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    Land Cruiser 80 good or bad? -1551260Land Cruiser 80 good or bad? -1551261
    I have seen quite a few "clean" LC80 in Lahore recently, that are either showered or compound maybe. their paint looks good as new. head and rear lights are aftermarket for most(smoked ones). they look pretty good to me. out of curiosity i did a bit of google and PW on them. apparently what I read states the 4.2 Turbo diesel enngine manager to give an average of 8-10 in city. so anybody up for giving some ideas here? I was looking for a Hilux recently but someone suggested a surf and that led to me looking at a cruiser eventually.
    its pros and cons? very few highway trips, mostly 15-20 kms in the city each day(wont be my only or first car)
    how "cheap" is the maintenance?
    how good or bad is the fuel consumption?
    parts availability?
    is the 20 years old engine still worth 1 to 1.5 million?
    anything from experience?
    how much for a cleanISH ride? or a good one?
    hope to get some input soon, specially from @hayzin


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    First of LC 80 comes with two types of engine 1HD-T (12-Valve), 1HD-FT (24 Valves/Multivalve)

    PROS:
    Well Built
    Rugged
    reliable
    Power
    Good Eficiency (yes a good engine gives 8-10 Km/Ltr in local)
    Parts easily available (Kabuli & new both)
    Comfy Ride
    Luxury Interior

    ALL IN ALL its a good vehicle to keep

    Cons:
    Not cheaper to maintain (That is the only CON it has )

    and yes these engines are still worth it, even if you go to market to find this, a good engine will cost you around 450k (Only Engine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonoid View Post
    First of LC 80 comes with two types of engine 1HD-T (12-Valve), 1HD-FT (24 Valves/Multivalve)

    PROS:
    Well Built
    Rugged
    reliable
    Power
    Good Eficiency (yes a good engine gives 8-10 Km/Ltr in local)
    Parts easily available (Kabuli & new both)
    Comfy Ride
    Luxury Interior

    ALL IN ALL its a good vehicle to keep

    Cons:
    Not cheaper to maintain (That is the only CON it has )

    and yes these engines are still worth it, even if you go to market to find this, a good engine will cost you around 450k (Only Engine)
    not cheaper to maintain, any detail there? what to expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butt9986 View Post
    not cheaper to maintain, any detail there? what to expect?
    Parts are expensive not much but lil bit

    It takes 10 Ltr engine oil, means you shud expect around 10-14k expense on every oil change
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonoid View Post
    Parts are expensive not much but lil bit

    It takes 10 Ltr engine oil, means you shud expect around 10-14k expense on every oil change
    okay. its a dumb question but i never kept an SUV. is it like 5000 km for every oil change for them? or lesser or more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butt9986 View Post
    okay. its a dumb question but i never kept an SUV. is it like 5000 km for every oil change for them? or lesser or more?
    Well yeah minimum 5000Km, depends on which oil you are using
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demonoid View Post
    Well yeah minimum 5000Km, depends on which oil you are using
    sounds alright. thanks a mil bud.

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    I am also looking for the same model, can you please share the details of the rides you have looked at?

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    @butt9986

    I think Demonoid has summed it up just about right.
    A lot of factors come into play when considering a TLC 80. I have kept 2 so far, one had a 1HD-T and the other 1FZ-FE under the hood.
    If you are thinking about going for this SUV there are a number of things to check beforehand.

    Firstly, you must make certain that the rig has had no body change and is cleared by customs. There are 2 ways to do this. You can take a picture of the 'tikki' located in the engine bay. It will have the frame number/chassis on it. You can tally it online. The otherway to do it is by checking the text label on the seat belts. Depending on the model, the interior would match the number on the 'tikki'.

    Once you do this and know that the rig is clean on paper, you would need to check the usual (engine/tranny/suspension/4x4/body etc.)
    I would advise you to stay away from the petrol 1FZ-FE versions. They are guzzlers at 4500cc, 6 cylinder. Mine used to give me an average of 4km/litre. Ideally, you should get one with a 1HD-T, its a solid engine as long as you find one in good condition. I used to get around 8km/litre with this engine in city.

    The prices on these vehicles vary, there is a huge range. They can start as low as 1mil and go upto 2mil, again depending on the condition, model and registration. NEVER go for the 1mil ranged 80 Series, you will always end up spending a lot on them just to make it up to par to serve your requirements.

    Maintenance is not cheap at all and sometimes you might have to order parts from Dubai. I had to procure a timing chain and fuel pump for the 1FZ-FE, owing to the fact that these parts were not available in Pindi/ISB and were simply not the same quality that one would expect from original, brand new parts.

