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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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Top2018 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Eclipse Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 31800 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

ONLY 31 000 KMS, FULL SERVICE HISTORY, BULL BAR, LIFT KIT, UHF, SPOTTIES, A/T TYRES, ROOF RACKS AND UPGRADED RIMS. 2018 TOYOTA LANDCRUSIER VX AUTO 4X4 TURBO DIESEL SUV PRESENTED IN ELCIPESE BLACK. KING OFF THE ROAD IN PRSITINE CONDITION.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 FO

$129,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

Top2010 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R GX White 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 214555 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

IMMACULATE CONDITION THROUGHOUT LOOKS AND DRIVES LIKE NEW. RENOWNED FOR GREAT OUTDOORS AND 4WD'S, IDEAL FOR BULKY TOWING. 3 YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE ON THIS VEHICLE. A MUST INSPECT. **** MAY SALE - 4 DAY SALE EVENT!! **** SALE STARTS THURSDAY MAY 19, 2022 AND ENDS SUNDAY MAY 22, 2022 AT 5PM SHARP!! PRICES SLASHED!! + All Vehicles Workshop Tested, Current Roadworthy Provided + On The Spot Drive Away Finance Available (To TAP) + Contactless Delivery To Your Home Or Office In Sydney Metro (A

$34,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
19/05/2022

Top2007 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R Sahara (4x4) Black 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 190890 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

Full service history with 2 keys. GVM upgrade, safari snorkell, clearview mirrors, long range tanks,air bag suspension, ARB dual tyre carrier,ARB bull Bar, Spotties with light bar, fold away side steps, 2nd fuel filter and drives as good as it looks.

$79,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Top2020 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R Kakadu Horizon Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 26234 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

The Land Cruiser's little brother is way tougher than people think!!! Ahead of the times for cars in its class it comes with great reliability, luxury and generous power from that world renowned Turbo Diesel engine. Take advantage of this award winning 4x4 at this award winning price! - Arb twin tank air compressor - 130kW/450Nm 2.8-litre turbo diesel - Towbar - Horizon front and rear bumpers - Chrome side moulding - Chrome-accented mirror covers - Illuminated front scuff plates - Dual-range f

$95,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Top2018 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R MY16 GXL (4x4) Graphite 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 102147 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

** Privately Owned local to our Dealership with a Full TSA (Toyota Service Advantage) history carried out on this vehicle along with all recommendations by Toyota completed sold by our dealership with a full health check its whole life we could not ask for a better vehicle ** ** Nudge bar fitted with LED light bar ** ** Roof racks and bonnet protector ** ** Towing kit fitted ** Please do not hesitate to contact us we understand that in tough times we have to change and adapt we offer no contac

$97,989
Melville, WA

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2019 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R GXL Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 30339 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

Well proven 4X4 seven seat wagon with the powerful 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, six speed Tiptronic auto, SatNav, luxurious leather trim, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, push button start, Bluetooth, heated/cooled front seating, fully ducted rear aircon, selectable high/low range 4WD, diff lock, side steps, alloy wheels, bullbar including LED lightbar and winch, snorkel, tow bar plus reverse camera and sensors. Low 30,000k

$79,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
19/05/2022

2015 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GDJ150R VX Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 134513 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

***2015 COMPLIED*** ***REGO UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2022*** ***4X4*** ***7 SEATER*** ***MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CONTROL SCREEN*** ***BLUETOOTH*** ***REVERSE CAMERA*** ***DAB RADIO*** ***GPS NAVIGATION*** ***PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM*** ***LEATHER ACCENTED TRIM*** ***ROOF RAILS*** ***SIDE STEPS*** Feeling adventurous? Are you the outdoorsy type?? Then swipe right for this Toyota Landcruiser Prado VX Wagon. Its your perfect match, it loves the outdoor scene and spending time with family. Its had regular checkups

$57,894Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
5 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser Gx (4x4) 6 Sp Automatic 4d Wagon

