1993 Toyota Landcruiser Reviews from North America

1993 Toyota Landcruiser 4.5L gasoline

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.5L gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired248000 miles
Most recent distance249000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

The most reliable AWD 4x4 SUV available

Faults:

Not much wrong with the vehicle, we purchased it in Colorado and drove it home to Minnesota (880 miles) without any problems. Any issues with the vehicle are simply due to natural wear and tear from the high mileage.

A few small issues: drivers seat belt is a little worn and fraying, power mirrors need some work, little door switches that turn the overhead lights on when you open the door are wearing out (all of which will be fixed very soon).

I must admit, even with nearly 250,000 miles, this vehicle drives like new because it has been so well cared for. I am simply amazed.

General Comments:

Interior is in great shape (cloth interior).

Engine runs perfect.

Transmission shifts perfectly smooth and has no problems.

Brakes are excellent.

Traction in snow/mud is awesome.

Fuel economy is pretty good too (average of 15 MPG while traveling at 75 MPH for 880 miles).

If you take care of these vehicles, they will take care of you.

I may have to buy another one of these for myself (my wife drives this vehicle).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2010

1993 Toyota Landcruiser

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance298000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Best all around versatile, dependable vehicle for the money

Faults:

My Land Cruiser has almost 300,000 miles on it and besides regular maintenance, the only repairs have been:

1 faulty fuel injector

Water Pump Replaced

Air Conditioning Compressor Replaced

Radiator Replaced

Left Rear Brake Caliper Replaced.

General Comments:

Bought the vehicle in 94 when it was one year old. Have put over 270,000 miles on it. Have taken it off roading in Moab and other places. Doesn't matter what I do to it, as long as I treat it well w regular maintenance - it just keeps on running strong. Amazing reliability!

Have owned everything from Toyota 4Runner to Mercedes, Porsche and a few others - nothing even comes close to providing an all around dependable, enjoyable, versatile vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

1993 Toyota Landcruiser All options 4.5L I6

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.5L I6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles

Summary:

Tough but unreliable

Faults:

1. Transmission - planetary gear worn; requires tranny rebuild or new tranny: $3,200-$5,000; also a tranny fluid leak.

2. Oil leak.

3. Front end seals and steering knuckles need replacement at $700.

4. CV joints are very expensive. Need replacement at 74k. Cost = $750 PER SIDE = $1500 total!

5. Differential locks do not work.

6. Front passenger seat bolts needed re-tightening.

7. Power locks stopped working.

Overall NOT typical Toyota reliability.

General Comments:

Handling is ponderous even for an SUV, but very smooth ride considering 2 solid axles. Very good 4WD system.

Reliability has been horrible. Soccer mom's considering this vehicle should face the fact that they will never use it for what it was meant for: off-roading, and buy a SAFER car or minivan instead, which will also save them major $$.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2001

28th May 2001, 10:19

I have a 1993 LC. It has 172,500 miles.

Flawless miles. The only thing I have done is oil maintenance and changed tires. These things are bullet proof. You must have a lemon.

22nd Jan 2002, 22:30

I too have a 1993 L/C with 140,000 plus miles. I have never had any major problems with it, and it still runs great even with the extra strain that the TRD supercharger puts on the components.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews