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Toyota LandCruiser Used Car Review

When 13 Toyota LandCruisers were imported to Australia in 1958 to serve as workhorses on the Snowy Hydro Scheme and various mining and construction projects, the off-roader's reputation for robustness and ruggedness was born. Today, it's still considered by many to be the 4WD benchmark, despite the latest-generation LandCruiser - the 200 series - having been on sale since 2007. Its mighty size allows it to carry vast amounts of cargo or up to eight people in GXL, VX or flagship Sahara form. Performance comes from a choice of V8s - the more powerful 4.6-litre petrol or more fuel efficient and torquier 4.5-litre turbo diesel.

Pros

Cons

  • Supreme off-road ability; comfortable on the road
  • Vast dealer network great for spares throughout Australia
  • Effortless, refined V8 turbo diesel
  • Cavernous cabin; most versions seat up to eight people
  • Huge size can make it feel cumbersome in cities/towns
  • Expensive pricing, with top-spec Sahara above $100K
  • Thirsty petrol V8
  • 200-series getting old, having launched in 2007
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2003 Toyota Landcruiser UZJ100R Sahara White 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 309658 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.7L

*** AUTO *** TOYOTA 4X4 *** 8 SEATS *** SUNROOF *** LEATHER & WOODGRAIN INTERIOR *** FRONT & REAR CAMERAS *** ALLOY BULLBAR *** WELL MAINTAINED *** DONT MISS OUT *** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** ALL our prices include registration, RWC, stamp duty and transfer fee. We have more than 150+ vehicles starting

$25,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GRJ120R Grande (4x4) 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 457000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

WELL PRESENTED & MAINTAINED WITH BOOKS, FEATURES: - 2005 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO - GRANDE MODEL, TOP OF THE RANG - 8 SEATER - 1 OWNER CAR WITH BOOKS - 4.0L V6 PETROL - AUTOMATIC - 4X4 - LEATHER SEATS - FRIDGE CONSOLE - POWER SUNROOF - TINTED WINDOWS - KEY-LESS ENTRY - SRS AIRBAGS - ALLOY WHEELS & A/T TYRES - TOW BAR - FACTORY BULLBAR - PARKING SENSORS - WOOD GRAIN INSERTS - A DREAM TO DRIVE - FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY - CURRENT REG & R.W.C INCLUDED ENQUIRE TODAY & INSPECT, THIS IS A WELL KEPT LAND

$19,999
Brooklyn, VIC

Dealer used
22/06/2022

Top2020 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R GXL Red 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 31322 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

You have to see this. Ultimate off road 4x4 wagon with only 32,000km, full service history, new car warranty until 2025, SatNav, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, push button start, Bluetooth, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, two way radio, canvas seat covers, side steps, custom alloy wheels with Mickey Thompson tyres, heavy duty suspension, colour coded bullbar including LED spotlight and electric winch, snorkel, roo

$87,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

Top2009 Toyota Landcruiser UZJ200R GXL Black 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 380000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.7L

We are one of Queenslands largest fixed price warehouses, offering a dynamic range of stock for our customers. From small automatics to prestige and top end commercial vehicles. All cars undergo a 110-point safety check prior to being considered for sale. Our vehicles come with a warranty that can be extended as you see fit. As one of Australias largest wholesalers, we have an extensive network to secure the top price for your trade as well as an in-house valuations team committed to placing a

$39,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
23/06/2022

Top2007 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ120R MY07 GXL (4x4) Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 363431 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

We are one of Sydneys largest vehicle wholesalers, we sell direct to the public! Located in the Hawkesbury district a short drive from the m7 and m5. Sydneys Wests largest wholesaler. With a very high turnover of stock, we aim to bring you QUALITY VEHICLES at WHOLESALE PRICES – WE SELL FAST, WE SELL CHEAP! Call us now to make arrangements or book an appointment. Trade Ins are welcomed with Finance and Warranty available TAP. Interstate and rural buyers welcom

$21,880
McGraths Hill, NSW

Dealer used
22/06/2022

Top2020 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R GXL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 21845 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Looking for a Used Car? Then you have come to the right place! 7 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE 120 Point Safety Check 12 Months Roadside Assist Fixed Price Servicing 24 Month Mechanical Protection Plan ***with an option to upgrade to Premium Mechanical Protection LOCATION Located in North Brisbane we are a short trip from the Sunshine Coast and definitely worth the visit

