condition is almost same as its 2006 import even has the same back view mirrors on front,here are few comments by owners about TLC 60 series
owners review on car survey.com
I bought an HJ60 diesel wagon about 4 years ago and was in pretty good condition.
This was the first 60 series I'd ever bought, and really only bought it to thrash the hell out of and kill it (found my mistake out there).
I have done roughly 30,000klms on and off road, through bush and rivers, with no respect at all for this vehicle, including rolling it 4 times to the bottom of a sand dune one day (luckily landing on its wheels at the bottom), done burnouts, compression lock ups, basically anything you shouldn't do in a 4x4...
After all the punishment, this vehicle was still going strong. This is about the time I learned to respect it, and fell in love with the beast.
I did very little to her other than bucket seats. Sold her 2 years later and regretted it ever since.. but I still see her, and she's going strong still. My mate reckons after 2 years it's the best car yet.
In about 3 weeks my next 60 will be here. Can't wait. One tough machine these 60's, and you can bet this one will get all the respect they deserve...
60 series all the way.
3rd Dec 2010, 18:31
Hi, I have a 1984 HJ60. It has 1.6 million kms on it, and yes that's not a typo, 1 million 600 thousand km. It has been around Australia 4 times, including Tasmania.
Gearbox replacements every 300,000km or so, and had the injectors replaced about 3 times, original diffs and 2h diesel. Never had a spanner on this vehicle other than gearboxes, springs, injectors and oil changes.
My mates ask when I'm getting a new car instead of my old banger. I don't see the point, as it has the proof on its tacho that it's been there and back, and there's nothing like a track record of proven reliability, and most of its kms are on the unsealed roads of north western NSW.
Ps. it still pokes along at 130km with ease, and uses no oil and blows no smoke. The 2h diesel designed by Mercedes, built by Hino for Toyota has to be the toughest reliable engine I've ever seen, as we have a few HJ45 and HJ47 utes; one has had 10 oil changes in 28 years, and driven everyday, and boiled countless times for hours on end during mustering season.
If they only built them the way they used to, as the HZJ75 and turbo-ed 79 series just don't take the abuse like the old 2h trucks.