1990 Toyota Landcruiser Reviews

1990 Toyota Landcruiser LX 3F from Venezuela

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3F Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance350000 kilometres

Summary:

Great quality

Faults:

The cooling system is not efficient at all. Too noisy. Very uncomfortable in the back seats. Very unstable on curves. The body stains with ease. Not a complete 4x4 (no differencial blocker)

General Comments:

Very funtional. Great power at the start.

Very good manufacture materials on engine and mechanical parts.

Rate for price-quality is fair.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2004

16th Oct 2005, 06:09

Do keep in mind that the landcruiser is a strictly utilitarian vehicle.. it is designed to be functional and versatile, not comfortable. However I have found that the front seats are wonderful on long trips. the cooling system is very good for the time.

1990 Toyota Landcruiser GXL diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired448000 kilometres
Most recent distance455000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Totally reliable, very trustworthy vehicle, willing to buy a newer model of the Land-cruiser

Faults:

I started with doing some minor repairs as some of the electrical work on the interior. I fixed all electrical problems at no cost because I used to be an Auto Electrician.

The first real problem I noticed there were some gearbox noise, however was told the problem was the clutch needed to be replaced.

I drove it around for about 4 months doing about 4000km's since I bought it and the rear brakes failed. The problem was a completely worn out disc rotor, calipers, brake pads and seals. I was quoted by a professional $1600 to replace both sides on the rear differential, instead a friend of mine who is a Diesel mechanic helped me to rebuild the brakes for a mere $550 in parts and $50 for a carton of beer.

Looking into the car's history, it hadn't had any work done to it ever since sold brand new. It had a very good service history.

The other problem was, I had the clutch checked out at 455 000 km's. The mechanic told me that my transfer case, gearbox, and clutch had completely worn out and needed to replace all parts. This cost me a further $7000 for a new gearbox, transfer case and clutch.

General Comments:

I am a 19 year old male, I thought the availability of parts and service were not quite good enough as I would have expected. The parts were a little too dear.

Having towed a 20 foot caravan, I thought the Cruiser was very reliable on towing power.

I have taken it on a few 4wd trips such as mountains and beaches. I thought the Cruiser performed very well, much better than my last 4wd I owned 3 years ago which was a Ford Courier 4x4 ute. It does have a very comfortable ride and is very solid.

Most cars I have driven, can have a lot of bad effects on my damaged spine. However the Cruiser seems to ease my back in rough 4wd trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2002

1990 Toyota Landcruiser 3F-E from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3F-E Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Best vehicle in its class

Faults:

VERY few.

Other than normal maintenance (plugs, filters, shocks, etc), the only things that are not original are the thermostat and alternator (at 149,000).

General Comments:

Best I've owned. Intend to put another 150,000 miles on it. At 10 years old, it is worth much more than my wife's 5 year old Grand Cherokee.

Off road abilities can't even be challenged by today's SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2000

20th May 2001, 10:30

I have a '90 Landcruiser with over 260,000 miles, still going strong, original transmission too. It's unbelievable! Daily use, over 100 miles a day stop and go, freeway, in LA no less...

20th Sep 2001, 13:10

I love my Land Cruiser, great looks and great reliability. I just have to laugh at the people who pay so much more for a new SUV. My 91 Landcruiser will outperform the best on or off the road. My only negative is the 4.0 liter V6 is very underpowered.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews