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How Do I Engage The Low Diff On My 04 Amazon
Hi Just before travelling with my 2006 Toyota land cruiser 4.2, I changed the atf with a flushing machine. I used type T IV. After driving approximately 200 kms, the gearbox started operating in a...
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...
1991 Toyota Land Cruiser Taillights Dont Turn On
Brake,license plate and taillights won't turn on. Front lights work signals work reverse lights work. I first started noticing my taillights not working when I was driving in downtown Chicago. Lig...
I Have A 2015 Land Cruiser, We Do Almost All Road. I Want Low Noise, Long ...
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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.