Here's Why The Toyota Land Cruiser 80 Series Is an SUV Icon

30. 04. 2020
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The Toyota Land Cruiser "80 Series" is a fantastic SUV -- and it's rapidly becoming an icon. Today I'm reviewing the FZJ80 Land Cruiser, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of the 1990s Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX450. Then I'm going to drive the Land Cruiser and show you what it's like on the road.
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  • Before anyone asks, "LRD" is just a joke decal. There is no Lexus Racing Development. Yet. 😈

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuroPřed 7 měsíci
    • @dhairya shah do they prefer the landcruiser or lx more

      tman4life01tman4life01Před dnem
    • You’ve made my dream come true.

      Sam O'Nella UniversitySam O'Nella UniversityPřed 3 měsíci
    • 100K Subscribers Without A Video Challenge cb nb zbcgvicua ??

      Shattered WorldShattered WorldPřed 3 měsíci
    • I dont like that look lol

      DTG101DTG101Před 3 měsíci
    • Doug DeMuro you should start DDRD Doug DeMuro Racing Development

      Jen LignellJen LignellPřed 4 měsíci
  • God...sometimes you nag like a little bitch.

    Eau RougeEau RougePřed 9 hodinami
  • i have 2001 Land Cruiser with 480 HP and I have Range Rover 510 HP for me Land Cruiser is more better

    Mario RoverMario RoverPřed dnem
  • You truly are an idiot

    Genesis MunozGenesis MunozPřed 5 dny
  • the priva van s 3rd row did the same

  • I hate how these guys can get their hands on the newest bronco and the newest Lamborghini and any car in the world but when doing a Land cruiser he gets the Lexus. I get it it's the same car but you could at least get an actual Land cruiser with Toyota badges hoovie the same thing lame

    Thomas BurrThomas BurrPřed 10 dny
  • Title: Toyota Land Cruiser - Show the Lexus LX460

    AlpzeptaAlpzeptaPřed 11 dny
  • This terrific classic SUV would have been even more perfect and interesting with a NAKAMICHI audio system!

    William DrijverWilliam DrijverPřed 14 dny
  • Toyota is annoying but I love toyota

    Ahmed_A5GAhmed_A5GPřed 14 dny
  • I worked at a Toyota Dealer for a bit in 1997. This was my favorite vehicle they made. I liked the engine and its low speed torque. We used to call them Land Crushers because they were so heavy. They were known to eat brakes because of all the weight. Fun Fact, When we would prep these for sale we would let air out of the tires to get them to the proper psi. The tires were up at 80psi for the trip from Japan. They said it was to keep them from rocking around on the boat. I don't recall the sticker price new, but I remember you could get a Tacoma extended cab for 13k and some change.

    tomsrivtomsrivPřed 15 dny
  • Lexus LX450 is the worst rebadging. 1991 Lexus ES 250 sighs relief.

    tomsrivtomsrivPřed 15 dny
  • I didn't even notice it was a lexus until Doug confessed :p

    Yash ParanjpayYash ParanjpayPřed 15 dny
  • These SUV’s really should of had the JDM Diesel engines

    TuffMuffTuffMuffPřed 15 dny
  • Give me T O Y O T A on the grill. Classic.

    Scott StevensScott StevensPřed 18 dny
  • 13:53 yeah this is necessary

    britbritPřed 18 dny
  • The most hilarious part is on the 100 series the Lexus was just as similar to the Toyota. They put on horrible headlights that made less light and looked weird and said “Lexus!” People even convert Lexus 100 series to Toyota’s with a front end swap.

    Avery EAvery EPřed 18 dny
  • That’s not a Toyota Land Cruiser

    Thomas ProcopioThomas ProcopioPřed 19 dny
  • 11:31 This is the type of interior i would have over modern electronic shit.😍

    Banuka BandaraBanuka BandaraPřed 19 dny
  • Doug, you need to look at the 2001 mitsubishi montero limited...big time!

    Michael AndersonMichael AndersonPřed 19 dny
  • 10:35 its infact for offroading... its so that tree branches don't take out the radio, thats why large, unconcealed CB antennas are made so robust.

    DonthitmeimwoozyDonthitmeimwoozyPřed 19 dny
  • Your serious outdoor adventure is running around town. Your buying a Lexus, not a chevy.

    kevin qkevin qPřed 20 dny
  • Oh the Lexus is a pathetic rebadge? How about the Chevy SS? Edit: Or though the SS was a really good rebadge, it was a good sleeper

    Traffic ConeTraffic ConePřed 23 dny
  • I think some people still dont know that Lexus is owned by toyota

    Mohamed FadulMohamed FadulPřed 25 dny
  • Wheels are slightly different. LX459 have a groove between spokes.

    David RodriguezDavid RodriguezPřed 25 dny
  • 🚧 Check out 👀this FJ80 in action

    Cruising The LandCruising The LandPřed měsícem
  • Great review but Doug needs to amend fun factor, it doesn't allow for 4x4 offroad. This 80 series with front and rear locking diffs only had the G wagon to contend with in its day. Even the mighty Hummer H1 had an early traction control that only locked the wheels temporarily (although it had portal axles instead). The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon would be another 10 years coming. They were mighty vehicles.

    Rusty ManRusty ManPřed měsícem
  • Doug is the kinda guy who borrows someone's pristine Lexus truck and calls it a piece of crap

    Bobby JohnsonBobby JohnsonPřed měsícem
  • Doug review the 1st gen Pajero.

    Muhammad Haroon MazharMuhammad Haroon MazharPřed měsícem
  • A fuck ton of info about ergonomics and scoffing at 80s/90s design. Shit video.

    DavidDavidPřed měsícem
  • The lower storage area in the center console is a refrigerator in the Land Cruiser. I guess they didn't include it in the Lexus.

    akanishta99akanishta99Před měsícem
    • Not in USA spec models. Only some Japanese (JDM) and Mid East FJ80/FZJ Cruisers had the center console fridge.

      Mitch QuintanaMitch QuintanaPřed měsícem
  • meilleure 4X4 jusqu'à aujourd'hui good video

    Kaïs DzKaïs DzPřed měsícem
  • This Land Cruiser organism will survive even after the mankind.

    RG ZeusRG ZeusPřed měsícem
  • Lexus IS Toyota It's just a higher luxury trim

    Jesus MercadoJesus MercadoPřed měsícem
  • very helpfull

  • Just bought one for 400 bucks starts and runs everything works 150k on the clock. Sounds great but a tweaker lived in it. The rear seats are missing the 2nd row and 3rd row. Plus he wired up lights on the outside in a really stupid and dangerous way. So got to fix all that. But 400 bucks for a running land cruiser locking diffs too so I think I did good.

    socal stsocal stPřed měsícem
    • That's a heck of a deal!

      John LedyardJohn LedyardPřed měsícem
  • It's worth anywhere from 8000 dollars to 45000 Dollars US in my Country

    V R FATTV R FATTPřed měsícem
  • THISSSSSS im getting so F'ing sick of hearing that word

    matthew babijmatthew babijPřed měsícem
  • Even biggie knew how iconic this truck was, "On the Lexus, LX, four and a half Bulletproof glass tints if I want some ass"

    ClayClayPřed měsícem
  • Doug the typa guy to not drive a car if I doesn’t have an owner’s Manuel

    JlgonthebeatJlgonthebeatPřed měsícem
  • Dude you act like you’re offended by the “luxury” of the lx and cruisers. It’s a utilitarian off-road vehicle what the fuck does it matter

    Dom HuftDom HuftPřed měsícem
  • I have a 2005. 220k. Not a squeak. Doors shut like vault doors. I have owned many Toyotas. Love this one the most.

    Kevin RichardsKevin RichardsPřed měsícem
  • The Lexus lx450 has the same drivetrain drive chassis suspension linkage as the Toyota Land Cruiser meaning that it is as capable as the land cruiser off road with the same body weight but just the smallest amount of design change through the body panels. it’s got the trd inline 6 and v8 motor choice just like the land cruiser with also the same amount of hp and torque. basically Toyota rebrands the exact same car with a Lexus badge. Also the only difference between the the trd inline 6 is the badge replaced with the lexus logo.

