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Too many miles unless using for a hunting vehicle. I would wait for one with lower miles or buy a 4 runner. Also look at the Lexus 570 it's the same as the land cruiser:
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If you're lucky you'll get 20.000-50,000 miles out of either one of those vehicles. If you're lucky. With that many miles on the odometer either one could be on the verge of a catastrophic mechanical breakdown. Engine, transmission, transfer case, differentials.

That doesn't mean I wouldn't buy a vehicle with high miles. But for eight grand and ~200,000 miles? No way. IDK if that is the bluebook value, but if so, you're paying for the name. Doesn't make sense.

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I agree with a lot of the previous posts, 150k+ would be a tough sell if it was going to be your only vehicle and planning to use it for SHTF If you're a land cruiser fanatic and have another car to drive if you need to fix it, and are planning on keeping it in good shape, then maybe. Personally I would look for something between 70-120k and has been very well kept.

One thing I've noticed is people driving 200k+ cars every single day work quite well, but if you let them sit for a week unstarted you may find that they have developed certain problems, like a decent battery drain somewhere that you happened to keep charged by driving it every day. Just something to think about.
 
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FJ 40 is a "real" Land Cruiser.
All the new ones are yuppie-mobiles.
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I own a 1999 lx470 same as land cruiser. Has 257000. Do all my own maintenance on it. Timing belt every 80k oil every 4K running synthetics. Do differentials and ect same time as timing belt. Put 285/75/16 Kenda Klevar mud tires on it. Took it to Colorado last year from Dallas TX. If you get it check out ih8mud.com. Lots of great info there, fix its, preventives, and all the other info needed..
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Sounds like you're wasting a ton of money on synthetic lubes. They're good for as much as 25k miles.
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Neither.

Both are past their 14 year automotive engineered life cycle.

Both have more than 225,000 miles, the 1st life cycle for a gasoline power train.
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