LC70 Land Cruiser Wagon

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 23:59
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Well....I just made the move to the darkside.

I have purchased a Cruiser GXL Wagon.

Got a fantastic deal with my Patrol Trade in, and a great changeover....dealers seem to really want to sell cars at the moment.

I could not wait any longer for the new Patrol, and just hope that the cruiser will be as reliable and faithfull as my Patrol.

I reckon when its ready in a few weeks, it will be sad to say good bye to the Patrol, but should open up many more years of great travel.

Now....wheres that ARB catalogue :-)
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Reply By: Member No 1- Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:08

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:08
do really expect us to believe you got tad more than srcap value as a trade in then...lol
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Follow Up By: LC70GXL10 - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:25

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:25
I was super happy with the deal. I had a figure, and was presently suprised.
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Reply By: Cruiser .- Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:43

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 08:43
Better change the profile name.................. something like LC70GXL10 would do.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: LC70GXL10 - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:25

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:25
Done
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Reply By: HK - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:12

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:12
Hi there
Did the same as was getting nervous with long trips in the Patrol .Got my wagon mid Feb this year.Took a while to get used to it but wouldnt swap now.Enjoy!
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Reply By: charlie brown - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:38

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:38
fantastic 4x4 you will love it
did you add the factory lockers
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Follow Up By: LC70GXL10 - Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:26

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 02:26
Sure did....front and rear factory lockers
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:50

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 17:50
Hi Patrol

In similar situation , hanging out for new car , but can't come up with one.

Which one did you get - my brochure refers to cab chassis, Workmate small wagon or troppie.

Just went with V8 troppy version up the Canning , sure has some good features like long steady torque and plenty of room to sleep inside (must for us) , however it was a lot harder on the running gear being the only car to take out tyres (skinny 7.50's still) and hard springs and different track widths seemed to really make it bounce around.
Much less comfortable than Patrol , and at end of day it delivered 14.5 lt/100km over that 2000km run compared to my petrols 18.3 , seemed hardly worth it but then my cars got 1/4 million on it and I am getting tired of waiting.

Hope yours works out for you , I will be checking out things like perhaps coil over conversion and increasing track width etc before I can consider a plunge.


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Follow Up By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:46

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 19:46
Hi Robin,
I would prefer you stayed with the Patrol, you seem to have your criticism of the Toyota Troopy down to an art form!! LOL. Cheers. Leigh
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Follow Up By: Mark Howlett - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 20:57

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 20:57
Don't forget the Prado - that cops a flogging too! All good!

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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:45

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:45
Robin,
the rear now has the same track as the front from pics I saw on ih8mud of the Toyota plant in japan. They probably just haven't got here yet.

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 08:11

Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 08:11
Sounds good Tour Boy - I will be checking out options for fixes to that car as my wife was very impressed with the setup Russ NZ had , where when it rained you could dissappear into the car as it had just enough internal room to be self-contained.
We meet other travellers as well and spent some time with them going through some of the little issues and how they turned there units into practical campers, still with significant 4wd capabiliity.
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Reply By: Mark Howlett - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:10

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 21:10
Maybe, just maybe...Nissan will do what they have done with the Navara. Keep running the old GU alongside the new Patrol and when they bring out a new fangdangled diesel, they'll drop a de-tuned version in the GU!
Hopefully they come up with a V8, not this Peugeot V6 diesel.

They could even bring back the GQ and drop a in new diesel and charge $60 thousand for it - exactly what Toyota have done with the 76!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 23:24

Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 23:24
well you put up with the renault 3l diesel , now the pogot v6 to come
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Reply By: LC70GXL10 - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 at 17:53

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 at 17:53
Picked it up this arvo....something is not quite right.

There is a noise from the bottom near the front....a dronning noice. Dont know what it is...then again I am not that technical when it comes to motors.

Rang the sales rep...he said bring it in tomorrow and they will have a look.

Feels good, but I dont recall the noise when I test drove the demo.
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