1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62 2017-08-03T13:39:32+00:00

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OVERVIEW

Whether you see yourself as the kind of person that goes ambling down a rocky, muddy, tree lined road to seek out the perfect camping spot or traverses a sandy beach with a cooler and beach towels in the trunk, this 1988 Land Cruiser is the probably the perfect machine for you. With a beefy 4WD system perfectly set up to handle whatever you can throw at it, and a cavernous cabin that gives you enough room to lie down in the back, the Land Cruiser can get your, your friends, and all your stuff wherever you want to go. Best yet, this thing is built like a tank! It gives you that confidence to take on just about anything.

While the big, 4.2-liter inline-6 engine is merely adequate for getting this behemoth around, it has plenty of torque to spare, whenever you need it to get you into – or out of – trouble. Mated up with a 4-speed automatic transmission, there’s a unique sense of masculinity being able to row your own gears in something this big. The extra control will definitely come in handy as you climb up a steep, slippery grade or maneuver over slippery rocks. You’ll barely feel a thing as the big Land Cruiser navigates its way through the urban jungle full of potholes, speed bumps, and angry meter maids.

One big reason the ‘Cruiser is so easy to drive nearly anywhere is because of the huge greenhouse. The cabin is incredibly spacious and airy with lots of window. Despite looking like a juggernaut on the road, the Land Cruiser doesn’t feel like one when you’re driving. The thin pillars and big windows provide excellent sight lines all the way around, something that can’t be said for most modern SUVs. There’s no need to rely on parking sensors and backup cameras with this. With a careful look in the mirrors, parking the big Toyota in nearly any spot is a breeze.

And if you need to park it in the lumber yard at Home Depot or cozy up to one of the loading spots at Ikea, the rear seats fold down completely flat to provide a sizable space to pack in just about anything. Although you can just about fit a couch in the back, you wouldn’t really need it since you can pull down the split tail gate and use it as a perfect picnic bench at the end of a long day. The only thing missing back there are cup holders!

Despite its age, the FJ60 Land Cruiser provides a surprisingly modern driving experience. The ride is supple, the seats are plush, and the steering and brakes give good, if somewhat isolated feedback. This is truly a vehicle that can meet all the needs of today. It may not have the latest technology like satellite radio or GPS navigation but it’s hard to think of a better vehicle to get lost far away from civilization in.

OVERVIEW

Whether you see yourself as the kind of person that goes ambling down a rocky, muddy, tree lined road to seek out the perfect camping spot or traverses a sandy beach with a cooler and beach towels in the trunk, this 1988 Land Cruiser is the probably the perfect machine for you. With a beefy 4WD system perfectly set up to handle whatever you can throw at it, and a cavernous cabin that gives you enough room to lie down in the back, the Land Cruiser can get your, your friends, and all your stuff wherever you want to go. Best yet, this thing is built like a tank! It gives you that confidence to take on just about anything.

While the big, 4.2-liter inline-6 engine is merely adequate for getting this behemoth around, it has plenty of torque to spare, whenever you need it to get you into – or out of – trouble. Mated up with a 4-speed automatic transmission, there’s a unique sense of masculinity being able to row your own gears in something this big. The extra control will definitely come in handy as you climb up a steep, slippery grade or maneuver over slippery rocks. You’ll barely feel a thing as the big Land Cruiser navigates its way through the urban jungle full of potholes, speed bumps, and angry meter maids.

One big reason the ‘Cruiser is so easy to drive nearly anywhere is because of the huge greenhouse. The cabin is incredibly spacious and airy with lots of window. Despite looking like a juggernaut on the road, the Land Cruiser doesn’t feel like one when you’re driving. The thin pillars and big windows provide excellent sight lines all the way around, something that can’t be said for most modern SUVs. There’s no need to rely on parking sensors and backup cameras with this. With a careful look in the mirrors, parking the big Toyota in nearly any spot is a breeze.

