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Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4.7 V8 VX 5d Auto (Active) (1998/S)

Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon 4.7 V8 VX 5d Auto (Active) (1998/S) - Owner Review

It's just incredibly versatile - have carried 7 passengers, furniture, logs - anything and everything disappears into the back with ease.
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Review submitted by
Warren Allen on

Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon (98-02)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I didn't buy it to pose, so I'm not too concerned about the image it presents, but I don't think it winds people up as much as some 4x4s do.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It's definitely a family favourite - especially when going on a long trip or when the weather is poor.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Without a doubt - it offers a great driving environment and is tremendously versatile.

What are you likely to buy next?
A newer Landcruiser, but not for a few more years!

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£13,500

When did you buy the car?
October 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Negotiated hard on trade in and got them to fit a towbar to seal the deal

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
Friendly and efficient

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's not a sports car, but it encourages a less frenetic approach which is better for the blood pressure!

What's it like to park?
Generally pretty easy once you get used to the size, but reverse parking up to low objects can be tricky.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The reliability of these seems to be the thing of legend and mine certainly hasn't disappointed. After years of Renaults it's been a revelation!

What's most practical about your car?
It's just incredibly versatile - have carried 7 passengers, furniture, logs - anything and everything disappears into the back with ease.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The heated seats are my passengers favourite, but I love the cruise control!

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