Written on: 20/02/2013
I have owned my 1999 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER COLORADO 3.0L diesel for the last four years.The car has covered 190k miles and has never missed a beat .Regular oil change and scheduled cambelt replacement being the main expenditure.I would not recommend anyone starting up a specialist Land Cruiser repair business as unlike other specialists their services would not be in demand.It does not have the street cred for the school run but if your up to your neck, in whatever, you know you have the... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2012
We have 4 Children so could not have a standard saloon we have tried the Sharon/Galaxy and the Merc V class both wore out or where problematical. However this amazing truck has done 203000 miles with us and apart from normal servicing it has had only one problem, we had to replace the radiator, the design has changed since. We wore out the rear suspension which wasn't inexpensive but apart from getting a bit tattier with age it still goes like a train and takes all of us with a trailer and... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2012
I LIVE IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA AND THIS IS MY WORK AND PLEASURE VEHICLE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM!! I HAVE OWNED IT FOR 2 1/2 YEARS AND JUST CLICKED OVER 92,000KLMS. IT STILL LOOKS BRAND NEW.. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A 4WD LOOK NO FUTHER THAN THE 2002 MODEL 90 SERIES PRADO AWSOME VEHICLE.... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2011
We bought ours new 11 years ago and its just passed 140,000 miles with just a replacement radiator being required throughout its life. Amazing! Spends lots of time towing horse trailers around the country, ploughing down pot holed tracks or hauling building eqipment around central London. Perfect at everything we throw at it. I just cant imagine what I'd replace it with so will just keep on running it. My mother bought a new Land Cruier in 2009 which is quieter, faster etc but it doesn't do... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2011
We have had a colorado and only just let us down after 210000 on the clock.( head gasket) We tend to average 20-30000 miles of heavy trailer pulling ranging normally to 3.5 ton. it pulls like a train, greaty off road with good tyers.
best 4x4 we have had beat any landrover we have had. gd allrounder (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
I bought 8Seater Toyota Landcruiser Colorado VX 3.0 from UK WITH 175000miles and i have exported in Romania where i'm using every day on most bad roads you can imagine , 2 weeks ago i was pulling a 3.8tonne trailer ,believe me she was pulling like train!Also over here in winter we have 20 inch of snow and she keeps going without problems (ofcourse with proper winter tyres), last week i had to drag Discovery and BmwX5 out the snow.
The Colorado is one of the best rivals for a Land Rover... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2010
I have owned a Toyoto Landcruiser Colorado VX for 3 months. I bought the car because I have to drive four kids around and did not want buy an ugly looking people carrier. The kids love it its very spacious the seats are good quality leather front 2 are heated and the back ones fold away nicely to create more space. The engine is very reliable does not let you down come rain hail sleet or snow mine has done 93K which is not even warmed up fro one of these. The body is solid as stone however... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2010
not had the vx tlc long but the snow we had did not stop it everyone around me slipping and getting stuck but me just going about my day to day routine without a care in the world, go anywhere, this machine is built for land with no roads, l feel safe in it (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2010
Owned from new, bought in Spain. Now covered 310000km, only failure was fuel sensors for starting at 290000. Spends summer getting covered in dust in Spain and winter ditto salt in Scotland, but still no rust. Has towed heavy caravan all round Europe. Has been serviced from Greece to Glasgow, and have yet to find a bad toyota dealer (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2010
I bought a Toyota Colorado in London and drove it all the wat to South Africa (Capetown) It is an amazing car. Never stopped. Sometimes we were driving non stop for 3-4 days over the worst roads I have ever seen. No problems. We did see many other cars broken down next to the roads but was always feeling really lucky that we were in a Toyota. Amazing car . . all I can say. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2009 by DavidCWilliams (2 reviews written)
I've had this Colorado D4D from new, 126K on the clock now, do my own servicing realy simple. Outside of that all it has cost me is 2 sets of all terrain tyres 1 set of brake pads front and back and a transfer box prop shaft. Never failed me, gonna keep it and run it into the ground. However I reckon I will be long gone before then. It is a practical, no-nonsense car - but profoundly dull to drive. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2009 by DavidCWilliams (2 reviews written)
Good, reliable, practical....but profoundly dull, sorry. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2009
