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The Toyota FJ40 Is a Rugged Companion

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"One of my favorite things about this vehicle is the total pure utility of it," says Josh Commons, "…the only creature comforts—apart from a heater—is that the seats are padded." Built to be rugged, long-lasting, dependable, and easy-to-repair, the Toyota FJ40 has earned a reputation for being one of the world's best vehicles for going off-road, anywhere, any time. Family owned since 1992, Commons had it for 10 years before selling it to his sister, who sold it to their parents. After a time, it was passed back to Josh and hasn't left his possession since. "I've owned it long enough to go full cycle to where the brakes and the wheel cylinders wore out and needed to be rebuilt," Commons says. "You're turning the same screw you turned 20 years ago…it's kind of special." 8,000 feet up, Commons takes us to the beautiful mining ghost town, Boulder City. Not many vehicles—let alone off-roaders—can survive the journey, but the FJ40 almost makes it look like a piece of cake. "I don't see these as disposable, I see them as infinitely rebuildable," he says. "It's definitely an heirloom now." Drive Tastefully® http://Petrolicious.com http://facebook.com/Petrolicious
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Tonka66 (3 days ago)
Amazing video. Amazing countryside too. That's a beautiful part of the world. Also the music, where can I find these songs? They're brilliant.
Gildarts Clive (5 days ago)
Scotty Kilmer would say " Those old land cruisers are a tremendous gas hogs " .
Roberto Vultaggio (15 days ago)
Ho avuto un bj42 con cui partecipavo ai vari raduni offroad e che soddisfazione umiliare le moderne 4x4 con una facilità disarmante. 3500 diesel aspirato, mollavi la frizione e avevi tutta la coppia lì a disposizione, senza sgommate e sgasate inutili. Andavi su di trazione senza apparente difficoltà.
asfand khan (17 days ago)
paniccity (24 days ago)
Does anyone know what trail or road he's on?
Gabe Woodward (27 days ago)
makes me want to go to idaho
djmhyde (1 month ago)
this is a real SUV, not the plastic crap they sell today....
Jason (1 month ago)
it's too bad they won't make a new one of these. not a redesign like they did... but make the exact same body style.
Diogo Pinheiro (1 month ago)
Fantastic 🚙
Chico Man (1 month ago)
That has ALWAYS been my DREAM Vehicle to own. Ever since my Mom dated this guy that had a 1976 Land Cruiser I fell in Love with it. We would go up to Yuma AZ to go 4 Wheeling. That Bad Boy would Conquer almost Everything and it was Stock. One of these days I will Finally Own one. Oh Yes...I Will Own One. 😈 👍🏻👍🏼👍🏾👍🏽👍🏿😈🤘🏿🤘🏾🤘🏽🤘🏼🤘🏻🇺🇸
SkullFrog2 (1 month ago)
If Toyota would build a true modern version of this with solid axles front and rear basic options and a few luxury options with manual trans or automatic option 4.0 v6 I honestly think it would give most of the modern jeeps a run for their money especially on the reliability factor. The v6s jeep has been using since 07 just are not good motors they screwed them up badly they just don't last.
hank (1 month ago)
My dream vehicle
Sumit Kumar (1 month ago)
when there was no road in NEPAL near Karnali River.
Sumit Kumar (1 month ago)
Sumit Kumar (1 month ago)
Sumit Kumar (1 month ago)
toyota only 1is for mountain riders
Sumit Kumar (1 month ago)
its my dream no rent
Abbas Durrani (1 month ago)
The jeep is as beautiful as the natural scenery it travels in this video. i had never seen such brilliant shap .
Francesco Lippi (1 month ago)
I love it I want one
doug1234dougx (1 month ago)
cambellschunky704 (1 month ago)
pom talking about something he has no idea about. truck is garaged and owner has no no idea what rope is.
antonio rod (1 month ago)
Same color as mine butt mine isint hard top
antonio rod (1 month ago)
And you made me not sell mine 😁
Simon Kasprzak (1 month ago)
You convinced me to go buy one, and now you’re convincing me to fix it up as nice as this blue one. Thanks for the inspiration.
Running Kid (1 month ago)
This episode is just golden.
Michael Converse (1 month ago)
It can’t be stock and modified. It’s one or the other my man. If it has power steering it’s modified. And don’t rule out all luxury wagons. Modern Range rovers Will go everywhere these can but it total serenity. But really neat Toyota ! Glad you use it as it should be
eugenio reis (1 month ago)
I had a Brazilian Toyota Bandeirante, 1988, diesel, Mercedes Benz engine-OM 314. An off-road shaped tractor.
Flying Wrench (2 months ago)
Never get rid of it
Jeremy Rhodes (2 months ago)
Please keep this vehicle AWAY from the NORTHEAST. It will rust away to nothing.
TJ TX06 (2 months ago)
The one car that still being made today that looks exactly like its predecessors..
Liniero Chingon (2 months ago)
Thx for the vid, great story man.
GogurtSlayer (2 months ago)
The FJ40 is always better when its all Toyota. Hate it when some goobers put that stupid chevy 350 motor and make it completely chevy under the body. Really disappoints me when I see a FJ40 with a chevy 350.
