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Toyota Land Cruiser Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mercaramercara Posts: 291
    Do you know the service history? A well maintained cruiser will run longer than you will probably keep it, but if the service hasn't been done on time you may end up paying for it down the road. Has the 60K service been done? If not you should factor in the price of that.
  • brents18brents18 Posts: 3
    No, service record unknown thus far. Not to say that I could not find out with enough searching. I assume 60K service should include a timing belt replacement and some $$$. What concerns me most is a failure of the nav system based on some comments in this forum. If it really disables the climate control, etc. and costs $5K to $7K to fix/replace, that's catastrophic. thanks.
  • mercaramercara Posts: 291
    Timing belt is at 100K on these trucks. So 60K mile services is standard stuff, oil, tranny fluid exchange, coolant change, etc, but it tends to be pricer than other trucks.
  • kpt1kpt1 Posts: 1
    I'm considering a used TLC. Loaded 2003 (Nav, rear DVD) with 87,000 miles. Mint condition (although some of the Nav failure stories scare me). Asking $29,877. Seems a bit high...any thoughts?
    Thanks!
  • hawkmthawkmt Posts: 4
    Much to my dismay I have to part with my 2004 TLC. Have to lift my wife into the front seat as she is a quadriplegic and am finding the lift to be getting a bit more than I feel comfortable with. Went to the local Lexus/Toyota dealership as we found the GX470 worked well for us as the suspension does drop down and the lift is doable. When I sat down to consumate the deal the dealer offered me 33k for my vehicle which has 27K miles, every option available, and is in showroom condition. Needless to say, in my most diplomatic tone of voice, told him that his offer*&G^%DOYGT^...was not acceptable!
    Can anyone provide me with a what they feel my vehicle may be worth. Thanks!!!!!
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,965
    If you want to know actual trade-in prices, try posting your question here: Real-World Trade-In Values

    Good luck!
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • jamesbass1jamesbass1 Posts: 75
    I checked around a bit on the internet, and the dealer's offer of $33K for your low miles 2004 LC is not out of line. About the max I found for your vehicle is $40K and the lowest at $29K. Mind you, these are "asking prices" prior to any deal. I think you should try to sell the LC yourself in order to get the top price.
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    Generally Lexus does not do a lot of "dealing". You might get more for it somewhere else but "get more" is, as you know, relative to the vehicle you are buying.

    I attempted to trade in my 06 TLC with 4K miles for an 07 LX-470 and was offered mid 40's!!!!!...15K less than I had paid but 4k miles before...needless to say I did not do it and Lexus never called back to sweeten the deal...they make the offer and then let you decide.
  • sales2010sales2010 Posts: 33
    I disagree about no heat in the third row! There are three vents in the ceiling for the third row. Look on e-bay and you will see. Even though the LC does not have all of those features, most people know the LC for dependability and reliability. period...
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    You are right historical dependability and reliability are great...but for $60K...I dunno but that seems like a lot of money to be sure the thing starts everyday.

    The reality is that consumers expect more for this price. Perhaps that is why this vehicle will be completely redesigned in 2009 (2008 for the LX)....

    maybe I am not so far off in my observations?
  • hypnosis44hypnosis44 Posts: 483
    I agree. Lots of just as reliable vehicles out there for lots less. I was very dissapointed that the LX was not redesigned this year - it puts it way behind the rest of that pack.
  • omegagenomegagen Posts: 67
    Toyota should "idle" the current model LC in the US because the MSRP is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY out of line for what you get compared with others in this market.

    The LC should be loaded with incentives, but according to Edmunds the only incentive is $500!!!!! Now that's just crazy. This has got to be the office joke at Toyota headquarters..."Let's see how many outdated Land Cruisers we can sell to nostalgia-blinded people."

    In it's current form I'd say it's worth about $45K and that's a stretch. What ashame, it could be a nice SUV too.
  • aj4321aj4321 Posts: 37
    I agree. I've been waiting too long for the new Sequoia to come out and I have offered $45k for an LC but no bites. The best price I have seen was for a new 2006 sitting on the lot (still) for $53k (this was a month ago).
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    Agree with you completely....unfortunately I bought the "office joke" a year back and the laugh is on me. I liked it in the test drive and was assured that this was the cats meow when it comes to suv nirvana...but the ownership experience has been well below expectation...I am appauled by the lack of some pretty basic features... looking forward to trading it in at some point on something more up to date.
  • jamesbass1jamesbass1 Posts: 75
    Sounds like you're more in the market for a comfy "office commuter" to tool around town, rather than an all-purpose SUV. Cruisers were not designed for America's soccer moms. It's a shame the Cruiser's talents are being wasted & unappreciated.
  • mdsdmdsd Posts: 26
    im with you jamesbass1...
    office jokers at the headquarters are the same people who cannot really afford a landcruiser to begin with. And people who wants a "sofa" on wheels are better off with one of those "wanna-be SUVs" like ones offered by caddilac, porsche, etc. etc. etc... TLC are really for the chosen few who really appreciates the beauty and power of the legend!
  • steelcruisersteelcruiser Posts: 402
    He's the President of Toyota here and he drives a LC. It's not perfect, but why not trade it in on a RR, then tell us what you think :) Or just wait a bit longer for the new LC to come out.
  • pjc1pjc1 Posts: 72
    Talents? I am still searching for these...
  • I have a 1999 TLC bought new with 116,000 miles. Tires @55,000 and 110,000. Additional another $1,800 in repairs, including changing all belts and hoses at 105,000 miles. Oil changes every 3,000. Planned to keep in 10 to 12 years, now may see 200,000 or more miles and 15 to 20 years. During this time I have has four new Mercedes Benz cars. The last one a 2007 R 320 cdi diesel which gets 23-24 mpg city and as much as 27 mpg on one measure tank of fuel in city driving. This compares to 13-15 MPG for the TLC. Wish Toyota would invest in bringing a diesel to the US. The TLC should be a good vehicle through plus 200,000 miles. In the first 116,000 mile the MPG have not declined. It drives like a car. Handles very nicely. We like the MB R class diesel, but I love the 1999 TLC. Best $55,000 I ever spent. Though the MB line up of diesel engine SUVs is compelling.
  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 5,780
    I think the 2008 LC has all the features you just mentioned if you buy the upgrade package. That puts the price at just over $71,000.

    2013 LX 570 2010 LS 460

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