Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4?
This version of the Amazon is such a new car that even the oldest cars are only just reaching the end of their new-car warranty, and we are yet to hear of any problems. What's more, there have been no recalls affecting the car.
Mind you, that should perhaps come as no surprise. Toyota has consistently performed well in JD Power surveys, and its 4x4s have done well. The RAV4 topped in class in both 2003 and 2004, for example.
Warranty Direct has no figures on this latest Amazon, but the omens are good. The previous-generation car has enjoyed better-than-average reliability and the only word of warning is that cracked cylinder heads on diesel versions prove costly to fix.
Initial reports from owners have been good. True, there is the occasional glitch, but for the most part, there have been no reports of any major problems.