"Have had this car 7 1/2 years and driven 150,000 miles. The ONLY replaced part has been a water pump at 100,000 miles. Will be handing it over to my son in a year and I already dread it. LOVE this car. I wanted reliable and I got it. Drives like new and still looks great. It was worth every penny."
Pros: "Reliable/dependable/fun to drive/safe/looks good"
Cons: "Guzzles gas, but then again it is a 4X4"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This vehicle rocks! The reason you don't see too many is because most people settle for less. Sure, it carries a hefty price tag, but I bought it ten years old as the third owner. This vehicle is one awesome ride. With seating for up to eight, I shuttle around my family of six, plus a friend or two. Gas is a bit costly, but worth it. The ride is actually pretty smooth, considering it delivers true 4X4 utility.
Once when I was driving up by Canada, I was going a bit faster than I should have been on the highway. The roads were icy and it was snowing lightly, and I nearly lost control when the computer's traction control kicked in. I immediately thanked God for giving the Toyota engineers the insight and ability to create remarkably wonderful cars. The 4X4 ability is excellent.
This car has been helpful in helping me build life-lasting memories with my family. It is amazing! A zombie-apocalypse vehicle for sure.
The only complaint I have that I wish Toyota would address is that the Toyota Land Cruiser costs nearly as much as the Lexus equivalent. These cars are so awesome that I wish they would be more affordable. I wish the Toyota Land Cruisers would cost about $25K less than the Lexus version, but really they only differ by about $10K. More people should experience this ride!"
"I've owned my 2000 Land Cruiser for 9 years and still love it. Drives great, very reliable and a quality car. My mechanic said to expect 350,000 miles from it. I'm at 170,000, so about half way. Highly recommended!"
"I was cut off by a driver at high speed and rolled 3 times. There was an ambulance following me that saw the whole accident. They said they all wanted a car like mine. It did exactly what it was supposed to do. The side airbags all deployed. The front airbags did not. The roll bar protected me. I walked away with a broken arm. Thank you for all the safety features that actually work."
"If you live off dirt roads, and need to negotiate steep hills, muddy conditions, large ruts, but still want a comfortable ride, this is the car for you. Our LC everyday goes on about 4 miles each way of deeply rutted, steep dirt roads, crossing a creek, and by far of all the other off road vehicles we have tried, it will go when others can't, go faster, and in considerably more comfort. My husband has had a few 4Runners, still has a 2008 4R, and it feels like you are in a wheelbarrow on that road. By contrast my LC just flies on that road, never skids or loses power on the uphill, and smoothes out the bumps. I love it!"
"I have owned this vehical with 3 kids and 2 dogs so it has been through a lot. I absolutely love the way it handles. Perfectly after 140K. My husband has a new Tahoe and the quality isnt even comparable. After all of these years it still has a smooth ride and is easy to manuver. The only problem I have had is that the bearing in the fan belt broke and subsequently it broke the serpentine belt. This is the only major repair I have had to make. It is smaller than the other full size SUVs but this has never been a problem for me. Personally I like the older body style(95to 98?) better so i game styling 4 stars. I love the Landcruiser! Well made, reliable and totally non pretentious."
"Great car, ours is 2002 and just went over 100k. Nothing besides normal wear has been wrong with it. it drives pretty much like i bought it, maybe more rattles as things got loose over the years. but great highway driving, it loves cruise control in the 80s. we have traveled from Boston as far as Florida and Indiana and never felt unsafe in it. Highly recommended if you need a big vehicle abd you want to cruise the highways!"
"My 4th Cruiser & this is the best yet. Have had no problems but a cracked windshield. Fuel economy is @12 mi/gal in town & should be much better. But it's great on the road & has been used extensively off-road. Goes through anything & everything. Good nav system."
"have 170k miles on my 2000 landcruiser and only had it in the shop once for something minor, other than routine check ups!!!
could run to 300k miles and still be wonderful!
Im a 20 year old female, had this car since i turned 16 and LOVE IT and i feel very very safe in it."
"Pros - Great for towing, comfortable for highway and local travel, better gas mileage than expected (14.8 mpg around town with lots of stop and go), fits lots of cargo, good handling, nice backup camera.
Cons - 3rd row seat only for children, navi functions limited while driving unless you put in the override every time."
"We purchased our Cruiser with 36,000 miles on it but it looked and drove like new. We have had it for over two years (it's a 2002) and it still looks and drives the same. The only thing we changed was the fuel pump and we're not sure why it went. The dealer and other mechanics I know said that it's not at all typical of these vehicles.
We love the quiet drive and amazing interior as well as the ruggedness when needed. We have had to haul a trailer and it was not at all a problem.
It's not great on gas but it's right around the same as all of the other large SUV's so we deal with it.
We currently have 68,000 miles on it but I know it would go another 100 K without any issues. We love it, love it, love it!!!!!"
Cons: "Can only think of one, wish for better gas mileage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is one quality vehicle, of all the cars I have owned this is my favorite. And I have had a Lexus, Infiniti, Mercedes, Corvette, Explorer and Jeep Gran Waggoner. In 8 years I have not had one problem, only new tires and brakes and of course oil changes. I plan on putting another 100,000 miles on it. Love my Landcruiser!"
"Been Great. Cruising all over the country again for family trips this Summer. Black in color, sharp with style, .... Only one out there I've seen in awhile. We are a rare breed my friends!
Average gas mileage sits at 17.4 on Hwy. Recommend change of the carbs throttle body and pcv value, air filter and tire pressure helps with MPG. Keep up with scheduled maintenance, tire rotation (Michelin Latitude Tour HP) and oil changes every 5,000. Brakes every 2-3 years. Its expected, heavy vehicle and I brake hard and for deer, bear and goats when in high country."
"These vehicles are incredible. It's got plenty of room for our family of 5, drives great - not like a truck - yet is great in the snow and has a great sense of safety and comfort.
The 3rd row seat is actually usable with room left behind it for more storage for trips.
I've towed a 21' trailer with it as well as other smaller things in tow and it handles it very well.
Very reliable and durable.
Once you own one you'll never want to switch to another SUV."