What a fantastic beast. Tows like you would not believe. Leaves everything else in the rear vision. Mirror.
Have the current 200 series GXL. Expensive but worth every cent. Tows our 2.8 ton van with ease. Have not had any problems or warranty claims in 4 years and over 60,000 kilometres. It is a dream to drive and perfect in comfort and performance. We hummed and harred about the cost but they hold their resale value better than anything else in the market.
Purchased in November 2015 at Bega Valley Motors.
Best landcruiser ever
Ive owned a 40, 45, 55, 60, 75, 80, 100 and now a 200 series. Every model was legendary and every model was better than the one before it. They arent cheap but they outlast the rest. Great tow car, awesome offroad.
Purchased in June 2015 at Motorama Toyota for $82,000.00.
You really pay for what you get with these cars. Fairly expensive so you get the best possible ride with it. Very comfortable even with standard suspension. Great car straight of the factory floor.
Purchased in October 2017.
New Batteries - No navigation
We recently replaced our batteries in our Landcruiser, and now the factory fitted navigation system is not picking up GPS signal, and has gone to a default map of Canberra. Is there a anyway that we can fix this ourselves, or is this a trip to our local dealer?
Thanks in advance, Tania
Happy So Far
We've had our LandCruiser 200 series since June, and don't think we'll ever turn back. Has a spacious interior, fits 3 car seats along the middle row nicely, drives well a perfect family car from school runs to off-roading. Has only been taken for one service (which was complimentary) the local dealer offers a complimentary detail along with the service. The dealer was extremely busy on the day our car was booked in - so could not complete the detail - although offered for us to bring the vehicle back at a later date for the detail.
The car is a great drive and tows well, the kids have grown up now so its the cook and I, you could argue its an overstated vehicle for two people which it is but is bought for towing and long trips into central and western Queensland etc
I am a little disappointed in the lack of features for the driver: reversing sensor, fuel management, retracting mirrors etc. all of this was standard with my previous Prado GXL
considering the significant cost its disappointing, I wish I had of bought the VX
never the less a great vehicle.
The dealer is excellent to deal with and would recommend talking to them before purchasing elsewhere.
Good car except for a very annoying vibration from 1800 to 2100 rpm through steering wheel, feels li
Beautiful comfy & quiet car for touring & towing, plenty of grunt when towing our 3 ton caravan with reasonable economy (14 to 17 LP 100 kl ).
Interior is plane but functional, comfy seating for long distances , very quiet interior with very little road noise. GPS rather difficult to negotiate as is the radio especially when driving as the screen is too small as are the icons on the screen.
The steering tends to wander slightly so driver has to concentrate more to keep car on track.
This is my 3rd Landcruiser & reliability has been good ( I ...
Awsome driving experience, quiter than I thought, great steering, excellent on and off road, plenty of space inside, there is nothing to dislike about the interior, easy to clean, and very comfortable for the whole family, it fits everything we need for everyday life or when we go for trips and very affordable running costs, i wish I bought it earlier.
New toyota 200 series under warranty with a painting claim defect denied
I bought a new Toyota 200 Series on the 4-8-15 under Warranty with a painting spot defect with a rusty colour appearing stronger and stronger on the back left passenger door.
After lodging several complaints to the Dealer and Toyota Australia, they denied finally any responsibilities despite the statements made by 2 Panel Repairers that the rusty defect was due partly duting the manufacturing process and transport of the car from Japan.
After 3 months of procastination and blaming games between the Dealer, Toyota Australia and myself,...I lodged a complanit with ACCC. It seems that Warranty in the Motor Car Industry is useless but customers are getting squeezed once more financilally to pay for the irresponsibilies of the Dealer or/and the Manufacturer. May 6th 2018 Update: Painting defects Toyota Landcruiser 200 model GXL build in 2016-17 has dropped considerably in standards considering that you pay over $85,000 for a new one. Painting defects due to thinless of the paint done by robots are really a serious problem if you reside in QLD and travel around the country when the car faces daily dust, rain, humidity, sun heat etc...When you wash the car afterwards the paint comes off showing the undercoat. You don't get any help from the Dealer or Toyota Guest Experience as they blame always the defects on the buyer or consumer. And, complaining to the ACCC is a waste of time as they do not appear the enforve consumer regulation in anyway.
vibration felt through steering wheel,floor pan
Very disappointed with toyota's response about vibration through steering wheel at aprox 2000 rpm. I excepted no trip computer,even though standard feature in the corolla!!!. (I assumed it had a trip computer for $100,000)The 200 series are roomy,drive reasonbly well,but this vibration is so irritating.The dealer was no help,complained to toyota australia said its chararistics of this vehicle I do remember the demo having no vibration so to reassure myself I wasn't mistaken I went to test drive another vehicle at another dealer, did not have the vibration like ours!!, NOT HAPPY so if its chararistics of this type of vehicle why don't they all do it?????
We love this car.. It is just perfect for a family and looking after it is definitely not as expensive as some of the other cars. We enjoy the family road trips as there is enough room to be comfortable for long drives. Highly recommend Toyota and definitely worth the test drive.
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I love my LANDCRUISER!
I purchased the GXL in 2016 and I am extremely happy with it. A very spacious and comfortable vehicle. With 2 people aboard and basic luggage we have, on a trip to Sydney(from Melbourne) and return we averaged 9.5LPHk. On that occasion we travelled on the Hume highway, sitting on the speed limit the whole time. With the 110KPH limit it allowed us to attain 6 gear which drops the RPM down about 300RPM. It does not seem much, but on a V8 it adds up. That trip was purely highway, both ways. No suburbs etc.
Generally around town economy is in the...
