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#54 of 90 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [pjc1]
Mar 01, 2007 (2:11 pm)
First, I agree with the host's statement above.
Second, the statement about being "blinded by the aura and history of the car..." suggests that more deliberation and time testing the car may have been of benefit. The aura and history of this vehicle is all about ruggedness and reliability, not creature comforts and gadgets, although it certainly has a generous share of those things. This is a vehicle designed to crawl out of the mud, not prance around Palm Beach. Understanding its DNA should be enlightening, not blinding. I think most people on this forum are here because we value and like these vehicles.
Finally, it sounds like you are looking for something different from what this vehicle offers. I was once in the same situation and know exactly how you feel. It's awful! You got this car at a great price. I would strongly urge you to consider what car you would be happy with and trade or sell the TLC for that one...ASAP. Life is too short to be this displeased with the car in your garage. When I traded my car for the one I really wanted my depression and remorse --related to cars anyway--disappeared and hasn't returned.
(Ironically, that was when I traded for a TLC).
Good luck, I sincerely hope you can soon have a car you like and spend time on another forum singing its praises.
#55 of 90 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [vavavavolvo]
Mar 01, 2007 (3:04 pm)
Agreed that more time would have been of benefit...also full disclosure and a comprehensive explanation by the dealer and a brochure would have been nice too, but in the final analysis it is my responsibility to ensure that the goods are as promised and delivered...apparently in this discipline I performed poorly.
It may sound like I was looking for something different but I don't believe that to be the case...or perhaps I am just too idealistic to believe that $63K can buy you more than ruggedness and reliability...and likewise in the discipline of expectation of comprehensive value I performed poorly.
Lastly, your thinly veiled suggestion to me to get off the forum because other people on this forum value and like these vehicles is understood and accepted. I would not want to say anything to offend anyone.
#56 of 90 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [vavavavolvo]
Mar 02, 2007 (8:30 pm)
Well said everyone on the TLC...i own a 2006 TLC and believe me....if you need anything more than this vehicle has to offer...you are gonna have to purchase a military stealth fighter plane !!!
Mine: Fully loaded with all options included !!!
WORTH EVERY PENNY...
#57 of 90 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [mdsd]
Mar 03, 2007 (1:43 am)
My sons and I have 4 tlc. Cant wait for the 2008. Break in milage around 100,000 only competes in endurance with the everready bunny, they keep going and going. Gave up on other cars 20 years ago.
#58 of 90 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [mdsd]
Mar 05, 2007 (4:21 pm)
Fair enough... I guess that is what makes the world a wonderful place....what one sees as great value another finds merely adequate.
#59 of 90 1994 land cruiser
Mar 09, 2007 (5:02 pm)
I bought a 1994 LC 174,995 on it. (Paid 6,200.00). We bought for our son, but guess who drives it and took it over, me. Parked my 2006 honda ridgeline and got my son the small vw turbo thing he wanted. I'm a 42 year old woman that just loves her new rig! Wow I'll never buy new again and I'm already looking for a newer LC to replace my ridgeline!
#60 of 90 Buying 2003 TLC
Apr 19, 2007 (9:19 pm)
I'm considering a used TLC. Loaded 2003 (Nav, rear DVD) with 87,000 miles. Mint condition (although some of the Nav failure stories scare me). Asking $29,877. Seems a bit high...any thoughts?
#61 of 90 Trading in my 04 LC
Jun 25, 2007 (5:52 pm)
Much to my dismay I have to part with my 2004 TLC. Have to lift my wife into the front seat as she is a quadriplegic and am finding the lift to be getting a bit more than I feel comfortable with. Went to the local Lexus/Toyota dealership as we found the GX470 worked well for us as the suspension does drop down and the lift is doable. When I sat down to consumate the deal the dealer offered me 33k for my vehicle which has 27K miles, every option available, and is in showroom condition. Needless to say, in my most diplomatic tone of voice, told him that his offer*&G^%DOYGT^...was not acceptable!
Can anyone provide me with a what they feel my vehicle may be worth. Thanks!!!!!
#62 of 90 Re: Trading in my 04 LC [hawkmt]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 26, 2007 (3:59 am)
If you want to know actual trade-in prices, try posting your question here: Real-World Trade-In Values
#63 of 90 Re: Trading in my 04 LC [hawkmt]
Jun 26, 2007 (6:38 am)
I checked around a bit on the internet, and the dealer's offer of $33K for your low miles 2004 LC is not out of line. About the max I found for your vehicle is $40K and the lowest at $29K. Mind you, these are "asking prices" prior to any deal. I think you should try to sell the LC yourself in order to get the top price.