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(AutoBlog)   Land Cruiser LC300 series debuts. Not for you, Murica, 'cause you couldn't buy enough, maybe a related Lexu$ in your future   (autoblog.com) divider line
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684 clicks; posted to STEM » on 09 Jun 2021 at 8:22 PM (11 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-09 8:27:45 PM  
The Lexus version basically costs the same as the Toyota version. The Land Cruiser was $83k, and the LX $85k.
 
2021-06-09 8:29:50 PM  
I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

/would kill for something like a 70 series in the states that I didn't have to import
//drive an 80 series
///my dad owned a 45, a 60, and an 80 at the same time
 
2021-06-09 8:35:47 PM  

AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

/would kill for something like a 70 series in the states that I didn't have to import
//drive an 80 series
///my dad owned a 45, a 60, and an 80 at the same time


The GX470 is a Prada and nobody wants that either.
 
2021-06-09 8:40:44 PM  

AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.


Toyota sold the FJ Cruiser here and sales tapered off to where it wasn't worth keeping on the market:

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2021-06-09 8:44:43 PM  

mrmopar5287: AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

Toyota sold the FJ Cruiser here and sales tapered off to where it wasn't worth keeping on the market:

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Those plummeting sales coincide nicely with the big recession, which bears at least a portion of the blame for the plummeting sales. However, I can imagine competing with the Wrangler was just too hard in the end. I still see them everywhere I go though, so those that do own them certainly seem to love them enough to keep driving them.
 
2021-06-09 8:48:02 PM  
My uncle just bought one of those. He had a six year old version. The yellow bit with a white roof. I bought the old one off of him and upgraded the tires. It's pretty great on even rocky rural risads.
 
2021-06-09 8:49:00 PM  
Yummy diesel!
 
2021-06-09 9:06:10 PM  

AntonChigger: I still see them everywhere I go though, so those that do own them certainly seem to love them enough to keep driving them.


I do have a relative in the UP that owns one because he lives where he has to drive through a lot of snow to get to and from work and other commitments in winter. He is the edge case that absolutely needs AWD, good ground clearance, and large off-road tires.
 
2021-06-09 9:08:34 PM  

AnudderFreakinFarker: Yummy diesel!


Will never be sold in the USA. NEVER. When is the last time Toyota sold anything with a Diesel engine in the USA? I can't recall a single product ever sold, unless some of their small pickups from the 80s had an obscure Diesel engine that probably offered about 60 horsepower.
 
2021-06-09 9:21:56 PM  

mrmopar5287: AnudderFreakinFarker: Yummy diesel!

Will never be sold in the USA. NEVER. When is the last time Toyota sold anything with a Diesel engine in the USA? I can't recall a single product ever sold, unless some of their small pickups from the 80s had an obscure Diesel engine that probably offered about 60 horsepower.


A diesel 3F version powered Toyota forklifts in the FJ-60/61/62 era. Canada got the last North American Land Cruisers so far as I know.
 
2021-06-09 9:23:25 PM  
Meant to say Canada got the only N.A. LC's
 
2021-06-09 9:24:35 PM  
Try again: Diesel N.A. LC:s
 
2021-06-09 9:46:45 PM  
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And it can telepathically control creatures of the sea. These extras are getting out of control.
 
2021-06-09 10:35:38 PM  

mrmopar5287: AnudderFreakinFarker: Yummy diesel!

Will never be sold in the USA. NEVER. When is the last time Toyota sold anything with a Diesel engine in the USA? I can't recall a single product ever sold, unless some of their small pickups from the 80s had an obscure Diesel engine that probably offered about 60 horsepower.


I think that the Landcruiser BJ45 was sold in the US in the 70's.  I know that my uncle had one up here in Canuckistan, the US might have had them as well.

I have a 1992 RHD diesel HDJ81 (80 series) imported from Japan currently.  The 4.2 turbo-diesel in that thing makes heads turn and the right hand drive gives people whiplash when they don't see anyone in the left side driving!
 
2021-06-09 11:08:59 PM  

AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

/would kill for something like a 70 series in the states that I didn't have to import
//drive an 80 series
///my dad owned a 45, a 60, and an 80 at the same time


This - I'd be all over an HZJ79

/ 80 series owner also, 40 series waiting for it's turn in the shop
 
2021-06-09 11:14:35 PM  
Oh ... and this.

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2021-06-09 11:16:40 PM  

BadReligion: AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

/would kill for something like a 70 series in the states that I didn't have to import
//drive an 80 series
///my dad owned a 45, a 60, and an 80 at the same time

The GX470 is a Prada and nobody wants that either.


Those are actually kind of hot in the Toyota off road community now.  I know two people who've built those for overland touring.
 
2021-06-10 12:45:36 AM  

AntonChigger: mrmopar5287: AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

Toyota sold the FJ Cruiser here and sales tapered off to where it wasn't worth keeping on the market:

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Those plummeting sales coincide nicely with the big recession, which bears at least a portion of the blame for the plummeting sales. However, I can imagine competing with the Wrangler was just too hard in the end. I still see them everywhere I go though, so those that do own them certainly seem to love them enough to keep driving them.


I just paid over original MSRP for a '14 TTUE recently. Toyota is insane for not bringing it back with some minor interior and engine updates. The crazy thing is that they're still manufacturing them, and you can buy a brand new one in several Gulf countries.

As for the Lexus, I looked at the LX when I got the FJ, but that grille was so bad I just couldn't do it. That was literally my only reason for not getting it.
 
2021-06-10 5:27:11 AM  

Lamberts Ho Man: AntonChigger: I guarantee if Toyota sold the other versions of the landcruiser that aren't oversized luxo-barges in the United States they would sell great.

/would kill for something like a 70 series in the states that I didn't have to import
//drive an 80 series
///my dad owned a 45, a 60, and an 80 at the same time

This - I'd be all over an HZJ79

/ 80 series owner also, 40 series waiting for it's turn in the shop


I've bashed around the bush (outback) in 76's, 78's and 79's.

The v8's are not as bad as you think, however they do cause the odd issue with track width.

All of them had 5 speed box's.

Just FYI: we do get the odd American 4wd out here. They are not looked upon kindly. I ended up with a F250 once (long story) and it did live up to the tag line "F-truck? F-Joke"

I guess it must work better in snow, but we do lack that out here
 
2021-06-10 10:20:50 AM  
The problem with selling the 300-series in the US is that my 2001 100-series still "just works" at 287,000 miles and is a SoCal vehicle, so no rust either.
 
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