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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

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Outstanding offroad vehicle

by from North Carolina on January 18, 2009

The FZJ80 series Land Cruisers were the last of the solid front axle Cruisers sold in the US. With optional factory lockers, 1 ton axles and the ever reliable 1fze engine they are considered by many t...
The FZJ80 series Land Cruisers were the last of the solid front axle Cruisers sold in the US. With optional factory lockers, 1 ton axles and the ever reliable 1fze engine they are considered by many the most capable 4x4 Toyota ever sold in the US. 1997 being the last year this series was produced, they had the most luxurious appointments and the peak of technology, such as the electronically controlled A343F automatic transmission. The 40th anniversary models also available in 1997 came with unique paint colors, two tone leather and automatic climate control. Not all Land Cruisers came with the sought after factory equiped front and rear lockers. A quick way to tell if a vehicle is equiped with them is to check the dash to the left of the steering wheel. A factory dial type switch that says "Diff Lock" indicates it is. This switch is not to be confused with the more common "Center Diff Lock" switch usually found in the center dash area.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does recommend this car

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bullet proof suv

by from San diego CALIFORNIA on February 15, 2008

If you are looking for a SUV that all you need is Gas, Tires, Brake pads and no electronics this is it. I owned many many cars from Mercedes, Audi, BMW and other but the Land Cruiser is in a league on...
If you are looking for a SUV that all you need is Gas, Tires, Brake pads and no electronics this is it. I owned many many cars from Mercedes, Audi, BMW and other but the Land Cruiser is in a league on is own...THE MOST REALIABLE CAR EVER....That why many many off road lovers always look for this incredible Model and year...because they are BULLET PROOF 300k 400k no problem.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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best suv for the money!!!!!!!!!

by from Washington, DC on September 30, 2006

This is the best of the suv class...regardless of the suvs age. This suv's style is always going to be the gold standard to which others hope to be. The 97 was the best year for the landcruiser...befo...
This is the best of the suv class...regardless of the suvs age. This suv's style is always going to be the gold standard to which others hope to be. The 97 was the best year for the landcruiser...before it turned into a mini van like suv. This thing is like a 4runner on roids...but it also is very posh.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Best vehicle I have ever owned!

by from Nashville.TN on September 11, 2015

I live in TN, and flew to CA to buy my LC. It was a one owner that took care of it and I drove it home. Now 10 years later, it looks & rides great. Now I take care of it, but it takes care of me. At 2...
I live in TN, and flew to CA to buy my LC. It was a one owner that took care of it and I drove it home. Now 10 years later, it looks & rides great. Now I take care of it, but it takes care of me. At 278,000 miles and going, it's never any trouble. Just regular maintenance and it will last forever. My LC is in mint condition and I hope to keep it to the day I pass. The only 2 draw backs to this truck is the mpg and back seat room. The mpg. It stinks! 13/14 in city and 15/16 on highway. The best I ever got was coming out of Denver with a wind behind me at 17.5 mpg. My model is 4WD at all times. So this is why the mpg suffers! The back seat might be good for most, but with boys at 6'6 and 6'9 what can accommodate them! Great truck if you can find one well taken care of regardless of the miles. The 6 cylinder- inline engine is ironclad solid. You can't hardly tear them up! Just take care of them once you get one, they're rare here is the states, as I was told that many were shipped to the Middle East by eager buyers during the so called gas shortage many years back here in the states.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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great and comfortable car

by from Maryland on July 2, 2011

excellent body and smooth engine and driving condition. The Interior looking is as good as the new one. Great deal!
excellent body and smooth engine and driving condition. The Interior looking is as good as the new one. Great deal!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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A great vehicle if you like 1950's technology!

by from Denver on September 25, 2007

Gutless and gas guzzling! Primative suspension design! Terrible handling and ride. 15 mpg and it can barely get out of its own way! Big outside and bulky. High stepin to a bland interior. There are ma...
Gutless and gas guzzling! Primative suspension design! Terrible handling and ride. 15 mpg and it can barely get out of its own way! Big outside and bulky. High stepin to a bland interior. There are many better and safer vehicles than this!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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headgasket headaches

by from Left Coast on July 24, 2012

These vehicles are lemons, all of them. Cut your losses and sell it to some kid who will roll it over trying to climb a four foot tall rock.
These vehicles are lemons, all of them. Cut your losses and sell it to some kid who will roll it over trying to climb a four foot tall rock.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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