  • 161587 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

Pedders GVM upgrade to 3850kg 2" lift Suspension Airbags for towing Triple battery, 2 Anderson plugs Redarc braking system for towing Titan dual drawer system Rhino roof rack with Rhino awning, shovel holders and work lights. After market roof mounted two way radio, storage box. Electric Winch CSA 17" Alloy wheels 285/70 Goodrich AT tyres 2 spare tyres Tow bar Safari Snorkel

$82,000
Gidgegannup, WA

8 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R Sahara Graphite 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 81268 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,

$119,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
10 minutes ago

2002 Toyota Landcruiser HDJ100R GXL Silver 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 425056 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.2L

Rent to buy with easy finance!!! This is the best 4.2L turbo diesel, GXL 100 Series we've ever come across! Don't be put off by the klms; if it had 40,000 klms on the odometer, you wouldn't know the difference. Ex Toowoomba & so beautiful. You will love it!! Price DROPPED from $32,900. Now $29,900 PLUS on road costs. All on road costs are on top of the price - registration, stamp duty etc. Easy finance available you can use whether you buy from us or not. Finance available for ABN holders

$29,900
Coopers Plains, QLD

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2009 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R MY10 GXL Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 163189 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

Rent to buy with easy finance!!! Price is $49,990 PLUS on road costs. All on road costs are on top of the price - registration, stamp duty etc. Easy finance available you can use whether you buy from us or not. Finance available for ABN holders (no figures required) which is not available at most car yards. Finance options available for EVERYONE! We are located at 972 Beaudesert Rd (cnr Boundary Rd), Coopers Plains - opp ARB. Interstate buyers welcome - delivery is easily organised to any

$49,990
Coopers Plains, QLD

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2004 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GRJ120R GXL (4x4) Silver 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 349689 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL, Automatic 4x4 wagon with log books, bull bar, air conditioning, power steering, power windows, power mirrors, central locking, cruise control, dual airbag package, ABS, fog lights, roof racks, tow bar, tinted windows, side steps, alloy wheels & more, looks & drives great with room for the family, come in and test drive today, open 7 days a week till late. * Australia wide, interstate transport options available * 1-5 years full parts & labour warranty available

$12,950
Penrith, NSW

Dealer used
24 minutes ago

2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GRJ120R Grande (4x4) Blue 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 217998 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GRJ120R Grande (4x4) Blue 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

$24,990
Capalaba, QLD

Dealer used
25 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO GXL (4x4)

  • 37387 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.8L

***WELCOME TO [SO EASY AUTO]*** ***CONTACT US FOR INSPECTION BEFORE YOU COME PLEASE*** ***TRADING HOURS:10.00AM--5.00PM MON--SAT*** THOMAS: JOSH: ***CAR FINANCE AVAILABLE*** ***1-5 YEARS EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE AT LOWER COSTS*** ***TRADE-INS WELCOME*** ***MVD:284469*** 2019 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO GXL 4X4 -6 SP AUTOMATIC -4 CYL 2.8L TURBO DIESEL ENGINE -ONE OWNER CAR -37K KMS BEEN DONE -FULL SERVICE HISTORY BY TOYOTA -LEATHER SEATS -NAVIGATION, BLUET

$72,880
Torrensville, SA

Dealer used
25 minutes ago

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

  • 152842 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Immaculate service history. Always service at Toyota Dealer. Very popular Eight seat Wagon with Automatic transmission and a very economical 3.0lt Turbo Diesel engine. Finished in Dynamic Blue duco with Black Leather seats. Looks stunning and must be seen. This vehicle price includes all on road costs, so is a driveaway no more to pay price. We are located just a one hour drive south of Rockhampton or a one hour flight from Brisbane, We are a family owned dealership with an excellent reputatio

$47,990Drive Away^
Gladstone, QLD

Dealer used
25 minutes ago

2008 Toyota Landcruiser UZJ200R GXL Black 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 284356 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.7L

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$44,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
25 minutes ago

1993 Toyota Landcruiser HDJ80R Sahara Green 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 140889 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.2L

