1993 Toyota Landcruiser Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Toyota Landcruiser LJ70 LX 2.4 turbo diesel intercooler from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 turbo diesel intercooler Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover 90

Summary:

The best 4x4 by far!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

I use my LandCruiser for recreational (though serious) off-road driving. Therefor I installed some extras such as: 2" raise kit (TJM), dampers (KONI), 285/75 16" Mud-Train tyres (BFGoodrich), Winch (WARN 9000i), Snorkel (BIT) and Intercooler (BIT).

Terrain-ability is perfect, even with a small engine. For extra torque an intercooler is a must!

Reliability is excellent! I recently checked my engine, no wear is detected, even with a high mileage. My 'Mud-loving-criminal' never let's me down.

When driving on the road the car is a bit too stiff, but if you like comfort you won't even have to think about buying a LandCruiser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002

1993 Toyota Landcruiser All options 4.5L I6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.5L I6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles

Summary:

Tough but unreliable

Faults:

1. Transmission - planetary gear worn; requires tranny rebuild or new tranny: $3,200-$5,000; also a tranny fluid leak.

2. Oil leak.

3. Front end seals and steering knuckles need replacement at $700.

4. CV joints are very expensive. Need replacement at 74k. Cost = $750 PER SIDE = $1500 total!

5. Differential locks do not work.

6. Front passenger seat bolts needed re-tightening.

7. Power locks stopped working.

Overall NOT typical Toyota reliability.

General Comments:

Handling is ponderous even for an SUV, but very smooth ride considering 2 solid axles. Very good 4WD system.

Reliability has been horrible. Soccer mom's considering this vehicle should face the fact that they will never use it for what it was meant for: off-roading, and buy a SAFER car or minivan instead, which will also save them major $$.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2001

28th May 2001, 10:19

I have a 1993 LC. It has 172,500 miles.

Flawless miles. The only thing I have done is oil maintenance and changed tires. These things are bullet proof. You must have a lemon.

22nd Jan 2002, 22:30

I too have a 1993 L/C with 140,000 plus miles. I have never had any major problems with it, and it still runs great even with the extra strain that the TRD supercharger puts on the components.

1993 Toyota Landcruiser VX Auto 4.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance113600 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Vitesse

Summary:

Great fun

Faults:

Headlamp main beam relay fails about every 30,000 miles (first 100,000 miles under extended Toyota warranty). Next failure will be my cost. About £40 for the relay. It's easy to replace!

Switch to driver's electric window became harder to operate. Replaced under warranty at about 90,000 miles.

UJ in rear driveshaft replaced at about 40,000 miles.

Front discs replaced. Rear discs will be replaced at the next service.

General Comments:

The most reliable car I've owned so far.

Even the batteries (there's two for 24V starting) are original (7.5 years old and 113,000 miles!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2000

18th Nov 2006, 14:15

Agree with everyone else, this is the best car I have ever owned. At 13 yrs old and bought at just six months old my land cruiser has never broken down the only hitches have been as follows:

60,000 miles the starter motor stayed on after switching off the engine (not good when it was in the garage and no access to the front of the motor!)

80,000 miles the drivers electric window motor stopped (£27 to fix)

90,000 brakes failed after long hard fast hill driving in Peak District, my fault £750.00 to fix)

110,000 miles the original exhaust needed replacing which I had done with a non Toyota exhaust which was probably the worst thing I did as the exhaust is very noisy now 250.00 to fix.

130,00 air con broke and still not fixed - probably my fault as I switched it off to try and save on fuel a false economy to be sure!

145,000 still going strong!

I am driving the vehicle of my dreams and have absolutely no intention of changing it - I used to wonder who would be driving my landcruiser when it was 10 years old, now I hope I'm still driving it when it's 30!

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