Extremely high quality - best car I have owned.
Use the 200 for commuting, family transport & towing a 3700KG boat. (I had a second stage mfg increase the BTC to 4T). The vehicle is more solid than anything else I have seen designed & built today. Comfortable for long trips, large car that is easy to handle. I will have a very hard time letting go of this one when the time comes.
Purchased in April 2017.
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King of the Road
Look I love my Landcruiser Sahara 200series as a car, BUT, as a caravan tow vehicle it leaves a lot to be desired. At this time there is a lot of talk regarding tow weights of vehicles and caravans, eg. Landcruiser kerb weight 2680kg (with 10lts of fuel) GVM 3350kg (Max weight fully loaded).
This is a 7 seater vehicle with a tow capacity of 3500kg and static ball weight of 350kg these are the facts.
Hello Toyota ....... 7 average persons at 75kg = 525kg, a full tank of fuel 135lts at .83kg /lt = 112.05kg, a genuine toyota alloy bull bar 85kg,...
This is a really comfortable 4wd to drive around. Lots of really good things about it. Some frustrations with the navigation unit being poor, as is toyota form it seems, and some of the alarms and bells can't be turned off, which is annoying. Good long distance tourer. Second major issue is the payload capacity. Toyota need to look at this and address it. Considering so many buy the car as a tourer, tow vehicle, the 650kg capacity is no-where near enough.
Power and the glory
Had my 2013 Sahara since new, 100,000km of trouble free luxury and hauling tools for work. A great machine to cover large distances easily and comfortably. Economical diesel albeit a twin turbo V8 powerhouse. Love the chiller box and dvd for children in the rear. Plenty of room for the larger framed folk! Reliability is first class.
I have just purchased my new cruiser does the 200 series Sahara have Speed Alert and if so how do i set it.
I have tried looking in the operations manual but can not find any thing. Also the voice recognition in not good at all it is really bad.
Nice car but transmission not the best.
Really like the Sahara. Fridge is good, nice comfy seats, seat warmers are nice and warm. Transmission hunts gears too much and dropping in to 6th over 110 is just crazy. Why don’t Toyota fix this? Needs transmission software change. Silky smooth engine. No rattles. High beam should be HID. Overall very happy with purchase.
For flagship model I expected much more
I recently took delivery of my new Sahara supposed to be best in class. Firstly the 850 pages of drivers hand book and infotainment system was shocking.
How is the layman supposed to understand this. The issue is that the handbooks cover many different regions and derivatives.
I'm time poor so asked Toyota Customer experience to let me know what exactly is fitted to my vehicle. I have sent them an email detailing specific answers from information contained in the handbooks. So far there is no response on my issues all relating to is this f...itted to my vehicle. After a week I had to place a call to see how things were progressing. to those who are reading I was just asking TMCA to let me know what is on the car in terms of specification they do not know! Now having toured the Toyota factory in Vic and seen the assembly process which was very impressive, the manufacturing line know exactly what was fitted, even building left hand drive and right hand drive vehicles on the same line. So far I have not received any answer from Toyota on the build specification. this is worrying the dealer cannot confirm now the importers cannot confirm either.
such a nice car to drive, you forget you are in a large 4wd. Then when we get off road the performance is still all there. We have multiple heavy trailers to tow and the twin turbo v8 just eats it up! Interior wise it has all the bells and whistles and is super comfy for our family of 6. The only thing I would recommend to people with small kids is, dont let them kick the TV's! Ours cracked one and the quote from repair at toyota was over 5k!
What a rippa
What a great four wheel drive the Twin Turbo Diesel is. Absolutely quiet inside at what ever speed, and it should be considering the price. A premium luxury vehicle. When it comes to towing it has all the grunt with 650nm just off idle at 1600 rpm. It has heaps more torque than many competitors out there as they boast towing 3.5 tonne but only have about 420nm. You decide if you want a sluggish vehicle holding traffic up....then go and buy the likes of a Mazda BT50, Volkswagon Amorok, Mitsubishi Sport, Toyota Prado, Toyota Hilux.
If you have th...
Purchased in November 2015 for $120,000.00.
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Love the power
The main reason for buying this car was to tow our 24ft 3t caravan and transport 4 grandchildren on holidays. I love driving this car, performance, power, handling and noise are all good especially for a car this size especially when towing. Fuel consumption is around 12.5 L/100K around the city, 10.5 country and 20 towing, give or take 2 Liters.
On the down side I havent been totally impressed with quality of ride on gravel roads and the performace of the transmission torque convertor lock up at highway speed, resulting in the purchase...
Purchased in September 2013 for $115,000.00.
Super easy to drive and from inside very quiet and smooth
Would like more cubby holes to stash those necessary bits and pieces
Totally reliable, but it is almost new so should be. Running costs acceptable uses a little extra fuel when towing a caravan. Very pleased with the overall performance of this car I am sure this one will give us the same amazing service that all out past ones have.
What a great vehicle
Fitted a Tunit and just drove over 100 kms on cruise control and average 7.7 liters per 100 kms. Around town average 12l
Drives as if sitting in a comfortable armchair
Has so many driving aids that it practically drives itself
I loved my 80 series and 100 series but I don't miss them after driving the new one
Cannot fault it.