**1 YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED** *IF ITS ADVERTISED ITS STILL FOR SALE* - HDJ81R – VX LIMITED – JDM 1HD-T Engine Centre diff lock Front and rear Diff locks Bull Bar Roof rack carrier Centre fridge cooler 16 inch Alloys wheels Serviced in our FULLY EQUIPPED WORKSHOP and Mechanically A1. (5 YEAR PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY AVAILABLE) Australian wide delivery available

$38,990
Medindie Gardens, SA

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser LC70 VDJ76R MY17 Workmate (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 55149 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

We have one Huge Location, Selling Cars all over Australia All our Stock Has the Balance of New Car Warranty and Backed -Up with our 125 Point Safety Inspection. We can Assist with your Finance and Insurance requirements, Contact Us Today for a Fantastic Near New Vehicle.

$78,000
Parap, NT

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GRJ120R GXL Silver 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 385190 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

2005 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GRJ120R GXL Silver 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

$18,990
Durack, NT

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

2012 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R 11 Upgrade GXL (4x4) Black 5 Speed Sequential Auto Wagon

  • 179845 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

"2012 Landcruiser Prado automatic with sensible klms and drives excellent. Lots of extras. Great value. Be quick. Newcastle dealer. Give us a call for all the info or drop in for a look and a test drive."

$34,800
Beresfield, NSW

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 78578 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

This beautifully presented 200 Series comes with a full service history, 2 keys and includes the following features: - ALLOY BULLBAR - SPOT LIGHTS - 18' ALLOY WHEELS - FRONT AND REAR PARKING SENSORS - 360 DEGREE CAMERA - MULTI FUNCTIONAL STEERING WHEEL - VOICE CONTROL - ELECTRIC SEATS - 3 ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL - BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY WITH AUDIO STREAMING - SATELLITE NAVIGATION - PUSH BUTTON START - SUNROOF - TOWBAR We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold a

$105,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser PRADO GXL LEATHER Factory Upgrade

  • 179000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

Family Ready Automatic Prado GXL Excellent Condition Inside & Out Leather Interior Upgrade (Toyota Genuine) Just Serviced with Receipts avail for Review Excellent Servicing History Tyres are better than 70% Toyota Genuine Bull Bar Spot Lights Reese Hitch Tow Bar Reverse Camera Ducted Aircon to all 7 seats Bluetooth Phone & Music Streaming Optional Additional Reversing lights Logbook & Manuals Drives Perfectly Nothing more to Spend VIEWING IS BY APPOINTMENT Contact Craig ****9406

$34,499
Hillarys, WA

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2012 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R GXL Wagon 8st 5dr Spts Auto 6sp, 4x4 4.5DTT [MY12] Red

  • 177471 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

We often get asked where are you located? You can now easily find Perths ONLY dealership under a HUGE digital billboard, East side of the Canning Bridge in Como…. We want your vehicle, ask us for a price today! **Fixed Price**Perth Based** Please genuine Enquiries only, as we are charged per lead*** Comos ONLY dedicated Car Dealership, scroll down to see our location in the fine print** We want your old car and even if we cannot help you with your new vehicle we will honour you

$75,921
Como, WA

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2012 Toyota Land Cruiser GXL (4x4)

  • 135500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

200 Series Altitude Low Ks ABSOLUTELY MINT CONDITION Panel & Paint is fantastic Altitude Leather Seats x 8 Interior Is Near Perfect Overall Condition is of a Prized Possession Clearly this Altitude has been Garaged, Appreciated & Looked After Near New All Terrain Tyres Center Console Fridge Factory Chrome Bull Bar with Spot Lights Idrive Throttle Controller AirBags to Rear Suspension Reese Hitch Factory Tow Package Excellent Service History (Multiple Receipts) All Manuals, Logbook &

$74,999
Hillarys, WA

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2006 Toyota Landcruiser HZJ78R (4x4) 11 Seat White 5 Speed Manual 4x4

