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

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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  1. Doug DeMuro

    Doug DeMuro8 חודשים לפני

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

  2. tman4life01

    tman4life01חודש לפני

    @dhairya shah do they prefer the landcruiser or lx more

  3. Sam O'Nella University

    Sam O'Nella University5 חודשים לפני

    You’ve made my dream come true.

  4. Shattered World

    Shattered World5 חודשים לפני

    100K Subscribers Without A Video Challenge cb nb zbcgvicua ??

  5. DTG101

    DTG1015 חודשים לפני

    I dont like that look lol

  6. Jen Lignell

    Jen Lignell6 חודשים לפני

    Doug DeMuro you should start DDRD Doug DeMuro Racing Development

  7. Veryl Arya

    Veryl Aryaיום לפני

    13:50 lol

  8. jade theriault

    jade theriault2 ימים לפני

    Only the diesels are worth talking about.

  9. Young Dredz

    Young Dredz3 ימים לפני

    Quality, it's like reviewing a meal you ate in a past century. Good stuff

  10. barry

    barry3 ימים לפני

    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.

  11. Nick P

    Nick P3 ימים לפני

    Doug is the type of guy to hold 25 year old cars to modern standards

  12. Nick P

    Nick P3 ימים לפני

    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.

  13. Brian Kozlowski

    Brian Kozlowski3 ימים לפני

    The maniacal scallion atypically appear because alcohol unfortunately beam concerning a bright chick. tired, innocent prosecution

  14. Ibrahim

    Ibrahim5 ימים לפני

    great review doug

  15. Arosha Fernando

    Arosha Fernando7 ימים לפני

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

  16. Julio S

    Julio S11 ימים לפני

    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

  17. Ian Buschini

    Ian Buschini11 ימים לפני

    Seems to be trashing Toyota.

  18. jawad ali Bukhari

    jawad ali Bukhari12 ימים לפני

    Your pathetic

  19. armadillotoe

    armadillotoe15 ימים לפני

    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.

  20. Moheeb Fadel

    Moheeb Fadel15 ימים לפני

    The difference in the grill is its upside down

  21. Kamran Khan

    Kamran Khan17 ימים לפני

    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.


    KHURRAM JAVAID16 ימים לפני

    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???

  23. Michelle G

    Michelle G17 ימים לפני

    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.

  24. Brett Rueter

    Brett Rueter18 ימים לפני

    I have one with about 90K Mechanically perfect. Body near perfect. Needs a a new radio. 1991

  25. bill

    bill19 ימים לפני

    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.

  26. L. henry

    L. henry20 ימים לפני

    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.

  27. akeme25

    akeme2520 ימים לפני

    This was my dad’s dream car lol

  28. Mark Ives

    Mark Ives21 יום לפני

    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.

  29. Josly Rasit

    Josly Rasit21 יום לפני

    I like most Mitsubishi pajero Montero rather than TLC

  30. Josly Rasit

    Josly Rasit21 יום לפני

    I like most Mitsubishi pajero Montero rather than TLC

  31. Chris Matthes

    Chris Matthes21 יום לפני

    He didn't get in the 3rd row, I want a refund!

  32. Jay Workman

    Jay Workman21 יום לפני

    Lol what is he supposed to do give you your time back? Lol

  33. Eric Van Zant

    Eric Van Zant22 ימים לפני

    Well part of the $7000 premium is the dealership experience

  34. Christopher James Manalili

    Christopher James Manalili22 ימים לפני

    Wow they kept that car in pristine condition

  35. Zain Abidin

    Zain Abidin23 ימים לפני

    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.


    GENERAL ADEED24 ימים לפני

    No SUV can beat the Land cruser. Not in the Middle east and not in Africa

  37. Roy Rogers

    Roy Rogers27 ימים לפני

    2021 Toyota Land Cruiser is the LAST one, Toyota has quit making them

  38. Tex

    Tex28 ימים לפני

    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?

  39. 1SaG

    1SaG28 ימים לפני

    "... 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.

  40. Duncan Moulin-Gower

    Duncan Moulin-Gower29 ימים לפני

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

  41. Possible Games

    Possible Gamesחודש לפני

    Could you review the 2022 Acura MDX S when it releases?

  42. Ferret Man

    Ferret Manחודש לפני

    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.

  43. Kyle Liong Car Reviews

    Kyle Liong Car Reviewsחודש לפני

    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.

  44. Kyle Liong Car Reviews

    Kyle Liong Car Reviewsחודש לפני

  45. muhammad rashed

    muhammad rashedחודש לפני

    This is a very clean car, just like a brand new car.

  46. Cruising The Land

    Cruising The Landחודש לפני

    ⚠ FJ80 vs FJ62 Landcruiser compared ✔

  47. P GRiP

    P GRiPחודש לפני

    do a real 80series like a 1990 model 3fe powered or a 1HD-FT powered

  48. secpac58chichi

    secpac58chichiחודש לפני

    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

  49. Fusion 360

    Fusion 360חודש לפני

    Bruh how they got rear opening window

  50. Amelia Stone

    Amelia Stoneחודש לפני

    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

  51. Juan Castibalnco

    Juan Castibalncoחודש לפני

    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! 🤦🏼‍♂️

  52. Toyota L Engine

    Toyota L Engineחודש לפני

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

  53. winki 44

    winki 44חודש לפני

    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

  54. anshul anand

    anshul anandחודש לפני

    Please make video on Mitsubishi Montero/pajero

  55. GokuXPoku

    GokuXPokuחודש לפני

    Need a nissan patrol review

  56. bader alghamdi

    bader alghamdiחודש לפני

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

  57. bader alghamdi

    bader alghamdiחודש לפני

    And the storage in this vehicle not Fridge ? This is not lexus .

