16th Dec 2006, 06:10
I'm new to this bulletin board. I'm also about to test drive a 51 plate colorado from a toyota dealer today. 41,000m and £14,000. Should I be thinking about a Shogun instead...?
20th Nov 2007, 02:53
I think this guy didn't even owned a Toyota Land Cruiser. He just make up story.
8th Aug 2008, 22:22
All I have to say is.
I own a SWB fj40 and it's been around the clock TWICE!! Its been on more northern outback trips then I can remember, it gets me to the mines and back, in one piece, and gets me out of every problem there is. With only 1 major rebuild (just to feel safe) and a few diff changes, and small things here and their over time. The cruiser is still going strong.
The stories I could tell you about this cruiser, I have pulled DISCOVERY V8's with 33inch muddies with my little diesel, the fact is the Land Rovers don't have the drive train to tackle the offroad, and their not a great 4x4, they're a city driving, vine yard owning, horse float towing, rich boy 4x4.
Cruisers will for ever be showing up competing models, they just have the knowledge on how to build solid and reliable 4x4's. If not... then Nissan Patrols. Anything before Land Rovers... HELL even a bloody LADA NIVA before Land Rovers.
23rd Dec 2008, 12:44
I realise this is an old topic, however as a land cruiser owner for many years, I have been somewhat shocked at my 120 series engine big end failure this week. 40kmls on the clock, 10k oil and filter changes, toyota SH, a 2nd family car only used for wk end and horsebox towing and always treated well, I'm still don't believe it.
10th Feb 2009, 16:08
I own a SWB Land Cruiser Colorado. My father had it before me for five years, and I have owned it for four years. Only tyres have gone on this truck so far, and it goes well on bio diesel and new clean veg oil. Ace motor, sweet as a nut!!!
17th Feb 2009, 01:43
Previously owned a Nissan Patrol - run about 350.000 miles, oil changed about 2-3 times!! Remarkable car! Had a car accident, if it wasn't for it - wouldn't be posting here! Anyway - 3 years ago I bought a second hand Toyota Landcruiser GX Colorado. Few problems, recently, steering wheel oil leak. Been told by Toyota service (by just having a look max 30 seconds) that the rack has to be changed as they do not overhaul them. Estimated cost: about 2500 euros... my god!! Is this problem common? (mileage - 122000)
2nd Nov 2009, 16:58
Mine pulled a broke down disco towing a 3.5 ton truck up a steep hill.
28th Jan 2010, 15:14
Four clutches in 43,000 miles is ridiculous! If that is indeed the case, don't claim there's a problem with the manufacturer/dealer/mechanic when the problem is quite clearly a driver being too hard on the clutch.
6th Feb 2010, 02:14
I own a 96 1HZ. I do not drive over 110 Km/h on road or track. I use renowned top quality lubricants as well as synthetic oil in the tranfer case. With the correct tyres for the job, I don't even get punctures and I live in a remote aussie bush place.
The Cruiser is my tool, my friend and sometimes my (and others) saviour. As a long wheel base, it does 7km per litre of fuel. I could cross Australia by just filling up three times my standard dual tanks. What will happen to me when she's gone.
14th Mar 2012, 16:12
I assume this is a Prado? Landcruisers are great, but Prados are crap. Unreliable as hell. I'd never buy one, and I don't care what anyone says. Research it.
The markup price on all Landcruiser parts are outrageous! I have a Canadian HJ60, and they want $840 for an oil pan, plus tax! Also, Toyota decided to discontinue all 24v relays, thanks a lot for that guys... I love Cruisers, but don't believe everything you read.