    MTB lunaticMTB lunaticPřed měsícem
  • $37k in 1997 is $60k today. The price of the Land Cruiser/LX has just ballooned like crazy.

    AndrewAndrewPřed měsícem
  • The 2018 Ford Flex has that exact same seat thing with getting into the 3rd row

    Odd and OdditiesOdd and OdditiesPřed měsícem
  • Worst rebadge in history? Remember the 90’s GMC Suburban and the Chevrolet Suburban? They didn’t even change the name lol

    One Man’s VintageOne Man’s VintagePřed měsícem
  • Uhm this is a Lexus...? 😂😂

    Young YakYoung YakPřed 2 měsíci
  • looks kinda like a 95 mitsubishi montero

    Charles MorenoCharles MorenoPřed 2 měsíci
  • i like your videos but i have to say you're complete wrong about the stowing of the third row seats . Basically the vehicle you looked at didn't have the seats positioned correctly for, 'out the way'. you tighted up on the straps which connect the seats to the grab handles and then the seat actually stow into the window space. it is possible the extra padding on the us model lexus version were a bit big to get into the window but certainly the Landcruiser more basic seat did stow into the window space and this is actually a better solution than the 200 series which does take out rear cargo access space. You mentioned modern suv's stoving under the floor but that isnt a ood solution for something like the landcruiser because under where the third row is , is the spare tire and in some markets the second fuel tank! So to maintain ground clearance and range the seats are a great design. When you fold the seats correctly ( certainly in the landcruiser version) you have the same rear width with the seat folded as the rear door width so you can still get full cargo usage. i think you'd probably only figure this out by living with this vehicle. We use an 1990 80 series and two 1997,1999 lanrcruiser prados for our Scottish outdoor business, ( the prado/colorado has the same third row seat design) we carry 8 people, and more often just carry tons of outdoor equipment in these trucks, they are simply awesome!

    john masonjohn masonPřed 2 měsíci
  • Lexus has automatic center diff lock and steering front end damper.

    Jimmy JohnJimmy JohnPřed 2 měsíci
  • Intro is so long n boring 😣

    Israr khanIsrar khanPřed 2 měsíci
  • "Piece of Crap" You could choose your words better.

    Kenneth PattersonKenneth PattersonPřed 2 měsíci
  • 20 years is light years in automotive technology. You'd think Doug would realize this and not continuously mock or laugh at obvious lack of technology by today's standards!

    Sam JafarianSam JafarianPřed 2 měsíci
  • I have one exactly shown in this video for the past 8 years and it drinks fuel instead of burning it.

    Kamran KhanKamran KhanPřed 2 měsíci
  • This!!

    Lovin SpoonfulLovin SpoonfulPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug is the type of guy to make fun of 23 year old cars, not realizing that 23 years ago, HE was not that sophisticated, either. LOL!

    Brad ChoiBrad ChoiPřed 2 měsíci
  • How the hell do you have the H1 with the same score as this?

    atgiantatgiantPřed 2 měsíci
  • Crazy by modern What's crazy is that no SUV today can do what this thing could do and that was 1997. Wrangler Rubicon, upcoming Bronco blah blah blah. This thing will rip those apart and it was 1997.

    atgiantatgiantPřed 2 měsíci
  • Hey Doug how much would you pay for a 1996 Lexus lx450 with 157k Original miles and triple locked ?

    FJ JJFJ JJPřed 2 měsíci
  • You can pour fill the engine woth concrete instead of oil and the thing will still run

    Alberto José Yanes PantinAlberto José Yanes PantinPřed 2 měsíci
  • Needs a lift kit

    Aldo BonitoAldo BonitoPřed 2 měsíci
  • Reliably is the sale point

    Jun ZhangJun ZhangPřed 2 měsíci
  • The wheels are slightly different. Harder to see the difference with the goofy chrome in the specimen you reviewed.

    Tim ArcherTim ArcherPřed 2 měsíci
  • This is my car

    USA4thewinUSA4thewinPřed 2 měsíci
  • " The Last Samurai " absolutely legend.

    [Feliks][Feliks]Před 2 měsíci
  • I saw this on the Road today. I thought in my head that it would be cool to own that. Its so retro and looks cool! Came here online to look it up, Of course this SUV would be rare and Iconic. I guess I have good Taste!

