LC 70 sitting in the yards

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 21:17
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An observation from a disinterested observer.

How come there are so many brand new 70 toys sitting in dealer yards?

Three dealers in nerby towns each have 15 plus vehicles, (one has 22) where they would have had 2 to 3 78 series. (I'm talking small country town dealers here)

Is this because there is such demand that you have have to have 10 identical white cab chasis vehicles ready on any one day or is it that people are having a good think about the value represented by 70 LC?
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Reply By: Stu050 - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 21:28

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 21:28
maybe they have been purchased and are awaiting fitment of accessories before delivery?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 21:35

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 21:35
I still have only seen 1 on the road! that was driven by some old fart of about 75yrs old.. I think possibly hype and expectation may have hit dealers a bit.... Good for buyers - wait a few mths while they sit in the yards not selling at the top bux, and save thousands.
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:01

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:01
When you getting yours Truckie???...lol
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:03

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:03
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:41

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:41
Hmmmmm Truckster, like ya Pistol, I see you ain't tried it out yet , before you do give it a test lend it to Borgy,

The Redneck
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 01:40

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 01:40
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Seems that ....other person got right mad , bugger when some can't accept a joke or see a bit of comedy, they want to take things so seriously , I used the gun in a few emails to friends , it's a blo-ody beaut ///
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 10:26

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 10:26
Hey Doug , i dont understand why your still carrying on about it , as i said b4 i didnt take any offence to what you originally replied , it was just the last part of your comment where you told me where to go , as far as im concerned mate you were the one that couldnt take the joke ...anyway im not going to carry on about sh ite all so you have a good day and dont forget to take your pills ........Cheers .......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:12

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:12
If your a disinterested observer why are you showing such an interest.....Lmao
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:15

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 22:15
As I posted the other day Britz have already turn some into campers.

Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 11:20

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 11:20
Yepp they are quick arent they...saw a Brizt camper Sunday and nearly cracked my jaw on the pavement.....not nice to see a new truck like that already butchered and beeing driven around buy another UK tourist hahah!!

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Reply By: Blaze - Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 23:03

Sunday, May 13, 2007 at 23:03
Maybe the fact that the only competition in the traytop market will be the 3ltr Nissan they are expecting sales increases
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Reply By: fisho64 - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 01:36

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 01:36
we have a fairly major country dealer here, and there is only one V8 ute in his compound and none on the yard at all. But then this is WA, and I have seen a few on the road here, though only utes.

With the way things are here at the moment Aus will end up like Japan and NZ.
We'll ship our secondhand cars with "50,000k's on the clock" over east so that the poorer parts of the country wont need to drive around in Kingswoods, 120Y's and P76's any longer!! :-)
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Follow Up By: GoneTroppo Member (FNQ) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 07:30

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 07:30
Great idea, we'll hang onto 'em for you and ship them back with with 300,000k's on the clock which should coincide nicely with the next resources bust.

That way the west won't all have to go back to catching the bus :-)))))
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 07:34

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 07:34
Troppo,
Maybe getting ready for the usual end of financial year buy up. Have seen it before and is fairly common at this time of year.
alastair
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Follow Up By: murranji3 - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 08:10

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 08:10
Local dealers in Western Victoria cannot get LC 70 GX or GXL for 2 to 3 months and are extremely irritated by this
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 08:55

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 08:55
We've had ours for one week but waited since Jan - we bought from a country dealership which is big in a number of Queensland towns. They got 50 of the 80 that came into Queensland. A few weeks ago we were in Dalby picking up water tanks (longer wait on them than the ute) and we saw all the utes in the dealership workshop waiting to get their bits and pieces. Simple things like a/c, trays blah blah. Our ute was there but it took another 4 weeks until we got it.
The dealer last week told us their Principal told them to stop selling the new ones because there aren't anymore and Toyota hasn't started to manufacture the next lot due out in November yet! When we ordered in January we were 26 on the list of 50. Most of this 50 went into western Queensland, although one went to Victoria that I know of.
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Reply By: Member - Barry M (NSW) - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 16:29

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 16:29
No new 70 LC around here, a couple in dealers yards. I dont think Tojo would be
panicing just yet judging by the 100% monopoly these vehicles have in the outback
as witnessed on our recent trip. Every mining co, cow cocky, roo shooter, ringer,
tourist operater, Britz & other renters, etc etc use them exclusively. Must have
something going for them besides the dealer backup.....oldbaz.
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Reply By: Member - Rossco td105 - Monday, May 14, 2007 at 21:49

Monday, May 14, 2007 at 21:49
Maybe not as good as we all hoped?

Wife and I test drove one when they were first at dealers (talking the wagon here) and were left a bit disappointed with the vehicle we could get for the money. The engine is the best part, has pretty good power and plenty of torque, but doesn't leave me wanting to change my set-up. We'll compare reliability in 10years when, as a few would suggest, mine has destroyed itself.

We took a tape measure and compared with last two vehicles we have had. Has smaller luggage capacity than our 105, but has leaf springs to enable more load capacity? Is quite spartan inside (and we drive a 105!), requires air con as it isn't standard, and have to option with lockers (I guess would have to do so anyway, so no big one). The issue of varied track widths front to rear, as mentioned by a few, can be addressed, plenty of space under rear guards with factory size wheels, but is probably illegal. Alternator in less than ideal position, an issue for the driving we do, but probably not for a lot of people and finally a 90 litre tank capacity, we get around 1000km from 145litres in ours, and have to be really careful when planning fuel stops.

I'm guessing they might not be leaving the car yards as quickly as Mr Toyota San would have been hoping. The troopies and tray backs seem like a better option at the moment (just not suited to our needs.)

These are mearly my thoughts,

Rossco.
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Reply By: GU3.0 - Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 21:37

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 21:37
I signed up for a GXL ute last week, delivery date has been given as 15th of July. They are selling these utes better then expected. Apparently they produced a stack of workmates and not many GXL's, problem is the GXL's have been selling like hotcakes!
Cheers
Andrew
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