1992 Toyota Landcruiser Reviews

1992 Toyota Landcruiser 4.0 Litre gasoline from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

The Best SUV in the world!

Faults:

I bought the vehicle "true miles unknown" and took a chance on what I was getting into, but took the chance anyway. I LOVE this SUV! I would never sell it. I own more than one vehicle and plan to keep this one forever.

I did have some glitches at first. No POWER brakes. Dumb mechanics could not figure it out. Finally replaced the Master Cylinder and got parts online. Brakes were fine since.

I had the front differential go out. I THINK someone from a fast lube place put the wrong fluid in. Will never know for sure but I had the front differential overhauled. Big bucks but I bit the bullet.

Did some optional expenses--larger wheels and tires. The 92 has pitifully small wheels-15's. The vehicle has run flawlessly ever since and has been a pleasure to drive every mile. Exhaust rusted, replaced with custom dual exhaust. Interior is perfect and flawless and never had any breakdowns. Even the repairs were planned out so I was never left stranded once. I would never own anything now other than a Toyota. My old car was a 4-Runner which I was forced to sell due to financial probs, but got back on my feet and stepped up to a much older LandCruiser and will keep and protect that vehicle forever. It does feel like a tank when I drive it. 5000 pound vehicle. A bit slow to accelerate on the highway.

General Comments:

I was "sold" on this vehicle when I test-drove it! I was exiting a highway and pulled up behind a little Chevy Blazer and was actually looking "down" at the Blazer because the LC sits so much higher. You definitely get a "King of the Road" feeling when you drive this vehicle.

It eats the gas, but I don't care. I love this SUV!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2009

1992 Toyota Landcruiser from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance177000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Montero

Summary:

I love this stylish, trusty utility vehicle

Faults:

I have only had to issues with my TLC

1) The battery would always die when I left the lights on. I needed 10 to 12 jumps in the winter time from co-workers. The fix was a electrical drain sensing device, called Priority Start, that would shut of power to entire vehicle. These install near the battery and cost around $75.

2) The next was starting the vehicle in the summer. It would not start in hot weather. Sometimes it would start, others it left me stranded.

Other times I would do errands on and the third start it wouldn't go. I turned out to be an ignition relay. These are housed in a box in the front corner of the engine compartment. I haven't had the problem since getting a new relay, and spraying the area with electrical contact cleaner. I keep spares in the glove box and switch them out if I can't start. Their performance drops when these relays get hot. I just put a cool relay and and it seems to solve the problem.

General Comments:

This is the king of off road vehicles.

It is like a husky... Land Cruiser season here in Michigan is winter.

I drive through snow banks to try and get stuck.

I have the regular FJ80 straight six, so my acceleration is poor. I understand it is better with the FZJ80 which came in 1993.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2008

1992 Toyota Landcruiser from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Determined and Reliable Character

Faults:

Nothing at all in the six months, 10K that I drove it.

General Comments:

I have always owned a Mercedes, but the tranny finally went out on my old faithful so I bought the Landcruiser to help a friend out. I am so glad that I did. It was a wonderful experience.

First, you sit so high that you can see over traffic. Nice. Getting in is alright, as I'm 5'5". But I always had to pull myself up into the back seat in order to get the baby into the middle car seat. It wasn't too much of a bother. To compensate, there is a heat vent to warm up the back passengers. The vehicle holds up to 8 people, although the back-back is more for children.

It is definitly not Mr. Speedy and has a love of gasoline. I mean, it really loves gasoline! I'm not sure what the MPG is, maybe 13-15mpg?

The vehicle is so heavy, that you can feel how heavy it is when driving. A wonderfully safe feeling.

Anyway, the Landcruiser was great. Yes, sadly, it WAS great and I did enjoy it while it lasted.

See, having owned one single Mercedes for the last 12 years, I got to know the car. When I bought the Landcruiser I didn't know it.

There is an oil pressure gauge that somehow dropped and became stuck on L. I figured it was just a bad gauge since the interior dash lights were finicky on when they wanted to work.

No bother, I kept driving it.

Well, another month and the oil gauge still was stuck on L. I kept driving it. A few more days, oil gauge still says L... see where this is going?

One day I started it. And it starts everytime. I drove for awhile until I heard some banging. I kept driving and the thing began to sound like a helicopter. Did I stop? Nooooo... I wanted to reach my destination first. The helicopter sound kept going until finally it sounded like a helicopter crashing into a cliff.

I finally pulled over. Called my uncle & husband. The checked the oil, and sure enough it was dry. They added 2 gallons, yes that is 8 quarts of oil.

Anyway, the helicopter noise faded to clunk, minor banging. BUT it started! Shock!

And it actually still runs! Amazing.

Anyhow. It costs more to fix than I paid for it, so sadly, the relationship is over and I'm going to sell it and move on. I'm sure it will run for another 10,000 with the banging, but I have small children and can't take the chance of when the engine will seize.

Wow, what a great vehicle!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd September, 2008

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews