Great vehicle great staff
I search for two years before I found a vehicle I wanted to buy, it had to have accessories, low is and be able to do what was required in a four wheel drive. Towing etc. I selected a GX 200 series landcruiser 2013. This vehicle is to tow my off road van for extended trips outback as well as a daily drive.
Great Tow Vehicle
Bought this car second hand with 30000 kms and have put a further 20000 kms on it mostly towing a 3 tonne van, I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of towing and also the fuel economy averaging approx. 18/19 liters per 100k while towing at about 95k and about 11/12 liters per 100k whilst not towing. Rego is not cheap as it it is quite a heavy vehicle and servicing is also more expensive and previous 4wds I've owned. The vehicle is very roomy inside and very comfortable when touring. The GX which is the base model does not have carpet but stil...l very little road noise. No carpet suits us when it comes to cleaning, one draw back is the snorkel which is actually a high air intake and is not water proof when it comes to deep water crossings and also having a large snorkel head it makes a slight noise on the highway as well as being ugly. Would have given it 5 stars but for the price when new.
Great road or tow vehicle
April 2016 purchase, build 2/16.
Performance is very good - power to spare. Upgraded suspension (ARB grade 2 upgrade, $3500) excellent on and off road and increases legal GVM to 3560kg. Needed if you have a heavy tow bar weight, full fuel tanks, 2 people, luggage, etc.
Noise good - in this car you can travel 1000k and still feel refreshed. For bitumen and gravel its outstandingly comfortable. Fuel consumption OK for a big 4WD but nothing like Toyota claim - best is 12.5L/100Km at 95-100 on expressway.
But we use ours for serious off road ...
VIBRATION IN toyota 200 series AUTOMATIC
If you own a 2015 or 2016 go for a drive on a smooth road at about 103 to 105 kilometres per hour to see if your car has a vibration then let Toyota know you have a fault your not the only one with this fault. Any model with automatic in the land cruiser.
July 24th 2017 Update: Automatic Problem Vibration
This automatic 200 series has a bad vibration at about 103 kilometers. Don't go near this car. Toyota ignore the problem this is not what you expect. Talk to Melville Toyota service about this fault or if they are now not talking the RAC...Melville next door to Melville Toyota have seen this problem and can tell you about it.. They will tell you this is a fault that has been picked up on more than one occasion. Oh this will give you headaches body fatigue aches when you drive for any distance.
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