Used Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 4x4 1996 - 2002 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

1996 - 2002 review
Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
  • Toyota L'cruiser Colorado 4x4 (96 - 02)
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Ownership cost

What used Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 4x4?

Word of the Colorado's many strengths and excellent build quality has clearly spread to the used market, so prices remain high.

In most other respects, the Colorado is right on the money for running costs. The V6 petrol is more fuel-efficient than a V8 Discovery, for example, and the D4-D diesel is only very slightly worse than the Disco's Td5 diesel engine.

Similarly, routine servicing on the Land Rover is a little more expensive than on a Land Cruiser and insurance is pretty much identical on the two, with most Colorados in group 14 or 15.

The only possible fly in the ointment is that unscheduled repairs could be quite dear. Warranty Direct tells us that, although Toyota labour rates are no worse than average, repair costs on Toyotas in general, and on Land Cruisers in particular, are higher than average.