$82,990Drive Away^
Aspley, QLD

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2013 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R GXL Blue 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 168492 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

BULLBAR, LOG BOOKS, ALLOY WHEELS, SIDE STEPS, TOWKIT, NEW BRAKES AND ROTORS, .Test drive today!!! We are a family owned and operated Ford dealership providing SE Queensland motorists access to, Factory trained service technicians, Spare parts interpreters, and a fully Bank accredited, EASY ON SITE fixed low rate FINANCE DEPT making us one of the oldest, most experienced and most awarded dealers in the CITISWICH district. Proud supporter of Variety

$42,990Drive Away^
Ebbw Vale, QLD

Dealer used
14 minutes ago

1995 Toyota Landcruiser GXL (4x4) 5 Speed Manual 4x4 Wagon

  • 401 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.5L

1995 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER GXL (4x4) 4D WAGON IN ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE CONDITION INSIDE & OUT FAULTLESS TO DRIVE LOADED WITH LUXURY & SAFETY FEATURES & PRICED FOR QUICK SALE FINANCE & 1-5 YR WARRANTY AVAILABLE & BASICS CARD & INCOME MANAGEMENT ACCREDITED ALL CREDIT CARDS & TRADE INS WELCOME OVER 30 YRS IN BUSINESS OPEN 8-5 MON-FRI 8-2 SAT PH ****0977 CAR WORLD USED CARS 434-436 MAIN NORTH RD BLAIR ATHOL RIGHT NEXT TO CHICKEN CHEF SEE ALL OUR CARS AT www.carworldused.com.au Compact disc player,Ce

$9,999
Blair Athol, SA

Dealer used
14 minutes ago

2002 Toyota Landcruiser Prado VZJ95R GXL (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic 4x4 Wagon

  • 404439 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.4L

2002 Toyota Prado GXL, Auto, 8 seats, Electrics, Towbar, Side Steps, Roof Racks, Tidy Prado ready for adventure AND can fit the family or the mates !!! Statewide Auto Group - The best Used Car showroom in Australia. We have a wide variety of used vehicles available for sale in Capalaba & Brisbane QLD. Buy used cars at affordable prices and excellent condition. Our friendly staff are ready to take your call right now... Fast and Easy Onsite Finance with competitive rates starting at 4.6% and l

$11,990
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
14 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R Sahara Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 78801 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

This 4.5 litre V8 twin turbo diesel 200 series Land Cruiser Sahara is named the legend for a good reason. It has all the grunt and muscle you would expect from the legendary king of Australia's off-s, yet it's also an incredibly comfortable car on the tarmac. Come and check out for yourself that legendary go forever reputation. You won’t be disappointed but don’t wait as it won’t last long. This is available for test drive today! We are family owned and operated and a

$119,990
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
14 minutes ago

2004 Toyota Landcruiser UZJ100R Sahara Gold Automatic SUV

  • 252529 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.7L

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? We are located 37klms from the CBD in the southeast bayside area of Franks ton. We are right next to Eastlink M3. IS THIS VEHICLE STILL AVALIABLE? YES if you see it advertised then it is available LOVE THE CAR BUT CAN’T COME TO US? We can secure the vehicle for you over the phone to avoid missing out. DO YOU TAKE TRADE- INS? YES we pay top dollar market price for trade-ins and use various avenues to help you get the best price. DO YOU OFFER FINANCE? Yes w

$36,990Drive Away^
Frankston, VIC

Dealer used
25 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R GXL White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 99848 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

The Ever Popular and always reliable Toyota Prado. Premium Leather Trim Tow Bar Steel Ironman Bull Rubber Floor Mats Spot Lights Ready To Go... Located a short 2 hour drive north of Sydney or 30 minutes from the airport. We will happily pick up from your flight free of charge! We can even arrange delivery to your door Australia wide! This car is located at our Multi-award-winning local family-owned dealership for over 50 Years. Enquire today & request a personalized honest video for your peac

$65,990
East Maitland, NSW

Dealer used
29 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R Sahara White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 91253 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