    Von W.Von W.Před 2 měsíci
  • Ya with that price he could have bought Land Rover or super ban that will be damage in one or two years and spend another fortune to get another one

    Naeem AlsanonaNaeem AlsanonaPřed 2 měsíci
  • (1964 Toyota land cruiser FJ 40)

    TradeinthecarTradeinthecarPřed 2 měsíci
  • Like Ford and Lincoln Mercury and Acura and Honda. Now I get it.

    Adeline NicholasAdeline NicholasPřed 2 měsíci
  • 我最喜欢的就是这一代了!!!

    BEN BENBEN BENPřed 3 měsíci
  • TISSSSSS~ is a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 0:12

    truman adamtruman adamPřed 3 měsíci
  • It brings you there and back, another luxury feature of the Land Cruiser 80 series...

    ChrisChrisPřed 3 měsíci
  • you review land cruisers absurdly. you focus mainly on styling, completely forgetting that this model was launched 25 years ago. have you even seen the range rovers of that era? land cruiser is a utility vehicle, you should review it accordingly.

    Dra goNDra goNPřed 3 měsíci
  • Enough already, Is this one for sale ?

    Do WorkDo WorkPřed 3 měsíci
  • Glib and snide, I'd like to see how he'd design these vehicles he loves to mock. I think the Toyota Landcruiser is the most beautiful vehicle ever designed--ca 1996 era, that is. I also loved the same-era 4Runner for the simple lines, but the LandCruiser is a cut above. I wouldn't buy one today for thirsty reasons, but they are gorgeous.

    fingling8fingling8Před 3 měsíci
    • Agreed! I drive a 1994 Land Cruiser. Land Cruisers are my favorite vehicle. Their design is so great looking. I understand why you wouldn’t buy one - I get 9MPG in the city, haha.

      Mitch QuintanaMitch QuintanaPřed 2 měsíci
  • Nerd

    Ziyad MalimZiyad MalimPřed 3 měsíci
    • give ur mum her phone back

      Can This Imposter Get 100k Subs?Can This Imposter Get 100k Subs?Před 3 měsíci
  • U suck noob

    Ziyad MalimZiyad MalimPřed 3 měsíci
    • lmao

      Can This Imposter Get 100k Subs?Can This Imposter Get 100k Subs?Před 3 měsíci
  • and that spare key is gonna stay there forever.....cuz nobody... I mean nobody

    Five65 liveFive65 livePřed 3 měsíci
  • Wish my 80s body was that straight

    TysonTysonPřed 3 měsíci
  • So glad that Doug gave a sermon on the Book of Land Cruiser on the Chapter of 80 Series at the Church of Toyota.

    Sam O'Nella UniversitySam O'Nella UniversityPřed 3 měsíci
  • Still runs better than new American cars

  • Great video Doug as always, but there’s a difference between The land Cruiser, And the Lexus Lx 450, And it’s soooooooo slightly right in our faces and we never notice it. Most LC are one color all over the Lexus Lx is two tone you’ll never see a Lexus with a one tone color it’s always two tone. I have the exact same color vehicle, I wouldn’t trade it for nothing anything In the world. it’s sooooooo worth maintaining and keeping it. I believe this is the best SUV know to man kind. There are times when I wash my truck and it make some of the newer SUVs look bad.

    Mean VecktorMean VecktorPřed 3 měsíci
    • Peter J You stupid.. Bitch no one said anything about there being a mechanical different, Learn how to read you fucking Idiot.

      Mean VecktorMean VecktorPřed 14 dny
    • Clown anyone can pay for a two tone on personal time stop acting like it’s mechanically differentl

      Peter JPeter JPřed 2 měsíci
  • I'm not sure what the owner is doing to get 11 mpg. I get 15 in town with the AC, 17 on the highway. Still bad, but never as low as 11.

    turbobrickturbobrickPřed 3 měsíci
    • @toyoscio Standard automobile gasoline/petrol.

      Mitch QuintanaMitch QuintanaPřed 2 měsíci
    • @Mitch Quintana Oxy fuel where you are?

      toyosciotoyoscioPřed 2 měsíci
    • I drive a ‘94 LC. I get 9MPG in the city & 12MPG with mostly highway driving.

