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4.88 out of 5 stars

Best, not an SUV

evilclown1962, 12/19/2010
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
17 of 18 people found this review helpful

If you purchase the Land Cruiser for its intended use it cannot be beat. For low maintenance and off road, on road ability it cannot be beat in the long run. It is not intended to be a grocery getter. All are built in Japan and intended to last 300k miles. They are shipped all over the world for tough off road conditions. Enjoy your Cruisers. I have owned 5 throughout the years. Do your research and you will not be disappointed. Look at the vehicles diplomats are escorted in dangerous situations around the world and you will notice a large majority are the Cruisers.

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5 out of 5 stars

Land Crusher for sand, mud, rain, and snow!

John from South Texas, 02/20/2020
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

The tank as my family of four use to reference. This is my second landcruiser with the first being a 1995 model that had a bad head gasket and overheated. My attempts to repair this unit with my local technician was to no avail. I purchased a used 2004 model and definitely enjoy the fact that it does not hydroplane on slick roads of ice, snow, and water when compared to other suvs - i.e Mercedes G-Wagon, Tahoes, Suburbans, and Explorers (all 4x4). It is not the most fuel efficient SUV but in my 40 years of driving it has to be the best for overall activities of commuting, trips to the beach, and traveling through the mountains. The power and second added mode of transmission give it the extra boast for passing and climbing. The sound system needs to be replaced and the rear viewing camera is a bit cloudy. The rear AC and heating are a great service to my kids for added comfort. I have had to replace and/or repair a battery, wipers, air bag recall (free), hood supports, and tires (common wear and tear). It is a classy vehicle that still retains it appeal after 15 years. I did have to superglue my plastic covering over the luggage rack due to sun exposure. Recommend that you replace the front window rubber seal after years of replacing cracked window. I would not replace this landcrusher other than with another one! Cannot go wrong if you want reliability and durability and of course - safety!

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4.88 out of 5 stars

The best SUV on the market

vacommish, 10/04/2004
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

This was my dream car. In purchasing it this past spring, it has proven to be everything I'd hoped for. Fun to drive, reliable, and much cheaper to maintain than it's Lexus cousin, this timeless SUV is impressive at every turn.

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4 out of 5 stars

Old Reliable

FREDRIC PALMIERI, 09/27/2007
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Look anyone who owned or currently owns Landcruisers should be fairly well-versed with them. Everyone knows of their reliability & craftsmanship, areas where they are 2nd to none. No doubt they are huge and ponderous to drive and like any other large SUV are big boxes in the wind that return poor gas mileage. However, for pure reliability and comfort, toyota comes thru. This is a pricey vehicle, no doubt, and you would expect memory seats and a more appointed interior, but a true toyota buyer does his homework thoroughly up front and knows their strength is in the fact that you will own this vehicle for years to come and when you move on, most likely your loyalty will remain with toyota

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5 out of 5 stars

It's worth more now. Wouldn't sell it. The Best.

Fordman Chevy, 11/19/2018
updated 06/04/2021
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

You can feel it all around you as you drive the smoothest roads, lurking behind the mannered response is the beast that this truck is when you need it. It's the redundancy, the layers beneath what is visible to the naked eye that allows this transportation machine to perform at the highest of levels in the worst of conditions. When your life is on the line, you really feel it. Take comfort in knowing that your truck is engineered to outpace any other commercially available option on the market. Factory to snowstorm or sandstorm or rockpile, it's better than the rest. Period. If you make your friends buy the beer when you pull their Hummers out of the snowbank, you'll make up for the extra money you spend on gas. I had to travel for work last week when the snow hit. Knowing that my wife had the Land Cruiser to drive helped me to sleep on my flight to Hawaii.

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