ONE OWNER, LOG BOOKS, BLACK LEATHER, SAT NAV, PEARL WHITE IN COLOUR, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, SAT NAV, Test drive today!!! We are a family owned and Operated. We Employ Ford Factory trained service technicians, Spare parts interpreters, and a fully Bank accredited, EASY ON SITE fixed low rate FINANCE DEPT making us one of the most experienced and most awarded dealers in the CITISWICH district. All of our used cars come with an

$129,900Drive Away^
Ebbw Vale, QLD

Dealer used
29 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R GXL Silver 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 148532 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

The True Work Horse Single Cab LC70 Ready to Work. Fitted With Genuine GAL Coat Heavy Duty Steel Tray, Soft Cover 2x Power outlets Genuine Steel Bull Bar, 2x Light Bars Located a short 2 hour drive north of Sydney or 30 minutes from the airport. We will happily pick up from your flight free of charge! We can even arrange delivery to your door Australia wide! This car is located at our Multi-award-winning local family-owned dealership for over 50 Years. Enquire today & request a personalized h

$79,990
East Maitland, NSW

Dealer used
39 minutes ago

2022 Toyota Landcruiser FJA300R Sahara ZX Silver Pearl 10 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 36 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

ONLY 50 KMS.....BE THE FIRST....300 SERIES....2022 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER SAHARA ZX AUTO TURBO DIESEL SUV PRESENTED IN SILVER PEARL. BE QUICK...THE MUCH SOUGHT AFTER ICONIC 300 SERIES. DO NOT DELAY ENQUIRE TODAY, WE HAVE THE BIGGEST RANGE OF TOYOTA CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLES. PLEASE ASK US ABOUT TOYOTA ACCESS ON THIS VEHICLE, A REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO MAKE YOUR DREAM TOYOTA A REALITY WITH LOW MONTHLY REPAYMENTS AND A GUARANTEED FUTURE VALUE FOR PEACE OF MIND. Call our experienced team NOW to secur

$174,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
39 minutes ago

2014 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R Workmate Double Cab White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 200350 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8

Landcruiser Workmate with a 4.5 Turbo Diesel V8 dual cab with Tuff Bar, Side rails, Aftermarket alloy wheels, Removable canopy with legs, Waieco centre console fridge, Tow bar, Spot lights, Snorkel,Canvas seat covers, i-drive, Apple carplay aftermarket stereo, AC, UHF radio and had just the 2 owners. CAN’T MAKE IT IN? WE WILL SEND YOU A HIGH DEFINITION DETAILED VIDEO TOUR OF THE CAR! CALL NOW!! F A C T O R Y T R A I N E D T E C H S / R A A A P P R O V E D: All of the vehicles w

$67,990
Murray Bridge, SA

Dealer used
39 minutes ago

2006 Toyota Landcruiser HDJ79R Grey 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 249428 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.2L

***We are located on the Mid North Coast of NSW a family owned business established for over 25 years. We can deliver to most places in Australia at a small additional expense if required. We specialize in New and Used Cars of all makes and models. Finance can be arranged on all New and Used Cars Thanks for looking at another of our fabulous selection of quality New and Used Cars.****

$57,990
Taree, NSW

Dealer used
39 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R GXL Graphite 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 98593 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Please note all our internet specials are FIXED PRICE ONLY and not applicable with any other offer. Perth's one stop shop for TOYOTA CERTIFIED pre-owned vehicles, Our commitment to quality service begins with our customer relationships and extends throughout the entire operation. All prices you will find to be market leading, so add that to a reliable service backed by Toyota. OH WHAT A FEELING !! We provide a wide range of New and Used Toyota Cars, Hybrids, SUVs & 4WDs, Utes and Vans to view,

$66,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
59 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Graphite 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 81704 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

Please note all our internet specials are FIXED PRICE ONLY and not applicable with any other offer. Perth's one stop shop for TOYOTA CERTIFIED pre-owned vehicles, Our commitment to quality service begins with our customer relationships and extends throughout the entire operation. All prices you will find to be market leading, so add that to a reliable service backed by Toyota. OH WHAT A FEELING !! We provide a wide range of New and Used Toyota Cars, Hybrids, SUVs & 4WDs, Utes and Vans to view,

