Used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4 1997 - 2002 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Toyota L'cruiser Amazon 4x4 (97 - 02)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Amazon 4x4 (97 - 02)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Amazon 4x4 (97 - 02)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4x4?

At least part of the reason for the Amazon's high prices on the used market is that it has a thoroughly deserved reputation for fine reliability. There have been no recalls and Warranty Direct says Land Cruisers are more reliable than average; and, when things do go wrong, it's generally the engine, electrics or suspension.

In particular, the company warns that a cracked cylinder head on the diesel can cost £2500 to fix, and that the brake discs can warp. It's also important to check that the costly servicing schedule has been adhered to and that you look for any signs of abuse off-road.