DITTO - Go for '03+ if you plan on towing. The tranny issues was resolved by then. I had an '02 LX470 that blew up on me.Stick with the 03 and 04 years. Earlier models were prone to transmission failures.
What size tires and wheels do you have on your rig? Did you have to make any adjustments as I just bought a 03 ltd.We have an 01 limited and we've put around 50k on it since we bought it 2010. it's our dd and now has 187k. replaced all brakes and hatch latch a few times. finally found an all metal one on fleabay. it's been a very impressive all around vehicle and my wife loves it so much she said she would pay to have a new motor put in it if it ever dies. I'd definitely buy another one. limited for sure. oh, and even been off pavement a few times.