1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
Available for: $15,995
Stock Number: 4469
Toyota's Land Cruiser is an off-road icon, but some of the later generation cars are just as good Overlanding. This 1994 VX Limited is finished in a lovely Silver/Gray Metallic (26P) two-tone paint scheme. Offered with only 121K verified miles, the body is in good shape other than some scuffs, dings, and chips associated with normal use. Powered by a silky smooth, and reliable gasoline inline-six mated to a capable full-time 4WD system, this platform is known for its low cost of ownership and durability. This Land Cruiser is optioned with a slate of power amenities and includes a bevy of recent maintenance to make the ownership experience even better.
The 80's cabin is spacious and well equipped. The visibility is well above average, and the 80's commanding ride height and large windscreen make it a snap to see above traffic. A tilt column allows drivers of all sizes to get comfy in the cabin and the power window, locks, and folding mirrors are standard and operational. The charcoal and gray Alcantara seats are rare and only came in the VX Limited package. They are soft to the touch and well-bolstered for long cruises. The material is in good shape and other than a few small cuts on the driver's side seat bottom, they lack any major rips, holes, or tears. The driver's bucket even has power-adjustable lumbar support, which was uncommon for the time. The dual-zone climate is another nice upgrade not found on all 80 series models, and the functional sunroof and OEM rain guards further aid interior ventilation. The carpets are in average shape, as are the headliner and the door cards which are still in good nick. The old owners took good care of this one, and they included tons of prior service information and owners manuals. Those are located in the massive glovebox, and additional storage can be found in the CoolBox refrigerated center console. While no used vehicle is ever perfect, there are several dash abrasions that were covered by accessories and the steering wheel has heavy leatherwear.
The driveline utilized in this example makes for one of the most convenient ownership experiences of any JDM import. The engine, which was produced for stateside models, displaces 4476cc. Since it's so close to its US stablemate means that plenty of our clients can service at Toyota dealers and parts are readily available and inexpensive. The 1FZ-FE turns over with a twist of the key, and benefits from a fresh semi-synthetic oil and filter service. Its perfect primary and secondary balance allows it to idle nearly vibration-free. The automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels, and shifts as it should. While admittedly, acceleration isn't neck-snapping, but the large truck lumbers up to freeway speeds without the need to worry about merging onto the highway. The selective transfer case has low gearing if you ever get stuck in the muck and the (K295) locking center differential and front and rear limited-slip differentials are nice to have in a pinch. The brakes are assured and the steering smooth; the beefy suspension does a fair job of insulating the occupants against road imperfections. New all-terrain Falken rubber is mounted all-around to aid with grip on the tarmac of loose surfaces.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.