The Truth About Cars » Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1974-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1974-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317314 The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since the Sengoku Period (OK, since 1951), and all varieties of this truck tend to have plenty of obsessively devoted single-interest fanatics here in Colorado. You’ll see the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in junkyards here, and I’ve even seen a well-stripped FJ40 in a Denver yard. Today’s well-thrashed […]

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The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since the Sengoku Period (OK, since 1951), and all varieties of this truck tend to have plenty of obsessively devoted single-interest fanatics here in Colorado. You’ll see the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in junkyards here, and I’ve even seen a well-stripped FJ40 in a Denver yard. Today’s well-thrashed […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=971826 The FJ60 Land Cruiser is still a common sight on the streets of Denver, where I live. These things are not anywhere near as comfortable or fuel-efficient as modern SUVs, but they are just about impossible to kill… and that counts for a lot with your FJ-driving demographic around these parts. Being so prized, however, […]

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The FJ60 Land Cruiser is still a common sight on the streets of Denver, where I live. These things are not anywhere near as comfortable or fuel-efficient as modern SUVs, but they are just about impossible to kill… and that counts for a lot with your FJ-driving demographic around these parts. Being so prized, however, […]

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Lexus GX Sales Double, Profits Pile Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/lexus-gx-sales-double-profits-pile-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/lexus-gx-sales-double-profits-pile-up/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:53:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=874489 The Lexus GX seems to truck along in the American marketplace with little fanfare. Aside from a brief rollover scare, the GX’s most notable achievement appears to be as the ride of choice for family members of Lexus dealer principals and Central Asian warlords. But Ward’s Auto reports that a bit of magic by Lexus product […]

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The Lexus GX seems to truck along in the American marketplace with little fanfare. Aside from a brief rollover scare, the GX’s most notable achievement appears to be as the ride of choice for family members of Lexus dealer principals and Central Asian warlords. But Ward’s Auto reports that a bit of magic by Lexus product […]

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Derek’s Grey Market Fantasy Garage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/dereks-grey-market-fantasy-garage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/dereks-grey-market-fantasy-garage/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:55:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490695 In my rant about the Holden Ute, I qualified my cynicism with a caveat; my tastes are not representative of the broader market, or what makes good business sense for an auto maker. Some of you suggested that I should start injecting more of my own opinions/enthusiasm into these sorts of articles. I am reluctant […]

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In my rant about the Holden Ute, I qualified my cynicism with a caveat; my tastes are not representative of the broader market, or what makes good business sense for an auto maker. Some of you suggested that I should start injecting more of my own opinions/enthusiasm into these sorts of articles. I am reluctant […]

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Picked Clean: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser Skeletonized By Junkyard Vultures http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/picked-clean-1971-toyota-land-cruiser-skeletonized-by-junkyard-vultures/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/picked-clean-1971-toyota-land-cruiser-skeletonized-by-junkyard-vultures/#comments Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456368 Toyota Land Cruisers don’t last long in self-service wrecking yards, as we saw with this ’85 earlier in the summer. When I saw this ’71 FJ40 a few weeks later, I could see the scavengers circling overhead. Now look at it! All the easy-and-valuable goodies had been grabbed during the several days between being placed […]

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Toyota Land Cruisers don’t last long in self-service wrecking yards, as we saw with this ’85 earlier in the summer. When I saw this ’71 FJ40 a few weeks later, I could see the scavengers circling overhead. Now look at it! All the easy-and-valuable goodies had been grabbed during the several days between being placed […]

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Junkyard Find: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1971-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1971-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450085 While the regular junkyard visitor might run across the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in a cheap self-service yard, especially here in 4WD-centric Colorado, there are some Toyota trucks you just don’t see in such junkyards. One is the 4Runner (I’ve found exactly one so far) and another is the FJ40 Land Cruiser. But wait— look […]

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While the regular junkyard visitor might run across the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in a cheap self-service yard, especially here in 4WD-centric Colorado, there are some Toyota trucks you just don’t see in such junkyards. One is the 4Runner (I’ve found exactly one so far) and another is the FJ40 Land Cruiser. But wait— look […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443683 The Land Cruiser is one of those vehicles that washes up in self-service junkyards only after its body and interior become so thrashed that even bottom-feeder truck shoppers can’t stand the idea of being seen in the thing. Contrast this with the legions of great-looking 1980s Jaguars you’ll find in the very same yards. Here […]

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The Land Cruiser is one of those vehicles that washes up in self-service junkyards only after its body and interior become so thrashed that even bottom-feeder truck shoppers can’t stand the idea of being seen in the thing. Contrast this with the legions of great-looking 1980s Jaguars you’ll find in the very same yards. Here […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1989-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1989-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404545 Well, here’s a truck you almost never see in junkyards. In Colorado, FJ60/62s have been considered sufficiently desirable that even beat ones mostly get snapped up at pre-Crusher auctions. Perhaps that’s all changing now, what with gas prices knocking down the prices of newer, more modern/less “truck-y” SUVs. This one’s a bit battered, but it […]

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Well, here’s a truck you almost never see in junkyards. In Colorado, FJ60/62s have been considered sufficiently desirable that even beat ones mostly get snapped up at pre-Crusher auctions. Perhaps that’s all changing now, what with gas prices knocking down the prices of newer, more modern/less “truck-y” SUVs. This one’s a bit battered, but it […]

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Snorkel-ized, RHD Diesel Land Cruiser Laughs At Denver Winter http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/snorkel-ized-rhd-diesel-land-cruiser-laughs-at-denver-winter/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/snorkel-ized-rhd-diesel-land-cruiser-laughs-at-denver-winter/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 19:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380374 In my first Denver winter after a driving lifetime in coastal California, I’m now experiencing my first real taste of driving in snow. My ’92 Civic is doing pretty well (i.e., I haven’t crashed or become stuck yet), but I’m starting to eyeball Craigslist listings for IHC Scouts and FJ40 Land Cruisers. After spotting this […]

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In my first Denver winter after a driving lifetime in coastal California, I’m now experiencing my first real taste of driving in snow. My ’92 Civic is doing pretty well (i.e., I haven’t crashed or become stuck yet), but I’m starting to eyeball Craigslist listings for IHC Scouts and FJ40 Land Cruisers. After spotting this […]

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