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Old 05-12-2009, 10:56 PM
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I've been trying to do a bit of research on the longest lasting and most reliable suvs/bovs. I know everyone raves about land rover, but what are some other good ones?

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and i meant to put "longest lasting" not longest lastin
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Something that is maintained, and is not abused, will last quite awhile, if you take care of it. I have several rigs with over 180,00o miles on them. My 1968 Ford F-100 has lated 31 years in the family with over 546,000 miles on it ...3 engines and 1 transmission later it still runs great. Best part it has "points" and no electronics....in the ignition system.
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so in other words it is mroe about how you treat the vehicle?
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so in other words it is mroe about how you treat the vehicle?

That's important. But there is some vehicles that simply aren't up to snuff no matter how good your maintenance is. Or, specific years, as sometimes there is flaws in a production run.

It also is going to depend on what you feel is reliable... Lots of vehicles have a long list of wear items that require frequent replacement - however if replaced at the specified interval you'll never have a problem. That is reliable, but not convenient if parts aren't available.

Also, your intended needs are going to make a huge difference. Do you need 4wd? Does it need to be CAPABLE in 4wd? How much cargo do you intend to carry? What would you like to see for fuel consumption? Etc etc etc...
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Hands down this is the toughest, most reliable, and longest lasting BOV ever made. Nothing comes close to owning the Legend!









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what toyota is that?
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what toyota is that?

It's a FJ-40. IE, a Landcruiser. They have rabid fans. And thus have a hyper-inflated price.

Likewise, you could easily get somebody posting a picture of a jeep CJ-5 and saying the exact same thing.

Both vehicles have drawbacks. Lots of them. But everything does.
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FJ40 awesome! Are the new FJ cruisers any good?
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FJ40 awesome! Are the new FJ cruisers any good?

I have a low opinion of them. But I do of everything that's rolled off the assembly line in the past 10 years (with a few small exceptions). They've been accepted by the 4x4ing and overland/expedition community reasonably well, and the aftermarket is already offering plenty of upgrades for them.

If I wanted something to trust my life on. No. It wouldn't be a FJ cruiser.
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I want an original army jeep. the "geep" jeep
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Who made the postal jeeps?
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Who made the postal jeeps?

Let's take a guess and say jeep? Which would have been owned by American Motors at the time, I'd suppose, but I'm not big on earlier jeep history. They were designated the 'DJ-5' I think, as in 'Delivery Jeep' as opposed to 'CJ' being 'civilian jeep'.
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...I've been trying to do a bit of research on the longest lasting and most reliable suvs/bovs...

As said in the past, several times, any coil suspension JEEP with the I6.
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289,000 miles on my 86 Toyota P/U and still going.

Gas mileage, parts availability, dependability, low investment price, low parts prices, ease of repair and modification, off-road-ability and general all around bad-a$$edness. Hands down over and over again, it will be an 85-88 Toyota P/U or 4-Runner.

Jeep owners won't tell you how their rig is top heavy and semi-unstable. Full size truck owners won't admit that their fuel consumption is outrageous and they can't go everywhere the compacts can.
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With slight mods the new Toyota FJ Cruiser is no joke. Awesome rig........ Billy Goat.. Goes anywhere........
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Jeep owners won't tell you how their rig is top heavy and semi-unstable. Full size truck owners won't admit that their fuel consumption is outrageous and they can't go everywhere the compacts can.

Jeeps are top heavy? Maybe if you make one top heavy... Otherwise, they're no more so than any comparable vehicle. And stability is what you make it. If you have more lift than needed, obviously you're going to get in a little trouble. Same if you have wonky upgrades like revolver shackles (if leaf springs).

And full-size fuel consumption can be all over the board. I've got a cummins truck, it isn't bad at all, as it is in the consistent 20mpg range. Off-road capability is IMHO incredibly lacking, since it weighs 6500lbs DRY. But, it is stock, so I have to cut it some leeway. With a mild lift/tires and some lockers I'm sure it would do much better. If I needed to leave town with enough fuel to last me several thousand miles (I get about 625 miles out of a tank on it and a tidy tank could give me a lot more range), plus a genset and a pile of gear, I'd take it over one of my jeeps simply because it is large enough that it could fit all that junk. Obviously it isn't going to fit everywhere, or it will fit but it's going to cost you your mirrors and some body damage.
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