So what are our current options"
100 series land cruiser:
We love the 100 series but my wife is not a fan of having two 100s. Still an option but at the bottom of the list for now.
80 Series land cruiser:
Definitely on the list. I would love to have an 80. I have looked at a few but unless I find something in pristine rust free condition I will not bite. These are getting harder and harder to find so I think it's a long shot.
200 series land cruiser:
These are very high on the list. I feel like the 200 is a little too big but the big thing here is price. I like to get a deal and still have cash to build the rig. These need to come down a bit before I'll pull the trigger.
4rd Gen 4runner
The V8 has the same drive train as the 100 so I like that but I am not a fan of the styling. This one is pretty high on the list but we will see.
5th gen 4runner
Just like the 200 these are very high on the list. Big thing here is price. I like to get a deal and still have cash to build the rig. These need to come down a bit before I'll pull the trigger.
2nd gen Tacoma or newer
I just bought a gen 1 tacoma to be my daily driver and ocasional day trip trail runner. I love this little truck. I could see us getting a newer tacoma for an overland rig since they are bigger and could be built out a little better.
Last but no least is the Lexus GX470:
This was number one on the list until now. I love how they look built. Same drive train as the 100. Not too big and very nice interior. But in the end there was one concern, ... the giant back door. I have seen and experienced how these can be a pain in the ass and also love our tailgate. planbenterprise dropped me another great comment on his experience with his GX and well in a moment the GX went from fist to last.
Check out the comments and thanks again to planbenterprises for the great info!
Dude. I’ve owned a GX470 for over a year. I have stories....
Awesome, I would love to hear them! Our plan is to have two overland rigs and the pickup. The GX is still way high on the list. Honestly the only thing that kind of turns me off is the rear door because I love tailgates.