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.
If the verdicts online from owners are anything to go by, you should have little to fear. Reported problems are few and far between.
To cap it all, Toyota has consistently performed well in JD Power surveys, and other 4x4s from the company have also done well.