Toyota Landcruiser LC 2007 review
Overall towcar rating
Complete reliability over last six years
Low service costs (major service and MOT was £300)
Tyres last forever (70,000 miles fairly easy)
2016: Now owned for eight years. Still completely reliable. Only repair has been an aircon pipe which failed.
A bit 'old school'; not as good to drive on the road as a discovery
Would you recommend it?
How well does it tow?
Very stable, even when passing lorries. Loads of boot space. I fitted all terrain tyres which are snow rated so can go anywhere.
I added a reversing camera, which makes hitching up easy.
What's it like without the caravan?
You won't forget you're driving a big beast. I guess the true measure is that my wife is happy-ish to sell the caravan but refuses to sell the toyota.
Anything to look out for?
Issues are few and far between. There was a customer campaign to change the seals at the base of the injectors from copper to aluminium and it is vital that this is done (even if you pay yourself).
Join the forum at www.tlocuk.co.uk
Is it easy to live with?
Huge boot. Very easy to drive long distance. Put on some decent tyres and you'll be unstoppable. I paid £24k in 2008 and was offered £16,250 in trade in in 2013. As nothing has gone wrong, I decided to keep it for longer.
Apr 2016: WBAC valuation is 11,250.
Did you buy it new or used?
Where did you buy it?
What was the seller like?
Both Toyota dealers I've dealt with have been fabulous. This is their premium product and they work hard to keep you happy.
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