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Bikeman
10-20-2009, 08:43 AM
What would be the pro's and con's of a 2001 Land Cruiser that has 145K on it, one owner, but no carfax history (wyoming rig), that is exceptionally clean otherwise, at a wholesale price? I am NOT gettting rid of my 80.

FJBRADY
10-20-2009, 08:54 AM
Man, I thought you were about to sell me your 80.

I don't know anything about a 100....Farnham?

farnhamstj
10-20-2009, 09:57 AM
What's the price? I'd think $10-12k? I got mine at 90k. currently at 190k since then. Repairs have included, rebuilding starter twice ($275), replaced both front lower control arms($700), replaced radiator($200), restiched leather interior ($110) Couple winshields at $350 each. DS window ($160) That's about it that wasn't routine maintance, or upgrades. I did explode a front dif and had ARB installed ($1700) Brake pad's rotors and I'm sure stuff I've forgoten. But really never "broken down" by the side of the road.

Was the 100k service done? timing belt and such? if not add another $1600 to the price.
I absolutly LOVE my 100. Owned camery's, fj40, tacoma's, Sequoia. Isuzu guy before toyota. Read through Slee's FAQ section it'll give you some insight. You are somewhat limited to 2.75" of lift and 33's. Guys do regear and go 35 but I think 80's are better if that's your plan. I've taken mine over Golden Spike, Chinamangulch, SpringCreek, HollyCross City. Without issue. Broke front dif on Poukepsi (sp?) gulch.
Wife like the truck, kids have swung from the door handles daily for 4years and haven't broken a thing yet. Pulls trailer over mtn passes at 55mph on the sections that used to slow the fj40 to 45mph on it's own.
I really enjoy driving in the left lane, comfort of the ifs, seat heaters. I'll happily get in my rig and drive 20 hours to Minnesota. What more can I tell you? I like my truck.

LandCruisers rule. 100's are just newer LandCruisers.

Bikeman
10-20-2009, 10:44 AM
Crap, forgot about the 2 pinion front diff.

I am inquiring about the T-belt.

I will look at it on Wednesday, and look for the obvious since I have bought many used vehicles in the past.

Thanks for the info so far.

farnhamstj
10-20-2009, 10:55 AM
2000+ have 4 pinion front diff. If you're gonna searously wheel it. ARB the front before you "have" to.

RicardoJM
10-20-2009, 11:55 AM
I don't wheel mine, but also check on the starter. With that many miles I would expect that it has been replaced. The starter is tucked away down the engine and the labor is expensive to get to it. I love the LX-470. I picked it up with 62k and am now at 135k, aside from the starter the truck has been trouble free. Great power, smooth ride.

Bikeman
10-20-2009, 12:12 PM
Well, my dealer-buddy doesn't see any sticker that the T-belt has been done. He is going to contact the previous owners who traded it in to get a feel of the history, and he knows he will need something in order to sell this high-mileage rig.

thefatkid
10-20-2009, 12:40 PM
Can you bing it buy your shop one day? I could do a quick Parking lot check of things.

The 2000 and later have the traction control. Not sure if that is good or bad.

Bikeman
10-20-2009, 12:57 PM
it's next door to your shop, Brian!

Corbet
10-20-2009, 01:45 PM
One thing to keep in mind is Wyoming does not issue salvage titles. So its easy to "wash" a bad title by titling there. Not to scare you off but just a reminder to do your due diligence before purchase. If the deal is too good there normally is a reason.

thefatkid
10-20-2009, 02:15 PM
At Stevenson? Might look funny if I go check it out in my Groove uniform. :D

Bikeman
10-20-2009, 06:02 PM
My buddy found out from the original owners that it had the "T-Bag" done at 90K and some recent brake work. I am going to scope it out tomorrow morning and maybe have one of the many techs I know check it out next door at the toy dealership.

Pricewise, I could get it for around 15K. It'll have to be DAMN clean and not need tires for that price. Oh, and it has the 4-pinion front diff, which was from 2001-on.

corsair23
10-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Geez that sounds like a lot for an 8 yr old truck with 145K miles on it :confused: I know they run forever but dang...

Corbet
10-20-2009, 09:48 PM
The last used 100 series I sold here in Durango went for $20K+ it was a 2002 with 90K on the odometer. It was in good shape and therefore sold for book value.

Bikeman
10-21-2009, 09:20 AM
The wif says too many miles for the $$$. I will keep looking. Thanks for the help, guys.