I finally began shopping for a new
vehicle this month, but have been
reluctant to spend the $40-50k it
would take to equal what I already
have paid for in this '99 Montero with
all the options. Well-built, reliable,
all the comforts, more room than
most ... and with a little care, it
still looks new, despite occasional
the high alpine adventures! I looked
at an '05 Toyota Land Cruiser today.
My Montero is same size, most features
(except DVD navigation) and I paid
less than 60% of what the Cruiser goes
for. Good value all around. Hard to
part with this good buy.
High-end leather, wood trim and
creature comforts inside ... but the
4x4 transmission and spirit that have
often won the grueling Paris-Dakkar
Great torque, towing capacity and rock
climbing ability. Could use just a
little more punch in on-road mountain
climbs. Otherwise ... great vehicle.