1994 Toyota Landcruiser FZJ80
Stock Number: 4243
Many are curious, never having owned a JDM vehicle if the ownership experience is an inconvenience. At times it can be, but that's not the case of the 80 Series Land Cruisers. Stateside, a nearly identical vehicle version of the vehicle was sold, so finding parts and service expertise is a snap. Known for its low cost of ownership, spacious interior, and rugged 4WD system, this 1994 has been well cared for in its previous life in Japan. Finished in Toyota's Dark Green Pearl (6M1) the paint is lustrous, and the clear coat has plenty of shine. Sans some abrasions to the lower front bumper and brightwork, the body is in above average shape compared to most any stateside example. With incredible creature comforts including factory console refrigerator, seating for seven, and third-row A/C, this huge ute can go anywhere and do anything!
Upon entering the cabin, occupants a surrounded by a bevy of interior features and creature comforts. A tilt wheel, power windows, door locks, mirrors, and even cruise control are equipped. Soft Alcantara blue and gray front seats are in remarkably good condition still and are soft to the touch. Located between the driver and copilot is an OEM center console drink cooler and ice maker combo. The gray interior plastics and seats match the door cards and headliner, which are both in good condition as well. The rear bench seats three, and it appears hardly used. The bolstering of the front buckets and rear seats are premium, and this large truck has an abundance of head and legroom. An optional third-row was equipped from the factory, and the new owner will benefit from an additional third-row climate system and sliding rear window to aid ventilation further. A neat little fact about three-row Cruisers is that the rearmost seats can be stowed against the D-Pillar, as these units are jump seats. The A/C blows cold, and if you prefer not to use it, a large functional sunroof is located above to provide some air movement. The factory radio and speakers pipe tunes through the cabin, and if you wish to cruise windows down, OEM rain guards reduce the wind buffeting. Included in the sale are the OEM mats, which have done a great job protecting the carpets, and the original manuals.
LIke US models, the 1FZ-FE 4.5L gasoline engine was the power plant spec'd for this example. Known for its low vibration characteristics, and bulletproof reliability, parts are readily available in the US. The startup is easy, and the inline 6 settles into a quiet idle. The vehicle maintenance has been brought up to date since it was imported, and a fresh oil and filter change ensures that the new owner need not perform any scheduled maintenance for another three thousand miles. Acceleration may not be brisk, yet it is smooth, and you never feel that this gargantuan SUV is underpowered. The automatic shifts into gear properly, and doesn't suffer from any hesitations or clunking. The steering and braking inputs feel assured and reflect the chassis 91K verified miles. The 4WD system is seamless to use, and provides maximum traction in the event you need it, and with 5 brand new tires you shouldn't. Unlike base models, this K295 trim level car has an electronically locking center differentials and front/rear LSD. These features decrease the likelihood of ever getting stranded on loose or rough terrain, such as snow, gravel, and sand. Additional protection in the from the OEM brush guard keeps the front end mechanicals safe from the environment.
The Land Cruiser's versatility comes in handy. To be able to travel anywhere, on or off-road, in comfort is a rare commodity. With seating for six of your closest friends and tons of niceties, this low mileage example is an instant, Japanese Classic 4WD SUV.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.