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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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Top2008 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER GXL (4x4) UZJ200R 4D WAGON 4.7L V8 5 SP AUTOMATIC

  • 190000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

2008 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER GXL (4x4) UZJ200R 4D WAGON 4.7L V8 5 SP AUTOMATIC >>> ONE YEAR FREE WARRANTY Covering Both Parts And Labour <<< > Low kilometer 190,000 km’s ! > Landcruiser GXL! > Up to date Service! > SERVICE HISTORY! > AUX, USB, Bluetooth, GPS! > CRUISER CONTROL ! > Roof rack! > BULL BAR! > Mag Wheel Rim ! > Driving Light Bar - LED ! > TINTED WINDOWS ! > Rear Aircon! > 4 X 4 / 4WD! > 8 Seater! _ - Up To 5 Years Warrant

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$48,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
22 hours ago

TopToyota Landcruiser GXL V8 Auto 8 Seats Immaculate RWC & 11 Months Reg

  • 260000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

RWC Roadworthy & 11 Months Registration to 25/09/2022 4.7 V8 5 Speed Automatic Absolutely Beautiful Condition Only 2 Owners 8 Seats 260,000ks Full Logbook Service History 25 Services 4 Keys & 2 Remotes Last Serviced @ 260k using Genuine Toyota Parts 18” Genuine Toyota 200 Series Alloy Wheels Dunlop Tyres Factory Electric Tilt/Slide Sunroof Towbar Reverse Camera Electric Brake Controller Bluetooth USB Stereo 2 Way UHF Radio Bonnet Protector Wind Deflectors Tinted Windows Electric Windows Cruise

$24,950
Robina, QLD

Dealer used
17 hours ago

Top2015 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R Sahara Pearl White 6 Speed Wagon V8

  • 135674 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

This top of the range Landcruiser 200 series SAHARA has all the luxuries including black leather trim, heated and cooled front seats, DVD player, sunroof, Kinetic suspension, fridge in the console, seating for 7, sat/nav, multi zone air conditioning and more... Powered by the twin turbo diesel V8 with automatic transmission, dual range 4wd with down hill assist plus ARB colour matched bull bar, LED Intensity spotlights, tow bar, alloy wheels and side steps. Also has TJM high performance Torqit

$92,000
Booragoon, WA

21/11/2021

Top2010 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R GXL Grey 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 119728 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2010 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO KDJ150R GXL Wagon 7st 5dr Spts Auto 5sp 4x4 3.0DT # AUTOMATIC # 4X4 # TURBO DIESEL # 7 SEATER # PUSH BUTTON START # DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL # REVERSE CAMERA # BLUETOOTH, AUX, USB STEREO # CRUISE CONTROL # WORKSHOP TESTED # FINANCE AVAILABLE T.A.P Call Dave on..... Call Ryan on..... Call Jay on..... ?? Hunter Wholesale Cars is a family owned and operated business. We have extensive experience in the motor industry and l

$37,990
Mayfield West, NSW

Dealer used
24 hours ago

Top2012 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R GXL Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 256925 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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! - Alloy bullbar - Light bar - Towbar - Weather shields - Keyless entry with push to start - Parking sensors - Reverse camera With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth An

$34,490
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2012 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ155R SX Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 97993 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

GREAT CONDITION FULL BOOKS 2 KEYS, RARE 3DOOR PODEL PRADO, ARB COLOUR CODED BULL BAR, X-RAY SPOTTIES, 7”MONITOR WITH HD REVERSING CAMERA-WIFI/PHONE MIRRORING, HAYMAN REECE 3T TOWBAR, RED ARC ELECTRIC BRAKES, ANDERSON WIRED PLUG 12 PIN TRAILER PLUG, AUXILLARY DEEP CYCLE BATTERY CONTROLLED BY REDARC DC CHARGER, 24 & 12 VOLT PLUGS IN REAR. FINANCING? Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options With Loads Of Lenders To Save You Time And Money. TRADE INS Being a high

$48,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
26/11/2021

2013 Toyota Landcruiser Prado KDJ150R Altitude Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 128500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Luxury, Sports, Comfort and Off road capabilities all in one badge... The Toyota prado Altitude is your next car! Go anywhere in this fully kitted prado. Completely kitted with all the extras. * front fog lights * * reverse camera * * reverse sensors * * large digital display screen * * blue tooth with audio streaming * * steering wheel controls * * rear air conditioning zone * * 7 seats * * leather seats * * multiple driving select modes * * heated seats * * Awesome stereo * Plus so so mu

$51,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20 minutes ago

2021 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 6105 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

