I recently came across this trio of SUVs which is interesting in that it covers the majority of the SUV spectrum. From left to right; modern, old school and modified. What is your preference?
Love the old Toyota. I like my trucks basic. However, I’ve been kinda tempted by the modern Jeeps. I’ve driven several of them at my job and even got my wife into a Patriot last year. They just make a lot of sense where I live what with logging trails and snow every winter. Caught myself eyeballing someone’s new Wrangler in a traffic jam yesterday… I can picture it.
Any SUV? I still want a Bronco. Not sure if I want to go with a full size with the removable top and a 351 or the Bronco II. I have a love and familiarity with Rangers and their kind.
Now you’re taking me back to Sesame Street.
“One of these things is not like the others, two of these things are kind of the same. One of these things is not like the others… Now it’s time to play our game, its time to play our game!”
Ha ha ha! I can even hear the music in my head to that one!
BTW my answer would be “Dodge Journey is not like the others because it is NOT BOF, the engine is NOT oriented in a longitudinal fashion, and it is default FWD not RWD.”
Nice pic David. Original colour on the Land Cruiser. Authenticity wins every time!
Thanks. Here is the front. Looked very original.
Totally agree. Landcrusier for me too. My employer used a small fleet of these in the late 70’s/early 80’s for forestry work. Also my older sister had a couple. Only down side was on the one diesel she had, it went through expensive glow plugs at an alarming rate causing her to get rid of it.
That Toyota would be appealing for a hobby car. But for everyday driving I would take that Wrangler Unlimited. I have had a little seat time in one recently and they are not unpleasant.
The only desirable Dodge Journey is the EU model with 2.0L diesel and six-speed (either as the Journey or the Fiat Freemont).
They sold them here in Australia like that, but not many.
I’d agree with JPC here, the Land Cruiser unless it was a main form of transport.
Old Landcruisers, Landrovers, even Jeeps were capable 4WDs the SUV category is just rubbish no point in them.
If I had to choose between the three I’d choose the jeep.
The dodge journey is more of a cuv than SUV.
My definition of suv is has to be rear wheel drive with 4wheel drive with hi and low range.
Cuv is is just a jacked up station wagon.
I respect each version. There is a place for both.
There is only one Jeep. “Times change, Icons are forever.”
1976, and I had a crush on the tough chick, with whom I’d occasionally chat, in grad school.
I had a terrific girlfriend, but couldn’t figure out the secret crush. Then it dawned on me — her red Toyota Land Cruiser.
Although I’ve owned a Land Cruiser and have a sticker on my toolbox that reads “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Jeeps” (its a joke, OK) I would take the Jeep. Actually I would take the one I could sell for the most, which might actually be the Cruiser, and get myself a new motorcycle. And, I don’t think anyone would consider a Dodge Journey to be an SUV. Station wagon? Sure.
Is that a Dodge Journey? I’d almost rather walk. I would like to say my choice is the Toyota for old school cool but in reality I’d take the Jeep because I am too old for that rough ride. Cool to see them together though. The good, the better and the ugly.
Land Cruiser wins overall; cool factor, durability, etc. For everyday use and extended travel, I’ll take the Journey, begrudgingly. The Wrangler, with the conservative lift and oversized tires…I’ll pass. Besides it’s a Jeep, a/k/a “Just Empty Every Pocket”. I should know, I drive a ‘12 Grand Cherokee. Wanna buy it?
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