Toyota Lc79 rv,any good?

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 14:03
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Hey all,
Im looking at buy a lc79rv trayback.But people are telling me there is big problems with clutchs,brake discs,motors and rust anything else i missed? Would i be better off biting the bullet ,paying out the extra 20k and buying a f250?Considering the cruiser is nearly 60k and sounds like its unreilable.Toyota going bad????
Thanks in Adv
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Reply By: chopper - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 17:51

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 17:51
i've never heard a bad word about the 78 or 79 series,

You must have been talking to a nissan or ford salesperson.
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Reply By: stevesub - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:56

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 18:56
Our Y2K 78 Series at 175,000km is still going strong without a problem. Oil on dip stick does not move between changes (10,000km intervals). Starts easy, drives well, etc. We have only done routine services since we got it 25,000km ago - spent nothing else on it except for timing belt ($300 incl labour vs $900 for parts only Freelander timing belt)

Great truck the 78 series

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Reply By: John - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 20:17

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2003 at 20:17
Sounds like bull bleep to me.
I now have a 78 series RV Troopy, (2 months old now) I get a new one every 3 years through my business. I have had a 75 series and another 78 series prior to this one and all have performed in all situations without missing a beat.

Nothing has broken or caused me a problem, my trucks tow trailors for work around 1.8 tonnes they have done the outback, crossed rivers climbed mountains and never had a problem.

I think the problem lies here with the nissan or ford or whatever fraternity.
Every vehicle will need brakes, clutch etc done at sometime nothing last's forever.
And I am sure that it will develop some rust at some point when I don't know.

Me I will be buying another in about 3 years time without hesitation. (Business permitting)

Ask yourself the obvious question, Why do almost all outback stations, farms and mines use Toyota Landcrusier's ?

If you search the posts on this site you will also find other info in this regard.

Go for it.


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Follow Up By: Stewbag - Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:12

Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003 at 20:12
thanks ppl,the story i had from a owner of a 79rv was he owned a 78 before that which had 2 clutchs 4 gearboxs and a heap of rust(the reason on of trading it on a 79 rv) all within a few years of ownership.The 78 and 79 both got clutch shutter at 8000km and warped discs not much later.hope he just had a bad run(friday built maybe?)Really like the look(and price compared to f truck)
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