  • 44424 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.2L

Well maintained Ex-Government vehicle!! 2006 Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier HZJ78R 4x4 11 seater ** 5-speed manual transmission ** Highly reliable 4.2L diesel, 285nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Factory bull bar - Factory side steps - Factory snorkel - Roof tray with side ladder - Roof mounted spot lights - IPF driving lights - Meaty Khumo A/T tyres - 16-inch steel wheels - Air conditioning - Tow bar Important info; - Spare key - 3500Kg towing capaci

$64,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2021 Toyota Landcruiser FJA300R GXL Silver 10 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

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

The All-New LandCruiser 300 has raised the bar again. Packing more power and more capability all while boasting enhanced luxury and technology! - Upgraded alloy wheels - All terrain tyres - Towbat - Bonnet protector - 3.3L Twin Turbo V6 diesel - 227kW and 700Nm - 3500kg towing capacity - 10 speed transmission - 18`` alloy wheels - Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control - Reversing camera - Crawl control - Traction control - Multi-Terrain Select - LED headlamps and Daytime Runnin

$139,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2006 Toyota Landcruiser HDJ79R (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual 4x4 Cab Chassis

  • 142435 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.2L

WHITE 5 SPEED MANUAL 6 WHEEL DRIVE TIPPER AIR CONDITIONING BULL BAR WARN WINCH SNORKEL DUAL BATTERIES DUAL FUEL TANKS TOOL BOXES BEHIND CABIN SIDE STEPS HEAVY DUTY STEEL TIPPING TRAY TOW BAR GVM UPGRADED TO 5750 KG ONLY 142000 KLMS LOG BOOK HISTORY EXCELLENT CONDITION 2006 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER SINGLE CAB 4.2L TURBO DIESEL 6X6 CAB CHASSIS TIPPER HARD TO FIND SET UP LIKE THIS ITS A MUST SEE READY FOR WORK 1ST TO SEE WILL BUY ONLY $104990 A FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESS IN THE INDUSTRY FOR OVE

$104,990
Padstow, NSW

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2012 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ155R ZR Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 207060 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 3.0L

Welcome to one of our finest 'Pre-Owned' vehicles. All of our vehicles undergo an extensive 130 Point Check in our state-of-the-art facilities by factory trained technicians. We have one of the largest ranges of Pre-Owned vehicles in Perth together with an excellent reputation. Should you be unable to visit us, we'll gladly come and see you at your home or office, at a time that best suits you. Interstate enquiries warmly welcomed; we will organize your new vehicle transported directly to your

$46,980
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2013 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R MY12 Update Workmate (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 276500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

2013 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER SINGLE CAB UTE. $54,999 DRIVE AWAY. 276,000 KM'S EXCELLENT CONDITION LANDCRUISER SINGLE CAB UTE. DRIVES WELL. WELL LOOKED AFTER RW STEEL BULL BAR RW SIDE RAILS AND SIDE STEPS RW SOLID STEEL TRAY 2 SPARE WHEELS LED LIGHT BAR WATER TANK UNIDEN CB RADIO 2' LIFT TOW BAR NO RUST OR OIL LEAKS. DRIVES AMAZING MANY OTHER EXTRA'S STARTS FIRST TIME. NO BLOW BY. NO SMOKE NO RUST CLEAN INTERIOR 276,000 KM'S $54,999 DRIVE AWAY, INCLUDES VIC REGISTRATION, VIC ROAD

$54,999Drive Away^
Ferntree Gully, VIC

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R GX Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 97457 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.5L

This 2018 Landcruiser 200 Series GX TURBO DIESEL 4X4 Automatic is an Ex-Govt vehicle from Regional Inland Qld with Log Books & History and is fitted with Genuine Toyota Steel Bullbar, Snorkel and Tinted Windows as well as standard Reverse Camera, Bluetooth Connectivity, Cruise Control, Dual Batteries and Much More. The Ever-popular Toyota Landcruiser 4WD - offering Legendary Toyota reliability and off-road ability combined with on-road manners and ease of use as a towing/touring vehicle or fam

$93,990Drive Away^
Noosaville, QLD

Dealer used
45 minutes 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.