F L (2 months ago)
Another tough Toyota
coin420 (2 months ago)
Man that is one super clean FJ
Mike Perth (2 months ago)
Great video! Great car! I've only ever owned one "tub", a hj45. All my other cruisers were either utes or troopies, I still reckon the hj47 with the 2H motor was the best. Had a fairey overdrive, 83 model, miss it to bits!!!! Not sure why murricca always got the fj's and not the hj's?
Moneyandtime Freedom (2 months ago)
Worst car regret was selling my 78 exact same color in mint condition no rust. I was a starving college student. I told my wife I will buy another when I find the right one.
William Kiene (2 months ago)
Just beautiful......have been around the Land Cruiser and friends have had them......maybe it s time for me to have one?
Jose A Rivera (2 months ago)
I Lear to drive one of those (1972 fj40) bad ass 4x4
b4ssfunk3d (2 months ago)
She's a beauty!!! My family owns a 2-door 1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4 which is in the XJ family and shares the iconic beauty of being a 2-door SUV much like the FJ40. She's been gaining a lot of value recently and someone offered 9,000 cash because 2 door Cherokees in mint condition are getting increasingly rare. I hope in 10 or 15 years people will look back at the Jeep Cherokee XJ in a similar way they did with the FJ40. This thing can go anywhere and has a simplicity to it none of the new loaded Jeeps have with all their weight and extra trim inside.
Max Sand (2 months ago)
Great truck man i had a 76.
Caz Gerald (2 months ago)
What a crappy video. The scenery was boring. He's owned the same car for 20 years? His family, parents, sister, kids, lifelong friends, blah, blah, blah. Just joking, one of the coolest stories wrapped within a car video - loved it!!
Gary Sisk (2 months ago)
My dad bought a new FJ40 back in 1965. At the time Toyota's really didn't have dealerships, ours was bought at a shell gas station, I think dad paid about 2695.00 for it. The gas station owner just had some brochures and he had to go to California to pick the Toyota up for dad. This was from Safford Arizona. The FJ40 was a great rig, kind of gutless with the little 6 cylinder motor and was about all out at 55 MPH on the highway, at a time of 70 MPH speed limits. But the highway was not where the Toyota shined, it had 3 on the tree shifting and 2 levers on the dash to pull for 4x4. Once both were pulled you could climb anything. It had a grab bar on the passenger dash to hold onto as well to keep you in the seat when 4 wheeling, we called it the puke bar. If Toyota made this body style again they would sell them as fast as they could make them. They basically copied the Jeep CJ at the time only having a little bigger body with chevy type running gear. It was an amazing rig, still wished I had it. Lots of memories of hunting and fishing using the old FJ40
Riky Andrian (2 months ago)
Man.. it's beautiful beautiful.. it's awesome
Adit Parikh (2 months ago)
Who tf sells a car to their immediate family members...
Raja Hamza (2 months ago)
I have the same cruiser and want to sale it. Any one interested ? From pakistan
Ayden Leal (2 months ago)
FJ Woody's for Life FJ cruisers for life as well
Steve Kranz (2 months ago)
What is it about the back country that has so much draw -- especially when experienced in a rig like this? Makes me want to get out there right now! Just beautiful...
dan beach (2 months ago)
I got two. 74&78 one 3 speed one 4. I'm impressed all the way around. One of the best clutch change out ever........
Mernerner (2 months ago)
Toyota's First Car: Just Better Jeep
Inori Sabino (2 months ago)
*_looks like a small FJ Cruiser_*
Cristian Diaz (2 months ago)
Muy buen video saludos desde Venezuela usted tiene un super Toyota lo felicito
Ben Algren (2 months ago)
Too bad those things cost 45-100k. Most of us will never be able to afford one of those.
Lavrentizodiac (2 months ago)
Those 1F and 2F engines,very easy to fix and in some cases overhaulin. No very high RPM but got enough 4x4 power
Lavrentizodiac (2 months ago)
Exactamente mi mismo vehículo doble traccion
nuwan neranja (2 months ago)
Best Japanese 4*4
STIIMPRA97 (2 months ago)
i cant get my head around 145 jack up faggots disliking this beautiful video about a beautiful jeep,like it takes a bit of effort to move your finger to scroll up and then hit dislike,as if the fucking video has become some sort of vendetta against your genetic faggotness ,WHY? jealousy is a strange thing
drumtravelfun (2 months ago)
Sweet ride.
nikhil s (2 months ago)
awesome video.nice to see those old off roaders
Rob Milne (2 months ago)
Just got my hands on an original 1973 FJ40... she needs some help but she is all there. Reminds of a troop carrier I learned to drive in when I was a kid... such capable no nonsense and iconic 4wds.
