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

30 Απρ 2020
832 907 προβολές

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.
Twitter -
Instagram -
Facebook -

  • Before anyone asks, "LRD" is just a joke decal. There is no Lexus Racing Development. Yet. 😈

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuroΠριν 8 μήνες
    • @dhairya shah do they prefer the landcruiser or lx more

      tman4life01tman4life01Πριν μήνα
    • You’ve made my dream come true.

      Sam O'Nella UniversitySam O'Nella UniversityΠριν 5 μήνες
    • 100K Subscribers Without A Video Challenge cb nb zbcgvicua ??

      Shattered WorldShattered WorldΠριν 5 μήνες
    • I dont like that look lol

      DTG101DTG101Πριν 5 μήνες
    • Doug DeMuro you should start DDRD Doug DeMuro Racing Development

      Jen LignellJen LignellΠριν 6 μήνες
  • Piece of Crap that we love it! 😹 💪🏼

    Edwin GattornoEdwin GattornoΠριν 20 ώρες
  • Cool review but far from being your best one... The fact that you put "Toyota Land Cruiser" in the title for clickbait, called it a "piece of crap" during the test drive but then praised it at the end (24:20) is a shame... 😕 Cheers

    Kev27RSKev27RSΠριν ημέρα
  • NO Doug dammit the fenders are amazing once you actually get 35" + offroad tires on it.

    Mitchel GMitchel GΠριν ημέρα
  • @8:50... jellyb3an storage

    nordo7600nordo7600Πριν 2 ημέρες
  • After 23 years the only real issue I've had is the front seat forward/back motor is stuck. That's it. Still runs like a top. Oh the step panels on the side rusted out but Wisconsin will do that...

    Lost & Found TravelLost & Found TravelΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • 13:50 lol

    Veryl AryaVeryl AryaΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Only the diesels are worth talking about.

    jade theriaultjade theriaultΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Quality, it's like reviewing a meal you ate in a past century. Good stuff

    Young DredzYoung DredzΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Thanks Doug I’ll make sure not to watch your pathetic reviews again. You spent nearly 3/4 of the time talking about trivia and little else. It’s an off road vehicle and that’s what it should be judged on NOT the nice additional features that yuppie’s may or may not like.

    barrybarryΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Doug is the type of guy to hold 25 year old cars to modern standards

    Nick PNick PΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Way way better interior than a modern economy car. Yeah the tech is 90s but the quality of the surfaces, seat leather, and seat comfort in 90s Lexus/Toyotas is unmatched in most other cars.

    Nick PNick PΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • The maniacal scallion atypically appear because alcohol unfortunately beam concerning a bright chick. tired, innocent prosecution

    Brian KozlowskiBrian KozlowskiΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • great review doug

    IbrahimIbrahimΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • aside from the paibt fade on the roof... and that after market spoiler... and the LRD DECAL.... THAT THING IS MINT!

    Arosha FernandoArosha FernandoΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • No mention of the fucking monster this is off-road? Dude thats why its worth what its worth but just no mention ? Really? Pathetic review

    Julio SJulio SΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Seems to be trashing Toyota.

    Ian BuschiniIan BuschiniΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Your pathetic

    jawad ali Bukharijawad ali BukhariΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • You missed the point of these vehicles. There are people who get a new ride every year or two, then there are people who will drive the same vehicle for 30 years and then give it to their children or grandchildren.

    armadillotoearmadillotoeΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • The difference in the grill is its upside down

    Moheeb FadelMoheeb FadelΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Sold mine exactly the same but in a better shape than this for 6 thousand. It was sluggish and it's mpg was unacceptable. I had it for almost 8 years. Stay away from any Toyota car that comes with 1FZFE engine, you will be excited in the beginning but as the time pass, you will realize that how much money you have wasted on quenching the thirst of this fuel thirsty engine.

    Kamran KhanKamran KhanΠριν 20 ημέρες
    • Mr khan please I want to drive this thing I am die hard fan of this please I want to take a ride in this want to drive this.Now tell me???

