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Found a couple diesel Toyota's in the states opinion please

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by RIDDLER, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. RIDDLER

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    Ok I found some properly and legally imported diesel Toyota's local here in my area for sale. I have really wanted a diesel Toyota 4WD for a long time. But I cannot afford the prices I have seen advertised on websites based in B.C. for a "third or fourth" landcruiser.

    I cannot tell if these prices are realistic as we see so few of these in the U.S. This includes all the proper paperwork and already licensed in the U.S. with Washington state title. both are RHD.

    Here's the First one, a 1990 LN130 SSR Ltd -
    4 Door w/ Brush Guard
    5 Speed
    AC PS PW PDL 4WD
    2L Diesel Turbo
    68,000 Kilometers or roughly 42,000 original miles
    No Rust, Very Clean
    Brand new tires all the way around and recent brakes
    $12,550 USD

    88 Toyota 4 Runner LN61 SSR Ltd
    2 Dr w/ removable hardtop
    5 Speed
    AC PS PW P mirrors,
    Sun Roof
    2L Diesel Turbo
    4WDs
    126,400 Kilometers or roughly 79,000 original miles

    Again rust free and very clean, there are some scratches in the paint, but nothing too bad at all
    Brand new tires all the way around and recent brakes

    $7,995 USD
     
  2. Eric Winkworth

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    that runner looks pimp, doesn't have cruiser axles, tranny, transfer case and prolly other tankness things but still very pimp.
     
  3. RIDDLER

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    which one

    Eric- which one looks pimp? Is that good or is that like "bling bling" which I guess means lame?

    I just need to confirm their value? I'd love to get a 80 series from Wayne but I cannot justify two 80 series landcruisers.

    thanks

    Aaron
     
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    Aaron:

    Wow...WA state titles? One of my cousins who lives in Auburn is going to be happy to hear that! He wants a Cruiser to go fishing and tow his driftboat with.

    As for the two Hilux Surfs...personally, I like the more current body style, but am not adverse to the series I style with the removable hardtop. In fact, if it were me that was choosing between the two, the much lower mileage and price of the series I would probably steer me in that direction. I believe they both have solid front axles anyway, so there's no advantage one way or the other there.

    I wonder if those are from Mustang Connections in BC?
     
  5. HZJ60 Guy

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    Get the '88 then put in a straight front axle and you'll be in like flint!!!

    The old ones ROCK! Take off the top in the summer etc etc etc.
     
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    Hahahahaha

    I think the on with the tubro graphics is cool, I am more making fun of bling bling by saying pimp. Sorry kinda an inside joke among friends. I like the look of the Turbo diesel runner, it isn't a land cruiser, but sure looks very nice in that pciture. If I was gonna get a runner it would be that one, I like the removable topper and the diesel is key, turbo is a bonus too.

    good luck
    Eric
     
  7. crushers

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    i would go with the older one, just too cool...
     
  8. RIDDLER

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    toyota diesel

    Hey Wayne-

    I know from your website that you have found Blizzards before?
    Are they in the under 10k price range?
    Are they able to be imported to the U.S. ?


    I know there are scores of folks who swear by your reputation.

    Is their anything better in the used landcruiser market around 10k USD with a diesel and rust free that I can touch?

    I watch the high end 80 series diesels that are sold in B.C. and they seem to be closer to 18-25k USD, am I off on this assessment?

    thanks

    Aaron
     
  9. crushers

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    well, since you asked (and thanks for the compliment) here are a couple examples:
    http://www.luxuryimports.ca/forsale/1987HJ61-3/index.php
    (i know he will move somewhat)

    http://www.luxuryimports.ca/forsale/1987LD21-1/index.php
    (sold for $9500 CND)

    http://www.luxuryimports.ca/forsale/1987LJ71-7/index.php
    (new mud tires are now on it)

    http://www.luxuryimports.ca/forsale/1977BJ40-1/index.php
    (this week only $13,000 USD and completely legal for export to the states)

    coming up is a HDJ81 with full load and diff locks 130,000 km (the one in the test drive) for $21.000 CND

    the is also a 1984 BJ60 legal for the states 400,000 km runs great, new panels welded in on the rear, damaged front fender passenger side 5 spd and PS and really comfortable seats, good rubber for $4500 cnd brown on brown. availabel today but not up yet...

    cheers
     
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    THe first one is the same as my brothers. It's a good vehicle with no major problems. Not sure how easy it is to take off the canopy though.....

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    I'm with the others, get the first one it has a solid axle in the front, while the LN130 is IFS, any hilux based vehicule after 92 IIRC has IFS. Thought thoses prices are extremely expensive. A 88 like this one would sell for around 4/5K euros. Thoses kind of price would buy you a 95 hilux without prob over here!

    Best regards.

    Max.
     
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    Sorry Max, the solid axles went OUT in 1986. 1985 was the last year for the solid axle. That thing is IFS too. BUT You can easily replace that IFS with a solid axle spring over set up. The older model is WAY better.
     
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    Personally I like the look of the 86 plus the top comes off. But the 90 is a tad more creature comfort daily driver.
     
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    in Japan the solid axle went way past 85...
     
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    Really, How far?
     
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    Like Crushers said, Tom...that's only true for North America. It's highly likely that both of those Hilux Surfs have solid front axles underneath them.
     
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    not really sure but i know you can get 1990 rigs with solid... i am a cruiser guy, not a mini boy but learning lots along the way...
    cheers
     
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    thanks all

    thanks guys I did like the early model much better also.

    I thought the price was way high also.

    Wayne I review your website at least monthly. I have seen these rigs.

    It all boils down to , can they arrive in the U.S.? and if so how much more $$ is typical to get a JDM RHD truck to WA state?

    thanks again,

    Aaron
     
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    Aaron,
    let me do some research on the legalities of getting these trucks states side. please shoot me an email direct to
    wayne@crushersrule.com
    so i can open a file for you.
    cheers
     
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    My brothers Surf (above pics) is an 88 model and is most definetely IFS. I agree that the 4Runner solid axles went out mid 80's. There are heaps of Surfs in Aus and I have never seen one with a solid front.