1977 Toyota Landcruiser Review

1977 Toyota Landcruiser 3.0 gasoline from Guatemala

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 kilometres
Most recent distance128000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Sidekick

Summary:

A real unbreakable 4x4

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong. Had the 4x4 jammed once, which meant driving home from the family farm (nearly 60km) with the 4x4 on, no damage to the engine or gearbox.

Upholstery worn because of time.

Regular services and tune ups carried out at low cost.

It was stolen once from the street, but retrieved by my father shortly after. As a result of the whole legal process, it was taken to the Police impound for about two years; when my father finally got it out, he only had to pour some diesel into the engine and rotate the crank, then changed the oil and filters, belts, spark plugs, and the car started as if brand new.

THAT THING IS A MONSTER.

General Comments:

The car is unstoppable. A friend tried to compare its 4x4 capabilities with his 2006 Tacoma uphill, his had to use 4x4, mine climbed the hill (about 200 meters, steep) on normal (2H) with no trouble.

Mileage is a bit low (about 45km on open road), due to its 3 speed gearbox, and it rocks a lot on the poorly maintained Guatemalan roads.

Other than that, this car has been a family jewel, and will remain as a member of the family for a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2010

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review