Landcruiser VDJ79R & HDJ79R availability

Submitted: Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 20:41
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I'm considering up grading my HZJ75R Landcruiser and have been looking for 2 months now. Nothing locally so have been looking on the net.Very surprised at the price of hdj79 or the very little price difference between the 6 and 8. I am aware that the hdj is a sort after vehicle but good ones are very pricey if you can get hold of one, when advertised they don't seem to last long. Probably being too particular but reluctant to get ex-mine, ex-gov. and have given up on private because nothing local. I am located at the bottom of S.A. Wondering what other people have decided on and why? Used for work and needing to tow horse float and small tandem cattle trailer. At the moment am considering the vdj79 over the hdj79 mainly because there seems to be more available. Thanks Phil V

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 21:08

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 21:08
Gday Phil,
Not sure where the bottom of SA is...?Port Lincoln, Victor Hbr, Mt Gambier?

Looking at the SA Govt auctions, there's been only one HDJ79R come through in the past 8 weeks and it went for $45,100 with 85,000k on the clock. I bought mine for $41,000 seven years ago with 70,000k on the clock!

People have heard too many stories about the VDJ79R and I'd guess its the oil consumption and common rail injector problems that concern people most. But Toyota have been beavering away at fixing those issues - they changed the piston design (?Sept 2008), so If it were me, I'd either buy a brand new VDJ79R and assume/hope that Toyota have it sorted after 4 years on the market or keep looking for a HDJ79R.

There's an interesting link about what Toyota have done re the oil consumption problem: LINK.

In the meantime, I'll hang onto my HDJ79!
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Follow Up By: Phil V (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 20:43

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 20:43
Thanks for your reply Phil. I live just north of Mt. Gambier. Both of these vehicles are as rare as hen's teeth down this way and I have not been able to see one let alone take one for a test drive. Nearest VDJ79R to me is in Adelaide/Melbourne same with HDJ79R. Carsales web site low kms HDJ79R $44000 private sale 133000km, dealer 141000km $46998 drive away no more to pay, both in Melbourne. Hopefully Toyota have fixed the issues with the V8.

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Reply By: Member - Mark C (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 20:58

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 20:58
Hey thanks Phil for that link to toyotas repair procedures. I have model that only needs turbo pipe gaskets so will keep pushing dealer to fix but interesting reading. Maybe when its fixed if you are still looking it may interest you depending what body shape you want !
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Reply By: get outmore - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 01:52

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 01:52
tojo TDs have always held there value exceptionally and these utes arnt any different

especially if your talking privatly owned looked after vehicles

I would love a hdj ute especially after seeing Phils
- maybe one day, my POS is getting near the end of its life with another 1k in repairs booked in so im not that far from parting with the neccesary
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