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Caribou Sandstorm 06-19-2012 11:06 AM

Toyota LandCruisers in Costa Rica
 
I just returned from a family trip to Costa Rica.

While it was a wonderful family trip for sand, surf and countless margaritas, I also wanted to see and photo as many LandCruisers as my wife would allow. stopping in the middle of a two lane road in rural Costa Rica is probably one of the most dangerous things to do, but when you spot a rare and beautiful 40, you gotta get a pic.

It might be one of the best places to see exotic birds, monkeys, alligators up close but it also seems to be a Mecca for FJ 40s, 60s, and 70s...And all seem to be diesels...

A $600.00 round trip direct flight to Liberia, seemed a small price to pay for such a great location to see these rare vehicles up close..

Saw a bunch like Wes' but never had the camera ready.

Several of these around but this was really clean!
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0763-M.jpg

This was kind of like a Lexus 460/Prado..Diesel!!!
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/...DSCF0934-M.jpg
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/...DSCF0933-M.jpg


http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/...DSCF0996-M.jpg

My fav!
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/...DSCF1053-M.jpg

I yelled at this guy, as we passed him "Nice 40!" He gave me a thumbs up..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/...DSCF1113-M.jpg

Parked in the shade at Tamarindo beach.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0742-M.jpg

Rare 80 sighting.. it seemed like the ratio for 40s vs 80s was 10:1, only saw about a handful of 80s.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0743-M.jpg

This one is for my mini truck bros..This doesn't have it but the newer Hilux's had the coolest front ends, way better imo than the Us version..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0744-M.jpg

This one was parked across the street from the Super Compra (market). I stared at it all week, finally took my life in my hands by running across this busy street to take the shot.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0764-M.jpg

These guys didn't speak a lick of English and thought I was a nut, some things have a way of translating on their own...:o
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0745-M.jpg

This was one of my favs, this old Cabaellro was driving it. It sounded like it was on it's last leg..
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0765-M.jpg

Feeding the locals, some chicken...
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG2438-M.jpg

Might have a few more to post later

Caribou Sandstorm 06-19-2012 07:17 PM

bump, just added a bunch of pics, smugmug was down today.

wesintl 06-19-2012 09:08 PM

those fortuners a r e fugly

DaveInDenver 06-19-2012 10:06 PM

Notice they don't have bezel police there either. :-)
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Originally Posted by Caribou Sandstorm (Post 213665)
Parked in the shade at Tamarindo beach.
http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/.../IMG0742-M.jpg

The Fortuner is built on the IMV Hilux platform, not a Prado/4Runner/FJC/Taco platform. But it's got a D-4D engine that makes it better.

art hog 06-19-2012 11:25 PM

all the 40s have 70 series turn sigs.

sno bored 06-20-2012 11:13 AM

I was down in Costa Rica last month. I got to ride in a newer rental forerunner that was deisel, and I took a picture of a cool 70 series.


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