  58. Cepheus76 Schl

    Cepheus76 Schlחודש לפני

    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.


    NEVER EVERחודש לפני

    My 80 series has a cupholder by default no after market

  60. Tony Stylesofficial

    Tony Stylesofficialחודש לפני

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

  61. Dds79 Boss

    Dds79 Bossחודש לפני

    Thats a lexus

  62. martinstoianov91

    martinstoianov91חודש לפני

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

  63. Adnan Abdillah Ghifari

    Adnan Abdillah Ghifariחודש לפני

    Is this Diesel?

  64. Pat Pal

    Pat Palחודש לפני

    You don't see That Giant Lexus badge

  65. Larry Queen

    Larry Queenחודש לפני

    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.

  66. Laaphyama 007 koofee

    Laaphyama 007 koofeeחודש לפני

    Doug's you hate Japanese cars because they are butter than American cars you are a loooooooser big time

  67. Richie Rich

    Richie Richחודש לפני

    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

  68. Grayson Parker

    Grayson Parkerחודש לפני

    They did a crap rebadging job because Lexus is Toyota's luxury division.

  69. Darinaland

    Darinalandחודש לפני

    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

  70. Spanky McSpank

    Spanky McSpankחודש לפני

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

  71. Al O.

    Al O.חודש לפני

    Isn't that a Lexus LX450? 😂😂😂

  72. Eau Rouge

    Eau Rougeחודש לפני

    God...sometimes you nag like a little bitch.

  73. Mario Rover

    Mario Roverחודש לפני

    i have 2001 Land Cruiser with 480 HP and I have Range Rover 510 HP for me Land Cruiser is more better

  74. Genesis Munoz

    Genesis Munozחודש לפני

    You truly are an idiot



    the priva van s 3rd row did the same

  76. Thomas Burr

    Thomas Burr2 חודשים לפני

    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

  77. Alpzepta

    Alpzepta2 חודשים לפני

    Title: Toyota Land Cruiser - Show the Lexus LX460

  78. William Drijver

    William Drijver2 חודשים לפני

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

  79. Ahmed_A5G

    Ahmed_A5G2 חודשים לפני

    Toyota is annoying but I love toyota

  80. tomsriv

    tomsriv2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  81. tomsriv

    tomsriv2 חודשים לפני

    Lexus LX450 is the worst rebadging. 1991 Lexus ES 250 sighs relief.

  82. Yash Paranjpay

    Yash Paranjpay2 חודשים לפני

    I didn't even notice it was a lexus until Doug confessed :p

  83. TuffMuff

    TuffMuff2 חודשים לפני

    These SUV’s really should of had the JDM Diesel engines

  84. Scott Stevens

    Scott Stevens2 חודשים לפני

    Give me T O Y O T A on the grill. Classic.

  85. brit

    brit2 חודשים לפני

    13:53 yeah this is necessary

  86. Avery E

    Avery E2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  87. Thomas Procopio

    Thomas Procopio2 חודשים לפני

    That’s not a Toyota Land Cruiser

  88. Banuka Bandara

    Banuka Bandara2 חודשים לפני

    11:31 This is the type of interior i would have over modern electronic shit.😍

  89. Michael Anderson

    Michael Anderson2 חודשים לפני

    Doug, you need to look at the 2001 mitsubishi montero limited...big time!

  90. Donthitmeimwoozy

    Donthitmeimwoozy2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  91. kevin q

    kevin q2 חודשים לפני

    Your serious outdoor adventure is running around town. Your buying a Lexus, not a chevy.

  92. Traffic Cone

    Traffic Cone2 חודשים לפני

    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

  93. Mohamed Fadul

    Mohamed Fadul2 חודשים לפני

    I think some people still dont know that Lexus is owned by toyota

  94. David Rodriguez

    David Rodriguez2 חודשים לפני

    Wheels are slightly different. LX459 have a groove between spokes.

  95. Cruising The Land

    Cruising The Land2 חודשים לפני

    🚧 Check out 👀this FJ80 in action

  96. Rusty Man

    Rusty Man2 חודשים לפני

    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.

  97. Bobby Johnson

    Bobby Johnson2 חודשים לפני

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

  98. Muhammad Haroon Mazhar

    Muhammad Haroon Mazhar2 חודשים לפני

    Doug review the 1st gen Pajero.

  99. David

    David3 חודשים לפני

    A fuck ton of info about ergonomics and scoffing at 80s/90s design. Shit video.

  100. akanishta99

    akanishta993 חודשים לפני

    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.

  101. Mitch Quintana

    Mitch Quintana3 חודשים לפני

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

  102. Kaïs Dz

    Kaïs Dz3 חודשים לפני

    meilleure 4X4 jusqu'à aujourd'hui good video

  103. RG Zeus

    RG Zeus3 חודשים לפני

    This Land Cruiser organism will survive even after the mankind.

  104. Jesus Mercado

    Jesus Mercado3 חודשים לפני

    Lexus IS Toyota It's just a higher luxury trim


    CHRISTOPHER MOTA3 חודשים לפני

    very helpfull

  106. socal st

    socal st3 חודשים לפני

    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.

  107. John Ledyard

    John Ledyard3 חודשים לפני

    That's a heck of a deal!

  108. V R FATT

    V R FATT3 חודשים לפני

    It's worth anywhere from 8000 dollars to 45000 Dollars US in my Country

  109. matthew babij

    matthew babij3 חודשים לפני

    THISSSSSS im getting so F'ing sick of hearing that word

  110. Clay

    Clay3 חודשים לפני

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

  111. Jlgonthebeat

    Jlgonthebeat3 חודשים לפני

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