2000 Toyota Landcruiser Reviews

2000 Toyota Landcruiser 4.7 Liter from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.7 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Still an ICON!

Faults:

#1 Replaced an exhaust manifold by choice.

#2 Put a new muffler

#3 13-16 MPG combined with removal of 3rd seats

#4 Slightly short on power compared to peers, but definitely adequate.

General Comments:

Overall, this has been an extremely trustworthy car. It has a go-anywhere ability, yet refined on the road. Power is a bit short, but adequate in climbing hills on the highways to pass vehicles. You can't beat a toyota if you are going to keep the car for a long time. The landcruiser has been described an "ICON" And so it lives up to its reputation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2007

2000 Toyota Landcruiser from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 300E

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My wife has driven our Lexus 470 LX for 4 years (in town and highway driving), buying it in 2001, one year old. We have had no problems. It is expensive to operate (mpg is 13) and maintain (Lexus' service dept. is excellent and expensive), and perfect to drive. It now has 90,000 miles and is running as when we bought it. The auto is the best we have ever owned - ie. Suburbans and Mercedes 300E's. I fully expect to be able to drive it to 250,000 - another 12 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2005

22nd Jan 2006, 19:33

The guy is on the Toyota Land-cruiser site, talking about a Lexus!

22nd Feb 2006, 13:43

The guy must realize that the Land Cruiser and the Lexus LX 470 are the SAME vehicle with the exception of a added few features.

2000 Toyota Landcruiser GXL 4.2 diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.2 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 kilometres
Most recent distance164000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Hi-lux

Summary:

A big comfortable lumbering giant of a vehicle

Faults:

The air conditioning was not working when I took delivery of the vehicle from the 2nd hand dealer. The compressor was replaced the next week under the 2nd hand warranty. That compressor lasted about one week, and they replaced it with another new compressor and everything is fine since then.

The car had been in a ditch of water by the previous owner apparently and caused the central locking to work only intermittently. After a bit of mucking about by the dealer, they finally took the dash fully out, found the necessary part and it all works fine now. Would have cost the dealer quite a bit of money.

The fuel gauge was originally working, but doesn't now after the dash came out. The dealer replaced the sender unit and other bits, but we both kind of gave up in the end and I use my trip meter as a pseudo fuel gauge.

General Comments:

Despite the above problems which I regards as not the fault of the Cruiser itself, but of it being drowned, I think it is a great vehicle.

It has wonderful leg room for taller people, wide seats for larger people and a great centre console.

It is such a wide vehicle and with the coil suspension that it just lumbers over the highway roughness.

It cost about the same as my dual cab SR5 Hilux I had before, but this is a great deal better vehicle even though it is older.

I put on an aftermarket cruise control, which is just great.

At about 140 000 k, I had an aftermarket turbo installed. This has made it a much better highway and town vehicle. The standard diesel/manual was almost scary in its slowness to take off at lights and at speed for overtaking. Now it is still no fantastic power plant, but I don't have to think three times before moving to overtake.

The back seats have plenty of room for teenagers and the very back ones are good for short distances only or younger children.

I get it services by a former toyota mechanic every 10 000 k and only the 40 000k multiples are a bit expensive. The dealership just got too expensive for me.

I put toyota alloy rims on it to pretty it up. And a big roo bar. And headlight protectors & dust thing on the back. And a turbo sticker.

Fuel consumption is not too bad for a large vehicle. Before the turbo, on mostly highway work the main 90 lt tank would run out and cough and splutter at about 720k's at 100 kph, now with the turbo it runs out at about 680 k's.

The turning circle is great too. It turns so sharp, it is like driving a much smaller car in parking lots. My cruiser ute (03 model) has a much bigger turning circle. It is a factory turbo diesel ute and is much zippier than the wagon with the after market turbo.

This model didn't come with vanity mirrors and enough interior lights, but that has changed on the current models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews