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|20th October 2008, 22:00||#32|
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Could not resist this thread specially after diesel was involved. Nice car any given day.
Land Cruiser has earned reputation, a reputation that only Pajero, Patrol possess and in a very small extent Suzuki small 4X4 have ( I eqully respect Lada Niva ).
One thing remains. Even though the steering has less feel irrespective of surface you are on, I mean whether you are on road or off road, this car is still one of the best offroaders available in the market today.
I remember a comparison where Hummer H2 ( agreed its based on GMT 820 i.e. Tahoe, but there are few differences ) was compared with petrol driven Land Cruiser, and the tester thought that Japanese cannot win, but it was more than a match for Hummer H2.
The FE is rather excellent for car of this size.
1) In the present land cruiser generation, angle of approach and departure are issues for pretty serious offroading.
2) Has many advantages as compared to its competitors specially in N.American markets.
3) Underpinning are one of the best that can take the stress of offroading. No compromise here.
Still the best off-roader.
|21st October 2008, 11:53||#34|
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Just the one I was waiting for!
Thanks for sharing, brosreview!
|24th October 2008, 02:49||#35|
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@muneemmk, aaggoswami, shivaprasad -Hey there, thanks for reading and appreciating.
@GTO - Hey there, thanks for reading and appreciating.
Aussies are still buying it for its capabilities. However, the sales aren't very high unlike in the Middle-east.
Yes, you are right. In the urban zones, it delivers a 7kpl.
Let me explain about why the brakes heat up. When you are in L4 (4WD Low) on the automatic gearbox, there is insufficient braking offered by the diesel engine. This provokes or needs you to engage the DAC. The DAC uses the brakes as you trundle down a descent. This heats up the brakes which in turn reduces its effectiveness.
I hope this clarifies your doubt.
The petrol variant comes with a 6-speed auto as well.
Last edited by Brosreview : 24th October 2008 at 02:51.
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