1987 Toyota Land Cruiser User Reviews

1987 Toyota Land Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"comfortable car" 2 reviews
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Michael writes:
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5

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I own a nearly stock 1987 Land Cruiser FJ60.  The original 2F has 137,000 miles, and runs like the day she was new.  Originally my father-in-law's, he purchased it new in 1986.  Since, it has had an AC recharge, carb rebuild, and a radiator/thermostat/water pump replacement.  It is a roomy, beautiful SUV (wagon) vehicle that is build like an old-school 4x4.
The 2F is a low horsepower/high torque engine that makes all of its power under 3000 rpm.  This is great for off road, and makes the engines last FOREVER!  It is not unusual to see 2F's with 380,000-400,000 miles and still going strong.
Off road, the 4 Low is a monster.  At something like 3.73-1  ratio transfer, if you can get a tire on it, you can climb it with no issues.  Unlike V6 and V8 4x4's, you NEVER slip and spin tires, so I have never been stuck.  

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The North American 4 speed leaves a little to be desired.  Fuel economy at interstate speeds is terrible as the transmission just runs out of gears.  You can feel this low geared monster fighting you at 60 mph.  In 4th gear at or around 3000 rpm, I only average about 12.5-13.5 mpg.  I feel an upgrade to the Export H55 5 speed transmission would help.  Also, the power steering is the weak link.  My truck has a persistent leak that has been addressed a dozen times to no avail.  This weak power steering system leads to a lot of drifting at highway speeds, ESPECIALLY in windy conditions!!!

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One Of The Greatest 4x4's Ever Made! — There are only two types of people: Those who love Toyota Land Cruisers, and those who have never owned one! Hands down this 4x4 is in a class of it's own: a real utility vehicle! Not a fast truck, but off road it's a monster. Other than tires and a new after-market radiator, my truck is 100% stock. You just go..... slowly, but surely. Incredible vehicle, kinda like driving a 6X6 Army cargo truck in low.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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PoopyLips writes:
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5

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Bad mother off-road.  Can 4x4 in the comfort if AC.

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With 31" tires, a scary mother on-road!

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I'll Never Sell My Fj60 — That's right! . I realize the 2F engine leaves a lot to be desired, but it goes. It goes without oil. It goes without water. It goes without a thermostat, or without a fan. Unfortunately, like a MiG fighter jet, it doesnt go without petrol. Lots and lots of petrol!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Aiden writes:
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the truck like looks and the sound of the diesel

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100hp flat down hill

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A True Aussie Ledgend — the engine is almost certaily one of the best engines in the world...the 4.0l 2H diesel. just had some body work done due to old age, so it looks very tidy now and the fact that its is very reliable and simple appleals to me

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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R. Bradley writes:
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Great when off the road

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Crap when on the road

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Gas-guzzling Tank — its great when you go driving off-road, but on-road handling is crap, the steering goes all over the place, its extremely slow and it's extremely heavy. but the manual 4WD is nice as are the manual wheel locks

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Gerald writes:
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Ultra strong and if you get stuck somewhere only a Unimog or a tractor will get you out

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Nothing

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The Best 4x4 Ever — Was a 3,4 TD those can climb trees. These vehicle are 100% of the Dakar assistance...so no need to say more!.......I am still missing it....

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Marty writes:
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It just keeps going.....

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the price of diesel........

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My Landcruiser — 87 HJ61 Sahara, 12HT best engine Toyota ever made. Not the fastest 4x4, but very good economy, great torque and fantastic reliability. Dual airconditioning, 5 speed, with personal modifications: rear disc brakes, front axle widening kit, upgraded front brakes, 80 series 16x8 rims with 285x75x15 BFG AT's. RS 9000X adjustable shocks all round, airbags on the rear springs.

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