  • This exact car was my first car and I miss it. All my friends and I would take it back roading. I could take it anywhere. My car also came with a car phone! Right in the center console.

    Michelle GMichelle GΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • I have one with about 90K Mechanically perfect. Body near perfect. Needs a a new radio. 1991

    Brett RueterBrett RueterΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • The first 18 minutes tell us how crappy this 29 yr old suv is. No mention that these trucks run 350k to 500k miles over their life. It's not ideal for a middle aged Soy Boy in CA. But for folks wanting excellent off road abilities, comfort, and near trouble free's perfect. If you want great mpg...get a prius and stay on the asphalt. I give this video review a 20 out of 100 points.

    billbillΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Not a bad review but you don't understand Toyota or the Landcruiser philosophy. Also you should read the manual of any vehicle you are going to review. You live in the Garden of Eden where a vehicle like a Landcruiser is overkill. They were first and foremost designed to be THE most reliable vehicle on the planet, regardless of where on the planet you may be. Probably only exceeded by Unimogs. Buying a new Landcruiser or Lexus 450, 470,570, in Cali is a waste of money unless you are really going to off-road. But I do thank the soccer moms who buy them for then we Cruiserheads will have a supply of premium units in the used market. A couple of points, really L/Cs suffered when Toyota decided to not export diesel powered units into America. I drove diesel Cruisers up until they were no longer available here in Canada. I now drive a 92 L/C. Yes the mileage cost is greater than my earlier diesel units, and I wish Toyota would still bring them into North America, but as goes California, so goes USA and Canada. A couple of little points, the running boards should be left on if you wish to keep the rocker panels under the doors from rusting out from gravel, mud and snow and road salt. But if you off-road in dry conditions with large rocks, then yes take them off. (Don't lose them.} Oh, and don't hang the spare off a rear bumper mount because any impact from the rear will destroy the rear doors and they are getting hard to find, and any Cruiser is a treasure and worth keeping running.

    L. henryL. henryΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • This was my dad’s dream car lol

    akeme25akeme25Πριν 23 ημέρες
  • The Lexus stereo and climate control systems were significant improvement over what Land Cruiser had standard. The Lexus dealer service was better. And, while retail started at $41K the street price on the Land Cruiser was closer to $50K.

    Mark IvesMark IvesΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • I like most Mitsubishi pajero Montero rather than TLC

    Josly RasitJosly RasitΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • I like most Mitsubishi pajero Montero rather than TLC

    Josly RasitJosly RasitΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • He didn't get in the 3rd row, I want a refund!

    Chris MatthesChris MatthesΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • Lol what is he supposed to do give you your time back? Lol

      Jay WorkmanJay WorkmanΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Well part of the $7000 premium is the dealership experience

    Eric Van ZantEric Van ZantΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • Wow they kept that car in pristine condition

    Christopher James ManaliliChristopher James ManaliliΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • Doug is being extremely critical on this FJ80 series. I had the Special Edition 1997 Landcruiser, bought in 2001. It was one of the best SUV, I ever owned. I have driven hundreds of various SUV's and trucks, and nothing beats this FJ80 series. The New Landcruiser in 1998 and onward just don't stand up to the original rugged, pure feel of this genuine Landcruiser built with sheer dedication.

    Zain AbidinZain AbidinΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • No SUV can beat the Land cruser. Not in the Middle east and not in Africa

    BIG DAWGBIG DAWGΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is the LAST one, Toyota has quit making them

    Roy RogersRoy RogersΠριν μήνα
  • Doug, here's a question for you. If money was not an issue, would you buy the 2021 LC for ~$90K out the door or would you buy a pristine '98 for ~$30K?

    TexTexΠριν μήνα
  • "... it's slow *and* it's inefficient" Just like every other SUV on the planet then. I never understood why I should pay more for a car with worse performance and handling while offering pretty much the same interior space as a comparable station wagon or mini-van.

