comments on '91 FJ80R Sahara

Submitted: Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 14:24
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I have located the following vehicle over east.

Vehicle 1991 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER FJ80R Sahara
Price $26,900 
Kilometres 123,000
Engine 6 cylinder Petrol Multi-point injected 4.0L (3955cc)

VX Sahara Engine Immobiliser, Centre Console Fridge, Dual Air conditioning front and back. Armaglazed and Fabric Protection. Hayman Reese Tow Bar. Hankook Tyres almost brand new. Rego until 1st April 2004. Full maintenance/service history available. Never been off road. Mostly been garaged.

Any advice on this particular model. It's rated at 112Kw,
compared to ~150kw for the 92 model.

any comments would be appreciated

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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:04

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:04
Wolf sounds like a beauty only problem its a petrol . So it will be thirsty.Good luck
All the best
4wd Tag Along AdventuresCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Member - George (WA) - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:12

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:12
I agree with Eric, it will be a petrol guzler.

I have heard from others with the petrol model that they are heavy on petrol as compared to the diesel model.
King Edward River, Mitchell Plateau
VKS-737, ch 2, sel. 2131
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:22

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:22
Gday Gogart
I have a 91 fj80 GXL carbi manual 5 speed and it uses 20l/100kms . These motors lack modern motor power, are ancient but dependable, and are hard to sell when you can get the twincam in 92+. That price is realistic, but for the money, i would buy a later model GXL, say 97, and a Engel fridge:-)
Like most model cars, small improvements mean the 97 has all the bugs sorted out and the 90 was not as good. Youy can even get ABS in the 97.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:28

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 17:28
Andrew is that around the city or out in the bush. We had a petrol 80 out in the simpson a few years ago and it used over double of the deisels.
All the best
EricCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 12:12

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 12:12
Gday Eric
Thats around town. I would budget for close to double that in the sand hills.
Reason being the 3f makes its max torque at 3000rpm - vs diesels making max torque at 2200rpm (much closer rpm to where you usually do your driving)
Andrew wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: dogart - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 18:04

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 18:04
thanks for the info peoples.

basically still doing some research on what's on offer out there.
and any info makes me that much wiser when it comes to the time
for upgrading.

So many variables to consider.
$20K - $25K may not sound like much but it is to me, so I want to get it right.

As it stands, a 80 series GXL cruiser is looking like my pref option
was thinking about getting another Jack but as the upgrade is going to be
in the family for at least another 10 years (lotto depending) then the size
of a cruiser is prefered. But I'll prob change my mind again.

thanks again for the help

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Reply By: Stuart - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:55

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:55
I have a 3F 80series and found on the highway the economy was OK and generally better than the 4.5L but the power was woeful. Go for the 92+. they also have the bigger wheels, BIGGER BRAKES, bigger flares ect. Don't bother with the Sahara your paying a premium price for junk you don't need. Buy a good mid 90's GXL and with your change buy a diff lock. Look for one that has 134A in the air-con. For the price you can afford to be choosy. A friend just bought a 95 GXL (three days ago) near Sydney for 18K. Turns out it's an ex Canberra car, sold here new, regularly serviced by the local Toyota dealer (has log book) and went to Windsor a couple of years ago. What a bargin. As for my car we fitted a Chev vortec 350 (5.7L). That certainly fixed any power problems. For us it's the perfect 4WD. Good luck.
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