by Graham Park on Nov 21, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought Abbotsford, BC Canada. $11000, $7000 on drives. 248,000 miles. Drove to Costa rica 6000 miles. Here in CR mountains, had brakes replaced 3 times this year. Gas mileage 8 MPG, straight 6. Gas here is $3.43 / USG. Here they have diesel engines a much better choice. In N.America gas is king (insane). We have 272,600 currently. We have a steep hill and stream to climb to get out of our property. We have towed many 4 wheel drive vehicles up this hill. Hyundai is pitiful. When driving in Mexico City along on of the highways a huge pothole appeared in our lane over a foot deep and 5' wide. Panic:- alignment, no problem. this is our second SUV other 4Runner, both fantastic vehicles.
by Moab Bus on Apr 6, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
It pretty much is the best truck if you really need a SUV. It excels in all areas related to four wheel drive and off-roading. You will be hard pressed to find another vehicle with more comfort or abilities not to mention number one in reliability. Much better than the new ones and would by another but currently own 2.
by Vic on Mar 17, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought this car with almost 90,000 miles, I was a little nervous buying a used car with so many miles and for $15k. I have now owned this car for 5 years and now have 140,000miles, there is a reason why these truck are legendary, the are build strong and made to last. This car is more comfortable than many newer cars and extremely reliable and excellent in the snow. Other than some minor repairs and bad gas mileage the car will last forever. I use this truck for everything from family trips to towing the boat to daily commuting, like I said it is built to last.
by Ranger on Oct 25, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought the Land Cruiser because I heard of its great reliability. Its been a good car, able to haul kids up skiing and having no trouble with snow. My problem is maintenance. It goes through brake pads and rotors. Second set of rotors in 80,000 miles. Also had the head gasket blow out in Vail, which was extremely expensive. Spent far more on maintenance on this car than any other I've owned, including my Fords. I leave it in the garage except to haul kids skiing. Think I got the LC Lemon.
by truckguy on Aug 17, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
I am the second owner. I have owned it for 9 years and put 70k on it. To this day I have only changed fluids, tail lamp bulbs and wiper blades so far. This week I am finally buy new tires. In the snow, off road or just out to dinner, it performs perfectly every time. Without a doubt, this is the best car/truck I have ever owned. It is truly bullet proof. I took it to a mechanic last year thinking it was time for a tune-up at 120,000 miles. The mechanic looked at the spark plugs and did a general inspection. He told me that this was the best vehicle ever made and to come back when it reaches 250,000 miles. Perfectly clean garage concrete where it has been parked for 8+ years.
by Jim on Feb 23, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
I've been driving this truck for ten years now and I love it! I've never driven or ridden in anything that felt more solid. My biggest complaint are the brakes. New pads every 25K miles. The starter went out at 140K and I believe it was $65 to rebuild it. The EGR sensor went out at 110K miles, right after plowing through 2 feet of water. That was pricey at about $400.
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