    1SaG1SaGΠριν μήνα
  • Meanwhile a range rover of the same gen would blow up after about 70,000 kilometers

    Duncan Moulin-GowerDuncan Moulin-GowerΠριν μήνα
  • Could you review the 2022 Acura MDX S when it releases?

    Possible GamesPossible GamesΠριν μήνα
  • 15:27 instantly gave me memories of sitting in the back of The tailgate of my grandmother’s 1996 Toyota 4Runner eating Oreos in the parking lot of Rockland Lake.

    Ferret ManFerret ManΠριν μήνα
  • If you guys wanna see this in its Toyota version with less than 10,000 miles on it, I made a review on it. It even comes with an ice maker.

    Kyle Liong Car ReviewsKyle Liong Car ReviewsΠριν μήνα

      Kyle Liong Car ReviewsKyle Liong Car ReviewsΠριν μήνα
  • This is a very clean car, just like a brand new car.

    muhammad rashedmuhammad rashedΠριν μήνα
  • ⚠ FJ80 vs FJ62 Landcruiser compared ✔

    Cruising The LandCruising The LandΠριν μήνα
  • do a real 80series like a 1990 model 3fe powered or a 1HD-FT powered

    P GRiPP GRiPΠριν μήνα
  • I can recall when you couldn't give these away - just enough time has gone by that they are now viewed as a fairly simple full frame reliable off-roader

    secpac58chichisecpac58chichiΠριν μήνα
  • Bruh how they got rear opening window

    Fusion 360Fusion 360Πριν μήνα
  • My dad has a 1992 80 Series Land Cruiser not a horrible petrol Lexus LX450 and me and my brother are thinking of buying a 1997 80 series Land Cruiser. Oh and by the way Lexus is made by Toyota

    Amelia StoneAmelia StoneΠριν μήνα
  • I only watch this video because there aren’t more on this model. But honestly I wanted to mute it half of the time. I just really can’t stand u! 🤦🏼‍♂️

    Juan CastibalncoJuan CastibalncoΠριν μήνα
  • I love to see this but when I can have even the second hand? I'm already old and my car also is old.

    Toyota L EngineToyota L EngineΠριν μήνα
  • I have a lifted 92 Toyota land cruiser with big tires. When I put it in low low with tge center dif lock on, that thing can climb anything. Also this guy Doug and his voice makes me want to punch him in the mouth. Like stfu

    winki 44winki 44Πριν μήνα
  • Please make video on Mitsubishi Montero/pajero

    anshul anandanshul anandΠριν μήνα
  • Need a nissan patrol review

    GokuXPokuGokuXPokuΠριν μήνα
  • There is cup holder in top of audio press and it show up

    bader alghamdibader alghamdiΠριν μήνα
    • And the storage in this vehicle not Fridge ? This is not lexus .

      bader alghamdibader alghamdiΠριν μήνα
  • The clips of those 3rd row seats that attaches to the grab handles are incredibly noisy when you drive on anything but well paved roads. Sadly certain Toyota SUVs still uses that design today.

    Cepheus76 SchlCepheus76 SchlΠριν μήνα
  • My 80 series has a cupholder by default no after market

  • It’s a Lexus technically, but yes the land cruiser by Toyota is the original, but technically this is the Lexus version

    Tony StylesofficialTony StylesofficialΠριν μήνα
  • Thats a lexus

    Dds79 BossDds79 BossΠριν μήνα
  • Knowing how sh*t Range Rovers from that period are, makes it even better. Never change Toyota, never change.

    martinstoianov91martinstoianov91Πριν μήνα
  • Is this Diesel?

    Adnan Abdillah GhifariAdnan Abdillah GhifariΠριν μήνα
  • You don't see That Giant Lexus badge

    Pat PalPat PalΠριν μήνα
  • To preserve ground clearance underneath, the third row folds up and to the side just like they do in military vehicles, which, of course, is from which it planted its roots.

