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#1220 of 5282 News from Automotive News about future of LX470 and TLC
Aug 29, 2001 (3:48 pm)
The blurbs below come from the Automotive News Web site: http://www.autonews.com/html/main/stories0827/fpasia827.htm
"Aug. 27, 2001 Japan's product avalanche continues MARK RECHTIN Automotive News
LX 470: The LX 470 will move off the Toyota Land Cruiser platform to the larger Sequoia platform for the 2005 model year. That means a much larger cabin as well as more towing capacity.
Land Cruiser: Despite Sequoia's arrival, the smaller flagship sport-utility will stay in the lineup at least through its model cycle, which ends in the 2005 model year."
This is very interesting and has unknown implications for the future of the Land Cruiser. 2005 is a long way off and I'm sure this could change depending on the economy and whether or not demand continues for larger and larger SUVs.
#1221 of 5282 Decisions...decisions...
Aug 29, 2001 (6:44 pm)
Which way to go???
1999 LC with 18,000 miles for 41k or a new Limited?
No off roading here...wife's truck to haul the 3 kids around...no minivan here either!
Aug 30, 2001 (11:19 am)
New Limited what? Sequoia or 4Runner.... and what is your geography there? I guess I wonder if you have snow where you are. I might have good input here.
#1223 of 5282 TLC Vs Limited
Aug 30, 2001 (11:20 am)
No brainer! Get the 99 TLC. Unparalleled reliability, comfort, prestige, etc, etc..... the list goes on.
#1224 of 5282 Current Deals on 2001 LC
Aug 30, 2001 (6:03 pm)
I have been offered a 2001 LC today with third row seat, no navigation system, and the convenience package (running boards, wood dash, etc) for $49.5K, including the current $3K cash to dealer rebate. This sounds like a good deal to me. Does anybody think that I could do much better?
#1225 of 5282 Decent...sawmilldriver
Aug 30, 2001 (6:15 pm)
You are being offered a decent deal, but not the best -- although candidly, other areas with no snow might be a better source of a Landcruiser.
#1226 of 5282 Disappointed by resell value
Aug 31, 2001 (8:44 am)
I'm not sure if it's the area I live in(Cleveland, OH) or maybe I expected too much but I have been really disappointed in the resell value of the LC. Could the Sequoia be playing a factor?
I few months ago I tried to sell or trade '98 LC. At the time it had 45K miles(48K miles now) and has every available option. I checked Edmunds and KBB for it's trade in value and was being offered anywhere from $2K-$3K less than trade in value. I tried selling it directly and one person wanted to buy it for trade in value.
I now see the LC trade in value has dropped an additional $2K(about $28K now).
I'm going to begin trying to sell it again for about $30K. Is that a reasonable price to ask?
Aug 31, 2001 (9:18 am)
Go to the Smart Shoppers board and look into the "Real World Trade In Values" forum. There are a couple of professional car brokers there that give great advice. Fact is Edmunds and KBB tend to not be accurate to the current auction and dealer trade values. Also, color of car, location and season will all affect price.
Aug 31, 2001 (1:36 pm)
Bought a certified 97 LC w/ 45K miles a month ago. Noticed the vehicle has a slight lean to the left on a flat surface. I measured the distance from the ground to the wheel well opening and came up with 32" on the left and 32.5" on the right, both front and rear. The front end is aligned and the tires have equal pressure. The dealership says it's "within specs". As far as I know, the vehicle has not been in any collision. It handles fine but the lean is irritating. Any clue as to the cause? Shocks, coil springs, etc.? Thanks.
Aug 31, 2001 (4:52 pm)
My 1991 has the same lean. I noticed it in about 1994 but two garages couldn't find anything wrong. I'm not worried about it. The LC lean has become an endless source of dieting jokes on whomever is driving it.