What model Landcruiser am I looking for?

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Looking for a second hand 100 series Totota Landcruiser.
I don't know what exact model to look for 'on-line'.
I want live front axle, with barn rear doors but also with GXL trim.
Seems to be mixture of a 'standard' & GXL.
What would it actually be called.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 23:11

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 23:11
As far as RFA 100series landcruisers go:
1Hz Diesel is a HZJ105
1FZ-FE Petrol is a FZJ105
There were no Rigid Front Turbo diesels

GXLs didn't have barn doors.
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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 23:12

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 23:12
Good luck it's either a GXL and the trim or a standard with barn doors and the live axle. You are going to be hard pressed to find one that has both because there is no such thing. In my veiw you are better to get a late model, 100,000kls or less, manual 4.2 Turbo deisel GXL anyway they are going to kill anything else on the road especailly on fuel economy 10-11ltr to 100ks in most cases, with power & torgue to burn. Because you are not going to get that out of a standard deisel.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 00:07

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 00:07
As stated above you are really looking for something that Toyota never imported into Australia. (If they ever made it!)

The closest 100 Series I can think of is the 105 Series RV's but I seem to remember they lack the barn doors.

I went through this exercise some 3 years ago and there was then only one Landcruiser that had a live front axle, barn doors, heavy duty gearbox, factory turbo diesel, decent trim and seats and that was the 5 seater RV Troop Carrier.

Now days there is two, neither of which is a 100 series.

Look at the 76 Series Wagon as well as the 78 Series RV Troopie, there'll be absolutely no secondhand 76 Series for a 100 series price.


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Reply By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 01:19

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 01:19
You have brought up the age old problem with Landcruisers. There simply isn't the ideal (later) model Cruiser available. I would also love a Cruiser with a Live front end, factory turbo, stronger gearbox and a stronger front diff. The older 80 series factory turbo from 1995-1997 is really the ideal truck, but trying to get one for a realistic price with low(ish) k's is impossible.

I have settled on keeping the HZJ105 Poverty pack, but when the kids are old enough to climb in the back, I might just get a Troopy with the factory turbo engine and solid front end. I reckon the 76 series is still a little small in the back compared to the Troopy or Wagon. Would just love a troopy with factory turbo and an extra door to allow access to the back without the kids having to climb over the front seat passengers.

Why bother with the 76, when they could just have put a couple of extra doors on the Troopy? Seems a little silly to me.

Cheers and good luck with the decision making.


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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 05:00

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 05:00
If you are willing to do the hard yards and money is not a problem there have been a few 105's converted to the 1HDFTE engine.
Probably the best vehicle Toyota never made. LOL.
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 07:13

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 07:13
HZ105r DX is a poverty pack but with GXL Dash and cloth seats. However, it still has the 3 seats across the front.

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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:45

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:45
Just a follow up on what you might be looking for. There is a 2005 standard HZ105R on Carpoint in S.A. page 4. $33,900 with 81,000kls on the clock. It has bucket seats and what looks like GXL trim.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 19:59

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 19:59
You may have seen a dx 105....they do exist...but not many were optioned up
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Reply By: 100 Series - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:23

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 10:23
I think the one you are looking for is a HZJ105 std. There are some around with cloth trim, but you will find that these are not the same specs as a GXL.

Generally the STD, or base model ones with cloth trim are either EX police or EX defence force.
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