    Larry QueenLarry QueenΠριν μήνα
  • Doug's you hate Japanese cars because they are butter than American cars you are a loooooooser big time

    Laaphyama 007 koofeeLaaphyama 007 koofeeΠριν μήνα
  • My grandmother owned a 79 series and took it all across Australia while towing a 22 foot caravan, it had not one problem the whole time she owned it, Land Cruisers are an absolute beast

    Richie RichRichie RichΠριν μήνα
  • They did a crap rebadging job because Lexus is Toyota's luxury division.

    Grayson ParkerGrayson ParkerΠριν μήνα
  • Sorry this is a Lexus thank you thank user there is a letter that is not a toy Yoda that’s Alexis so you should do

    DarinalandDarinalandΠριν μήνα
  • I love my 80 series, its has a fridge and icemaker in the console and the "wart" is a cassette tape holder

    Spanky McSpankSpanky McSpankΠριν μήνα
  • Isn't that a Lexus LX450? 😂😂😂

    Al O.Al O.Πριν μήνα
  • God...sometimes you nag like a little bitch.

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

    Mario RoverMario RoverΠριν μήνα
  • You truly are an idiot

    Genesis MunozGenesis MunozΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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 BurrΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Title: Toyota Land Cruiser - Show the Lexus LX460

    AlpzeptaAlpzeptaΠριν 2 μήνες
  • This terrific classic SUV would have been even more perfect and interesting with a NAKAMICHI audio system!

    William DrijverWilliam DrijverΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Toyota is annoying but I love toyota

    Ahmed_A5GAhmed_A5GΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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.

    tomsrivtomsrivΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Lexus LX450 is the worst rebadging. 1991 Lexus ES 250 sighs relief.

    tomsrivtomsrivΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I didn't even notice it was a lexus until Doug confessed :p

    Yash ParanjpayYash ParanjpayΠριν 2 μήνες
  • These SUV’s really should of had the JDM Diesel engines

    TuffMuffTuffMuffΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Give me T O Y O T A on the grill. Classic.

    Scott StevensScott StevensΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 13:53 yeah this is necessary

    britbritΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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 EΠριν 2 μήνες
  • That’s not a Toyota Land Cruiser

    Thomas ProcopioThomas ProcopioΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 11:31 This is the type of interior i would have over modern electronic shit.😍

    Banuka BandaraBanuka BandaraΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Doug, you need to look at the 2001 mitsubishi montero limited...big time!

    Michael AndersonMichael AndersonΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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.

    DonthitmeimwoozyDonthitmeimwoozyΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Your serious outdoor adventure is running around town. Your buying a Lexus, not a chevy.

    kevin qkevin qΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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 ConeΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I think some people still dont know that Lexus is owned by toyota

    Mohamed FadulMohamed FadulΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Wheels are slightly different. LX459 have a groove between spokes.

    David RodriguezDavid RodriguezΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 🚧 Check out 👀this FJ80 in action

    Cruising The LandCruising The LandΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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 ManΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Doug is the kinda guy who borrows someone's pristine Lexus truck and calls it a piece of crap

    Bobby JohnsonBobby JohnsonΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Doug review the 1st gen Pajero.

    Muhammad Haroon MazharMuhammad Haroon MazharΠριν 3 μήνες
  • A fuck ton of info about ergonomics and scoffing at 80s/90s design. Shit video.

    DavidDavidΠριν 3 μήνες
  • 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.

    akanishta99akanishta99Πριν 3 μήνες
    • Not in USA spec models. Only some Japanese (JDM) and Mid East FJ80/FZJ Cruisers had the center console fridge.

      Mitch QuintanaMitch QuintanaΠριν 3 μήνες
  • meilleure 4X4 jusqu'à aujourd'hui good video

    Kaïs DzKaïs DzΠριν 3 μήνες
  • This Land Cruiser organism will survive even after the mankind.

    RG ZeusRG ZeusΠριν 3 μήνες
  • Lexus IS Toyota It's just a higher luxury trim

    Jesus MercadoJesus MercadoΠριν 3 μήνες
  • very helpfull