Sunroof Automatic Deisel V8 2021 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Wagon 7st 5dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 4.5DTT - Our Dealership is open Monday to Saturday -- We Have Moved to P E N R I T H -- 1 4 J a c K w I L L I a m s D r I V e P e n r I t H --- All Our vehicles are priced to represent best value online that haggle free giving you a transparent experience. Please feel free to enquire if this vehicle is not within your budget as we can assist with funding options or can show you other vehicles

$159,990
Castle Hill, NSW

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

Toyota Landcruiser GXL for sale

  • 326250 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

FOR SALE TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 4wd GLX 326,250klms Blue, V8 Petrol, Automatic, Long Range Fuel Tank, Bull Bar, Tow Bar, Driving Lights, Near new tyres, 6mths Rego, New front seat covers, Toyota floor mats. This vehicle has had minimal off road use and is set up for towing. Full service history available. One owner. $38,000 ONO. Contact for further information or to arrange an inspection.

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$38,000
Darwin Region, NT

2 hours ago

2021 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 226 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

**Fixed Price To The Public** The Toyota Land Cruiser wagon combines proven all-condition toughness with decent on-road manners, a full five-star ANCAP safety rating and rated braked capacity of 3.5 tonnes, which makes it more than handy to tow. This Beast of the road is backed with a powerful 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre turbo-diesel. With its rugged frame chassis construction, dual-range transmission, off-road suspension and 4WD driveline the Land Cruiser remains a highly capable off-roader. Che

$134,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2004 Toyota Landcruiser UZJ100R GXL Black 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 311333 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

*** AUTO *** V8 PETROL *** TOYOTA 4X4 *** BULLBAR *** AFTERMARKET HEADUNIT *** REGO UNTIL FEBRUARY 2022 *** DRIVES GREAT *** BE QUICK *** ** 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 always have 150+ cars between $4999 - $24999 for you to choose from

$17,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79 V8 2016 GXL with Service Body + over $25,000 fitted extras ex-Telstra - Loc

  • 188824 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

HAIL SALE!!! MASSIVE SAVINGS ON ALL CARS!! Come in to discuss further! We are organising a dent repair team to repair all storm damage or you can grab yourself a great deal if you take it as is! Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79 GXL - Travelled 189,000km 2016 V8 Turbo Diesel 5 speed manual. ex-Telstra fleet vehicle based at Bourke - 189,000 km of open road driving - drives extremely well. 3900kg GVM Diff lockers. Alloy wheels and flares. Central locking - interconnected to service body Reverse c

$76,990
Armidale, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2006 Toyota LandCruiser SAHARA Automatic SUV

  • 264522 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

2006 TOYOTA SAHARA 100 SERIES LANDCRUISER 4.7LTR V8 PETROL 5 SEATER AUTOMATIC 4X4. YOU WONT FIND A BETTER EXAMPLE ANYWHERE THAN THIS STUNNING SAHARA 100 SERIES CRUISER AS IT PRESENTS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION! ONLY TRAVELLED A LOW 264,522 KMS AND COMES BACKED WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY COMPLETE WITH ALL ITS LOG BOOKS AND 2 KEYS FROM ITS PREVIOUS OWNER. THIS A REAL EYE CATCHER FINISHED UNMARKED AND GLEAMING WHITE DUCO, Being a the last of the SAHARA 100 series it comes standard with many factory

$40,000
Baldivis, WA

2 hours ago

2004 Toyota Land Cruiser GXL (4x4) WAGON..100 SERIES

  • 325000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

RELIABLE TOYOTA 100 SERIES PETROL V8 , AUTO..WITH STACKS OF POWER , GREAT FOR TOWING BIG LOADS....Has drawers fitted in the rear for camping , as well as having extra gear fitted , such as Bullbar , Snorkel, side steps, and towbar...Is in pretty good condition as can be seen in the photos.

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$25,990
Holbrook, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Toyota Landcruiser 200 Sahara

  • 152000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

*STUNNING SAHARA 7 SEATER CRUISER* This 2013 Landcruiser Sahara 200s is the perfect family vehicle and has been WELL MAINTAINED ! Powered by a RELIABLE 4.5L V8 Turbo Engine. This vehicle is in an AMAZING condition and comes packed with a ton of features incl: -Daytime Running LEDS -Alloy wheels -Side steps -Tow Bar -Black Leather seats-Heating and cooling -Memory Seats -Electric sunroof -Centre Console Cool Box -Reverse camera -Bluetooth/Navigation -Cruise control -Roof Mounted DVD -Rear Air-c

