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Nov 11, 2004 (8:13 am)
A San Diego based publication had the following information with respect to the LC and LX.
http://sdunion.p2ionline.com/SpecialSections/popup/index.aspx?web- - storyid=7311842&AdgroupID=27894
• LX 470: A global redesign of the Land Cruiser platform is slated for March 2005. But the LX 470 might not migrate to the new platform. The redesign for the United States might be delayed until the 2008 model year, when the LX 470 could become a bells-and-whistles version of the Sequoia.
• Land Cruiser: On paper, the SUV is too pricey for the Toyota line, but the nameplate’s brand equity is too strong to kill it in the U.S. lineup. Given the typical seven-year truck cycle, the global redesign should come next spring, as a 2006 model.
Should be an interesting Spring 2005. I think the picture posted above looks more like a redesign for the Sequoia, but who knows. If that is the LC, I am going to the lot tomorrow to purchase an '05.
#4158 of 5282 Snow tire recommendation
Nov 11, 2004 (9:26 am)
I live in northern MA, drive to northern NY and VT often in the winter. Primarily on road and drive an LC 2000. I surfed the web last night and have come up with a couple good looking alternatives. First, as a primarily road car looking at ice, then snow traction which has led me toward a dedicated ice tire.
I think i would be happy with the Bridgestone Winter Dueler DMZ2. Not sure I need to spend the extra ~ $30-40/tire for the Blizzak DMZ3 (a little better at hydro evac, not much). Also, stipping a Revo AT looks like a good way to go, just a $$ issue, but would give a better true off road tire (not worth it for me though).
Anyone running the DMZ2 on their LC?
#4159 of 5282 This just in
Nov 11, 2004 (1:18 pm)
Motor Trends Online site shows that the Toyota Land Cruiser will be "Redesigned" for the model year 2006
#4160 of 5282 Re: This just in [tlcman]
Nov 12, 2004 (7:21 am)
Anyone know Toyota's history w/ debuting high profile models during the January international auto shows. I seem to recall that the 100 series debuted during one of the January 1998 auto shows or thereabouts. Anyone have any feel on whether the 2006 LC will be debuted in the January 2005 auto shows or at least a prototype? Not sure what incentive Toy would have to keep such a tight lid on this vehicle given low production and minimal competition (primarily Range Rover).
#4161 of 5282 Re: This just in [tlcman]
Nov 12, 2004 (3:04 pm)
Well I bought my TLC in 1990 after I saw it at the Auto Show - when the last major body change occurred. I wanted to drive a car that was a quality machine and which would keep its "shape" for 15 years or more - unlkike 99% of models which change every three years or so. But it looks like my ship is coming in..... But I still have another 120,000 miles to go before I switch.....
#4162 of 5282 Re: This just in [grantchstr]
Nov 15, 2004 (10:52 am)
What is your mileage goal? Where are you at now? Just wondering.
#4163 of 5282 LC vs Lexus GX470
Nov 15, 2004 (1:13 pm)
I just started having starter problems mentioned in some older posts on my 2000LC with 68K. The dealer quote to fix was 1000 for rebuilt to 1250 for new. My dilemma is that my lease is up in March and we were planning to replace it in Jan or Feb. The problem is intermittent and the dealer couldn't get it to happen. Anyone have any ideas if we'll make it.
My second dilemma is whether to replace it with another LC (would be our 4th) since there is so much talk about changes for 2006, or to consider the GX470. Our kids are mostly grown, so we usually just use the 3rd row for short drives. I don't like the swing out back door, but the Lexus warranty and service loaners are a plus. Has anyone taken both for a test drive?
Nov 15, 2004 (1:34 pm)
I am looking at buying a 97 TLC, however, I saw on Consumer Reports that they list the brakes as "Much worse than average."
The electrical system was listed as "worse than average."
Does anyone have any feedback on the electrical and brakes on the 97 model?
#4165 of 5282 finally pulled the trigger...
Nov 15, 2004 (1:34 pm)
After owning everything in the Toyota lineup from a 73 Celica, 79 Corona, 83 pickup, 89 pickup, 95 Tacoma and 97 4-Runner - I am finally the proud owner of a 2005 Land Cruiser!
It is Black/Ivory, all the usual extras plus C7 Convenience pkg. and XM Satellite radio.
We ended up at 57850, which is decent I think. This is only the second LC my dealer has sold this year.
I decided not to trade the Yukon because their offer was very low and our salesman admitted that I could do a lot better on my own.
It was a pretty nice buying experience. Our salesperson actually demonstrated knowledge of Land Cruisers, which is rare in my experience.
The only thing was the business manager's sales pitch for extended warranty. That is always a turn-off for me.
It is a great car; I can't bring myself to put the kids car seats in just yet... I even joked about keeping the Yukon to haul the kids in, but I know that isn't going to fly.
#4166 of 5282 Re: This just in [hank14]
Nov 15, 2004 (2:01 pm)
I have clocked around 118,000 so its only about half cooked apparently!