1992 Toyota Landcruiser 4.0 Litre gasoline
The Best SUV in the world!
I bought the vehicle "true miles unknown" and took a chance on what I was getting into, but took the chance anyway. I LOVE this SUV! I would never sell it. I own more than one vehicle and plan to keep this one forever.
I did have some glitches at first. No POWER brakes. Dumb mechanics could not figure it out. Finally replaced the Master Cylinder and got parts online. Brakes were fine since.
I had the front differential go out. I THINK someone from a fast lube place put the wrong fluid in. Will never know for sure but I had the front differential overhauled. Big bucks but I bit the bullet.
Did some optional expenses--larger wheels and tires. The 92 has pitifully small wheels-15's. The vehicle has run flawlessly ever since and has been a pleasure to drive every mile. Exhaust rusted, replaced with custom dual exhaust. Interior is perfect and flawless and never had any breakdowns. Even the repairs were planned out so I was never left stranded once. I would never own anything now other than a Toyota. My old car was a 4-Runner which I was forced to sell due to financial probs, but got back on my feet and stepped up to a much older LandCruiser and will keep and protect that vehicle forever. It does feel like a tank when I drive it. 5000 pound vehicle. A bit slow to accelerate on the highway.
I was "sold" on this vehicle when I test-drove it! I was exiting a highway and pulled up behind a little Chevy Blazer and was actually looking "down" at the Blazer because the LC sits so much higher. You definitely get a "King of the Road" feeling when you drive this vehicle.
It eats the gas, but I don't care. I love this SUV!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2009