Trustworthy comfortable transport
We sold our near New XC 90 Volvo to purchase our 2nd hand 2008 Prado so we could travel around Australia, we were going to sell it after twelve months travel and purchase another Volvo, we are so happy wit comfort and reliability of this vehicle that we will be updating to a new one when we return. The Prado we purchased had 240000 K.s on the clock and still runs like new
Very average for the money.
The vehicle lacks Carrying capacity without a GVM upgrade load capacity is limited to approx 560kg depending on the weighbridge ticket for the vehicle in an unladen state with all fluids and a full tank of fuel, known as the kerb weight. The kerb weight nominally claimed by Toyota is 2,740kg accross the entire range. Which of course is an impossibility. for instance the GXL has no KDSS suspension or sun roof etc. which should make it considerably lighter than the VX or Sahara models. My vehicle has a kerb weight of 2,790kg with full tank of fue...l, NOT 2740kg. The standard GVM for all vehicles in the range is 3,300kg: GVM minus the Kerb weight gives us the load carrying capacity 3,300kg - 2,790kg = 510kg or using Toyota's figures 3,300kg - 2,740kg = 560kg. The 200 series Landcruiser GXL is sold as an 8 seat Station wagon, so using the standard person weight of 75kg X 8 = 600kg. You are now illegal. (over weight by 40kg) that is based on their figures, NOTE NO luggage has been addded to the vehicle. My vehicle carrying capacity 3,300kg - 2,790kg = 510kg our 8 passengers at 75kg ea = 600kg I would be 90kg overloaded. I had the vehicles GVM upgraded prior to registration at a cost of approx $2,800. I have approached Toyota Australia with this issue asking the question, under Australian consumer law is the item fit for purpose? Without the GVM upgrade I would say not. Second request was for a refund of the cost to make the vehicle fit for purpose? The reply says the vehicle fully conforms to its intent and was compliant to the Australian Design Rules (ADR) at time of manufacture. they did not address the issue of fit for purpose and of course declined to provide any financial assistance. I guess it is a case for Consumer affairs to rule on. Meanwhile I imagine that most people using these vehicles foe towing and family camping would be seriously overloaded. In the case of an accident you would be uninsured. There are other serious safety issues with the GXL model such as the removal of any steering wheel controls for the touch screen radio phone connect , disconnect etc.
All Landcruiser are at the top of the 4WD crew. Tows the dual axle boat trailer like its not there. I can not find much to fault on the vehicle at all. It drives better at 110 to 120 then it does at 100 km. The auto gearbox setting are not right or locked up till at least 110. Also slight steering noise at idle.
Ok 2 years have gone by. I love this car. After 10 thousand kms it has settled in nicely. In the bush or on the freeway it drives spot on.
Purchased in January 2016 for $110,000.00.
Prado 2016 GPS
Picked up brand new Prado in December 2016 being a 10/16 build but so disappointed with GPS. Travelling along the Pacific Highway thru the Kempsy by pass the GPS cancel s the route as it is not on the map. You have to reset your route most GPS systems just keep recalulating till it picks up a road. Doesnt have the road speeds displayed on screen either. It often tells you to turn when there is no road and never ever had a road. Very disappointing by Toyota and absolutely no help from Toyota to amend the issues. Shame on you, Toyota
Beware poor quality control
I bought a new current model Landcruiser 200 series in late 2016. Within 6 months, the vehicle has extensive rust underneath, due to inadequate paint finish on the underbody of the vehicle. The factory paint job underneath was totally inadequate, and Toyota and the dealer refused to accept responsibility. They said the vehicle had been taken off-road. I thought that was the idea of buying a 4WD. The vehicle has not been in harsh conditions, merely driven on dirt roads and one visit to the beach, driving on dry sand. Very disappointed with the factory quality control and the company's response.
Purchased landcruiser primarily for its towing and safety capabilities. This is our fourth landcruiser and we have always found them reliable and felt safe driving them and comfortable at the same time. The interior is spacious and the driver and passengers have plenty of room with regards to comfort. Although the dashboard is well laid out we feel that the hands free phone controls should be more easily accessed while driving ei oln the steering wheel. For the size of the vehicle and the motor the economy is good.
needs more thought
love the car in every way except for the lack of room for anything such as uhf radios, and storage space to store gear such as recovery gear, so I had to go buy a drawn system and fit that into the back of th car, also the power or cigarete socket in the rear of the car uses too light a guage wiring!
Room for improvement
Bad points,- Gps/entertainment system is hopeless! . My little 10 year old garmin outperforms it. There is no steering wheel controls(even my wifes corola has them). The vehicle has built in tow bar but does not come with wiring harness which means the rear side panels and rear seats have to be removed to fit.(Surely it is legally required in all countries to have trailer lights on all trailers, and surely it is more cost effective to be done during the assembly process. There is a problem with the new injectors. The back of the vehicle contin...ually had deposits of soot on the back door, also suffered smoking problems.Dealer had to change injectors after carrying out tests required by Toyota. This all happened soon after first service, (This is not an isolated case , my sons vehicle had problems when driving home from dealer after purchase, also had injectors replaced). Vehicle suffered major dust problems when driven offroad. ( so bad i could not read dash, dust was throughout vehicle ,,dealer adjusted doors, have not tested since.) GXL dash instrumentation is lacking badly even compared to the lower grade corola . Good points- powerfull, best tow vehicle available, comfortable, good fuel economy (10.2 L/100k distance highway driving, 18.2 L/100 towing 20ft van. Fantastic headlights, brakes, handling and offroad ability.
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I don't have rear guidelines displayed on my reverse camera how to I set them up Help required
have 2012 gxl 200s .have had a black sooty smear over rear tail gate from new.gets worse after towing van.traveled 165,000km .have been told toyota had a bad batch of injectors.has any body had the same fault.
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