2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased the long bodied 8-seater and although this car is no beauty to look at, it is the best car I've ever owned, and most certainly the best of my SUVs. Because it is a diesel powered car, the fuel consumption is much better than the gas models. It has great stability and efficiently corrects any tendency to sway in speedy curves. Design is extremely sturdy and strong but heavy acceleration is remarkably good. Service prices are quite reasonable. Rational design allows for very fast service and time/mileage between required service is highly competitive.
Performance, both on and off road. Reliability, all body, motor and transmission elements are sturdy and seem built to last. Comfort is excellent except for air conditioning. Road holding is excellent. Sound isolation is excellent and allows full enjoyment of radio and CD player.
Air conditioning: although air conditioning is good for the first rows of seats and acceptable for the second, it doesn't reach the third row at all. Space for baggage: when all three rows of seats are in position very little space is left for luggage.
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