Ever have one of those days you just wish didn't happen? I had one yesterday. I found these 3 ads for an 80 for sale up in Lugoff, SC at James Ervin Toyota(113 miles from me): http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.j...h&advanced=&start_year=1993&isp=y&cardist=108 http://www.cars.com/go/search/detai...995-1994-1993_|X-popular|Z-29412&aff=national http://www.jameservintoyota.com/Preowned-Inventory.aspx?InventoryId=1051764 I thought "sweet." Gave them a call and asked if it had the diff locks. Guy said yup, but I better hurry because there was another guy very interested. I called again to ask another salesman the same question just to make sure. Yup, it's got lockers. I even went so far as to describe to them what the switch looked like and where it was located. The last sales person even went so far as to put me on hold as though he was going to check. Yup, it's got the switch. I'm psyched. A locked 40th with 108K for $11K. We arrange a time of 1pm yesterday the 80 can be driven from their Darlington,SC lot to their Lugoff, SC lot(about 45min. away) which is closer to me. So yesterday I head out at 12 and immediately my 62 starts having tranny problems. I pull into a Midas and check the fluid. A bit on the high side. I ask them if they've got a pump to get some of the excess out. They say they can't loan it out. I ask for a 24 socket so I can drain some myself. Nope. Fawk it. I have them do it and they charge me $30. Great. I set out again. My check engine light comes on. I'd seafoamed the night before so I figure it was just an O sensor outta whack. I pull over. Turn off the car. Back on. Light goes off and stays off. Phew. I call up the dealer to tell them I was running late. They say "OK. BTW, that price is wrong. It's actually 12.5K." WTF!! I get pissed saying that cars.com, autotrader, and their home site all say $10,999. "Sorry. It's $12.5. There's a 'glitch' in the system." Oh well, I'm already half way there so I decide to see if it's that gem everybody wants. Get there...and the truck isn't at the Lugoff lot!!! WTF!! "Whoops. We thought you were coming tomorrow." I had just called!! AND when they called the Darlington lot, they're told there's a deal in progress at that exact moment. WTF!! They ask how much I'd spend. I say $11.5 firm. Sounded good. Then about 5 min. later, that deal mysteriously disappears and they say they'd drive it right over. So I wait. And wait. And Wait. (I also helped some dude get a tool box out of his Taco with my tool kit b/c the the dealer didn't have any tools on that lot. WTF!) Truck finally shows up. Beautiful rig. Factory tail light guards and brush guard though. I ask the old man who drove it over to pop the hood so I could look for leaks since he'd just driven it an hour. None. Looked great under there. I shimmy under the car to see if there are any leaks under. None. BUT I look at the diff and GUESS WHAT!! No actuator!! I get up and, just to make sure I wasn't hallucinating, look inside. No DIFF LOCK switch. I turn to the boss man who at this point was lookin' after me b/c of the long wait and confusion. ME:"It doesn't have differential locks. I called more than once to ask if it did and I was told yes each time." HIM:"Yes it does. They're automatic." ME:"What? Something like got Aussie Lockers?" HIM:<Big look of bewilderment.> "No, all Land Cruisers have differential locks out of the factory. There doesn't have to be a switch." ME:"OK, Thanks anyway." HIM:"What's the matter? You don't want it now after all that?" ME:"No." Hopped in my truck and drove off...kicking and screaming. Finally got home at about 8:30pm. Whole day wasted. But, with such a long trip, I did figure out that my 62 needs some TLC. Note-To-Self: 1)When asking about the DIFF LOCKs and the switch, make positively sure that the fawkers actaully know what it is and how to determine if the truck has them. 2)Repeat 1 repeatedly. 3)Don't deal with James Ervin Toyota....ever again. 4)Carry around a gun at all times....well, maybe not. I'd probably be in jail right now. Sorry. Rant off. Had to spew.