Toyota Landcruiser is one of the best 4x4 ever built. I am from Africa and have seen the Toyota Landcriuser doing amaizing Tasks in the rough terain and have never let me.I own one which is 117 000 miles on the clock and its still going strong. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
Had this colorado D4D from new, 126K on the clock now, do my own servicing realy simple. Outside of that all it has cost me is 2 sets of all terrain tyres 1 set of brake pads front and back and a transfer box prop shaft. Never failed me, gonna keep it and run it into the ground. However I reckon I will be long gone before then. And the best bit all my mates have got Disco's lol. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009
Totally amazed,wish i got one yrs ago. Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado makes my Landrover Disco look and feel like a Tractor. Owned a Skyline GTR b4 the disco and im not disappointed with the Landcruiser...she goes like stink and drive is near perfect. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2009
i have owned my toyota colorado from new 1996 and a 125000 miles on the clock she is a loyal, practical, ever reliable member of the family. I had a blowout at 70 mph on the motorway with 7 children in the car and she steered to the hard sholder solidly on three wheels - what a car. I am not the best driver and my car suffers i am sure but this car takes everything you could throw and delivers a safe solid comfortable ride. I know that the resale value would be low now and yet she is worth... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2009
well i use this Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 3.0 D 4D 5 VX Auto 5dr (actually mine is 3.2)...its a brilliant car with great perfomance...though not much of a luxury car(interior)..but still... it ROX (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2009 by Jam44 (1 review written)
I've owned a Colorado 3.0TD GX commercial (rare item) for nearly 8 years, done 135K, everything original (except the exhaust what I broke in a forest... and brake discs) used everyday, starts first time every time on the original battery, goes anywhere (quickly if you want it to, boy racers get a scare or 2) drive hundreds of miles and get out feeling like you just drove down the road. Been in snow up to the bonnet, water over the wheels, with a load in the back, unstopable, indestructable,... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009 by toytoyse (2 reviews written)
Joy to drive.
Similar to previous review had failure of radiator at 80k and gad fluids transferred between radiator and gearbox. Tried having gearbox flushed but not fully succesful and all advice was it would fail at some future point - options - full rebuild £1000 or second hand gearbox. Went for second option and so far so good . BUT all could be avoided for replacement radiator £180 at 70k whether it seems to need it or not.
If anyone has experience of any other things worth... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009 by maxdrobot (2 reviews written)
Best car in the world... I got mine with over 300,000 miles on the meter and it still runs like it just came out of the showroom! If you are thinking about getting one I'd advise getting a diesel manual that is the TDGX 98 model! Not that I have any thing against petrol engines or automatic transmission its just my diesel motor has been the most reliable car ever and as such I am biased towards diesels! However if you are buying second hand always check the service history as some have had... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2008 by TONTO (1 review written)
Its a superb vehicle to drive and returns 35.95mpg on a long run even around town it 's well above 30mpg. I have just covered 2000miles across Europe with relaxing ease. Mine is the 3door D-4D so maybe the 5door will use more fuel. Apart from London doubling the Road Tax I have no compaints. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2007 by davehoward (1 review written)
'99 Colorado. Just had the radiator fail between gearbox cooler & water. OUCH!!! Luckily I had only moved 30 yds on tickover. Radiator replaced & flushed. 20ltr of ATF through gearbox normal. But when the garage first flushed the box it was banging into gear. Since the 20 ltr flush I have put through a further 25ltrs through it at 3ltr per day. Touch wood it is coming cleaner and gear changes are smooth again. Maybe I was lucky only driving 30yds. Auto trans workshop tell me it is a common... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2007 by rmurrayevans
Now over 200,000 miles in 9 years. Scrupulous 6000 mile oil changes. Doesn't seem quite as lively as it was when new! But seats 8, mixture of biggies and smallies, and tows a recovery trailer with 1 tonne vehicle, and still averaging 26 miles per gallon, this with auto. One thing to remember, and my transmission repairers inform me, is that in the event of the radiator failing between engine coolant and cooler, (they share the same basic matrix) that you will almost certainly require an auto... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2007 by gordon3463
After 1 year of ownership I am still in awe of its capabilities. Never been stuck in snow or mud. Pulls trailers like they're not there. Seats 8 adults, biggest in the front and middle though! Bought with 111,000 on clock, now at 129,000 and so far had 1 service, straight through the MOT, had 1 side light bulb failure and replaced all four tyres with Dunlop AT21's at a cost of £320.00.
