2008 Toyota Landcruiser VX 4.5L turbo diesel V8


Definitely worth your money!!


Recently had to replace the turbo because it had blown. The engine was whining above 1000 RPM!! The replacement of the turbo is a very long process, as the turbo is situated in a difficult spot. Also the turbo is VERY expensive, and since we don't get them here in SA, we also had to pay for the shipping costs.

The Landcruiser is a very large car, so parking in town can be a challenge.

General Comments:

The Landcruiser is an absolute fantastic car for the African Bush!

The huge engine really helps on the back roads; when you're behind a granny and need to overtake, it launches you forward and off you go.

Offroad this car is hard to beat, ground clearance is great and with the power you can easily pull out of muddy roads. The centre differential and 4×4 is easy to engage and easy to remove...

It is a very big car, so driving in town can be difficult, but since it's such a tall car you can easily look over traffic. The car has perfect room, even in the back row of seats!

And the boot is simply huge, so you can carry nearly anything you want.

Overall the Toyota Landcruiser 200 will NOT let you down!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2015