I've had two Land Cruisers a 1997 and 2000, and with out any doubt, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the overall best SUV made today. I sold the vehicles when they had around 100k miles on them. However, I could have kept them for another 100k. Both vehicles were dealer maintained and they never had to do anything other than the routine scheduled maintenance. Everything about the vehicles was quality not a cheap part to be found inside or out. It is no wonder why the UN uses these vehicles around the world for relief efforts rather than the cruddy Land Rover Discovery anymore. By the way, I had a 96 Discovery SE7 and the damed thing started costing me $2000 per repair twice a year after 50k miles.
Quality built engine, interior, and drivetran. Can carry a lot of gear, even with five passangers. This vehicle is fast, it has the same enging found in the Lexus LS 400. The trans shifting fromgear to gear is butter smooth. It is a big SUV but rides and handles like a luxuary sedan.
For a vehicle this size the MPG was OK. On average about 15mpg. In the 20mpg range would really help. Also the brakes are OK but can be improved.
two years of ownwership never have a problem,one of the best SUV on the market,very comportable on long distance driving,definately a head turner if you dressed up with after market accessory.much much better than ml320 that i owned before. Owned one of this TLC and you will not disappointed.
smooth drive, plenty of power, reliability that you can count on
I just upgraded to the FJ100 from a
FJ90 I had for ten years. All I can say
is WOW! I beat my old FJ90 up something
fierce and it just keeps rolling
(250K)...I was thinking of keeping it 4
another 200K miles but a "used" (never
off-road) FJ100 got my attention.
Needless to say this newbie has
exceeded all my expectations in terms
of durability, power, and confidence.
Locking diffies, suspension is a dream,
beefed-up racks (niiice rack!), engine
Always thirsty 4 fuel, Bridgestones and
a standard 17" wheel would be better,
better center-gauge ergonomics would be
nice...but sheesh this car is made for
the regular planet, not our patsy US
If you need one vehicle to do
everything this is it! Amenities to
spare, great power, comfort, superior
road manners for its heft, quiet. The
extra fuel cost is countered by its
reliability. With fuel costs up the
cost of a used one is well worth the
investment. Heck, if I can't drive it
I'll rent it out as a luxury studio
Power everything, towing ease,
visibility, ground clearance, smooth
powerful engine, profile and
Premium fuel...yikes. A TORNADO air
intake upgrade and recalibrated
computer air and fuel mixture add 2 to
3 more MPG.
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