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#3024 of 5282 Reply to 3021
Aug 21, 2003 (5:04 am)
The rear view camera could probably be added by a local electronics shop. The value of the 2004 is the fact that it may be the last true Land Cruiser to come to the states and that is sad. Rumor has it that Toyota will have the Sequioa has the top of the line vehicle, the LC will go back to its roots on a tacoma platform and Lexus will try to pull off the scam of the century and offer the sequioa as a Lexus VX550 to compete against the escalade and navigator. A sad day indeed if this happens, the real LC or 100 series replacement will still be sold around the world just not in the U.S.
I will just keep buying used 100 series for the rest of my life if this happens. I hope this does not happen but there are way to many Americans concerned with the bling, bling image and not real SUVs! Real SUVs will become a thing of the past.
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And a bunch of other stuff!
#3025 of 5282 re: 3021 and 3022
Aug 21, 2003 (5:23 am)
dabobt: You're my hero. I've been dying to get this same information myself as I am doing the exact same thing as you are. I'll go ahead and wait for the 2004 since I'm in no real hurry.
fj100: I'm new to Land Cruisers, but have admired them for a long time. It's a real bummer. This reminds me of how I felt when the Japanese did away with the great sport coupes some years back.
Oh well, once we get one we are going to keep it for some time. Hopefully by then Toyota will have come to its senses and will have resurrected the LC as we know it.
#3026 of 5282 reply to # 3019- 4elmer
Aug 21, 2003 (6:03 am)
As I'm sure you have read, everyone here reccomends following the scheduled maintenance to help ensure longevity. That includes periodic inspection of body parts, hoses, wiring, etc. The only problem I've seen with my '99 (119,000 miles) is some interior issues- loose screws and panels. The cover for the center console cup holder came off after the screws fell out. Checking these things periodically would be a good idea.
#3027 of 5282 Hey Rugeti
Aug 21, 2003 (7:52 am)
Glad to be of service!
My salesman (25 yrs at one dealer) says Toyota is telling him that in 2005 it will be an altogether different vehicle. My bet is something like the concept machine they showed a couple of years ago. Rough and tough, wash it out with a hose kind of thing. Hummerish.
Go after a different demographic altogether (ie. younger).
Coming from a Navigator, I have no interest in the Sequoia.
Seems like it would be good to have the last model year of such a successful model run.
Good luck to all. Now, what color to get?
#3028 of 5282 LC/LX 500?
Aug 21, 2003 (7:34 pm)
Hope this link is not too long. Just saw this on Auto Spies web site.
If this is what the next generation looks like, it matches the description I got about 18 months ago from my local Toy GM who said he'd seen it and it looked somewhat like the current generation.
Of course this doesn't answer the question of whether or not we'll see this vehicle in the U.S.
Aug 21, 2003 (8:01 pm)
we're thinking galactic gray with a gray interior. We want a dark color, but not black and the ivory interior is too light for our kids.
#3030 of 5282 Routine Maintenance
Aug 21, 2003 (9:33 pm)
Hi I recently got a 1998 LC with 62K miles on it and it drives superb. I wonder what routine maintenance is needed now?
#3032 of 5282 Back up camera etc
Aug 22, 2003 (4:40 am)
They are finally bringing these to the states. Toyota has been offering something similiar to this in Australia for sometime.
This means any double din vehicle can have indash, cd, dvd, stereo, tv, back up camera (optional) and nav (optional). All in one. This is at the top of my xmas list.
Aug 22, 2003 (11:21 am)
I'm really beginning to wonder about AutoSpies. I went to the Club Lexus site and found the posts with that picture. Some of them were from as early at 2001!
Guess what, that picture is a picture of a Hyundai that appears to have been modified. No joke! I copied the link, but lost it. If I could find that out, why couldn't AutoSpies? Their credibility is falling quickly in my mind.