I do like the 100 series. The 80's are too small for my family, but the 100 is decent if I move the drivers seat (a standard mod I do to all my vehicles). However, I'm a little leary of the gas mileage in a Cruiser. I'm more inclined towards something lighter. I'm currently thinking about an Izusu Trooper, from 1998-2003 model years. I don't know much about them, but they are roomier than my old 1990's Montero, and got SB's thumbs up, and are available pretty cheap. The design is a little fugly, but the interior is actually kinda nice.
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Yeah a at 6'3" I fit a 3rd Gen at 6'7“ head would rub.....I'd look for a suv thats more upright sitting, Toyota's tend to lean back when inside bit its because of low center of gravity and high clearance of body's (gas tank excluded, come on Toyota really!)
Discovery II sold, on to a 99 Toyota 4runner sport build.
Ours has the 230HP motor, seems plenty powerful for my taste, much better than my 190HP Tacoma. Not sure what the TQ is off hand...
Bought ours for next to nothing from an old lady, that purchased it new, changed the oil every 3000 miles...and had every service record. If you look hard enough should
be able to find one under $7000, we paid even less...
Plus it is totally stealth....if you close one eye, and squint the other it "almost" looks like a LC70.
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08' 4Runner SR5 8-banger
73' Landcruiser FJ40
Toyotareference.com has copies of all the original Toyota brochures scanned in, all the engines, all the colors, plus all sorts of other details of every model ever brought to the US. Darren has done a great job with his site.
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