The cheapest Toyota Land Cruiser currently for sale – that we could find – is a 2002 Land Cruiser 100 4.2 TD VX with 506,000km on the clock going for R245,900.
When new, it would have set you back R763,215 – while its modern-day equivalent, the Land Cruiser 300, will cost you at least R1.28 million.
Below, we look at what this legendary off-roader offers.
The Land Cruiser 100 is powered by a 4.2-litre, turbocharged, straight-six engine that produces 150kW and 430Nm.
Power is delivered through a four-speed automatic transmission with high and low range four-wheel drive.
This set-up, combined with its ground clearance of 215mm and a heavy-duty suspension with a rigid rear axle, gives the Toyota incredible off-roading capabilities.
Along with off-roading, Toyota focused on passenger safety by providing features such as ABS, dual front airbags, and electronic stability control as standard.
As a result, the Land Cruiser 100 achieved a 4-star ANCAP safety rating.
Alongside the manual air conditioning and radio system, this particular Land Cruiser has a factory-fitted bullbar, a rooftop platform, and seat covers, too.
Wear and tear
Considering the distance this Land Cruiser 100 has driven, the exterior has only suffered minimal wear.
There are a few minor dents, the front bumper is scratched, and the windscreen has chips.
Other than this, the body of the Land Cruiser appears to be in great condition.
The interior seems to have minimal wear, too, with the steering wheel and dash sustaining the brunt of the damage.
Under the hood
To determine the mechanical wear and tear on the SUV, we can look at the Dekra report which is part of its online listing.
This condition report shows that the Land Cruiser has seen better days. Issues include:
- Hoses leak oil
- Rear diff leaks
- Excessive diesel leak
- Both outer CV boots have torn
- Excessive smoking from the engine
- Both tie rod end dust covers have torn
Although this list continues, the Dekra report said this wear and tear is normal for a vehicle of this age and mileage.
This Land Cruiser could therefore grant those willing to deal with its issues many more miles, as it is not uncommon for these Toyota SUVs to reach well over 600,000km on the clock.