my experience ,
3.0 1kz non turbo vs 2.7 petrol , 1kz had too many problems n diesel eating engine , the engine weakened in 4 years of regular use,
2.7 petrol very much responsive in surf, very much responsive even when it was loaded , good milage 6/8 km .
i personally dont like diesel engines / lots of issues i hear / ppl complain here in quetta //
i am also searchin for prado 2.7 or 3.4 petrol in 1999 model as pas.. o