15Toyota LandCruiser 70

Toyota LandCruiser 70

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15Toyota LandCruiser 70
4.0

67 reviews

PositivevsNegative
75% · 5012 · 18%

Build Quality
4.4
Value for Money
3.3
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.1
Noise Level
2.3
Braking
3.1
Acceleration / Power
3.9
Gear Shifting
3.7
Suspension
3.1
Fuel Efficiency
3.1
Handling
3.2
Interior Design
2.7
Boot Size
4.6
Comfort
2.8
Features
2.4

Reviews

67 reviews
Zoontag
ZoontagPerth, WA4 posts
  VDJ WorkMate Single-Cab

The Ducks Nuts

2012 VDJ79R done 150 000km from new, only mechanical issue was s gummed up radiator cap causing overpressure radiator has developed a slight weep.
Mainly city commute with holiday trips to remote WA areas and occasionally coastal.
All maintenance performed in the carport, greasing the hubs regularly is a pain in the [Content Removed] but it's a heavy duty reliable bearing system that's still going strong, all round a very reliable strong heavy duty 4wd. Show details
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Anishka
AnishkaSouthwest, VIC4 posts
  VDJ WorkMate Troop Carrier

Legendary troopy

It might not have all the latest tech but you don't get the legendary status over night. Show details
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Miker
MikerSouth East Queensland, QLD
  VDJ GXL Wagon
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Dasher Dave
Dasher Dave5 posts
  VDJ GXL Troop Carrier
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BBB B.
BBB B.7 posts
  VDJ GXL Wagon

Best most reliable capable uncomfortable poor brakes poor handling love it!

Used for prospecting 8years
Very capable powerful reliable tow vehicle in the bush.
Don’t buy one to drive around town, they have poor brakes poor handling and are uncomfortable, however it is the best thing ever as soon as she’s in the dirt, love it wouldn’t own anything else.
I note that there’s no rating for off road ability in this review, if there was i would give it 25stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Show details
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Graham J.
Graham J.Perth, WA
  HDJ/HZJ

Better 4wd cars out there

This car is terrible. I drive one for work daily. It’s manual which is awful. Handles like a tank. It’s 2022 not 1982. The wing mirrors stick out too far. Ride comfort is next to 0. The air con is controlled with a slider. I haven’t used a slider to control the air con in a car since 2009. Marty McFly could happily use this car to travel back to 1955 and he would blend right in. It’s that old fashioned. The interior is dull and out of date. Don’t get ripped off buying a 70 series just because of its prestige. Show details
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Shooter
ShooterPerth, WA10 posts
  VDJ GXL Double-Cab

Very solid off road workhorse

Car is regularly used for outback desert, trips to farm and city driving.
Serviced every 10,000k no problems so far at 140,000k.
13.5L/100K average.
Carries 300L diesel and 150L water for outback trips.
Running 285/75 BFG AT.
Upgraded suspension both ends including air bags. 2” lift.
Other extras: under bonnet air compressor, steel roo bar, steel tray 2x2M, underbody radiator guard, slide out under tray tool draw.
Very hard car to stop.
Handled all recreational challenges I have thrown at it.
Drives well on the HW but cruise control would be handy.
It’s the industry standard for mining exploration. Show details
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Ozybloke
OzyblokeGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC7 posts
  VDJ GX
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Curtis
Curtis2 posts
  VDJ WorkMate Wagon

Pretty good- perhaps overrated

It's my first cruiser, although my job involves maintaining them, I've seen them devolve from the 75 series. Lighter and lighter in manufacture, but the reputation and hype ensures a high price for what you get.
I enjoy working on them, mostly because for maintenance they are well thought out, Accessible and logical.
I'd have to say that the suspension is archaic, the engine is poorly laid out- lots of afterthoughts.
Drives nice enough- but very basic and not as well 'tuned' as say a discovery 1. Show details
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Hughesie
HughesieThe Mallee, VIC18 posts
  VDJ GXL Double-Cab
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Peter
PeterPeel, WA2 posts
  VDJ GXL Double-Cab

Had a 200 series 6 speed auto fitted

Since haven the auto fitted this vehicle it has turn into a dream to drive on road around town-highway uses and really going bush. Has dropped the fuel consumption considerably with the rpm down by 900 and not knowing why autos are not an option. We use the vehicle for touring-camping (not towing) around the out back coving 30kms a year and serviced by Toyota every 10kms. At this point there has not been any small and major problems it as I like to carry out preventive maintenance. Show details
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Dave
DavePerth, WA5 posts
  VDJ WorkMate Single-Cab

