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Old 12th April 2012, 15:46   #16
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Just came across the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado VX, 4.0 Petrol for sale at 18L. Its done 100K kms. Could this be on the higher side? Its a 2007 model. Not made a physical inspection though.
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Hi Everyone,
Just came across the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado VX, 4.0 Petrol for sale at 18L. Its done 100K kms. Could this be on the higher side? Its a 2007 model. Not made a physical inspection though.
It appears to be an okay deal. Practically it is hard to find a 2009 Fortuner at 18 lacs. Ask him what is the reason for selling the vehicle. A Prado owner wit 1lac kms + would not bother about mileage/ maintenance. He would be more of an enthusiast and would have been mentally prepared for the same before he bought the vehicle.

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  1. Rust
  2. Working 4X4
  3. Periodic service at an A.S.S
  4. Clean Paperwork.
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Folks

I am getting a 2007 Prado for 21 Lacs from a reliable person, TD was good, car in good shape.. Deal or no deal?
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Depends. Mileage? Petrol or Diesel? Direct Import? Clean Papers?
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I am getting a 2007 Prado for 21 Lacs from a reliable person, TD was good, car in good shape.. Deal or no deal?
  • Check how much its used Off-Road
  • Is there a proper service history avaiable
  • Where was it serviced (Toyota A.S.S or local workshop)
  • Mileage should not be more than 60,000 kms.
  • Rust marks visibility
Go though the thread on how to buy a used car in india. It is comprehensive
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Thanks Guys

I did read up as much as possible. But still needed to ask the pointed question. It is a petrol, bought here in India, service papers in order, new tyres have been put in, has done 55K miles. Mileage is claimed to be 9, I don't think it will be more than 6-7 the car is good, just not sure if this is a good price or not..
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Thanks Guys

I did read up as much as possible. But still needed to ask the pointed question. It is a petrol, bought here in India, service papers in order, new tyres have been put in, has done 55K miles. Mileage is claimed to be 9, I don't think it will be more than 6-7 the car is good, just not sure if this is a good price or not..
55K Miles is 88,000 kms. I Agree - Bangalore Traffic would not get you more than 6 kmpl. Highway runs will return 9 at the MAX. Installing a Tuning box for Petrols would increase mileage by a km or 2

16-18 lacs with one general service must be a good closing deal IMO. Go ahead and get the Prado.

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Amout of Rust ?
Amount of Off-roading Done?
Reason for selling? (Prado is generally an enthusiast's vehicle)
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Hi Folks

Car bought by someone else at 22.5 L apparently.. I wasn't going to spend that much anyway.. So the hunt for a good, no compromise, SUV at a sane price in India is still on..
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Car bought by someone else at 22.5 L apparently.. I wasn't going to spend that much anyway.. So the hunt for a good, no compromise, SUV at a sane price in India is still on..
Why dont you get yourself a Toyota Fortuner for a couple of lacs more. You should get one for 25 OTR.
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I think Fortuner is a huge compromise vehicle. And another example of a company getting India absolutely wrong.
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Have you guys thought about the cost of maintaining a Prado e.g. its spare parts costs?

One might not be able to rough use the vehicle because if something goes wrong it will cost a lot to fix. Same holds true for minor accidents.

The running/fuel costs will be pretty high.

If the buy is for occasional use (rather than a daily use vehicle), then it is a different matter.
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I was told the service is around 5K Rupees. I guess you need to compare in the class and Prado parts/ repairs are said to be much cheaper than Audi, BMW, Mercedes.

Fuel average is around 6-7 km.. It is a V6 and a large engine..

Guess it is expensive compared to others below but cheaper compared to others a par or above it's class..

And the Indian Prado is equipped with many features found on a Lexus worldwide such as air suspension etc.. My research tells me that the Prado is the best choice in the no compromise SUV class..
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Hi guys,
I need some information from you guys. I am being offered a 2010 Prado Petrol Automatic. The dealer says it has a 4 cylinder engine and gives 10-11 kmpl. Was the Prado sold in India with a 4 cylinder petrol engine and if so does it give 10-11 kmpl. How easy or difficult is it to maintain a petrol Prado in India and what are the negatives of buying a used petrol Prado. What are the things to be considered before buying a used petrol Prado. Please suggest.
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Hi guys,
I need some information from you guys. I am being offered a 2010 Prado Petrol Automatic. The dealer says it has a 4 cylinder engine and gives 10-11 kmpl. Was the Prado sold in India with a 4 cylinder petrol engine and if so does it give 10-11 kmpl.
Where Brio and i10 and i20 ATs struggle to give beyond 10 in city with AC, how will a PRADO ever give 10+. Prado weighs more than double. Engine might be more than 2x times the cc.
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Hi guys,
I need some information from you guys. I am being offered a 2010 Prado Petrol Automatic. The dealer says it has a 4 cylinder engine and gives 10-11 kmpl. Was the Prado sold in India with a 4 cylinder petrol engine and if so does it give 10-11 kmpl. How easy or difficult is it to maintain a petrol Prado in India and what are the negatives of buying a used petrol Prado. What are the things to be considered before buying a used petrol Prado. Please suggest.
The Prado Petrol comes with a 4000cc V6 engine with 257bhp mated with a 5 speed auto transmission. it gives about 6 km/ltr in city and about 10 km/ltr on the highway. with Rs.69 to 70 a liter thats an average of Rs.8 per km.
Look out for accident evidence or high mileage and abuse if the car is offered for a low price.
Servicing is relatively cheaper than its diesel sibling, around 7k to 10k every 10,000kms.
All toyota dealers provide service back up for the Prado and it comes with a 5,00,000kms warranty for the engine and transmission.
A better option would be to buy the bigger landcruiser diesel fitted with a lexus kit, its more luxurious and better in a lot of sense.
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