Overland Classifieds :: 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Is it just me, or has the FJ Cruiser aged like a fine wine? It looked great when first released, and despite its maturity, it still looks fresh, unique, and purposeful. Interestingly, the FJ started life as a concept vehicle, but the reaction was so positive at the unveiling that Toyota decided to put it into production. Since then, the FJ has become a cult classic that boasts the same excellent all-terrain performance synonymous with classic Land Cruisers while offering a new level of on-road comfort and refinement.

From the Seller:

“This has been my second 2008 FJ Cruiser. I purchased it from the original owner back in 2016 when it had done just 44,000 miles. [The Cruiser is] Toyota dealer-maintained and modified by master technicians only. No corners cut on maintenance, repairs, installation, or product selection.”

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Assembled using components from the Tacoma, Tundra, 4Runner, Prado, and Hilux, the FJ is an amalgamation of Toyota’s greatest hits. A body-on-frame design, 4-link rear suspension, coil springs, and a specialized traction control system known as A-Trac (mimics a locking differential) ensures excellent all-terrain capability. At the same time, a 239-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 delivers 278 pound-feet of torque and surprisingly lively on-road performance. A contemporary interior integrates subtle off-road features such as oversized controls for use with gloves and washable rubber materials, while a three-gauge cluster (including compass, temperature, and inclinometer) further affirms the FJ’s overlanding credentials.

Distinguishing Features

This lovely example showcases a Magnuson supercharger, Safari snorkel, transmission cooler, and a heavy-duty valve body and torque converter lock-up kit. Performance is matched with ARB BP-51 shock absorbers, BFG KM3 tires on TRD Pro 17-inch wheels, SPC front upper and rear lower control arms, and uprated brake pads, rotors, and 2010 4Runner calipers. Overlanding accessories include an Expedition One front/rear bumper and skid plate, ComeUp winch, BajaRack 55-inch roof rack, ARB awning, Toyota Rock Rails, and a Long Range America auxiliary fuel tank. Finally, the interior incorporates a Goose Gear full floor (rear plate and second-row delete), multiple charging points, ARB air compressor, and Tuffy center console lockbox (original seats, hardware, and trim are included).

This 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser is listed for $36,000 and is currently located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.