Toughest 4x4 on earth, goes anywhere, insanely reliable

I bought this with 200,000km on it, I have had it for 9 years and it now has 412,000km on the original engine! This is by far the best 4x4 I have ever owned and the price of these vehicles is totally worth it, no other 4x4 comes close to the durability of the VDJ79. My mechanic showed me a comparison of suspension components from Hilux compared to my 70 series, the difference in strength is chalk and cheese. I have done basic services most of the time, this ute just goes and goes. The best thing about the VDJ 70 series is that they hold their value like no other vehicle... you can do 100,000-200,000 km and it might devalue $10k or less. Unreal. Show details
Mkelly
MkellySouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  VDJ GX

Not happy with what Toyota have left out

I’ve akways owned a cruiser Ute and do just bought my new one , the cost is extortion but can’t being myself to drive anything else. Upon arrival I found they’re no longer three seater, oh well I’ll just get rid of one of my kids . Dual tanks ? Not anymore thanks fir telling me . Tyres that come as standard I wouldn’t drive through a puddle you’d get bogged , they only last 35k anyway , the rear wheel with is still 40mm smaller than the front making a three point turn a five pointer , comin Toyota it been 12 years this shape get ur crap together, next time I’ll wear a dress to the dealership cause I like to look pretty when I get screwed Show details
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Keith
KeithHunter Region, NSW24 posts
  Verified VDJ GXL Wagon
Nika
NikaCairns7 posts
  Verified VDJ GXL Wagon

Having driven a huge bunch of cars I've chosen the best one

I used to have only good cars in my disposal. It was Mercedes-Benz and Toyota.

I cannot say that G class Mercedes-Benz worse than Toyota VDJ76, but.... when it comes to money , I wanna say: 'yes, Toyota is a winner'. Landcruiser VDJ 76 is the same reliable, well-done and awesome 4x4 car but in 3 times cheapper. Regarding other brands... I prefer not to say, don't want to offend other car owners. I know that for someone LC is not not cheap as well, but when we talk about a good car we must be honest and clear.

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Questions & Answers

Land Cruiser Lover
Land Cruiser Lover · LandCruiser 70

I was wondering, not about the car but the accessories. There are some many options but I've limited them down and that left me with a few. I might get Toyota Genuine, ARB or Ironman. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of them and which you would recommend for the Toyota Land Cruiser 70. Thanks Guys!

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Thanks!

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abduljelil7797
abduljelil7797 · LandCruiser 70

3rd and 4th gear not engaged. Any ideas?

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Ash
Ash · LandCruiser 70 VDJ (2007-2024)

I have a 2007 vdj76. Unfortunately someone broke in so need to replace passenger door lock.
Only have 1 key. It seems cheaper to replace all locks including ignition than to get a passenger lock rekeyed and hVing another main key cut.
I have been advised my key has a transponding chip.
I didn't think the 70series before 2010 had the transponding chip?

If anyone in the know can confirm or correct me.
Thanks

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CategoryCars and Large / 7 Seater SUVsCars and UtesCars and UtesCars and Utes
Starting Price $73,645$80,528$74,581$76,408
TransmissionManualManualManualManual
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselDieselDiesel
Wheels16" Alloy16" Alloy16" Steel16" Steel
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption10.7 L/100km10.7 L/100km10.7 L/100km10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 130 L130 L130 L130 L
Engine8 Cylinder 4.5L Turbo Diesel8 Cylinder 4.5L Turbo Diesel8 Cylinder 4.5L Turbo Diesel8 Cylinder 4.5L Turbo Diesel
Engine Code1VD-FTV1VD-FTV1VD-FTV1VD-FTV
Max Power151kW @ 3400rpm151kW @ 3400rpm151kW @ 3400rpm151kW @ 3400rpm
Max Torque430Nm @ 1200-3200rpm430Nm @ 1200-3200rpm430Nm @ 1200-3200rpm430Nm @ 1200-3200rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,500 kg3,500 kg3,500 kg3,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Ground Clearance235 mm235 mm235 mm235 mm
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Dimensions
Ground Clearance235 mm235 mm235 mm235 mm
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