Which buy Landcruiser 80 or 100??

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 15:26
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I am thinking about selling my 98 Hilux 3l diesel and maybe buy a secondhand Landcruiser. So my question is to all you Cruiser Guru's out their what is the pick of the bunch of Landcruiser models. Am looking to spend up to about 30k the questions are as follows:

Whats the better model out of 100 and 80 series?? Why??
( I have heard that you can only get IFS on the 100,,,, many are not encouraging of IFS as it limits your options with upgrades etc?? Comments if any?
What about the various models eg; getaway or 40th anniversary.....

What is the prefered fuel Turbo Diesel or Petrol? Have heard that the 80 series 4.5 six petrol is excellent? What are the thoughts on dual fuel? whats the economy like?? I at present have a soft spot for diesel but could be convinced into the petrol.....

Any other thoughts comments or warnings about these vehicles welcome.....

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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jenelle - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 17:39

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 17:39
I have a 100 series turbo diesel with IFS and it might be a little bit limiting in extreme conditions but I reckon that 98% of the time it is better - on road etc. I reckon that a turbo diesel would be the way to go particularly if you are planning to travel or tow. Reckon you would be hard pushed to find a good 80series T/D for 30k, let alone a clean 100series
Andrew2001 Toyota 100S Turbo Diesel
"Less plannin' an' more trippin'"
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 17:53

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 17:53
When i was in the market, i chose good condition over model, and bought the petrol 80. I would have dearly loved a t/d auto, but were 46k then. Still, you will be hard pushed to find a Turbo diesel for 30k in the 95 or later models that are the best of the 80 series.
Any petrol from late 92 up is good, but again 95 and later are better equipt/sorted.
Gas is a good option on later petrols aswell, LP1 do an injection version now.
Good luck
Andrew wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 20:17

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 20:17
out of interest what is the injection version worth?
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 20:42

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 20:42
I believe 3k would be close for a full conversion.
As a comparison, the injected gas system returns more power than petrol,close to thesame milage and seems to be a step in the right direction (the way everything is going now) of computer controlled fuel systems.
For 30k, an early 100 with GXL petrol or std diesel, a late 80 with diesel, earlier with t/d can be bought. The earlier t/d was good, but had bigend problems that up till today, a trip (and $400) to the mechanics to change them every 100k kms is advisable.
All these models have solid front diffs, if i were after a capable later model, the hj105 with an aftermarket turbo would be my pick if i were going exploring Australia, or a t/d 80 if i were towing a horse float.
Andrew wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: Kiwi - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 18:09

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 18:09

If you post an email address I can send you details of a very good 80 series in Sydney.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 19:23

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 19:23
$30k for a good clean 100 series? Specially the better models?? Wait another 5 years!
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 08:24

Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 08:24
lol , I was just about to say , for 30 k , you wont need to worry about a IFS Toyota lol . He can get a 100 series petrol 100,000 km easy Venus Bay
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 21:32

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 21:32
wont get a td 100 for the money your talking.
have had 80 & 100 petrol but my next will be TD after having driven a friends!!
and if I can afford it!!!!!!Wow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 21:33

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 21:33
What about somethign like this?? comes with the works.

LANDCRUISER 80 SERIES turbo diesel, 1996, 5spd, factory diff locks, 270lts fuel, 40ltrs water, water, pump, compressor, tank, dual batteries, snorkel, spare wheel carrier, VCD player, CB, fridge slide, shelving, SOB601, $36000, (03)59688540, Cockatoo.
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Reply By: mrdesmo - Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 00:10

Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 00:10
Gday zed,
My 92 GXLTD 5sp set me back $27k from a yard in Sydney...if you're patient you will find one, but its a lot of looking and sorting through the crap. Mine was bog stock except bull/towbar, turbo timer and cruise control. Immaculate, and i'm happy as the proverbial pig.
It had 200k on it, I had the big ends done straight away ($400) for peace of mind and am slooooowly adding goodies to it now.
Petrols were a dime a dozen, imaculate, low kms with all the goodies, were fetching low to mid $20k's.
As has been said the later 80's (post 95) are the pick, but expect to pay over $30 for a good turbo diesel.
As for petrol or diesl, 80 or 100 it's all down to what you want to do with it and how much you want to blow the budget by! For you're money and depending where you are, you could pick up an early 90's TD with a fair amount of goodies if you aren't in a hurry and are thorough with your homework.
Happy hunting.
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