RJ Nixon (2 months ago)
That's one beautiful FJ!! 👍
Yakoo Yakoo (2 months ago)
Please do a video on the Nissan Jonga Patrol P60
doug1234dougx (2 months ago)
Oh man I love this!
wally walton (2 months ago)
yeah they were so rugged they stopped making them......
cnfabo (2 months ago)
She's a beauty
angel luna (2 months ago)
Enjoy ur jeep i 💘 it
Sho Yu Weeni (2 months ago)
Man, idaho is beautiful
Eddie Batoa (2 months ago)
beautiful Toy! 💪😎
Bob Friendship (3 months ago)
Everything you could ever want if pure four wheel drive was what you wanted. (well, excepting a Unimog perhaps) Great submission here, many thanks.
Andres Lite (3 months ago)
One of the Best 4x4's ever made... rugged, simple built, unique style and with no B.S.!! For life, like most pre 1995 Japanese 4x4's!
Hugo Castillo (3 months ago)
is a great truck toyota #1
Cristian Diaz (3 months ago)
Te felicito x tu video amigo saludos desde Chile soy venezolano vivo aquí x el problema que hay allá pero sabes tú Toyota es lo máximo felicidades
Arvind L Dayal (3 months ago)
Beautiful video Mate ! I had a BJ40 in Fiji Islands,had to leave behind moving to Down Under. Got an old 100 series straight 6 Land cruiser now,this ones been with me for donkeys years .lol .
Ajith Perera (3 months ago)
TANK kichiri toyoda.
Asanka Meththa (3 months ago)
OMG really we put together video and the story behind it very touchy. Wish i could have something like this. Thanks for sharing!
Ken Johnson (3 months ago)
HAHA, that certain smell is called gas fumes. As my gas tank is under the passenger seat. Mine is 1962. Maybe time for new rubber.
Lewis Lewis (3 months ago)
The production quality is next to none. Excellent job and beautiful landcruiser
NPC 48732 (4 months ago)
"Everything is in a place that makes sense" "Easy to work on" Lol I spent 4 hours trying to understand how to remove the engine from my 72, and finally realized the transmission needs to be pulled out first, and then the bell housing plus engine come out as one piece. What a fucking nightmare. No wonder why there aren't rebuild kits for these engines and everyone replaces them with chevys
B W (4 months ago)
Great vehicle, great storytelling. Well done Josh and Petrolicious.
Clarence Sweetapple (4 months ago)
Had one regret selling it,nothing since has come close looking at fun factor
timkiwi (4 months ago)
Elian Hasanaga (4 months ago)
Marcos Agosti (4 months ago)
Wonderful video. Very well done. It brought back lots of memories. I had a 77 model, the first with the small pop up windows at the back. Rode it for ~150M miles and had all kind of adventures with it. "Indestructible" is the best word to describe it. The only cancer that could get to it was rust. Consumption was not its forte at ~12mpg and it was always a good idea to wear a kidney belt on long trips due to stiff suspension. Other than that, just fill it up and go...
Reg Marshall (4 months ago)
You have a heater? I got padded seats.
D Filice (4 months ago)
Great story and FJ40. Not to compare my 3rd gen 4Runner with the great FJ40, but I get a smile on my face every time I drive my Runner.
nwyoda87 (5 months ago)
anyone wana buy a 1978? fiber glass tub all parts to put back together minus hood/windshield frame. no title. that's why i'm selling unless some one has a tub with a title you would sell.
Alex Alpizar (5 months ago)
In Costa Rica there are still many different models of Toyota Jeep in very good condition and they are also available to buy.
Alex Alpizar (5 months ago)
Alex Alpizar (5 months ago)
Hi my name is Alex, Hello friend how are you, if someday I need parts for these Toyota Jeep you could travel to Costa Rica and enjoy my country and there you get parts and spare parts for these cars. In my country there are still many of these Toyota Jeep.https://www.facebook.com/LandCruiserBJ40/
Waqas Zafar (5 months ago)
Very nice video as well as truck
Brad Palmer (5 months ago)
I'm 16 and this is my dream to have one of these
cooperautosales (5 months ago)
All the parts are available , some new and some used but lots of places to get them
cyberfrank 2010 (5 months ago)
fox, it still looks soooo good!
Elijah Lash (5 months ago)
Does anyone know of other videos like this?? Love it!
Roger Hockemier (6 months ago)
That is really cool take it out and use it ! have fun live life! Good for you man!
Mario Rover (6 months ago)
best jeep I love it great job Toyota.
Laifer Reyes (6 months ago)
I love FJ40s. My uncle had one when I was a kid in Cuba. I always remember how much I loved sitting at the back fold down seats and that meant were going to the beach. I own a Jeep Wrangler now but I believe my liking of jeeps (with lower case j) was because of that FJ40. I hope I can have one some day. And the location is astonishing. I love the Rockies and am proud I live close to them.
William Wen (6 months ago)
jenell73 (6 months ago)
it looks like it is designed for survival. plain, tough, rugged
Ford Mustang (6 months ago)
Sorry Toyota but Jeep CJ beat ya lol still a bad ass substitute.
jerro19711971 (6 months ago)
Looks like a Jeep wanna be to me.
Nigyl Rod (6 months ago)
Looks badass. But does it have aircon? Hahaha i still dont know much about cars

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