I bought this car from California and drove all the way to seattle I was impressed of the handling and comfort it runs smooth and going up Hill the speed is consistent doesn't crawl uphill.the only thing is its a fuel guzzler but it's a land cruiser and I love it
I had this LC for about 10 years now, and it's still running like a Champ! The only thing I've replaced were Battery, Brake Pads and Starter, and off course your regular oil/air filter maintenance. I took this LC almost everywhere and have put about 150K miles since I got it. It has 200K miles now, and still running strong. Engine is very powerful for it's class. I believe it will still outlast some of the new SUV's around.
I have been a toyota family for two decades now. Since I owned this landcruiser, I drove it from Southern California up to Alaska passing thru British Columbia and Yukon Territory. It never gives me a problem from those winding road of Oregon-Mt. Shasta to the hills of BC, Yukon and Alaska in all types of weather condition or on/off road.
It seats confortably for seven without a whole bunch luggage at the back. I love the overdrive part of it where the power stores from it. Heated seats gives you warm drive during Alaska winter.
I hope I can get 16-19 miles/gal instead of a 13-16.