$78,000
Perth, WA

2 hours ago

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

  • 119190 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

WHITE 5 SPEED MANUAL AIR CONDITIONING BLUE TOOTH BULL BAR DRIVING LIGHTS DUAL BATTERIES SNORKEL SIDE STEPS ALLOY TRAY TOW BAR GVM UPGRADED TO 3780KG EX-GOVT ONLY 119000 KLMS COMPLETE LOG BOOK HISTORY EXCELLENT CONDITION 2013 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER WORKMATE 4.5L V8 TURBO DIESEL 4X4 CAB CHASSIS READY FOR WORK OR PLAY PRICED TO SELL WONT LAST ONLY $59990 A FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESS IN THE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 50 YEARS. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM SYDNEY AIRPORT AND CLOSE TO THE M5

$64,990
Padstow, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2015 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ76R GXL White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 101091 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

*** 76 SERIES V8 TURBO DIESEL 4X4 ** LOW KM'S ** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** THIS ONE IS VERY TIDY INSIDE AND OUT VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED A CERTIFIED SAFETY INSPECTION AND SERVICE - FULL SERVICE HISTORY - BULL BAR - WARN WINCH - SNORKEL - DOUBLE REAR WHEEL CARRIER - TOW BAR - UHF RADIO - ELECTRIC WINDOWS - LED LIGHT BAR - DUEL BATTERIES You get our FREE 3 year/175,000klm warranty as part of our mechanical protection plan for your peace of mind. (Refer to

$75,490
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2007 Toyota Landcruiser Workmate (4x4)

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$45,990Negotiable
Beachmere, QLD

3 hours ago

2016 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R White 5 Speed Manual Dual Cab

  • 251950 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8

2016 Toyota VDJ79R Dualcab 4x4 Landcruiser Very rare vehicle. These don't come along very often at all! V8 VDJ turbo diesel with complete decal kit Steel dropside tray, genuine Toyota bullbar, snorkel, sidesteps, towbar and plenty more One of the cheapest VDJ Dualcabs currently for sale in Australia! Come in today to arrange a test drive or talk to one of our friendly staff members South Central Motors is 30 minutes south of the Adelaide CBD. Opening weekdays 8:00am – 5:30pm a

$59,990
Morphett Vale, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 Toyota Landcruiser Sahara (4x4) 6 Sp Automatic 5dr Turbo Diesel

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$95,000Negotiable
Carwoola, ACT

3 hours ago

2021 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R LC200 Sahara (4x4) Glacier White 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 5000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

2021 Toyota Landcruiser Sahara 200 Series 4wd Wagon 4.5Lt V8 Twin Turbo Diesel with a Federal GVM Upgrade Meaning Its Valid & Recognised in Every State & Territory in Australia with an Old Man Emu Suspension Upgrade * Available For Immediate Delivery, Including a GST Tax Invoice & Instant Tax Write off Status For the 2021 Tax Year * Suit New Car Buyer & I Can Organise Transport to Anywhere in Australia if Needed. * 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty Until February 2026 * Old Man Emu Suspension &

$189,999
Aspley, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2020 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R LC200 Sahara (4x4) Eclipse Black 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 2800 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

11/2020 Toyota Landcruiser Sahara 200 Series 4wd Wagon 4.5 Lt V8 Twin Turbo Diesel 2,800 Kms With Around $50k Worth of Extra's It Really is a Hamburger with the Lot & Them Some. * Available For Immediate Delivery, Including a GST Tax Invoice & Instant Tax Write off Status For the 2021 Tax Year * Suit New Car Buyer & I Can Organise Transport to Anywhere in Australia if Needed. * 5 Year Unlimited Km Warranty Until November 2025 * Icon Suspension, Remote Reservoir Shockies, With Billet Adjust

$215,000
Aspley, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2001 Toyota Landcruiser White 4 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 301214 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

GREAT CAR WITH BOOKS AND HISTORY NEW OWNER JUST UPGRADED TO A V8 200 SERIES NEW TYRES AND AN UPGRADED 12 MONTH COMPREHENSIVE AUSTRALIA WIDE WARRANTY FOR TRAVELLING +MORE

$34,990
Glenorchy, TAS

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2007 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R GXL White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 233200 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

2007 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 79 SERIES GXL WELL BODY UTE 4X4 4.5L V8 TURBO DIESEL 5 SPEED MANUAL. YOU WANT FIND BETTER THAN THIS HARD TO FIND TOP OF THE RANGE GXL 79 SERIES V8 TURBO DIESEL UTE WHICH HAS HAD THOUSANDS $$$ SPENT ON IT COSMETICLEY AND MECHANICALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS BY ITS LAST OWNER WHO HAS RESTORED IT BACK TO NEW AS IT WAS HIS TOY! BUT NO ACCIDENT DAMAGE OR NOT A MINOR EITHER AS HE JUST WANTED IT LOOKING LIKE NEW, WITH… *FRESH PAINT TO THE CAB DONE PROFESSIONALLY *NEW HE

$52,999
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

WANTED TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PETROL V8 AND 2016+ TOYOTA HILUX N80!