      Mitch QuintanaMitch QuintanaPřed 2 měsíci
    • Only car you'll ever need

      toyosciotoyoscioPřed 3 měsíci
  • Key fob Lock/unlock PANIK

    its 360-Cod Mobileits 360-Cod MobilePřed 3 měsíci
  • This car is very much positive grunting haha

    Lexi GarrettLexi GarrettPřed 3 měsíci
  • Among several other things, the wheels are in fact not identical to the Land Cruiser. Although obviously the same pattern, the LX450 wheels all have a groove machined into the spoke to distinguish it from a Land Cruiser. Many also came with an optional finish, e.g chrome. The main reason that Toyota does not make a large number of tasteful appointments on such vehicles is that they know that owners in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, etc., are going to accessorize it with aftermarket items that will make it much more useful off-road. BTW, at 26:26 how is the 1990 LS400 used off-road in comparison to the other vehicles on the chart?

    Steve McGrathSteve McGrathPřed 3 měsíci
  • People in India buy a Toyota Fortuner thinking that it will be like the Land cruiser since LC is not available , but, in reality, fortuner and LC are as different as say a creta and a palisade

    Lakshay SinghLakshay SinghPřed 3 měsíci
  • Found a 1993 LC with 86k miles. It was imported from Japan and from talking with the dealer and looking at photos, the suv seems to be in really great condition. He said there is no rust and everything is working perfect!? Should I pull the plug?? What are other things I should ask? (The vehicle is in Virginia and I am in tx. I don’t want to fly there to look at it)

    Jack ButhJack ButhPřed 3 měsíci
  • 80 series is approximately similar to the 90 series. To of Australia's favorite cars

    Tyrone BarnettTyrone BarnettPřed 3 měsíci
  • Dang, these people worship Toyota and Lexus like if they were in a cult.

    I Like Watching AnimeI Like Watching AnimePřed 3 měsíci
    • you don't know anything about Land Cruiser, do ya?

      Space MonkeySpace MonkeyPřed 3 měsíci
  • Well, to me owners of Land Cruiser today or even then has absolutely no issues for gas consumption. So to me its pointless when you complain for fuel economy. LX- series /LC's aren't designed for commoners.

    Taha HasnainTaha HasnainPřed 3 měsíci
  • Lexus is the luxurious brand of Toyota

    Duy Trần ĐìnhDuy Trần ĐìnhPřed 3 měsíci
  • At least the CD changer is in the back seat, in my '98 BMW it was in the trunk -_-'

    El DuendeEl DuendePřed 3 měsíci
  • Imagine being an alpha male in the 90s having this and a LS400 in your garage

    Arnav SinhaArnav SinhaPřed 3 měsíci
    • @Andrew yes g

      Uriel RealUriel RealPřed 19 dny
    • @Andrew yes g

      Uriel RealUriel RealPřed 19 dny
    • My friend next door growing up, her father had both. both 97 I think. He was modest, calm and cool. The same reason he owned amazing but understated vehicles.

      Kristy CunninghamKristy CunninghamPřed měsícem
    • I'd rather have the SC400 as my second vehicle.

      AndrewAndrewPřed měsícem
  • Man this car is older than many and is still out there in huge numbers, compare it to it’s competitors who won’t last 6 years lmao

    mjabxrmjabxrPřed 3 měsíci
  • The title of this video should be changed to "Car sarcasm" lol

    Jean GideonJean GideonPřed 3 měsíci
  • Its only made for arabs of gulf only they know how to drive them on 2 tires And on sand And desert

    Nemo SportsNemo SportsPřed 3 měsíci
  • Its only made for arabs of gulf only they know how to drive them on 2 tires And on sand And desert

    Nemo SportsNemo SportsPřed 3 měsíci
  • L uxury EX port to the U nited S tates

    JorrieJorriePřed 3 měsíci
  • Is it me or it has a Lexus logo in front

    Cedric DionCedric DionPřed 3 měsíci
    • Have you watched the whole video?

      Mr JCMr JCPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug l like your icon word “THiS”

    Back LonelyBack LonelyPřed 3 měsíci