by cjcarlos on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
I have this 1993 L/C right now with 117500 miles and thid a safety free of problem vehicle poor in fuel consume but a reliable auto before i haved 1993 with 350000 miles and continious
running i dont change a landcruiser
by 93_tlc on Sep 7, 2011 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
I love it.
My teenage daughter and son love it.
Even my Mini Driving wife loves it.
While I bought it for just $7,200 I've had to sink $3,000 into it to make it safe.
My guess is another $3-5K to bring it into good enough shape to last the next 100K miles.
So Far: Brakes, rotors, bearings, belts and a few other odds and ends.
Suspect: Shocks, Upper/lower oil pans.
Electric window motors.
Hydraulic lifts on rear window.
Starter...So... while it's a great car to run so well with 138K miles don't kid yourselves...Maintenance can add up!
Still...I won't trade it and may buy another if I can find the right deal.
by cruiseit on Jun 12, 2011 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
I have this 1993 LC from Day One.
I have 304,000 miles on the original engine, transmission, water pump and alternator.
I just changed the starter about 6 months.
Reliabilty = #1.
I have never had any of the electrical issues mentioned about the 1993 Landcruiser.
I have the cloth interior and it still looks excellent after 19 years - that would not be true with the optional leather interior.
Longivity = change the oil, change transmission fuel, change all the gear oil.
by Texas Offroad on Jan 15, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
I bought it a year ago with 160,000 miles, now it has 172,000 miles, no major problems, had to replace both oxygen sensors ($140 ea. @ the dealership, don't get cheap aftermarket- never work) had to fix both front seats (replace new gear electric motor), had to recharge A/C, still have a minor leak in the main seal, well it's a 17 year old SUV, It has a 4" lift kit, winch, ARB bumper, snorkel, people always ask me about it, the design is so contemporary, it is aging very well, I love it, very reliable, great ride on road and off road, great heater system for back seat passengers, even the factory audio system is better than most new cars, great value for the money money, another 100k miles!
by Paul Simon on Sep 27, 2007 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
This has been great truck / SUV. I have never had any electrical problems that others may have experienced. I have 257,000 miles on it - original engine, water pump, starter and alternator. Engine and trans have never been apart. Regular maintenance keeps her running.
by Don B on Jun 7, 2007 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
I bought this in 2002 for $15,000. It had 74,000 miles and had been traded to a Lexus dealership. I've driven it all over the USA in all kinds of weather, and other than regular maintenance, it hasn't needed a thing. It now has 181,000 miles and runs like new. It has hauled and pulled all kinds of stuff, and been driven hard - and should have plenty of miles left. Gas mileage is awful, but what do you expect? If I need to get there safely and reliably, no matter what nature cares to throw at me, this is what I drive. It's seen snowstorms, ice, hail and hurricanes. Driveshaft has 6 grease fittings. Make sure you or someone lubricates them with a grease gun at least every other oil change.
on buying Japanese. I bought the first of the Land Cruisers to hit CA in 1964. Mine was the small window FJ40, very rare today. My only mistake was selling it. I should have done what all the 4 wheel...
I am need to replace my current SUV and no longer want car payments. I am looking 4 SUVS now in my price range. Land Rover Disco, Ford Expedition, Izusu Trooper and the land Cruiser. I want to spend ...
a sucker to buy it. I bought a new 1964 Toyota Land Cruiser that was also a piece of carp, valves burnt up every 12k miles. The only good Japanese truck I ever owned was a 1970 Datsun. That was a dan...
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