  • 1 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

WANTED! WANTED! WANTED! WANTED TO BUY TOYOTA HILUX 2016+ AND TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 100 SERIES OR 200 SERIES V8 PETROL! WE WANT YOUR 2016+ TOYOTA HILUX! WE WANT YOUR TOYOTA LANDCRUISER V8 PETROL! GOOD CLEAN EXAMPLES ONLY! $$$ CASH BUYER $$$ INSTANT SETTLEMENT! FRIENDLY SERVICE! NO FUSS! WE COME TO YOU! WANTED TO BUY TOYOTA HILUX 2016+ AND TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 100 SERIES AND 200 SERIES V8 PETROL! WE COME TO YOU! CALL ANDREW ON FOR ENQUIRIES!

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$1
Springwood, QLD

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2015 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R MY12 Update Workmate (4x4) French Vanilla 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 67277 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

THIS CAR IS SOLD PENDING PICK UP This tidy one owner from new Toyota Landcruiser V8 Ute has only done 67,000kms. Comes with steel bull bar, drop side steel tray, genuine floor mats, air con, power steering, dual front airbags, near new tyres plus heaps more. Be quick these low kms Landcruisers don't last long. Can arrange transport anywhere in Australia to your address or local depot. We are located at Focus on Cars 312 The Broadway Ellenbrook near the 7-Eleven fuel station on The Bro

$69,999
Ellenbrook, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2007 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R GXL (4x4) French Vanilla 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 273557 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

This 2007 Toyota Landcruiser GXL Cab Chassis presents in good condition for its age. Only done 273,000kms from new with its powerful turbo diesel V8 engine and matched to a 5 speed manual transmission. Has ARB bull bar, long range tanks, tow bar, alloy wheels, power windows, central locking, cloth seats, air conditioning and power steering. Be quick the is excellent value for money. Can arrange transport anywhere in Australia to your address or local depot. We are located at Focus on

$39,999
Ellenbrook, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 117185 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2017 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ200R VX Wagon 7st 5dr Spts Auto 6sp 4x4 4.5DTT FEATURES & EXTRA'S -V8, "TWIN TURBO", AUTO, 4 X 4 - ONE OWNER WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY - LEATHER TRIM - BLUETOOTH - GPS - ELEC SUNROOF - REVERSE CAMERA - F & R PARKING SENSORS - TOUCH SCREEN WITH CD / USB / AUX / DIGITAL RADIO - ACTIVE OFF-ROAD SUSPENSION - FRONT ELEC SEATS - HILL HOLDER - 14 X AIR BAGS - ELEC STABILITY / TRACTION / TRAILER SWAY AND CRUISE CONT

$96,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2012 Toyota Landcruiser VDJ79R MY13 Workmate Double Cab White 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 244507 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl

SUPER RARE FIND!! 2012 CRUISER V8 DIESEL MANUAL UTE - ALL OF THE FRUIT & UNDER $55K DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY!! - BLACK ALLOY TRAY - DUAL TANKS - SNORKEL - COLD AIR - HEAVY DUTY TOWBAR - LIFT KIT - BLACK WIDE WHEELS WITH GOOD AT TYRES - INCLUDES REGO (CAN BE TAKEN OF FOR INTERSTATE ORDER) - BLACK STEEL BULLBAR - SIDERAILS - GOOD DRIVING LIGHTS PRICE INCLUDES QLD STAMP DUTY & TRANSFER FEE - DRIVE AWAY!!! IN GREAT CONDITION - BE QUICK IT WILL NOT LAST WE ARE LOCATED IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND JUS

$54,711Drive Away^
Biloela, QLD

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2017 Toyota Landcruiser Sahara VDJ200R 4.5L Twin Turbo V8 Diesel Automatic

  • 56640 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

King of the Road. Off Road King. Introducing the 2017 200 series Toyota Landcruiser Top of the Range Sahara, equipped with 4.5L Twin Turbo Diesel Engine, features with - - Market leading 3500kg braked Towing Capacity that makes your journey easy and hassle free; - One Owner with Full Service History at Toyota Dealership - ARB Color Code Steel Bar - Genuine Toyota Tow Bar with Redarc brake controller - 2 Rear Mounted DVD players - UHF and Spot Lights - BF Goodrich 285/60R18 All Terrain Tyres a

$114,990
Applecross, WA

Dealer used
12 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.