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Toyota Land Cruiser, SUV
#409 of 5282 staceyb
Jan 24, 2001 (7:11 am)
dianne, who works for Toyota, posted #346 stating the Land cruiser is not going anywhere.
Some of the mini vans have very impressive safety records, perhaps even more so than some SUV's. Hopefully someone can add to this.
I know my wife will not drive a mini van - refuses to succumb to the "soccer mom" image (HA!)
Dianne also mentioned in a post that she heard Toyota is coming out with a new line of engines where Toyota will undoubtedly close, if not surpass, the horsepower gap with their V-8s.
lauras2 in post #382 came up with a brilliant idea. Have them change the stereo with the 2000 model, which many posts say isn't defective. This also gives you a bargaining chip during negotiations!
Hope this helps!
#410 of 5282 Stereo Blues 2001 TLC
Jan 24, 2001 (7:41 am)
Swapping the 2001 TLC stereo with the 2000 will not work. The 2001 stereo integrates completely different than the 2000 stereo does. Unfortunitly, your barking up the wrong tree. If it was that easy I'm sure Toyota would have come to that conclusion along time ago. Also good luck on finding any dealer that will try this, any malfunction and they put themselfs at full risk. Sorry- good suggestion though.
#411 of 5282 stereo blues
Jan 24, 2001 (8:04 am)
I hope that laura2 wasn't being misled when she posted (#384) her trial and tribulations with a dealership. I don't mean to undermine any of your efforts Stevengina; I sincerely hope your lawsuit turns out well.
#412 of 5282 Maybe too high, high hopes for you stevengina
Jan 25, 2001 (1:52 am)
Now I have already eaten a little crow with you once when I said that there was no problem with the stereo. so I will tread lightly with this one.
I seriously dought that toy would settle to buy back your LC after you have driven it for 1-2 yrs.
It would be more logical and more cost effective to simply replace your stereo as a settlement. Why would they settle to accept a 10-15k depreciation on your LC when they could make you happy and spend less by even going as far as to replace your sys with the Mark L. sys from the Lex.
I truly think that your hopes of driving that 50k truck for 2 yrs free just might be a little too high. especially if the reports of a fix are true.
This would effectively stop your suit in its tracks.
#413 of 5282 Radio problems
Jan 25, 2001 (2:20 am)
I own a Sequioa, not a Land Cruiser, and have experienced similiar problems with the radio. The bass is too loud and often can not be adjusted to a perfect level. I knew this going into my purchase and decided that I could live with it. I would like to see it fixed, but I wouldn't think that I would have the right to sue over something that I knew ahead of time.
Was this problem a surprise to the TLC owners who are posting about it here?
#414 of 5282 Stereo Blues 2001 TLC
Jan 25, 2001 (4:36 am)
Truck lover-I thought the same thing as you , till my attorney explained the law. After a 30 day notice of filling suit to Toyota, and if they don't respond in a timely manor (which they have not) , the lawsuit goes forward. It makes know difference if they find a fix during the lawsuit or not. The laws completely protect the consumer at this point. Of matter of fact - if they come out with a fix now, California law allows you to get double damages under willful intent. In other words for 6 months they keep saying that there is no problem with the stereo and then all of a sudden they come out with a fix now admitting there is a problem. That more or less means that they knew there was a problem all along and just didn't want the financial responsibility of admitting fault. The laws I will admit I don't fully understand, but be honest with everyone reading your post- I'm not sure you do ether. I will be more than happy to let you or any other reader of these post to refer them to my attorney-(My email address is Steven_schreiberGenevaco.com) For any further questions you all might have. Please keep in mind that my attorney is so confident on this lawsuit, that he is taking it on contegency- Something tells me he wouldn't waste his time if the laws didn't protect me.
From my understanding the problem in the Sequoia is nothing even close to the problem in the TLC. The TLC is an obvious design problem to all TLC owners- this does not seem to be the case on the Sequoia-compare the two, hugh difference.
Again my attorney assures me that if you put this in front of a jury it is a no brainer, whether you were aware of the problem at time of purchase or not. My attorney also assures me that Toyota will most definitely settle before it gets in front of a jury.
There was a time when I just wanted the damm thing fixed- I just can't tolerate the lies.. and this I won't apologize for... shame on Toyota.
#415 of 5282 1997 Feedback
Jan 25, 2001 (9:51 am)
Regarding the post of the guy where the 1997 Tlc fitted his budget. I have a 97 and love it. Hadn't had but a few problems that I think resulted from wear. Beyond that, there's no other suv to compare. Owning a older one, you'd enjoy it.
Jan 25, 2001 (12:47 pm)
Yes, I would not have a problem at all with a 94,95,96,97, except for the "brake pad" eating issue. I typically get 40-50k on oem pads. I have used the last change to try the carbon metallic TRD pads. They seem to be grippier (if that is a real word)
#417 of 5282 Trading my 740I for Landcruiser; Comments?
Jan 25, 2001 (6:38 pm)
I've got 49,000 on my '98 740I (which is the finest car I've owned), friend of mine works for Toyota and I have a chance to purchase a new 2000 LC. Seems to be a great vehicle as I've been driving it for a week.
Any commnents, etc.?
#418 of 5282 Well, stevengina all I can say is good luck buddy!
Jan 26, 2001 (1:43 am)
What you said makes sense. Maybe I should rush out and get a 2k1 LC, join your lawsuit and hope for double damages.