200 Series V8 petrol landcruiser sales seem to be ok!.

Submitted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 19:38
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Just in our region, I've noticed a lot of the 200series landcruisers on the road , are V8 petrols. Maybe the Ten grand price difference new, does have a effect somewhere. A customer i was talking to today had just bought one, traded his six cyl, 100series in, and his only gripe was they did not have the 12v plug in the back like the old one!!.{ bloody Hell !!) Although he did mention fuel economy was about 14.5 Ltrs/ 100ks, running around, not Bad, for size of vehicle, The variable valve timing has helped these models i think, Mine does about 16ltrs/100ks 04 mod, Technology keeps things on the move, Thats for sure!!..LOL.

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 19:48

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 19:48
There are some owners of petrol 200 series on LCOOL reporting some very good economy. Even towing it's impressive.

And you're right 10K does buy a lot of petrol.

The only drawback I see is that Toyota intend to put the 5.7litre V8 out of the Lexus into the petrol Cruiser and it would be my luck that would happen the day after I bought the current model.

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 20:32

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 20:32
Hi Gone Bush

So how long has the Lexus had the 5.7L V8, and just out of curiousty, fuel economy?.



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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:07

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:07
I'd have to do research on the economy Axle, but I believe it's pretty good. The Lexus has had the 5.7 litre since day one of the new model. The 200 series in the US is only petrol and only has the 5.7 litre. The power and torque figures are good too, from memory.

When the 200 was first released Toyota implied that the petrol version would get the 5.7 litre in a year or so, well that's almost up.

The diesel versions are getting some good upgrades from the July build so I guess they must be looking at the petrol engine upgrade sometime in the next 12 months.

Google IH8MUD and you will find a US Forum for Cruisers. There should be some info on there. Even the US Toyota site should give some general info. It will be in MPG and their gallon is different to ours.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:19

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:19
The power point in the back isnt any good for running anything more than a light anyway.
Certainly not heavy enough for a fridge.




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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:27

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:27
Thanks for the Info, .....Toyo keeps some keeping up with!!...LOL.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:33

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 21:33
Axle, look at www.lcool.org.

Join up and see the wealth of Landcruiser related info.

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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 07:22

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 07:22
Axel comparison below
Engine..........Power......Torque......Econ (ADR)
LC100 4.7.....170kW......410NM......16.4 l/100km
LC200 4.7.....202kW......410NM......14.5 l/100km
LEXUS 5.7.....270kW......530NM......14.7 l/100km
LC200 4.5D...195kW......650NM......10.3 l/100km

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Follow Up By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 08:58

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 08:58
I suggested to SWMBO that I could use a new Cruiser, specially with the investment allowance compliments Uncle Kevvie, got howled down, dammit. But am allowed to turbo the GQ. That will have to do. Out here, there are new Cruisers everywhere, but a small problem, mechanics under 25 can't test drive them for after servicing them, allso, Origin and Santos have problems with under age employees driving V8's so they have a few Patrols for the children.
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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 09:05

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 09:05
".....but a small problem, mechanics under 25 can't test drive them for after servicing them..."

Problem? I would have thought that is a great reason to buy one Happy Gutz.

Might get a decent service.



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Follow Up By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 09:10

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 09:10
Haven't heard many bad service stories out here, the local Toyota dealer has too much competition.
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