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Old 16th June 2008, 21:39   #1
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writing after a long time.Last time i wrote when I had a Prado.
I sold and bought the land cruiser last year.
I have driven it around 10000km and I have become a great fan of the cruiser.
It is much more stable on the highway and much more comfortable then the prado.
It has 2 petrol tanks and goes around 450 kms with both the fuel tanks.Here in dubai it costs around 140dhms for both the tanks.
I will write a detailed road test soon.
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Old 16th June 2008, 22:30   #2
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Wow. 450 km for 140 Dhms ( = 1800 rs) and that too in a petrol powered by a massive engine. That comes to about 4 Rs a litre. Man How i envy you

Waiting for a detailed review.
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Congratulations! I am a huge fan of the Landcruiser; sheer respect for the capability and bulletproof utility of this machine. The 100 series has imposing presence too. Please go offroading and share some pictures with us.

My favorite though is the 80 series Landcruiser....classic shape and simple mechanicals. Raj Thackeray has an awesome example.
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Congrats, !
An awesome vehicle to say the least! This vehicle has one of the best history as far as full sized suv records are concerned. Would love to have images of this vehicle perform in sand .
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Congrats on the beast.
OT: How much would a used LC diesel (2001-2005) cost here in India ?
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Im surprised that you do 450 kms on 2 tanks. I think there surely is an error there. I have a 180 ltr tank capacity(90+90) on my Prado and I do 1000kms approx. By the way mine is a 2007 Prado done 52000kms recently.The one you see in my avataar.
The Lancruiser is good. The flag carrier of Toyota reliability.
Do take it offroad.
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Shippy,

Your location says BHOPAL but the pics from Dubai,

You shifted base there or what?

Nice LC but to say.
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Hi Shippy,

These are great vehicles man. I sold mine last year before I moved to India from the States. Unfortunately, in the States, the Land cruiser is not as widely respected except by people like us who have lived outside the US. Every time I would go for an off-road trip, the locals would mostly be in Jeep Wranglers and they would doubt if I could keep up with the wranglers. By the end of the day these guys would have a lot of respect for the Landcruiser. I was able to keep up with some modded wranglers with a stock landcruiser and had to lock the differentials only in a few places. The only disadvantage was the size of the vehicle. I found it difficult to squeeze between boulders, tree stumps etc so I had to pretty much climb over whatever I could.

Last week, I stopped over in Dubai for a couple of days and went on a desert safari in a Landcruiser. The car I was in was a 2004 model and I was amazed at how well it drove after getting bashed in the desert day in and day out for 4 years. 99 percent of SUVs used by the desert safari operators are Landcruisers. I also saw a handful of Nissan Patrols.
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Hi guys,
writing after a long time.Last time i wrote when I had a Prado.
I sold and bought the land cruiser last year.
I have driven it around 10000km and I have become a great fan of the cruiser.
It is much more stable on the highway and much more comfortable then the prado.
It has 2 petrol tanks and goes around 450 kms with both the fuel tanks.Here in dubai it costs around 140dhms for both the tanks.
I will write a detailed road test soon.
you know my dad was gonna buy this thing 4-5years back and at the last few days before the buying some toyota idots told him the FORTUNER is coming and it has the same features etc etc and priced around 15lakhs! Its 2008 now and it still hasnt come out

Is the fortuner up to the mark?
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The fortuner is not even close to the prado forget the landcruiser.
It does have toyota reliability though. Interior space is like comparing a safari & a scorpio, the fortuner being the scorpio in comparision to the landy/prado.
I shudder to think how can someone wait 5 years for a car... i dont think the fortuner was even launched anywhere in the world back then.
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Im surprised that you do 450 kms on 2 tanks. I think there surely is an error there. I have a 180 ltr tank capacity(90+90) on my Prado and I do 1000kms approx. By the way mine is a 2007 Prado done 52000kms recently.The one you see in my avataar.
The Lancruiser is good. The flag carrier of Toyota reliability.
Do take it offroad.
Guys this LC has duel fuel tanks(96+45ltrs).With main tank +sub tank I am driving around 450 kms,however I am never waiting for low fuel alarm and may be another 100 kms more it could run.
Regarding the Fortuner I can say that it is an excellent car for india.I have driven it here and it has two engine options in petrol 2.7 and 4.0 ltr V6.
The v6 is the same from prado.
If the price is even 20lacs in india it is worth and much better then cr-v, x-trail,and the outdated pajero.
However it cannot be compared with the Landcruiser as they are in different segment.
Here also the price difference is nearly double between both of them.
This week I am planning for a short desert trip.Will post photographs.
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I agree with jay. Fortuner is build to a price to satisfy Asian consumers. The interiors finishes are a notch below the Prado. However, it shares many power train components including the 3.0 Liter D4D engine with the Prado.

But remember it's about half the price of the Prado so for it's price, it is a very good vehicle.
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The Fortuner shares its platform with the Innova! I wouldn't really speak of it in the same breadth as offroaders like the Prado & LCruiser.

Besides, is Toyota India ever going to launch the Fortuner
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