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The Old Reliable
By mwhitted on 02/01/12 08:40 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I have now owned my 2000 LC for 7 years; I bought it used with 54K miles. It now has 160K and still runs like the day I bought it. It does get only 16-17MPG tops, but gas mileage is not why I purchased. It is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned; it's solid, it's safe. I just picked up today from having routine maintenance; my mechanic says there is nothing wrong with it! Change the timing belt every 60K, change the oil every 4K, do a tune up every 75K, use Michelin's and they will drive forever. I have a friend with the same model with >300K and it still runs great! I have driven the Appalachians to the Tetons, on road, extreme off road and it has never let me down! Mine forever!
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Great vehicle
By caribouowl on 10/17/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Bought the LC new in 2000 after owning and being disappointed with the quality of Chevy's for years. I did quite a bit of research and everything pointed to the LC for reliability and ruggedness. It has lived up to its reputation. I've used it for long trips, hauling stuff, going off road in the national forest in northern Minnesota, driving in heavy snow, etc. It is reliable and, after 10 years, runs like new. Have gotten 60K on the Michelin tires.
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Going Strong
By EZK on 07/30/09 17:36 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I bought this SUV in 2000 new. I knew it was expensive compared to other SUV's but my 1996 Chevy Tahoe stranded my family and I for the third time in VT and I was willing to pay more for reliability. Almost ten years later and this is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. 105,000 miles and it runs and rides like new. Unlike my newer VW Passat and the Tahoe predecessor, the TLC does not leak any engine oil or any other fluids on my garage floor to this day. Only negatives are 16 mpg (no matter how you drive); very expensive parts when they fail; awkward third row seat arrangement; chews through tires at the front end (latest Michelins are holding up better than others). Best SUV!
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This car will never stop
By Sam on 08/16/08 12:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

We've owned this car for over 8 years, it has never let us down. 151k miles and my guess is it could go twice that and still drive like the day we brought it home. My wife's only complaint is she wishes the steering wheel was adjustable. Put the original equipment Michelin tires on it... they will go 60k+ miles.
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Iconic Vehicle
By nilopol on 02/06/07 15:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I purchased my 2000 LC in 2003. Since then with regular maintenance I have had absolutely no problems. I put in a new muffler and exhaust manifold, but otherwise still going strong. I put in a navigation and backup camera, and it acts like a 2006-2007 ride.
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The Best
By machelle on 11/13/06 11:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I just ordered my third new Land Cruiser (2007 model). At 110,250 miles, my 2000 handled better, drove tighter and was a smoother ride than every test drive we took of other comparable 2007 SUVs. The Land Cruiser has only needed two repairs (a starter and CD electrical problem) all these miles. It has reliably gotten me out of sticky situations numerous times ranging from snow packs in the Rockies to an approaching hurricane on the Florida Coast. The third seats are not as comfortable, but are great for hauling my daughter's middle school basketball team. The seats all easily tuck away in several formations for hauling everything from small trees to luggage. We couldn't go anywhere else.
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Practical, Reliable Truck
By bob on 10/29/06 12:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

We've had this car for over 6 years now and it still looks and drives like new. We looked at other SUVs in 2000 but nothing compared to this one, and still nothing compares to this. The only problem we had with this is with the cd player and the brakes. Solid truck.
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Solid All Around
By APG on 08/09/06 12:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

This is without question the best vehicle I have ever owned. Aside from some small "guilt" at the fuel consumption, the "Cruiser" is rock solid. At 100K miles, it still drives as if it was new. It tows without a sweat, takes the kids and toys to the beach easily and plows through the snow without chains while everyone else around is stopped getting wet. I hope it lasts for another 200K, but I can't see why it won't.
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The Best Valued Luxury SUV Available
By Austin on 05/17/06 18:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I believe the Toyota Land Cruiser has the attributes of a luxury vehicle without compromising what makes an SUV an SUV.
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Like No Other Super SUV
By rquigley on 03/05/06 18:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Toyota Land Cruiser SUV 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Purchased with 115k on the odometer and never had a doubt it would be a solid truck. Read a zillion reviews online and everyone said the Cruiser was the best. Strong as an ox, can handle car pool when needed and a beast off road. Took in up a 12% snow covered grade in NC. Brother in law's Jeep Wrangler only made it halfway up the hill before sliding back down the hill. Dad's ML350 never got a chance due to his fear of totaling it. Landcruiser climbed to the top without a problem. Of course the hill was so steep that i opted to winch it back down out of fear of sliding off the Mtn side and the ice/snow covered trail. Took 1hr to get it down but hey- Land Cruiser is the king of the hill.
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