And if you need to park it in the lumber yard at Home Depot or cozy up to one of the loading spots at Ikea, the rear seats fold down completely flat to provide a sizable space to pack in just about anything. Although you can just about fit a couch in the back, you wouldn’t really need it since you can pull down the split tail gate and use it as a perfect picnic bench at the end of a long day. The only thing missing back there are cup holders!

Despite its age, the FJ60 Land Cruiser provides a surprisingly modern driving experience. The ride is supple, the seats are plush, and the steering and brakes give good, if somewhat isolated feedback. This is truly a vehicle that can meet all the needs of today. It may not have the latest technology like satellite radio or GPS navigation but it’s hard to think of a better vehicle to get lost far away from civilization in.

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A LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW

The Land Cruiser name has been synonymous with soldiers, adventurers and dignitaries alike since the 1950s. While rumor has it that the original Land Cruisers were developed as a result of the Toyota reverse-engineering a Willy’s Jeep left behind in the Philippines, the Land Cruiser quickly established its own reputation as a vehicle capable of transporting people over the rough terrain in bad conditions while remaining comfortable. Through the various generations, from the iconic FJ40 through more passenger-friendly iterations such as the FJ50, FJ60, FJ80, FJ100, and FJ200, the Land Cruiser has always maintained its “go anywhere, do anything” image.

While the Land Cruiser has always been an off-road icon, it was really the 1981 FJ60 and later FJ62 models that started the trend towards comfort by offering amenities like seating for up to 7 passengers, as well as power steering, dual heaters, and air conditioning. Of course, being a Toyota, its reliability in harsh conditions was unparalleled at the time. The lazy, lumbering 4.0-liter inline-6 engine may not offer much by way of horsepower, but the available torque gives the driver confidence that they could pull themselves out of anything.

Following the FJ60, the FJ80 Land Cruiser model also gained a twin brother with the Lexus LX 450 and with it, increased luxury in terms of technology and refinement. The FJ100 Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 470 built upon that with advanced features like air suspension and even night vision. These FJ100-chassis Land Cruisers also offered a V8 for the first time. With the current FJ200 Land Cruiser and Lexus LX on sale, a range of V8 engines is now ubiquitous, offered around the globe. By this time, the Land Cruiser had become a primary vehicle choice used by NATO, solidifying its role as a tool for carrying people through nearly all conditions.

A LOOK IN THE REAR VIEW

The Land Cruiser name has been synonymous with soldiers, adventurers and dignitaries alike since the 1950s. While rumor has it that the original Land Cruisers were developed as a result of the Toyota reverse-engineering a Willy’s Jeep left behind in the Philippines, the Land Cruiser quickly established its own reputation as a vehicle capable of transporting people over the rough terrain in bad conditions while remaining comfortable. Through the various generations, from the iconic FJ40 through more passenger-friendly iterations such as the FJ50, FJ60, FJ80, FJ100, and FJ200, the Land Cruiser has always maintained its “go anywhere, do anything” image.

While the Land Cruiser has always been an off-road icon, it was really the 1981 FJ60 and later FJ62 models that started the trend towards comfort by offering amenities like seating for up to 7 passengers, as well as power steering, dual heaters, and air conditioning. Of course, being a Toyota, its reliability in harsh conditions was unparalleled at the time. The lazy, lumbering 4.0-liter inline-6 engine may not offer much by way of horsepower, but the available torque gives the driver confidence that they could pull themselves out of anything.

Following the FJ60, the FJ80 Land Cruiser model also gained a twin brother with the Lexus LX 450 and with it, increased luxury in terms of technology and refinement. The FJ100 Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 470 built upon that with advanced features like air suspension and even night vision. These FJ100-chassis Land Cruisers also offered a V8 for the first time. With the current FJ200 Land Cruiser and Lexus LX on sale, a range of V8 engines is now ubiquitous, offered around the globe. By this time, the Land Cruiser had become a primary vehicle choice used by NATO, solidifying its role as a tool for carrying people through nearly all conditions.

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