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Old 11-21-2017, 04:36 PM
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Default Mrs. Rezarf: Seeking 100 Series or LX470

In light of a looming move next spring to Montana, Stacy asked if we could trade her 2011 Sienna for a 100 series, Sequoia or LX470 for her. She would like 4WD for the 10' average snowfall. She doesn't like the looks of the 200/570's, just as well they're a stretch for our finances. Here's what we are after:

$15,000 +/- $5k for condition and miles
Looking for a low mile cream puff
Bone stock preferred
Black, greys, silvers preferred
Leather is a must.
Maintenance records are a high value for me.

She drove a LX470 and loved it today. But it was a hail damage redo... paint wasn't factory and they skipped the roof

My neighbor does auctions and I'm interested in going that route but I'm nervous with all the hurricane flooded vehicles out there. Anyway, we have time to find a good one but maybe you could post up if you find a good one!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:13 PM
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Might suggest a GX470

They have the same V8 engine and tranny as the 100 series

I would do a 2007 or later as they come with more bells and whistles. Rachel loves hers

It is a Prado Land Cruiser after all

Go look and drive a 100 series and a GX470 and see what she likes better. It will come down to personal preference

You can also build it later

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Old 11-21-2017, 05:34 PM
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the GX will not have as many features as the LX. LX470 is a much nicer ride, if you're going for cream puff.. for starters GX doesn't have all the power functions on the passenger seat, doesn't have power windows in the 3rd row, doesn't have rear heat (just AC)..

Unless you want a skinnier truck you can later wheel, I'd stick with the LC/LX470 decision, you will be happier. plus you already have another one for easy part swapping, maintenance items, etc.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:47 PM
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My neighbor had a 3UR-FE Sequoia that was half built. I got a chance to drive and it was pretty sweet. Very comfortable, I was going to pick one up but I got the 80 instead. They are pretty hard to find.

They are super safe and strong. My co-workers wife and four kids got teed in one by a truck. The Sequoia ended up with a bent frame, the other vehicle was absolutely crushed and the driver ended up in the ER for a while. Everyone in the Sequoia didn't have a scratch on them. She still drives it to this day
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:11 PM
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the GX will not have as many features as the LX. LX470 is a much nicer ride, if you're going for cream puff.. for starters GX doesn't have all the power functions on the passenger seat, doesn't have power windows in the 3rd row, doesn't have rear heat (just AC)..

Unless you want a skinnier truck you can later wheel, I'd stick with the LC/LX470 decision, you will be happier. plus you already have another one for easy part swapping, maintenance items, etc.
I' would go with what Tim says as he owns one vs my daughter owns one
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:04 PM
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I think all your choices are good ones. I personally would go with a vvti motor if your going with the 4.7. I think we have a green gx on the lot right now that got traded in. I've been sick for the last couple days so it may be gone. We have been overloaded with trade ins and trying to get em all checked out and for sale. Since Ive been sick I'm not sure what's out their currently but will check it out for u next time I'm on the lot. You can also call one of the salesman and ask them to keep an eye out for u. Pm me if u want more info if u need help.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:24 PM
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For the LX470, this looks like the best one local via cargurus.com

I would do a Carfax to see its history. I think you can plug the VIN into the Lexus Owners site like you can Toyota and see the dealer service history

For the one above, Timing Belt and water pump should be changed around 90K to 110K miles.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:48 PM
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I know you said she doesn’t like the 200, but if she drives an LX 570 I’ll bet she changes her mind. I just bought a DD 2008 LX 570 for cheap like what an 06-07 LX 470 would cost, and it’s absolutely fantastic - quiet, quick, solid, smooth. Can’t be beat for the money IMO.
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Our price is pretty fixed and the late model LX470 and 570's are out of reach.
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Congrats on the move? Lol

I’d keep searching youlll find the right one
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