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Old 20th August 2008, 15:19   #61
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A friend of mine just got a brand new V8 diesel TLC for 92 lakhs.
OMG! The cost of cars in India is ridiculously steep ! What kind of duty does the government apply on these imported cars?

Brand new LC 200 with V8 diesel sells at an equivalent of Rs. 20 lakhs in the Gulf and the same vehicle (if available in USA) will be even lower.
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Old 20th August 2008, 15:41   #62
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OMG! The cost of cars in India is ridiculously steep !
You can say that again. When I bought my brandnew TLC GXR in 98 in Dubai I was but a mere employee at a dealerhship. Today in India I'd have to own that dealership to afford a new TLC
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Old 20th August 2008, 16:08   #63
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Brand new LC 200 with V8 diesel sells at an equivalent of Rs. 20 lakhs in the Gulf and the same vehicle (if available in USA) will be even lower.
Not in the States, it isn't. LC200's without any options go out in the range of $65,000. Thats about 29 lakhs. Still, I do agree that 92 lakhs is way overpriced even after getting our high duties into the picture.
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Not in the States, it isn't. LC200's without any options go out in the range of $65,000. Thats about 29 lakhs.
I think LC200 in the States is available only with the 5.7 litre petrol V8 engine (Tundra engine) and with the new Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System with Crawl control and Hill Start Assist. I don't think any other version is sold in US except of course a few creature comfort items as options.
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Land cruiser for 92 lakhs is a bad deal, at this price one can buy a RangeRover.
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Here are the latest pictures from the owner's off-road jaunt. It seems that he got the LC stuck so firmly it needed to be pulled with the winch & two tractors & even them it took them about 3 hours to do so!!

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Also, he's given us a comparison picture of what his off-road tyre looked before & after getting stuck! Seems there's no getting away from the slush even with the most aggressive tyres!

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I dont think even a tractor would be able to cross slush so deep,good effort on owner's part.
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ooh nice! good going! it was well worth an attempt! man that tyre looks like a really ncie glazed donut hehe! an absolute pleasure to see one putting their cruiser to good use!
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That is some wicked terrain; no 4x4 could have made it through. Great to see an LC owner using his beast the way it was meant to.
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wow.. that's some terrain and a great LC attempting to do something great. Kudos to the owner for taking his LC there.

The place looks like the sugarcane fields of UP.
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how does the chassis take the strain of being pulled out of mud by 2 tractors? the forces must be immense
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Wow, thats one amazing looking Toyota Land Cruiser. The lift job is amazing, it not to high and neither is it negligible. This sure must be one awesome ride while offroading.

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wow! simply awestruck at the way your friend has respected his truck by playing in such muck.
I have almost prepared myself (more important and excruciatingly, my mother whose horror at its size is now pacified by vows to tread gently) to get hold of such a beauty, only 1 year older than this one. Is this gentleman based in Delhi? It shall be privileged to get in touch with him...
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Hi Guys,
Just bumping up this old thread as dint want to start a new one
  1. I was just wondering what should be a decent price range that one should budget for a FJ80 4.2 L TC Diesel.
  2. Also as some embassy owned vehicles are available, should there be some amount of premium for such a vehicle if we are sure that we are getting it from a very trusted source? If so then by how much?
  3. As these vehicles will be atleast 13yrs or more old, it is natural that the vehicle will have done atleast 200k + kms keeping in mind an average of 15k kms a year. Therefore should the buyer avoid such a vehicle or as they say that toyota engines are very reliable, so such a vehicle can be bought and kept comfortably for the long term.
  4. What is the life span of the engine of a FJ80 series cruiser? If the engine would have to be overhauled, how much should that cost
  5. Suspension Job: Life, Cost, etc
  6. Parts availability: Any problems on this front?
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