It is by far the most practical vehicle I have owned and with 4 kids to ferry about and a disabled mother,... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2007 by Rusnt (1 review written)
Allow £300-400 for a radiator rebuild as soon as you get a vehicle over 5 yrs old. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2006 by tonystygal (1 review written)
I've had my Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado for 4.5 years now and apart from having to replace tyres because of punctures I have had no problems with it at all.
I do think that for a top of the range vehicle they could have put the extra reversing light and motorway light on the nearside. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2005 by frank hale (2 reviews written)
Had the 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser Colorado 5 door vx, 3 litre diesel auto for one year, having owned numerous vehicles Mercs, Audis ,Cherokees etc, I can confirm that this is the real deal, no matter who gets in the vehicle, they all comment on the Cruiser's qualities. It is a pleasure to drive, practicality of the seats [electric, heated leather] is incredible. This vehicle stands out in a crowded carpark, the sheer driveability is unsurpassed in 4x4s, only last week I went to a garage to... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2005 by chulanie de alwis (1 review written)
My friend owned an earlier model Toyota Land cruiser 4x4 for nearly 20 years. It was a 101% reliable, and travelled great distances carrying heavy PA systems and musical instruments. On many occasions I went along as a part of the band, and this convinced me to get my own. I have never looked back, and now I carry my own equipment and do the same. Comfort and reliability is second to none, and a test drive is a must for anyone thinking of buying a 4X4. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2004 by john ball4
I decided to part company with my tow vehicle (I tow a 20 foot twin axle caravan) (Volvo S80 which was unreliable). Test drove many 4x4 vehicles, read reviews from Uk and US which made my mind to hunt for and purchase a 3.0ltr 4 door diesel Auto Colarado. I fell in love with the vehicle immediatley will never want to part with this beast (wife will go first) joking aside unbelievable power house. (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2003 by MishterBond.
I've wanted one all my working life but could never justify it, because it's easy to get the impression that it's going to cost an arm and a leg to run from tests and reports, and that always put me off. It doesn't. Yes it's heavy, and there's going to be a fuel penalty as a result, but the D4D engine pulls strongly from tick over and there's no need to rev it through the rev range. It's a case of "horses for courses"! Of course you'll get better mpg from a moped, but have you ever tried... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2002 by jss.
The Toyota Landcruiser Colorado is probably the best off-roader money can buy. It has been voted as the best 4x4 in the WORLD 7 times including 1996, 1998 & 1999. It pulls incredibly well (it has 253lb/ft of torque!) and at extremely low revs as well (1600rpm). If you're thinking of buying one though, I would personally wait until January-March 2003 because the new, improved replacement is coming out in those months. A Toyota spokesman says that the already decent on road ride has been... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2002 by j.
The Toyota Landcruiser Colorado 3.0 has been rated best 4x4 in the world 7 times! The best years were 1996, 1998 & 1999.
It has 7 seats, a powerful engine that pulls like a train and is virtually indestructable if properly serviced. (read more)
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