1995 Toyota Prado SX
The Land Cruiser is a brand in and of itself, as these capable and rugged trucks roam the globe and seemingly never die. This 1995 Prado is a special Cruiser, and the exterior styling is just as good as the 4x4 underpinnings. Powered by a gutsy 1KZ-TE turbodeisel, this 1995 SX model is offered for sale with a mere 141k verified and documented miles on the chassis. It also boasts a spacious three-row interior and plenty of power options if you're keeping this fine rig on the tarmac. Finished in Dark Emerald Pearl over Beige two-tone, the body is in good shape aside from some minor imperfections. Accessorized by a set of Weds Keeler alloys, LED taillights, all-metal bumpers, and OEM front rainguards, and this truck means business and is highly stylized. Recently serviced, and federally legal this beefy Toyota will unlock your inner Rambo and is a certified Japanese Classic.
The cabin is spacious, simple, and full of quality materials. The view of the road ahead is clear and commanding and this truck rides far above traffic. There are a few minor dash cracks to note, but we have seen a whole lot worse. Your eyes are drawn into the large Clarion touchscreen head unit and the system works as advertised. The speaker quality isn't half bad but admittedly the turbodiesel noises are awesome if you turn the system off and hammer the throttle. It is connected to a backup camera that makes parking in the city a snap. The manual climate control system is simple and intuitive and this rig boasts cold A/C and piping hot heat. For optimal comfort, this 70 includes power windows, locks, and mirrors which all work as advertised. The driver even gets a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and lumbar support. The seats are eye-catching and are upholstered in a blue textured cloth. The material adds some contrast to the darker hues of the cabin and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. Best of all this Prado includes the desirable third-row option which can be conveniently pulled away and stowed against the D-pillar. The headliner, door cards, and carpet have weathered the last quarter-century without any major abuse and even the factory owners' manual and maintenance books are still in the glovebox.
The Land Cruiser was designed to be simple, reliable, and easy to maintain. The general lack of electronics makes these simpler to service than most modern vehicles. The 3.0L is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery we installed here in our shop. The four-banger is mated to a selective transfer case that offers low gearing and the ability to choose between two or four-wheel drive. The hubs can be locked from inside the cabin and the J78 is a tough one to get stuck in. An automatic gearbox shifts seamlessly and the Prado gets up to highway speeds without breaking a sweat. The lifted suspension is decent on-road too and one of our trained techs has replaced the steering damper for more reassured feedback through the wheel. The brakes are confident and the Weds alloys are all rocking new Falken all-terrain rubber. We even replaced the spare tire while we were at it!
*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.