Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:36
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What's the diff between the two? Which is better?
As far as I can tell from the specs it has an extra 10kw!
I've read a few comments now that some prefer
the 80 series over the 100 series why is this?

Reason being that with further investigation into the
that is for sale for $29990 with 214Kkm's on the clock
after checking the VIN it is in fact a FZJ105R
and has now been reduced to $26990.
It's getting close to my dollars. WOO HOO!
With the old jack as a trade and maybe getting it down to 24500
I am seriously considering it.
Has TJM alloy b/bar & tow bar and looks clean (hasn't been detailed, as traded)

comments please

cheers again

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Reply By: dogart - Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:39

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2003 at 21:39
Sorry, it's a petrol auto!

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Reply By: JimB - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 07:43

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 07:43
Ay Wolf, Petrol motor has some grunt but geez, they suck the juice. Friend has one, reckons he gets app 4-4.5k's litre around town. Mileage might be a bit high for a petrol motor too but if it has been regularly serviced should still be ok.

Price seems ok but

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Reply By: Penguin - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:21

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:21
Hi Wolf

Sounds like about the right price. It'll be the first model of the 100 series. My '98 model 80 series was the last of the 80's. They're both great cars. Yes, they do chew through the juice - I get 20l/100km around town :-( but they are just great.

It''s a real shame that Tojo put the 5 stud wheels on the 100 series making them incompatible with everything else. A friend of mine has the 100 and there doesn't seem to be much performance difference. Fortunately, you won't be looking at IFS with a 98.

Good luck.
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Reply By: dogart - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 12:33

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 12:33
Mr P

Yeh the specs show it has "live" suspension.
Pardon my ignorance but what does this mean exactly compared to
coil suspension on the FZJ80R?
Fuel economy, well anything will be better than my old jack,
I use about 20l to get me 40-50km! Poor little 2.0L G200Z motor
working it's ring off!

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Follow Up By: Penguin - Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:17

Thursday, Oct 16, 2003 at 13:17

The live suspension on the 80 & 100 series is largely the same. It means that the front diff and axle housings are in one piece like the rear diff. The IFS models more recently introduced use Independant Front Suspension meaning that one wheel can be at a much different level than the other whilst still maintaining traction (hopefully). On the IFS vehicles, the front end looks a lot lower. Probably if you're staying on the tar and can afford it, IFS could be good. There has been rather a lot written in comparison tests and the bottom line seems to be: if you're going off road to get dirty, stay with the live suspension.

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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 15:08

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 15:08
the main differnce i noticed was the price, I couldn't afford a 100 series, I got an immaculte std 80 series diesel locally.
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