Toyota Bandeirante Review

2000 Toyota Bandeirante Old Landcruiser 3.9 diesel from Brazil

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carGM Blazer 4.3 V6

Summary:

The best car if you have no other options

Faults:

Radiator hose leaking.

Noisy interior.

Internal fan does not work.

Poor quality control at the factory.

Light bulbs blown every time.

General Comments:

The car is the old model Landcruiser made in the 60's, still in production in Brazil. It's still under warranty, but the dealers can't solve the problems, although servicing and parts are very expensive. It's a very expensive car but offers little to the owner. Its biggest quality (and the only one) is reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2000

16th Jul 2001, 22:05

What are they getting for this version of the Land Cruiser$$? Is A/C standard? What transmission options are available? What kind of mileage does it get? Can I get one shipped to the US. Does the vehicle have a 12 volt system or 24?

4th Sep 2001, 18:52

I would just like to see the answers from the July 16 comment as I have the same questions.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review