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Toyota Land Cruiser, SUV
#4446 of 5282 Which brings me to my next comment...TLC, Sequoia, or X5?
Apr 04, 2005 (3:54 am)
My wife's Intrepid has been a great vehicle, but we'll soon be in the market for a new vehicle for her. My '00 Yukon has 100K on the clock and still looks and runs like brand new, and I just can't bring myself to get rid of it...but that's another story.
My initial thought it a '99 or '00 Toyota LC for her. However, I'm also considering an '01 Sequoia and a BMW X5.
Land Cruiser - seems to be best deal for the money. $17.5K to $21K for '98, 99, or 2000 model. Have heard very good comments.
Sequoia - '01 models still go for $20K to $24K depending on miles. Larger size would be a plus. But we think the styling is rather bland compared to the LC.
BMW X5 - Comparing apples to oranges, I realize. Much smaller, couldn't haul more than 4 people, probably couldn't haul a bunch of bags of mulch or junk from Lowes, but probably a LOT more fun to drive to the ski resort! Reliability really concerns me after reading some of the X5 owner groups. I have heard enough horror stories to just about scare me away from buying one.
Any comments on any or all of the above would help us. We're still in the deciding mode....
#4447 of 5282 No bling bling for me.
Apr 04, 2005 (9:56 am)
As someone in the market for an LC, I can say that the last thing on my mind is bling bling value. I dont' even know if the LC has any bling bling value at all. Why would you give up a Cadillac Escalade Platinum to buy an LC if you wanted bling??
The reasons I am buying an LC are:
Right Size for me > 4Runner < Sequioa Full Time 4WD. Toyota dependability I have done a lot of reasearch and the LC/LX470 gets excellent reviews from owners. In most message boards LC/LX average above 9 on 10 for consumer ratings vs 7 on for Amercian SUVs and 8 out of 10 for German SUVs. Honestly, I think the styling and amenities in an LC are dated compared to what the competition is offering now, but I still woudn't get anything else on the market now.
#4448 of 5282 Bling Bling Mis-interpreted
Apr 05, 2005 (6:33 pm)
Sorry, guys. I wasn't clear. Mercara is right. I meant that those interested in bling bling would probably NOT buy a TLC but a new Sequoia. I tried to illustrate it with running shoes (New Balance is about as far from bling bling as you can get) and using synthetic oil in an older car (to even be concerned with oil is not bling bling). Sorry for the confusion.
#4449 of 5282 Re: Bling Bling Mis-interpreted [blckislandguy]
Apr 05, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I dont have the faintest idea what bling is, or supposed to be...I presume you mean flashy?
#4450 of 5282 Re: Bling Bling Mis-interpreted [grantchstr]
Apr 07, 2005 (6:23 pm)
Yes, flashy. Maybe as Jeremy Clarkson would say in Top Gear, something a punter would buy.
#4451 of 5282 toyota landcruiser improved towing capacity
Apr 07, 2005 (11:49 pm)
I have a 1991 landcruiser and a new 28ft boat. Can I improve the capacity of my vehicle from the original tow package? I need about 9000 pounds of capacity for short runs of 5-6miles. Please help I want to go fishing.
Thanks from Maui Dave
#4452 of 5282 Re: Anti-reflective coating coming off DVD [ibleave]
Apr 10, 2005 (7:49 am)
My dealer is attempting to contact the manufacturer of the nav unit in an effort to work out a core exchange but it may take several months. The screen on the nav system is not separate but part of the whole unit. What did you end up doing with your problem with the anti-reflective coating coming off the screen?
#4453 of 5282 Re: toyota landcruiser improved towing capacity [tropicsilk]
Apr 18, 2005 (5:54 pm)
Are there hills or is it flat?
#4454 of 5282 New Body LandCruiser
Apr 20, 2005 (7:08 am)
I'm going to buy a TLC. I would also like to know when Toyota is planning the next body upgrade for the TLC, as this may effect my decision.
I know about the new FJ Cruiser, but from what I've ready, this is a different car than the Land Cruiser and it doesn't appear that this new FJ Cruiser will, in any way, effect the body of the TLC.
Has anyone heard when Toyota is planning on making changes to the existing TLC body?
#4455 of 5282 Re: New Body LandCruiser [uwahusky]
Apr 20, 2005 (10:08 am)
Supposedly there are a few tweaks in the works for 2006, front and back lights along with front grill, nothing major. Attached is a link to the Japan Toyota site, which appears to have the aforementioned changes(http://toyota.jp/landcruiser100/index.html). Rumor is the VVTi engine may be in the 2006. Who knows if the US LC will get the refreshening, but one has to wonder why Toyota would go to the trouble to implement these modifications, drop in an updated engine and kill the vehicle in the same year. IMO, I would suspect this refreshening buys Toyota another two years before they commit to an all new design for 2008. I would imagine their immediate focus is on the purported 2007 Sequoia/LX 470 redesign, then will release the new LC. All of this is really based on opinions/rumors, but its good to see they are being cautious. Wish they would just leave it alone - its a classic as it is.