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#4756 of 5282 Hello Wise Ones...PLEASE ADVISE...
Oct 16, 2005 (11:35 am)
I am thinking about purchasing either a 2002, 2003 or 2004 TLC.
It seems there were a few cosmetic and horse power differences amongst these years, but no major changes 03 to 04 (except addition of back-up sensor)...
Do you think I should get an 03, over an 04? an 02 over an 03? I would save a fair amount of money (e.g. approx $4K-$10K on 03 versus 04). However, I want to keep this vehicle for a looong time (and who knows how the previous owner cared for it!?).
Please advise as to your production year preferences (for the years listed above), the correct price to pay (e.g. I have one Toyota CPO price on a black 03 LC for $38K), and the best way to acquire these great machine (e.g. CPO versus private owner).
Also, what color do you think is best for city and mountains? Do you think the black looks to agressive ("bling-bling")? I have yet to find a used one in silver...
Thanks, this will be my second Land Cruiser (previously owned 86 LC wagon)!
#4757 of 5282 Hello Wise Ones...PLEASE ADVISE...
Oct 16, 2005 (12:05 pm)
Adding to that:
Should I save money by instead purchasing a (newer) Sequoia??
I am a singly guy, 32 years old, who during the week drives executive clients around LA, but weekends off-roads, skiis and/or rockclimbs...
For the same price as an 03 LC I could get a newer Sequoia with more cargo space and better gas mileage.
However, I would lose the (more) executive look and the (true) off-road burliness...
Opinions? Does anyone know the Sequoia's TRUE off-road capabilities??
Oct 16, 2005 (12:26 pm)
The 03 has a nicer dash board more like the GX470 and it also has a 5 Speed Automatic vs 4 speed automatic for the 02 model. This results in slightly smoother acceleration and a bit more milage. I found a really good 02 with 30K miles on it so I couldn't justify spending the extra $$ for an 03 even though I liked the dash better and really wanted the 5 speed auto. There is no difference between 03, 04, 05. The 06 models came out with a 280 bhp VVTI V8 and optional air suspension (same as in the LX470). This is what I will probably get next. Don't buy earlier than 02 because 02 is the first model to have the toyota 5 Star Safety system ie, (Skid Control, Traction Control, Brake Assist, etc etc..).
Forget the Sequio mate. Leave that for the big family guy....
#4759 of 5282 Hello Wise Ones...PLEASE ADVISE...
Oct 16, 2005 (12:55 pm)
That one dealer just called back:
They want to close the deal on that CPO, black 03 LC with 30k miles for approx US$36K + tax/fees.
#4760 of 5282 Hello Wise Ones...PLEASE ADVISE
Oct 16, 2005 (7:44 pm)
Does it have the NAV? Seems like a good deal if it does.
#4761 of 5282 Land Cruiser front Bumper cap
Oct 16, 2005 (9:14 pm)
On our recent cross country trip to AZ we lost the bumper cap on the passenger side of our 1994 Land Cruiser. We are looking for advice as to where and how we might find a used one. We have already checked junk yard here in Mesa and have had no luck.
#4762 of 5282 Re: Land Cruiser front Bumper cap [sampatch]
Oct 17, 2005 (4:02 pm)
I recently threw stuff like that away when I put on an new ARB......so these things will be around......somewhere......Try Sleeoffroad, Man-A-Fre and if that doesnt work look on eBay?
#4763 of 5282 2000 TLC Buzzer (A/TP) ?
Oct 23, 2005 (6:52 pm)
This morning after the tlc spend a week in the garage without use, it started to make a buzzer sound, the indicator light appeared for a second (A/TP) light went ON but when I re-started the engine the light went off and the buzzer is still present. I checked all vital components and all fluids are normal. There is nothing wrong with the vehicle and there are NO active lights in the instrument panel either the only thing that won't quit is the annoying buzzing sound.
Does anyone know what might be the problem? I have driven it in all modes already. I have checked page 97 on the Owners manual
Thanks in advance to the TLC forum
#4764 of 5282 Re: SAT Radio/ IPod [peiomi]
Oct 24, 2005 (7:46 am)
Any luck in finding out information about hooking up an ipod/SAT? I have tried RF and cassette for my ipod-both were failures. I have an 03 LC with Nav.
Monster has a unit you replace the disc changer with but I am told that it does not work in LC with Nav.
I am curious if you have found a solution.