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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser
By singingdork23 on 08/08/14 20:01 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I bought this car with 94K and I am currently at 102k and my goal is to go half a million miles with this amazing car. I absolutely love this car. Its got this best engine ever made. Never ever gives up and will chug through just about any type of weather mother nature throws at it. Its 4x4 capabilities and high clearance makes me feel comfortable in any situation. I live in a thick mountain area and at -21 degrees it starts right up. This car is reliable and worth every penny! Plus it just looks amazing! Very unique compared to most other vehicles. This car will be around for my kids and grandkids.
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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
best car i have ever had
By yarruhs on 11/26/12 22:24 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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.
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Wow-I love this car.
By plarsen on 10/23/12 05:38 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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.
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last of the greats
By cruiser97 on 02/16/10 22:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Best car I have owned
By jorge rodriguez on 12/20/09 12:40 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I bought my LC new in 1997. It is the BEST car I have ever had. It now has 276,000 miles and I have not had to hardly do any repair work, other than oil changes (I do it every 3,000 miles), brakes and tires. I was told this 6 cylinder engine should be trouble free for 500,000 miles or more, so my high mileage so far has not scared me. The only things that have given me trouble was the automatic car antenna and one of the little gadgets that extend out to electronically bend the front back seat. It does 15-16 mpg of regular fuel. The newer land cruisers with V8 do 14mpg with premium fuel. I recommend this car, if you can get one with 100-150,000 miles it's a better buy than a new car.
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My next car will be a Land Cruiser too!
By plarsen111 on 11/16/09 11:18 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Bought at 192,000 mi. It now has 225,000 mi. R U ready for this...I had to fix...(drumroll)...a spark plug. That's it. We have a newer Subaru Forester, but we both fight over who gets to drive this car. We LOVE it.
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Best Used SUV
By Richard on 09/15/09 16:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Rock solid build quality with no rattles or squeaks after 235,000 miles. The only major maintenance was replacing the radiator at 215,000. Other than that, just the routine 30,000 mile maintenance stuff. Expensive to buy, but inexpensive to operate. The Land Cruiser is a go anywhere vehicle whether it's to the opera or a camping trip. I get 16/17 mpg while traveling in complete comfort. Running high end Michelin tires and have 85,000 miles on them so far. Looks like they will go at least 100,000 before getting to the wear marks. I have no intention of selling this Land Cruiser until it wears out and that does not look to be anytime soon.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Strict Outdoorsman
By jas on 06/22/09 18:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

How do I say, "I AM GLAD I DID". I did my research and made my purchase. If you enjoy getting into those hard to reach places where only few can travel; This is definitely the vehicle for you. Everything the write up's say are only speaking from the tip of the ice berg. I have traveled from my home in the highland deserts of SoCal, to the even higher lands above Estes Park Colorado, which was in the 11,000 ft above sea level range. I presently live in North Western Louisiana. Believe me when I say that my Cruiser has been there. It presently has just over 300,000 miles on it and runs like new. Thank You Toyota.
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Gas hog, but so what!
By Phil on 11/29/08 06:10 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

What a pleasure it is to own this vehicle. We unloaded a Jeep Grand Cherokee with the same mileage to get our hand on this vehicle. It ended up costing us $4500 to do the deal, but I am so glad we did it. The Jeep, which was bought from a trusted friend and was taken care of, broke down and needed maintenance continually. The Land Cruiser, well, I changed a spark plug once. Can't blame Toyota for that. 210k miles as runs great! If this car ever dies then I will consider getting a newer 1998 model. I am not concerned about the gas mileage. No car payment plus the fact that this car is never in the shop more than makes up for the extra money at the gas pump.
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LOVE The Green TANK
By Dan Simons on 12/17/06 20:11 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 40th Anniversary Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I love the feeling of driving my LC. And knowing that the reliability is second to none. Chevy has the saying "like a rock" and I love knowing that I can climb right over that rock!! I Have 140k+ miles on it and I know that I will be able to get that many more out of it.
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