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Canada to Costa Rica
By Graham Park on
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.
I'm 6'2" and once in the SUV seats are very comfortable. On highway great ride. Adjustable seats very comfortable. Here in CR this truck goes everywhere leaving others in the mud.
Throw out the gas engine replace with diesel. I have ridden in a 2009 Landcruiser with diesel, great get up and go. Cruises like a dream. Brake life is a problem! Would discs all round help?