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Lock Out Hubs
I have a 95 Land Cruiser with full time 4 wheel drive. I found an aftermarket hub to allow the front to freewheel to improve mileage and handling. Handling was improved, but it did not want to go (fel...
Are Old 1984-1989 Land Cruisers Safe?
We are looking into purchasing an older land cruiser between the years of 1984-1989. We can't find safety rating for cars this old and are wondering how safe they are. We will have our kids in the...
How To Fix Ac On Toyota Land Cruiser 2000
My AC stopped working. When I turn it on max the compressor clutch tries to kick on twice but won't engage. I tried arctic freeze and the meter showed red/warning pressure around 600. I tried to ...
My 1996 Prado Speedometer And Odometer Suddenly Stopped Working. When The C...
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I was wondering if 2002 land cruiser doors will fit on a 1995 Land cruiser?
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Toyota Land Cruiser Overview
The Toyota Land Cruiser has a long and venerable history. Orginally designed for military use, they arrived in the U.S. for civilian consumption in 1960, making the Land Cruiser one of Toyota's oldest nameplates in this country. Originally a tough, no-nonsense truck, the Land Cruiser has grown to be a cushy luxury SUV. However, it is still Toyota's best vehicle for off-road use.
The first generation of Land Cruisers were sold for nearly 20 years. Rugged and utilitarian, they were geared towards off-roading enthusiasts, who enjoyed pushing their TLCs to the limit.
By 1980, Toyota recognized the emerging SUV market, and the Land Cruiser began to evolve into the plush SUV that it is today. Thus, the next generation of TLCs included creature comforts like air conditioning and disc brakes. At the next redesign, in 1990, the Land Cruiser was designed to appeal to the mass market, and emerged as a high-end, luxury SUV--much to the dismay of die-hard off-roaders, who thought the Land Cruiser was losing some of its original intent.
Today, the Land Cruiser is one of Toyota's most expensive vehicles, and includes all the amenities one would expect in a luxury car while still remaining a capable off-road vehicle.