The CPO Land Cruisers are really not any cheaper than the CPO LX470's...so you might as well get the Lexus. The same could really be said for them brand new, too, IMO.mpd8488 said:The LX is nothing more than a Land Cruiser with a little 'L' on the hood. try and find a Toyota Land cruiser to compare, there is no real reason to pay so much more for a badge that honestly doesn't have the same recognition and BMW, Mercedes, and Even Jaguar yet.
I also find that CPO vehicles is just a huge scam. It is just an extended waranty in disguise, with the exception that they only offer the waranty on the best of the best, meaning the ones least likely to break and actually need any waranty work.
Cheapest CPO LC I can find is $23k. Cheapest CPO LX470 I can find is $29k. Loaded FJC rumored at $26k.mpd8488 said:There is a price difference of over ten thousand dollars new between the LX and Land cruiser, shouldn't the CPO and used vehicles alike reflect that?
They are both overpriced IMO. they are great trucks, but Toyota has let them sit stagnent for far too long to comand that sort of price, but people are buying them, so Toyota really does not care.
zeppelin said:So, a loaded FJC is rumored to be around $26k. You can get a certified pre-owned '01 Lexus LX470 starting at about $29k with 45-50k miles on it.
What do y'all think about this comparison? I know it seems like apples and oranges, but not really....
I'm just debating between the new vs. CPO as far as Toyota and Lexus SUVs go....bubbahotep said:Just curious to why you picked this comparison . Are you debating between the two and nothing else. It's hard for me to compare a vehicle that I haven't even seen in real life, let alone driven yet. Have you tested the Lexus or are you going strickly off pre-specs????????
zeppelin said:My buddy just got a used LX450, and it kinda got me looking at some of the CPO LX and LC's....it's kinda tempting to be able to get a lightly-used $65k SUV for half the price and a warranty to boot....
I guess the biggest thing for me is going to be how comfortable this FJC is or if it's gonna be something that is better suited to be a weekend warrior....
definitely a valid point....i'm tempted to get something next with better mpg than my tahoe....i spent $300 on gas last monthToyBox said:This may or may not matter to you guys but the mpg for the 80's is terrible. I remember not getting more than 11mpg with my '91.
Yeah, me too! My FJ80 gets 12-14 and our Subaru gets exactly double that. I'd be happy if the FJC averaged around 20mpg; I think that's reasonable these days.zeppelin said:definitely a valid point....i'm tempted to get something next with better mpg than my tahoe....i spent $300 on gas last month
i get somewhere in the region of 13 MPG with my '88 V6 4runner, so the 80 wouldnt be that bad, by comparison. 'course i only drive about 5 miles to work so i can almost afford to drive it... another reason i want a diesel.ToyBox said:This may or may not matter to you guys but the mpg for the 80's is terrible. I remember not getting more than 11mpg with my '91.