I to was a long time FJ80 owner, but I have been much happier with my 2000 Montero than I was with 1996 FJ80's and my 1990 Montero. The Gen II.5 Montero is better than the 1990 Montero in almost every way. I like the looks of the 1990 better. The Gen II.5 gets 4-5 more MPG than the Gen I Montero. You should expect to get 22-24mpg with a gen II.5 montero on the freeway. The gen I Montero only gets 19mpg on the best of days.
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