I owned a 2007 G500 for 10 years (bought new} and I loved it. The only problem in 30,000 miles was a window regulator
failure ($1000) repair at the dealer. The problem with Gwagens is the extremely complex systems (at least 12 separate computer modules) that
can and will fail. Each module is...
If cost is no (or little) object, Christo Slee is a very good source for Land Cruiser Mods, especially if you have him do the work in
his shop. I had him and his team give my 100 an updo 3 years ago and they did an excellent job. If I had 120K or so to spend on
a new 200, I would buy this one...
I agree, my 2005 100 is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I lived with a 1984 Fj60 for 21 years prior and loved it
but the 100 has all the great qualities of the 60 but can be driven on Interstate Highways. The Slee Offroad site has
a great summary of the 100 series. The only problem with...
I notice there is also an increase in wt from 44lb (265/75) in load range C to 50lb in E, which will possibly be noticed with my auto 4 cyl already challenged
by the increase in diameter from OE. After considering all your opinions, and my usage, I will go with Toyo AT2 LT265/75 16 in C...
Thanks daveindenver, 265/75 16s are my second choice as they are the same diameter. I like the narrower look of the 235s, but
since 99 percent of my driving is on pavement. 265/75s are probably more practical.
My original Grandtreks (245/75 16) are about ready to be replaced on my 4 cyl 2015 Tacoma 4WD. I am considering Open Country A/T2 in 235/85 16,
which should be .5 in narrower, 1.2 in taller, and 12lb/tire heavier. I will be keeping my steel wheels. Has anyone done that and if so what are
I bought a 2007 G500 and sold my Toyota 60. I had my G500 for 10 years and loved it, with only a $900.00 window regulator failure.
The problem for me was the lack of aftermarket support, and the lack of a tailgate which is very handy when camping. I finally sold it
in 2017 and bought a 50K...
No longer have my 60 but when I did I had a custom rack fabricated using Yakima gutter mount towers.
They are made of high strength nylon and worked great w/o damage to gutters. I used 5 per side to
distribute the wt as much as possible.
The cheapest car to own is the one you already have. Investing in your LX is most likely more cost effective than buying an unknown vehicle.
This is a general rule of car ownership, although there are always exceptions.
There are a few variables to consider. Was it stored with some care and foresight, or was it "parked" after a collision. Was it kept in a climate controlled environment or a damp barn. The difference is important as many low mileage vehicles are subject to deterioration due to bad storage...