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    Quote Originally Posted by Veran View Post
    Those are fairly popular.

    Running costs... not much. But bloody expensive to buy. New or used. A new Land Cruiser 120 (here) will cost like 3 brand new Suzuki Jimnys. A 10 year old Land cruiser 90 with 230K+ on it, they demand 3X as much as for pretty much anything else. And worst of all: everybody originally bought a diesel. No way I'm getting something like that. Can't afford an engine failure with that, and where I live, I' will have some (diesel's don't last long in short distance driving conditions.)

    A used Landcruiser 200 will be fine, but those drive like Scania Vabis.

    The alternative is... ??? Do the Suburbans even work anymore? I'm told the larger Ford SUVs are good still.
    The Lexus is mechanically identical to a Land Cruiser 100 and costs between $14-$20k. But get this, even though the LX is an upmarket Cruiser, the Toyota is twice as much as the Lexus.

    And a Defender in the States is getting close to 6 figures in the used market. I like them, never driven one though, but I've heard they're dismal to drive.

    You can tell by my screen name that I'll never drive a GM and I was originally looking for a 2007+ Ford Expedition before I found out the Lexus was the same price.

    A Bronco is still on my bucket list...


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    Quote Originally Posted by FORDboy357 View Post
    The Lexus is mechanically identical to a Land Cruiser 100 and costs between $14-$20k. But get this, even though the LX is an upmarket Cruiser, the Toyota is twice as much as the Lexus.

    You can tell by my screen name that I'll never drive a GM and I was originally looking for a 2007+ Ford Expedition before I found out the Lexus was the same price.
    If you can get a Lexus Land Cruiser for the same price as a Ford Expedition... take it. They have better quality control. Otherwise it's the same basic thing. (Both are basically glorified Ford Broncos)

    Quote Originally Posted by FORDboy357 View Post
    And a Defender in the States is getting close to 6 figures in the used market. I like them, never driven one though, but I've heard they're dismal to drive.
    A Defender is way overpriced here as well. Not worth it. Not worth what they went for new. Not really worth what they went for in England when they were new (half price), because you could get a Hilux, which was a much better car for about the same.

    Dismal? Well... it's an off road vehicle, made to be driven over trackless farmland, not on roads. So... a tractor.

    Unsafe at any speed as well.

    Only worth it if you can get one at proper old car price, and intend to drive it over some hills. And enjoy fixing stuff.
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