Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

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Buying Used: Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series

Unread post by Tyce » April 15th, 2009, 12:18 pm

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The 4WD Action website is now launching our back catalogue of "Buying Used" articles to assist the 4WD Action community in making an informed decision on purchasing a 2nd hand 4WD.

The Toyota LandCruiser 60 Series "Buying Used" article is now online and live, with a bonus photo gallery, wallpaper and video to check out, as well as some handy tips and tricks to make your purchase an informed one.

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Unread post by MudSlinger » April 15th, 2009, 1:07 pm

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Unread post by Lugh » April 15th, 2009, 7:35 pm

Good article that one. Made me want to go out and buy a 60 rigt now, 'cept I already have one....:D
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Unread post by RUM082 » April 15th, 2009, 8:40 pm

nice rides, i got myself a 60 beast already :D

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Unread post by toy yoda » April 15th, 2009, 9:12 pm

good news Tyce...peole can have a read then head to the 60 series section to answers to any questions that they may have!!
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Unread post by andyjim243 » April 20th, 2009, 6:21 pm

Then they will be hooked for life,Amen
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Unread post by mr_diesel60 » April 22nd, 2009, 4:04 am

"In researching this story, we came across a WA couple working as a pilot/escort for heavy machinery around Australia who regularly clocked up 1000km a day when working. Within 10 years of buying their 60 Series with 75,000km on the clock, they had taken the big bus to 1,000,000km, including two trips around Australia towing a caravan".

Nuff said....
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Unread post by 5lthj60 » May 28th, 2009, 6:19 pm

ah goto love the 60

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Unread post by anwe79 » January 14th, 2010, 10:02 pm

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but i'm a bit new to the market...
How old is this article, and does the prices still apply?
I had a look at redbook, and the prices are quite a bit lower there.

The thing is, I'm looking for one of these, and had a look at one today, but he was asking 8,500 for an '89 standard diesel, with a cracked windscreen. I felt that was a little too steep, even with loads of camping gear thrown in. I would of course haggle a bit, but i don't think I could make him part with it for under 6,000 and i think redbook qouted 4,900 tops.
Is redbook or this article accurate pricewise?

Edit: I'll answer my own question: Had another look on gumtree and redbook looks to be pretty much spot on. I won't be buying that one, it wasn't that good anyway.

/Andreas

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Unread post by toy yoda » January 14th, 2010, 10:36 pm

you can expenct to pay up around the 8k mark for a good unit if it has the 12ht motor ( factory turbo) other than that i would want to be one hell of a vehicle
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Unread post by andyjim243 » January 14th, 2010, 10:50 pm

That's right,good trucks are actually going up in price (harder to get and increased demand).Like anything,if you want a good one you often have to pay more for the privledge.
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Unread post by mudshark » March 16th, 2010, 6:08 pm

redbook prices are for insurance company payouts and caryards to give you a lesser trade in they arn't an accurate guage of what price you WILL pay for a good car.
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Unread post by Koffee-Black » March 17th, 2010, 6:10 pm

Great article guys! Really helps. Im new to the 4wd scene. I love teh shape of the 60 Series (Twin headlights in particular), and Im thinking about one for a daily work horse (Doesnt even need to work hard, just carry myself lol). Of course my main worry is fuel consumption. Is it best to find one with an LPG conversion?

Im not into crazy offroad stuff, but that could change once I get into one, but my main reason to get something like this is to tow my race car. With a trailer its about 2T, can these beast tow them with ease? At the moment, we borrow a friends 2wd turbo diesel hilux (Current shape) and it tows it with ease, and its great on fuel.

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Unread post by Lugh » March 17th, 2010, 7:38 pm

All of them will tow 2T with ease (they have a 2.5T towing capacity officially) however the petrol ones will drink you to homelessness and the 2H diesel will be slower than a slug towing a house brick. The 12HT (factory turbo diesel) with a manual would be a fantastic tow vehicle for that setup.

I don't know about fuel figures for towing, but my mates 2F petrol used to get mid to high teens per hundred k's, my 2H diesel gets around 11L/100k's on a good highway run, and around 12.5L/100k's stuck in traffic. I believe the 12HT gets similar fuel figures to the 2H. At a guess, i'd think somewhere around 14-15L/100k's when towing like that, depending on how much of a hurry you're in.

Cheers,
Dylan.
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Unread post by Koffee-Black » March 17th, 2010, 8:22 pm

Sweet thanks Dylan! Wow I just went through all the pages for showing off your 60 and there are some nice rigs. Im really liking the ones with the high roof, what is with those? Are they the imports? Can these still be imported? As that might be easier for me as I import parts from Japan :D
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