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#4551 of 5282 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene] by
Jun 12, 2005 (11:12 am)
I think we are looking at this issue as TLC/LX enthusiasts. However, at Toyota Corporate, the bean counters have a say too. TLC has a great history, heritage etc. That's not enough for the Average person to shell out 60K for a Toyota truck. From a marketing/profitability/cost perspective, I think it makes sense for the 2008 Tundra/Sequoia/LC/LX to share the same platform as Nissan has done with the Armada/Titan/Xterra/Pathfinder/QX56 etc. They all share the same basic chasis with modifications. I will still trade in my 2002 TLC the last model year TLC be it in 2007 or 2008 and hold on to it for life. Landcruiser or bust ....
#4552 of 5282 I did not know
Jun 12, 2005 (1:42 pm)
that they were full time 4WD (is that what AWD is?)...I want a regular 2WD with levers and switches to engage 4WD, hi or lo range, only when I want or need it...thanks for the info update, you guys have been very helpful...
Ain't it annoying? One (OK, two) of the best made SUVs out there are out of consideration just because they do not have my kind of 4WD...maybe Infinity will come out with a successor to the QX4, altho it would be well out of my price range until it was 2-3 years used...
#4553 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene] by [mercara]
Jun 12, 2005 (5:28 pm)
Yep, am currently looking to go ahead and purchase the 2006. Just tired of sitting on my hands waiting for Toyota to make a move. Actually, Toyota making the move is what scares me the most - just do not have a good feeling about the next generation series, especially the likely possibility of it sharing the Sequoia/Tundra platform. Bet it will be made in U.S., too. A hybrid LC would be the only thing that could sway me down the road, but there are many bugs to be worked out and it will demand a hefty premium - probably upwards of $70K. Now, just need to determine which color will best persevere the next 10-15 years. I welcome any color suggestions....
#4554 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene] by [mercara] [flyfish4life]
Jun 13, 2005 (4:50 pm)
I don't remember the source, but somewhere I read that the only color that has never gone "out of fashion" is silver. Coincidentally, my uncle, who is an insurance risk assessment analyst, keeps telling me silver is also statistically the safest color.
However, I would recommend you go with the color you like best. Seems like the LC doesn't come in any colors that a few years down the road you couldn't stand anymore (unlike some Humvees I see around town in bright yellow or Jeeps in purple metallic).
#4555 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene] by [mercara] [flyfish4life] [seattlecruiser]
Jun 13, 2005 (6:50 pm)
Excellent points. I have always been partial to the silver colors on the 80/100 - they seem to really accentuate the LC's classic lines. Probably will end up going with thunder cloud. Also like the black, but the upkeep would probably get the best of me over time. My all time favorite was river rock green, but unfortunately it's no longer offered. Wish they would bring river rock back along with the bronze tinted glass, but those days are probably long gone.
#4556 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene] by [mercara]
Jun 13, 2005 (7:25 pm)
Nissan puts the same frame (and yes it is body on frame architecture) under 4 cylinder Xterras and V8 Armadas?? Titans and Pathfinder?? Man, aren't there some huge wheelbase, GVW , powertrain, and other differences?
#4557 of 5282 LC Price with Options
Jun 14, 2005 (5:52 am)
I noticed on Toyota's website when I built my LC, it forced me to take the $6300.00 option (DVD, Nav, etc.) I rather buy the LC without those options. Is it possible to buy a base model? Or does the LC come with the options as "standard" based on my region?
#4558 of 5282 Re: LC Price with Options [davefromnj]
Jun 14, 2005 (6:11 am)
It does vary by region of the country, but I do believe you can order one from Japan to your exact specs thru your dealer. However, supposedly this entails about a 3-4 month wait (at least that's what they have told me in the past). I suspect that your negotiation power is weakened because of the dealer's fear of being stuck with a base vehicle that they can't move should you not take delivery. They will try to force the navigation down your throat telling you that it will hinder resale value down the road. I have seen just a handful of 2003-6s without navigation, so trying to locate one without special ordering is a long shot.
#4559 of 5282 2006 LC: buy vs lease?
Jun 14, 2005 (10:43 am)
I am strongly considering a 2006 LC when my current MB wagon lease is up later this year. What is the best option: buy or lease? My concern is that if a hybrid comes out in 2008, my resid would be crushed. Also, do I have good buying power with a purchase given this a late-model LC, or can dealers still get top dollar?
Jun 15, 2005 (8:41 am)
I am a big fan of the Atlantis Blue