in the US, they were likely here to be sold to the government and will be used overseas.
The 60 series are a great vehicle. I had a HJ60 for 20 years and always regret selling her. Any pictures of your resto?
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Cool , I never heard of this one .

" It’s not sold in the United States, Europe or in Japan due to the latest safety requirements, although it was offered in its home country for the first time in 11 years in 2015 to help celebrate Toyota’s 70th anniversary. But just for one year before new standards went into effect. "

Jeez what a Beast .. looks to be about the size of a 4 Runner- " The sole engine in Australia is a 4.5-liter turbodiesel 6-cylinder, which puts out 205 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, though other engines are offered elsewhere. "
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
No. Americans are far too clueless and infatuated with lame crap like Chevy Traverses and Jeep Cherokees to support a market for awesome vehicles such as that.

That extends to motorcycles too.
Many markets don't sell it because it has 30 year old crash standards.

However, it would be cool to have a bare bones LandCruiser that isn't $80K and has a more economical engine than the 5.7.
Old 05-20-2019, 10:41 PM
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Crash and emissions are the culprits. And the fact that the market for a LC that rides like a truck isn't very large. I've had three, and my '88 FJ62 is in the warehouse begging for a restore.

My Toyota Fortuner (similar to 4Runner) in thailand has the legendary D4D diesel in it and I love that engine. But with all the smogging they'd require in the US Toyota just doesn't see a large enough market. Especially as its a small extremely efficient and extremely long-lived diesel, but doesn't have the acceleration and speed that most Americans want. Once you smogged it would be even worse. Shame.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Question....

Are these more reliable then the Land Rovers?
Everything is more reliable than a Land Rover.
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Originally Posted by mwgoldman View Post
I love it, I'm going to use that quote, Im in the process of restoring a 87 fj60, its solid as a rock, just got done rebuilding the carb, and replacing some fuel lines, after setting for more than 5 years it fired up on the first try.

the 70 series like above have been around since the early 80s with very little redesign, and they are not sold in the US, they were likely here to be sold to the government and will be used overseas.
I can assure you, there is little resemblance to the early models, there is plenty of them here, the diesel 4.5Litre twin turbo V8 is a very powerful engine, they go very well.
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Maybe test mules seeing how people are standing in line to buy $60k Gladiators.
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They are common in Africa, diesel. 5spd stick, very nice interior. Forget crumple zones, big front push bar (with a winch!) will take care of any Prius that gets in your way!
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However, it would be cool to have a bare bones LandCruiser that isn't $80K and has a more economical engine than the 5.7.
My 2008 LC was fairly "bare bones" as they don't offer many options and still MSRP was in the low 80's....

Fuel economy was horrible.... Maybe average 16 mpg ... Would love to see a diesel for the next LC and +25 mpg ..
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I'm still waiting for VW to finally hit the US with a pickup. Hopefully its soon
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Priced at 60k, they would sell the piss out of these trucks. This is the truck people take into the deep outback for months at a time. Africa and Australia... Bad to the bone. I would sell a kidney to own a new one in NC.
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I've only owned Chevy/GMC /Buick/Subaru but that I'd buy now without a test drive knowing its a LC and diesel and without any other pics necessary. I'd probably have to hang an AK-47 in the back window.
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First car was an 1983 FJ40, last year they imported them, wish I had that one back. Kids drive a FJ62 with only 180K original miles. Wife drives a 2010 that still looks like it's brand new when you dig the french fries out of the seat.

I believe the land cruiser is probably the best vehicle made on the planet.

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