My model is ute with a service body, i use it for my electrical business and my tow horse. The vehicle as standard doesnt have as much power for towing as my v6 jeep, however all other aspects of towing are better. The 4 wheel disc brakes rear leaf springs and being manual suit my towing requirements.
I had to upgrade the suspension as over time the rear springs sagged.
I would purchase a similar model if something happened to this one.
Out of 10
Comfort-4 Turning Circle-3 Fuel Economy-2 Clutch-1 Reliability-8
Needs 6 speed gearbox
Was told by Toyota after market exhaust causes clutch to slip but just a way out of warranty I think.
Have owned 4 cab chassis’s since 1988 and apart from the reliability they have not changed much in that time.
Very disappointed, poor warranty, poor quality bearings.
Ive had the landcruiser from new, it now has 100k on it.
Problems, terrible fuel economy. 14.8l per 100km.
Poor quality suspension, sagging and squeeking.
Failed bearings, wheel, steering and i even done a rear diff.
Geared to low 2400rpm at 100kph.
Sucked dust through genuine air filter.
Poor warranty, would not cover diff because i had to replace suspension and it had 50mm lift. I think this was a dealer issue. Gowans toyota burnie. Really annoyed.
Windscreen is so straight its a rock magnet, had 2 of them.
Vehicle is very heavy and gets stuck in soft ground very easily.
Terrible steering lock. ...
Questions & Answers
Hi, the gear changes in my 2018 79 series can be a bit clunky sometimes, like the syncro is not working properly but is perfect other times - depends on revs when changing gears.
Is this normal?
G’day guys, I’ve got a single cab gxl Ute with 180,000 on the clock, I’ve found that when I reverse sometimes the cab feels like it’s jumping up and down, also when I look out the back window on bumpy roads I see movement between the cab and the tray headboard, wondering if there’s something wrong with the chassis or if anyone else has experienced this. Kinda hard to explain but hopefully you get what I mean
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|Category||Cars and Utes|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||10.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||130 L|
|Engine||8 Cylinder 4.5L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||151kW @ 3400rpm|
|Max Torque||430Nm @ 1200-3200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Ground Clearance||235 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||235 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2007|
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