$99,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
59 minutes ago

2020 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R GXL Beige 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab

  • 54399 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8

2020 Toyota Landcruiser GXL dual cab ute First registered 2021 Balance of new car warranty until 2026 unlimited kilometres One owner 2 Keys This GXL has the following Extras 2 inch outback armour lift front and rear ROH assault wheels and Falken wild peak Allterrains X5 4 inch Stainless snorkel and sealed clear Airbox Water seperator and warning sensor Oil catch can 3X King front LED spot lights GME Antenna Towbar Genuine Colour matched steel tray Upgrade

$105,950
Arundel, QLD

Dealer used
59 minutes ago

1992 Toyota Land Cruiser (4x4) 4.2 l 6 CYLINDER Diesel 5 SPEEED MANUAL in white

  • 330928 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.2L

1992 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 80 SERIES 4.2 LITRE 6 CYLINDER DIESEL, 5 SPEED MANUAL IN WHITE 330,928 KMS 2,500 KG TOW RATING 94 KW @ 4,000 RPM 271 NM @ 2,000 RPM ARGUABLY TOYOTA’S BEST 6 CYLINDER DIESEL “THE HZJ80R- DIESEL 1HZ ENGINE.”THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE 80 SERIES LANDCRUISER IN THE SUPER STRONG 4.2 LITRE 6 CYLINDER. THIS IS READY TO GO BUSH, GO BEACH, GO ON ADVENTURES OR JUST GO FOR A SUNDAY CRUISE. THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAS SET IT UP RIGHT ✅✅✅ ACCESSORIES ➕➕➕ DUAL BATTERY SAFARI

$22,990
Southport, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R MY14 GXL Grey 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 196630 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Buy with confidence knowing when you buy your Pre-Loved Car Blinkr you will drive out with complete peace of mind in a vehicle that has been inspected, tested and approved buy our Licensed Technicians. For your peace of mind 1. 12 Month Protection Plan. 2. 12 Month Roadside Assist. 3. 7 Day Money Back Guarantee. 4. No immediate expense i.e.: registration, Servicing on your car. Located 15 minutes from Melbourne CBD and 10 Minutes from Melbourne Airport we have over 300 cars to choose from,

$46,980Drive Away^
Strathmore Heights, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R MY16 GXL (4x4) Silver Pearl 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 114115 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

TEST DRIVE TODAY or enquire to freight your new vehicle to your front door. This Vehicle is a Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle, Which Guarantees you the Following. * A Full Service History. * An Independent Car History Background Check. * A Statutory Warranty. * A 90 Point Inspection by Toyota Technicians. * A 1 Year Nationwide Roadside Assistance Policy. * Flexible Finance and Insurance Options Available. We have been operating for 39 years as the largest selling rural commercial Toyota

$98,990Drive Away^
Dalby, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R MY14 GXL White 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 100533 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

*** Toyota Landcsuiser Prado GXL. - 7 Seater. - 4 x 4. - Turbo diesel. - climate control. - Tinted windows - Good service history and log books , drives great. Buy from the team who has a passion for cars and service for over 55 years! 1. Our cars are extensively researched to bring you the best price. 2. Trade-ins welcome. 3. Nation Wide used car Warranty on all cars. 4. Extended Warranties available. 5. Finance team on site or on the phone to help with a loan or insuranc

$49,990
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R MY16 Sahara (4x4) Grey 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 211743 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

Carnet is one of the largest motor vehicle wholesalers in Australia, we offer vehicles at wholesale prices direct to the public. We are located in the Parramatta district 20kms west of Sydney, a short drive from the M4 and M7 motorways and 5 minutes from Fairfield station. We enjoy a very high turnover of stock, enabling us to bring you quality vehicles at the best prices, with over 300 cars, commercials and 4x4s fully under cover to choose from. We offer competitive finance, warranty and insur

$97,800
Smithfield, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2004 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KZJ120R GXL White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 329078 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

IMAGINE DRIVING AWAY in this PERFECT Family adventure wagon!!! This 2004 Prado 3.0 Turbo Diesel is locked loaded and ready for the great outdoors!!! This Manual GXL 4X4, with 7 seat capacity, built in tool boxes, Roof racks, Icy cold air conditioning, Tow bar, Bull bar and Side steps. It has been quality worked-shopped, roadworthy and awaiting its new home. Come into out trusted dealer today, only located 12km South of Brisbane's CBD. Flexible Finance options, Extended Warranty available a

