Originally Posted by nakman
what has me turned off on the swing-out door is the ability (or inability) to open it when a trailer, receiver bike carrier, or receiver motorcycle carrier is attached. I'm always flipping the hatch open to get in & out of the fridge or something, not sure I can live without that as it's more than a mild compromise.
...and why I prefer the newer GX as well. The flip up glass hatch is significantly larger than the FJ.
Bummer about the newer GX is how the body to bumper lines flow like the 200's. That means major knife work if you armor the bumpers.
**disclaimer here. All of my experience with these is the PRADO and not the LX. Quite possible there are differences I haven't spent the time on to notice.**
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 OME lift
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.