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#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.
#37 of 72 Overpriced Mommy mobile; a plain vanilla egg
Nov 29, 2007 (7:59 pm)
To my eye and that of many other longtime Landcruiser owners, repeat owners,
this is the most BlandCruiser Toyota has ever produced.
Repeat; plain, no character, no personality, no individuality; nada, niente,
Of course anyone who just paid 70K on this whaa? mobile will say it is the neatest thing since they had their first date, I would expect no more. No one is going to buy any vehicle and then turn around and say they hate it, cause it was them who just bought it, Duhhh.
Even when their neighbors watch them pass by and say; "Hi George, see you got a new Sequoia--", they will not accept the fact that they jumped too soon. It will absolutely not be recognized as a Landcruiser, until it is close enough for someone to read the badging, that is if they even notice.
I'm 100% sure it has happened already; "so, what you got there, a new uhh Highlander?"
I'm waiting a few years for the redo.
#38 of 72 Re: Overpriced Mommy mobile; a plain vanilla egg [graylc]
Nov 30, 2007 (8:24 am)
You are 100% correct about ONLY one thing. A lot of people have commented on my car. None have been in that vein.
You are not the only previous Landcruiser owner here.
Sounds like you might need a bright yellow mustang w/ 22's to be noticed like you want to be.
#39 of 72 Re: Overpriced Mommy mobile; a plain vanilla egg [toyotamike]
Dec 02, 2007 (7:43 pm)
Wow... i thought this was a thread on first impressions of the 2008 LC...getting way too heavy for me....
#40 of 72 Re: Overpriced Mommy mobile; a plain vanilla egg [pjc1]
Dec 03, 2007 (5:43 am)
We take our LC / LX very serious , but you could try ih8mud.com instead.