Love it! Sahara forever!
Very comfy ride (Just like a air suspension S class Merc) Power for this car should be measured in Elephant power, not horse power coz it pulls like an elephant. Gives me 9-11l per 100 on the highway and 12-16l/100 in the city. Have had it for 15 months and no issues with DPF or vibrations that others mentioned of for the older models upto the 2015 models.
The 4 cameras makes driving and parking the vehicle in tight spots a breeze! The Cooler/Fridge holds about 12 cans of 300ml drink cans. My kids love the 2 screens in the back (have a PS4...connected to it :D) Sound system is not bad (non JBL version). But I have upgraded the speakers to the Focal's direct swap Toyota integration series and now it sounds even better. Wish the disk player could handle BlueRay as well as the cheaper Prado's have the option, but not a deal breaker. Service only costs $220 (capped price for the first 3 years) at the Toyota dealer. Cant think of anything bad to say about it really.. Oh, i wish it had the ride height control that the lexus model has, coz that'd make climbing into the cabin for shorter and older individuals a pleasant experience :)
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GPS is disappointing
Picked up car last Tues and went for a quick run around Southern WA, great car to drive but very disappointed in the factory GPS. Maps don't show a lot of the streets, etc. in country towns, even minor sealed roads in country areas are not shown, Routes and Points of interest on GPS cannot be accessed whilst vehicle is moving, causing a lot of grief for my navigator, hence i had to stop every time she wanted to make changes, etc. No visual display on current speed limits or other info. Now looking for a 3rd party system that will work, shouldn't have to do this on a vehicle that is close to $120k. Also can't access the music that's on my mobile phone, both my Jeep and Mazda win hands down in this and GPS.
LandCruiser Sahara 200 series
Purchased this 4WD as a tow wagon for an Off Road Caravan. Also has to serve as a weekend adventure picnic transport and week day commuter. Pulls the 3T van at the legal speed (100KPH) on highways with no problem. Very comfortable, all the whistles and bells. Just cruises along. When things get off road and interesting again just pick a line and ease along. Broken tracks, ruts, uphill, mud, rocky down hill just pick a mode and ease on. Fraser Island or Stockton beach sand just bog out the tyres and float on top. More than enough power with quie...t comfort and confidence about getting back again. Only problem is having to go to work. Did have one problem. Fuel pump diaphram had a pin hole and drained out each night. Took a while to pin it down. But Toyota did not stop until the source was found and fixed. So yes I would recommend an LC200 to anyone who wants to take a drive and be sure of getting home again.
Perfect vehicle - pure luxury
Bought a 2016 Sahara twin turbo diesel. By far the most superior Landcruiser we have owned. Exceptionally comfortable on long trips. Very happy with the power and performance on road and off road. Touch screen is easy to navigate. Warns you of school zones/ red light cameras etc. Highly recommend this vehicle. Pure luxury.
2016 Sahara Vibration
I purchased my Sahara in February 2016 at the first service I complained about a vibration at 100 klm speed on the freeway with a slight incline the dealer told me to drive the vehicle till the next service and hopefully it will disappear. By the time 10,000 klm service came around the vibration had been getting worse just after that service 8 injectors and a carbon canister were replaced with out any improvement the vehicle was rebooked to have the Toyota experts look at the car. After that investigation Toyota specialists admitted there was a...problem but did not have a fix for it they thought if might be a software problem and that Japan would have to solve this issue. In the meantime I thought I would go on a short Holiday with my Caravan (Toyota specialists said it would be okay to tow with ) after driving 2Hrs I got out of my car both my Wife and I could hardly walk because the vibration was so bad. After returning I Phoned the dealer to see what progress had been made (nothing still waiting from Toyota) so made a complaint to Toyota customer care by phone and in Writing two weeks on no reply I was told that they would investigate and get back to me within three days. So I made them a complaint to the dealer Principal and within three days I was asked to bring the vehicle in to have a software upgrade done on arrival I was told that the vehicle was having a toque converter replaced so that is being Replaced as I write this. In closing I don't think even the so called expert no what the problem is (software to a mechanical part. Steve
I have a 2016 Sahara and my old iPhone 6 use to connect perfectly and incoming text messages would pop up on my screen but now have the iPhone 6 Plus and my text messages won't show up on the screen like it use to. I don't have message settings on the screen (can't remember if it previously did)
2016 Sahara - somewhat disappointed
June 2016: Seats not overly comfortable and vehicle bit noisier than expected. Doesn't compare favourably with previous Prado Grande. Radar cruise control (with no lead vehicle) does not behave the same as normal cruise control even though Toyota says it does! Missing some great suspension options available on Prado - overall disappointing.
October 2016: update 10,000 km later, with 3,000 of those pulling a nearly-3 tonne caravan.
OK, I brought it to tow the caravan and it does that very, very well. Masses of torque and power and gets a whole h...
Purchased in June 2016 for $119,500.00.
I found fuel usage of my 2008 Sahara around 12L/100km. That's with BFG types, ARB bull bar, Longrange tank and drawers, 3 inch exhaust.
I would expect the new model to be be better. I'd be interested to hear from others. The new model has a .5 improvement on fuel.
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