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OLD LC in a new role
By formerSUVowner on
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
Former 1991 4runner owner and bitter at that after discovering I owned the worst engine Toyota ever built and having vowed never to own a Toyota again. Our old but new to us 1993 Land Cruiser proves why Toyota is the top automaker. We found our LC after driving new used and all possible choices between. After a friend told me the old LC's are great trucks and can go 200+K with no major failures we took a reluctant look at the beast. A week later we found a 1993 for sale by original owner, wife driven 8,000 miles or less per year, all 100K maint already done. We bought the old LC and have been impressed ever since. Great truck, smart engineering - true Toyota quality.
Being able to haul all our stuff and friends, in decent comfort, drives like a champ compared to American SUV's with 100+K - truth be told it drives better than most new American SUV's minus the occasional stiff jolt from the solid front and rear axles.
Being very fuel concious the LC's bad gas milege rep was almost a deal breaker. But if you drive it like all big SUV's should be driven, slow and reserved it actually gets equal to or better milege than new/larg SUV's. Granted the 6 isn't going to rumble up the mountain at 80-90mph but it has grunt.