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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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40 reader reviews for Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4.
  • 3.0 D-4D LC3 3dr

    Evan Owen Date: 08/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Five stars all the way until the dealer got in the way with a bad attitude, and then Toyota got picky with alloy wheel corrosion.

    I was a happy man with a good motor before I lost faith in the after sales service, having owned so many cars that I can't count them all and eventually found the ideal after sales service at Mitsubishi but was tempted by a car magazine review, I can safely say that I won't be going back to Toyota. In fact I am about to put a claim in through the Court Service's online system for the cost of replacement wheels, a whopping £1,800.

    Problems after 30,000 miles:

    Rubber seal on underside of bonnet is hanging off, still was after a service! Are they blind?

    Seat belts have always had brewer's droop, flaccid belts damage doors when they hang all limp after you get out.

    Rattle in back door, can't find the problem, sooo irritating.

    Squeaky seats, despite a visit by a Toyota BG inspector nothing was done!

    Alloy wheels corroding like crazy, even the spare has rotted and it has never been on the road!

    Humming from front end, suspect the drive train is sick.

    Strange steering, wanders about a bit on cambers.

    Gear lever gaiter can't defy gravity.

    Front bumper a different shade to the rest of the trim.

    Rear door keeps dropping when it opens too fast in the wind.

    Well then, writing that lot finally finished me off, back to Mitsubishi ASAP.

  • 3.0 D-4D LC3 5dr

    Steven Purvis Date: 23/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    If you want a performance or posing 4x4 go buy something else.

    But if you actually want or need a "proper" 4x4 this is about as good as it gets. Considered a Discovery but was put off by complex electronics that did not work properly on a test drive.

    LC3 tends to the traditional in terms of having mechanical centre and rear diff locks rather than brake trickery but is the better for it.

    Two years on not a single problem to report.

  • 3.0 D-4D Invincible 5dr

    William COLTHAM , Devon . Date: 07/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's a bit early, as I have only had the Invicible a week or so, but it is proving a worthy successor to my last, a RAV4. I am impressed by the drive, being a large vehicle, and it is now powered by a larger 204bhp engine from Toyota, not the 165bhp engine shown in the details in the web page.

    It has been a little difficult sorting out exactly what equipment the Invincible should have come with, as Toyota has had incorrect details on its web site. However I think it is all sorted out and Toyota is re-imbursing me with vouchers to make up the apparent shortfall in equipment. I will explain this a a later stage.

    The extra power is, indeed, very useful, and at cruising speed on motorways and dual carriageways the car goes like a train. Accelleration is superb, above 1800rpm the engine is a quiet as a petrol RAV4.

    My wife enjoys the high seating position and power, and it's very good for the Devon lanes that we live in.

    I will update more as we get more able to comment on the car over the next few months.

  • 3.0 D-4D LC4 5dr

    richard wilson , herts . Date: 19/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    I've still got my old (nearly 5 years old) LC4. My son works for Lexus .. so considered trading it in for a RX400 Hybrid. With family dscount etc.. offered me £10,000!! as PX. 'Bottom dropped out of the market guv' - LOL!!. I want nearly £18,000.

    So upgraded the Sat Nav disc .... and as its still barely 'run in' (40,000 miles) I'll keep it and run it into the ground I reckon, I still love the old beast!!

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