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#74 of 94 Re: Land Cruiser...office joke at Toyota headquarters!!! [jamesbass1]
Jul 21, 2007 (5:56 pm)
Talents? I am still searching for these...
Mar 23, 2007 (4:50 pm)
I am considering a 2002 TLC with "the works" and 65K miles. They want ~$27K (~$29 after all the paperwork, tax,etc. It looks mint condition inside and out. How many miles can I expect to get from this model--i.e., what is typical?
Mar 23, 2007 (7:28 pm)
I've got an '02 with 53K on it. No issues at all, except replacing an '02 sensor. As with most any used vehicle YMMV, but I've got a friend with a '99 and over 100K on the clock. No issues either.
If you've got service history, carfax, etc. then probably should be fine for several more years. Nice to have option is Nav
#78 of 94 Re: Good buy [steelcruiser]
Mar 23, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Many thanks. Yes, it has Navigation and a whole host of frills that I never considered useful, but reliability makes it worth the price.
#79 of 94 Re: A good buy? [brents18]
Mar 24, 2007 (1:06 pm)
Do you know the service history? A well maintained cruiser will run longer than you will probably keep it, but if the service hasn't been done on time you may end up paying for it down the road. Has the 60K service been done? If not you should factor in the price of that.
#80 of 94 Re: A good buy? [mercara]
Mar 24, 2007 (5:47 pm)
No, service record unknown thus far. Not to say that I could not find out with enough searching. I assume 60K service should include a timing belt replacement and some $$$. What concerns me most is a failure of the nav system based on some comments in this forum. If it really disables the climate control, etc. and costs $5K to $7K to fix/replace, that's catastrophic. thanks.
#81 of 94 Re: A good buy? [brents18]
Mar 25, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Timing belt is at 100K on these trucks. So 60K mile services is standard stuff, oil, tranny fluid exchange, coolant change, etc, but it tends to be pricer than other trucks.
#82 of 94 Re: A good buy? [brents18]
Jul 31, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I have a 1999 TLC bought new with 116,000 miles. Tires 55,000 and 110,000. Additional another $1,800 in repairs, including changing all belts and hoses at 105,000 miles. Oil changes every 3,000. Planned to keep in 10 to 12 years, now may see 200,000 or more miles and 15 to 20 years. During this time I have has four new Mercedes Benz cars. The last one a 2007 R 320 cdi diesel which gets 23-24 mpg city and as much as 27 mpg on one measure tank of fuel in city driving. This compares to 13-15 MPG for the TLC. Wish Toyota would invest in bringing a diesel to the US. The TLC should be a good vehicle through plus 200,000 miles. In the first 116,000 mile the MPG have not declined. It drives like a car. Handles very nicely. We like the MB R class diesel, but I love the 1999 TLC. Best $55,000 I ever spent. Though the MB line up of diesel engine SUVs is compelling.
#83 of 94 Re: Good deal...but maybe not... [pjc1]
Aug 04, 2008 (4:47 pm)
I think the 2008 LC has all the features you just mentioned if you buy the upgrade package. That puts the price at just over $71,000.