    Now, provided you find an 80 Series in good condition for the right price, it is an amazing machine. Very comfortable, reliable and an all rounder. Whether you want to use it as a daily driver, tourer or offroader, it will serve all these purposes without too much customization. For offroading, you would need to work a bit on the suspension to give it some clearance.

    Best of luck and do keep us posted!
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    Most (nearly all) of the cars you see very neat and clean are amnesty scheme sleared (showered/compound cut for fresh look) and fortunately now that the matter is settled, they are 100% legal and you can buy them with no issues what so ever.

    Rest as everyone else said, Demonoid summed it up pretty nicely.
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    As far as I know, this Land Cruiser is a 4x4 car and it has been effective and reliable on bad roads However, other said that it requires a higher budget to maintain this kind.

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    Its rather simple! Find a clean, original body, original engine, mechanically sound vehicle and then keep another 300k handy for the minor this and that.

    Parts are mostly available. Fuel average is around 7-8 kmpl for the all time 4x4 setup. A friend of mine used to get 10 in city on his 1HD-T with manual transmission and part-time 4x4 but that was may be 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jehanzebnasir View Post
    I am also looking for the same model, can you please share the details of the rides you have looked at?
    I havent really visited any person or showroom for an LC80 yet. just saw a few on the road, normally a white one in the morning around 9 and a really beautiful black one at night. they seemed so graceful that I kind of felt a need to get a similar ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayzin View Post
    @butt9986

    I think Demonoid has summed it up just about right.
    A lot of factors come into play when considering a TLC 80. I have kept 2 so far, one had a 1HD-T and the other 1FZ-FE under the hood.
    If you are thinking about going for this SUV there are a number of things to check beforehand.

    Firstly, you must make certain that the rig has had no body change and is cleared by customs. There are 2 ways to do this. You can take a picture of the 'tikki' located in the engine bay. It will have the frame number/chassis on it. You can tally it online. The otherway to do it is by checking the text label on the seat belts. Depending on the model, the interior would match the number on the 'tikki'.

    Once you do this and know that the rig is clean on paper, you would need to check the usual (engine/tranny/suspension/4x4/body etc.)
    I would advise you to stay away from the petrol 1FZ-FE versions. They are guzzlers at 4500cc, 6 cylinder. Mine used to give me an average of 4km/litre. Ideally, you should get one with a 1HD-T, its a solid engine as long as you find one in good condition. I used to get around 8km/litre with this engine in city.

    The prices on these vehicles vary, there is a huge range. They can start as low as 1mil and go upto 2mil, again depending on the condition, model and registration. NEVER go for the 1mil ranged 80 Series, you will always end up spending a lot on them just to make it up to par to serve your requirements.

    Maintenance is not cheap at all and sometimes you might have to order parts from Dubai. I had to procure a timing chain and fuel pump for the 1FZ-FE, owing to the fact that these parts were not available in Pindi/ISB and were simply not the same quality that one would expect from original, brand new parts.

    Now, provided you find an 80 Series in good condition for the right price, it is an amazing machine. Very comfortable, reliable and an all rounder. Whether you want to use it as a daily driver, tourer or offroader, it will serve all these purposes without too much customization. For offroading, you would need to work a bit on the suspension to give it some clearance.

    Best of luck and do keep us posted!
    thank you bro. I think I will get one(by increasing my budget to 16 or maybe 17) had no idea how to check the customs details. thanks for the info. I remember your red one, it looked as good as new. expect me to ask you about the interior details once i get one. your rigs... they are awesome outside but even better inside. you're an ideal for newbies like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOsama View Post
    Most (nearly all) of the cars you see very neat and clean are amnesty scheme sleared (showered/compound cut for fresh look) and fortunately now that the matter is settled, they are 100% legal and you can buy them with no issues what so ever.

    Rest as everyone else said, Demonoid summed it up pretty nicely.
    thats a relief to know. hopefully will get one by the end of april(when i have a little more cash in my pocket). starting the search soon though.

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    I got my first drive of a diesel 80 series back in 1994. It was brand new and an absolute fantastic joy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jehanzebnasir View Post
    I am also looking for the same model, can you please share the details of the rides you have looked at?
    I saw one the other day in Dha phase4 It was darkgreen color and Reg Number was LOH1 it was so clean that when i sleep i see it in my dreams LOL and curiosity made me check the reg details turns out its 1st owner 1991 model 1hd-t Manual(part time 4x4) and had Old man EMU ssuspension. This was even clean then that RED LOZ reg 80 series..
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