$18,990
Archerfield, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ76R MY13 Workmate White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 236982 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

2014 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 76 SERIES WORKMATE 4.5L V8 TURBO DIESEL WAGON. THIS IS A WEAPON AND ONE VERY TIDY 76 SERIES AND IS A ONE PRIVATE OWNER FROM NEW AND HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL MAINTAINED BACKED WITH IMPECCABLE SERVICE HISTORY COMPLETE WITH ALL ITS LOG BOOKS!! Presents in mint condition both inside and out and has had loads of money thrown at it fitted with a heap of 4x4 accessories and set up for touring!! Powered by the grunty 4.5L V8 turbo diesel engine with the hard working 5 spee

$55,999
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Toyota Landcruiser GDJ150R MY18 Prado GXL (prem Int) (4x4) Turquoise 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 105904 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

104,000 kms. log books. local 4WD. seven seater. extras. excellent condition. Feel free to drop in and see this vehicle at 129 Herries Street,Toowoomba or call Shane on for more information and to arrange a test drive. Trade ins welcome. Cars Galore is a locally owned car dealership that has been operating for over 25 years supplying quality used cars to Toowoomba, Warwick, Dalby, Stanthorpe, Gatton, Lockyer Valley, and surrounding areas including Brisbane. We are proud to o

$65,900Drive Away^
Toowoomba, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R GXL Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 74873 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Roof racks, nudge bar, headlight covers, weather shields, rubber floor mats, full service history. This silver 2016 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL Automatic 4x4 SUV is in excellent condition and has only travelled 74,873 Kms. Features include: - Sat Nav - Reverse camera - Bluetooth - Cruise control - 7 leather seats - 4x4 selector - Pus

$61,988Drive Away^
Salisbury, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2021 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 2487 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

***ONLINE SHOWROOM OPEN BETWEEN 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK*** ***WE CAN SHOW YOU THIS CAR VIA VIDEO LINK*** ***YOU CAN BUY AND FINANCE THIS VEHICLE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME*** ***TRADE INS WELCOMED!*** We are Australia's Premier Toyota Dealership, We are very proud of our product and this particular vehicle is no exception. Our dealership is a state of the art, purpose-built facility located on 7.25 acres of land in the bayside area of Melbourne and just nine kilometres from C

$159,888Drive Away^
Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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Overview of the Toyota Landcruiser

Overview of the Toyota Landcruiser

When 13 Toyota LandCruisers were imported to Australia in 1958 to serve as workhorses on the Snowy Hydro Scheme and various mining and construction projects, the off-roader's reputation for robustness and ruggedness was born.

Today, it's still considered by many to be the 4WD benchmark, despite the latest-generation LandCruiser - the 200 series - having been on sale since 2007.

Its mighty size allows it to carry vast amounts of cargo or up to eight people in GXL, VX or flagship Sahara form. Performance comes from a choice of V8s - the more powerful 4.6-litre petrol or more fuel efficient and torquier 4.5-litre turbo diesel.

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER GENERATIONS (SINCE 1998)

1998-2007

2007-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

4.6L V8 petrol: 13.4 litres per 100km

4.5L V8 turbo diesel: 9.5 litres per 100k

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA LANDCRUISER

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA LANDCRUISER

V8 diesel defines the latter-day Toyota LandCruiser, but early examples did give owners a few headaches. The biggest problem reported was that the engine had an appetite for oil between oil changes. Running changes were made by Toyota, so the later the build date, the better.

Electronics were also mounted relatively low in the engine bay, so deep water crossings could prove costly. Find out how the car has been used.

Speaking of which, the automatic transmission in the 200 Series meant the big Toyota was a good tow-car, though try to gauge how much load-hauling it has done. Is the tow-bar fitted, for instance, rated for huge loads?

The fact that the Toyota LandCruiser was so good off-road also means that many have led hard lives.

Be wary of examples with winches, mud tyres and panel damage. The flip-side is that many have never been off-road at all. They're the ones to buy second-hand.