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#27 of 72 Re: I LOVE MY NEW LANDCRUSHER [toyotamike]
Nov 25, 2007 (7:35 pm)
I agree complitly with this post! The new LC 2008 - one of the best product of Toyota by now! I drove the car about 130 miles and I can confirm the RPM was abour 1700 with my speed 75-80 mph! It very smoth and comfortable to drive for long distance, quiet and roomy! It's a very good job by Toyota!
The look is outside may be not for every one however inside it's everything in right place and best materials! One concern - is a price $72-73K! The old one was not cheap as well! It's Land Cruiser! Just drive it and test your feeling!
#28 of 72 Re: I LOVE MY NEW LANDCRUSHER [toyotamike]
Nov 27, 2007 (8:22 am)
I love my 2008 LC also, big-time!
Picked up Sat Nov 24 and have been completely impressed.
I am thrilled with the way the LC drives. All experiences so far have been great both onroad and a bit offroad getting to my house in NH. As for looks, I love it both outside and in. Took me a while to figure out why my side view mirrors pointed down when I went into reverse haha. I was trying to adjust them and everytime I put it in reverse wondered what in the world was going on. Although the LC was a huge investment for me I can't recall many other occasions where I was completely happy with the purchase. It's kinda like having multi cars in one box. Drives like a Caddy and handles the offroad as well. Pretty cool. Compared to LRover also and went right back to close the deal on the LC. So far I am a happy camper. I also at last have a ride that I feel comfortable with my wife driving here in NH with some nasty weather and road conditions where we live.
#29 of 72 Thread taken over by Toyota car salemen
Nov 27, 2007 (9:59 am)
Nice try, but I know what happened; one buyer brought the comments to their Toyota salesman, then the Sales Manager got a few of his salesmen to get on the site and write glowing reviews.
Or, someone from Toyota found them on their own, then instructed others
to post as if they just bought a Landcruiser.
These last few comments are just so obviously planted by Toyota shills;
I mean really, who talks like some of these imposters??
And how did they find this site and why would they post after they bought
People only Google to find out about a car BEFORE they buy, they do not
go to the trouble to post glowing reports afterwards, unless they are shills
from a Toyota dealership.
Get real; This Landcruiser has many design faults; but I'm hoping, with time
that they will correct these faults.
Please know this, I currently own Landcruisers and do think, on the whole, that they are great vehicles and will buy another one someday, just not this model as it currently is designed and manufactured. I will wait for the fixes; never buy the first year of anything.
#30 of 72 Re: Thread taken over by Toyota car salemen [graylc]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 27, 2007 (10:54 am)
Yep, and everyone who bashes Toyota works for Honda or GM.
Not buying it.
I found the forums here in 1999, a month after I purchased my minivan (I had been at the site checking prices, but didn't read or join in the discussions until after I bought).
You can take other's posts with the usual grain of salt but it's pretty easy to recognize shill posts, and they aren't that common around here (especially since IPs are tracked and no one is anonymous on the net).
#31 of 72 Re: Thread taken over by Toyota car salemen [graylc]
Nov 27, 2007 (10:56 am)
Here are some observations that are not planted. I drive a 2006 loaded LC and for the most part I like the vehicle. I had the opportunity last night to drive a loaded 2008 LC. I have to tell you that I was not impressed as I expected more than they made here...but I realize that Toyota does not like to take chances and push the envelope..it is not their style.
What was even more poignant was the dealer reaction to the delivery of the first 2008. They were pretty frank with me that even they are disappointed, afterall they said, the product needs to sell itself to a great degree in todays competitive auto market and they think this will be a hard one to sell....
Now I only drove this for a short time without the chance to try out every option but here are my initial impressions versus my 2006 LC
-Corners a bit better but felt very "heavy" and not nimble...my 2006 is not nimble so I expected a bit more in the new one but it actually feels less so.
- acceleration good a bit better than the 06 but not significantly better
-exterior styling poor. the front and rear tail lights have these protruding plastic nods that take away from a clean look. also the hood is not clean looking from the cockpit
- no hight intensity xenon headlights on a $71,000 vehicle?
- interior styling seemed better but ability to reach controls seemed hampered (i'd really need more time in it to be fair)
- rear tailgate seems quite a bit smaller than the 06....this is what sets the cruiser apart from most other SUV's
that's it....not impressed...somewhat surprised by the lack of a favorable first impression......
The dealer intimated that perhaps Toyota may scrap the Land Cruiser completely in a few years and invest more into the Sequoia Platinum since many other "liuxury" suv makers are gobbling up market share....maybe just keep the platform an LX-570 Lexus? who knows...
#32 of 72 Re: Thread taken over by Toyota car salemen [steve_]
Nov 28, 2007 (10:49 pm)
I am with Steve, I did not post for a long time prior of buying the 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser. But I did a lot of research here at Edmunds and was not disappointed .
Last year I sold the LC and bought an 2006 Lexus LX470, once again the Edmunds site was extremely valuable in making my decision.
Actually, I should have address this to graylc I press the wrong
reply , my bad.
And once I will read the many post this website has to offer before I spend my hard earn dollars on my next SUV.
These are merely opinions and can be taken any which way.
There are many many individuals in this site that I trust them
enough to make a 70k plus purchase without any reservation.
One more thing I do not work for anyone , I am retired.
#36 of 72 Re: Thread taken over by Toyota car salemen [graylc]
Nov 29, 2007 (6:12 pm)
No, as more cruisers become available, more are getting sold and more of us are posting. It's pretty arrogant of you to think that if I disagree with you, my opinion has no validity and must be a plant. If I spend SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS on a vehicle, I'd better well love it, and I do. I've been lurking here for a year trying to get info on this car, waiting for it to come out, and wanted to be the one of the first to post my opinion because I am one of the first to actually own this new vehicle. If you think this car is wrong for you, say so and don't buy it, but don't be so arrogant as to think that you have the only true and correct outlook. Sheesh.