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#4553 of 5282 Re: 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser WITH SPOILER??????? [mgreene] by [mercara]
Jun 12, 2005 (4:28 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 (3:50 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 (5:50 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 (6:25 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 (4:52 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 (5:11 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 (9:43 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 (7:41 am)
I am a big fan of the Atlantis Blue
#4561 of 5282 Re: I am sure that this has been [marsha7]
Jun 15, 2005 (1:04 pm)
HI MARSHA - HAVE A LAND CRUISER AND LOVE IT -
THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THE "COST TO OWN" IS CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN THE OTHERS - IN MY CASE, WAS LOOKING AT A LINCOLN NAVIGATOR AND THE INSURANCE COSTS ALONE WERE $60 MORE PER MONTH - POINT BEING THAT THE LAND CRUISER IS RATED HIGHER BY INSURANCE STANDARDS IN SAFETY, ETCETERA - AND BCAUSE OF ALL OF THE SAFETY FEATURES AND SECURITY (I.E. VIN ENGRAVED ON EACH WINDOW, ETC.) IT RATES LOWER FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES.
CHECK IT OUT. I'D SAY THAT IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE OF ABOUT $500 - $800 PER YEAR IN INSURANCE PREMIUMS ALONE.
#4562 of 5282 Re: Abnormal Transmission Noise [ravick1]
Jun 15, 2005 (1:11 pm)
hi there - purchased a used 2000 TLC with warranty (thankfully); found out that warranty replaced the transmission in october 2004 - now here it is June 2005 and transmission quit yesterday - as far as odd noises, it certainly made some yesterday - and think maybe it had been making some noise all along but that i didn't connect it (mentally) - make sure that you have it checked out thoroughly b4 the actual toyota transmission warranty itself runs out (1 year)