Years: 1980-90

It might be possible to get the classic Land Cruiser model (FJ40) for less than $5,000, but it wouldn't be pretty and it sure wouldn't be comfortable. Later models, however, are more attainable-and driveable. For the more classic, utilitarian look there's the FJ60, produced from 1980 to 1990, and then there's the more luxurious FJ80, produced from 1989 to 1987. While the FJ80 was the basis for Biggie's "Lexus LX, four and a half" (which you should be able to find for less than $5,000 itself) we prefer the boxier FJ60 for its true off-road feel.