by yarruhs on Nov 26, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought my 1997 special 40 anniversary edition Landcruiser new back in 1997.
The problem with this suv is that its so good you don't want to let it go. I have put 335,000 miles on it. It drives better than many new suvs coming right off the showroom. The only repairs in 15 years have been 1 radiator and 1 alternator. The power antenna just got tired of going up and down, so now it just stays up. I had to re-upholster my two front leather seats a year ago due to normal wear and tear.
The mileage is always the same 15 to 16mpg regular gas no matter if you are going up hill or downhill. I joke to my friends this truck will do 16mpg even if its parked.
by cambino123 on Oct 25, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
I purchased the LC 2 years ago with 182K miles on her. For the price of an ATV i decided why not.
I've also researched these things and they can exceed 500K at least. Since most of them are shipped to south america and africa i had to have one.
Immediately based lined it and spent another $2,000 . All in all, It was a $10,000 dollar investment which included tires, head gasket fix, PHH tube and a new drive shaft front and rear, Knuckes etc.
There is a feeling you get when you drive this cruiser that no other car gives you. Its craftsmanship and over engineering is evident once you hit the throttle. The off-road capability is overwhelming and you are in complete control.
by plarsen on Oct 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought this car with 190,000 miles. It is now at 270,000 miles. My only repair was a new radiator, which I probably could have skipped but was on vacation with family and didn't want to chance it. Like previous reviewers, the wife and I fought over this car although we had a newer one with less miles sitting in the driveway! I will definitely be buying another land cruiser. Although mileage is poor, you make up for it with lack of repairs. Truly a pleasure to drive. Also, like the previous reviewer, we got rid of a Jeep Grand Cherokee to buy this. That car was always in the shop. Not the land cruiser. Wonderful car.
by Miles on Sep 1, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought it around 2 years ago with 150k on it, so far only had to change the rear 02 sensor, and some normal wear items. The only thing I don't like on this LC is the driver seat, can't never find a comfortable position.
by Jeff on Jun 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD
This SUV is the most over built truck on the market. Pulls like Missouri mule, but has a decent enough ride for long trips. I pull a 6500# sailboat from time to time and the old girl hardly grunts. 113,000 miles and she's still a baby. AWD is flawless. Need to replace the locker switch ($600 - ouch), so be sure to exercise yours! Never stuck, no rattles, solid truck. Engine is bullet proof. I have 3 guys that want to buy her when I am done and they don't care I am done. I'll endure the poor mileage to drive this SUV.
by cruiser97 on Feb 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD
i just purchased a meticulously cared for 97 collectors edition. drove it 1700 miles from the airport i picked it up at. i had never "really" driven in snow. this truck cruised on control at 80 o snowplowed and unplowed highways for 6 hours. flawless. the sticker 13 years ago was $54,000. if the truck was new today i would pay that in a heartbeat. i would have to finance it though. safe, and accurate. the awd practical drove for you. there is no real passing power going up mountains; but the power button allows you to pass relatively easily on flat roads. i have a gt3 and gti. i would trade either for this armageddon tank. it is my favorite vehicle today. one of the best ever.