Why does a Landcruiser ute cost $40k +??? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2002, 16:21   #1 (permalink)
Don't be a sheep
 
ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: out there
Posts: 186
Question Why does a Landcruiser ute cost $40k +???

I saw an ad on TV the other day, and it got me wondering. The Toyota Lancruiser ute (78 series I think it's called) costs more than $40k, but the basic design has not changed much for 20 years. The only thing they seemed to of changed was putting coils springs in the front, big deal. How can they charge that much for such an old design. I think the Nissan Patrol is much better, but if I was in the market for such a vehicle it would be a 7.3L diesel V8 F350, now that's a ute.
__________________
Holdens are made to keep dickheads out of Fords
ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-10-2002, 17:40   #2 (permalink)
BA Turbo
 
mattyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: VIC
Age: 31
Posts: 382
Re: Why does a Landcruiser ute cost $40k +???

Quote:
Originally posted by ELXR8
I saw an ad on TV the other day, and it got me wondering. The Toyota Lancruiser ute (78 series I think it's called) costs more than $40k, but the basic design has not changed much for 20 years. The only thing they seemed to of changed was putting coils springs in the front, big deal. How can they charge that much for such an old design. I think the Nissan Patrol is much better, but if I was in the market for such a vehicle it would be a 7.3L diesel V8 F350, now that's a ute.
You ever asked somebody who's in the market for one of "these" kinds of vehical why they'd buy a 78 series?

Im sure they'd shed light on why. :rcool:

btw, id rather a landcruiser in the middle of nowhere than a hitech wizbang F350...
mattyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2002, 18:35   #3 (permalink)
tickford_xr8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
There probably trying to get back the money that they lost from all the farmers getting rebates on there vehicles.
So the yuppies in sydney have to pay more to go urban 4x4ing.

Anyway i rekon they should all get the F350 so they can all pull a road train out of a bog hole in the middle of there propeties. Because the add says they can pull a 100+ tonne truck out of mud. Better than a landcruiser.

Also, how are all the country bumkins going to afford to buy a 78 series landcruiser and then put all there aerials everywhere and giant Mack truck mud flaps on it. With there B&S ball stickers and Bundy rum pictures. With a set of 35 inch swampy's and big Kernagan stereo's!! :tophat:
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2002, 20:50   #4 (permalink)
BA Turbo
 
mattyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: VIC
Age: 31
Posts: 382
Quote:
Originally posted by tickford_xr8
Also, how are all the country bumkins going to afford to buy a 78 series landcruiser and then put all there aerials everywhere and giant Mack truck mud flaps on it.
:err: more easily than a F350 too, 250 & 350s are upwards of about 60Ks
mattyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2002, 21:14   #5 (permalink)
Don't be a sheep
 
ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: out there
Posts: 186
Re: Re: Why does a Landcruiser ute cost $40k +???

Quote:
Originally posted by mattyc


You ever asked somebody who's in the market for one of "these" kinds of vehical why they'd buy a 78 series?

Im sure they'd shed light on why. :rcool:

btw, id rather a landcruiser in the middle of nowhere than a hitech wizbang F350...
I know why, it's the same as why the crummydore sells so well, because everyone else is doing it, a lot of people are just sheep, and are to scared to go against the "norm":bhrmmm:
__________________
Holdens are made to keep dickheads out of Fords
ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2002, 22:51   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Perth
Posts: 1,386
If it aint broke, don't fix it.

I'm not trying to justify the hike in price, but have you ever driven one off road? My brother has a 93/94 PC landcruiser and this thing just flys through the boggy stuff no worries. It went better than an f350, nissan and mitsubishi!!
__________________
EL driver...
Futura97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2002, 23:15   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: ACT
Posts: 594
Quote:
Originally posted by xf_xr6
If it aint broke, don't fix it.

I'm not trying to justify the hike in price, but have you ever driven one off road? My brother has a 93/94 PC landcruiser and this thing just flys through the boggy stuff no worries. It went better than an f350, nissan and mitsubishi!!
i have to agree. while i'm not a fan of 4x4s in my experience the landcruisers have had the edge on the competition for a long time. i would definitely prefer to be in a landcruiser than a f350 if i was going bush.

also, i think you'll find that regardless of the external simmilarities of the current models to older ones, the internals have been upgraded constantly through the years.
PURSUTE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2002, 00:47   #8 (permalink)
Don't be a sheep
 
ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: out there
Posts: 186
Quote:
Originally posted by PURSUTE



also, i think you'll find that regardless of the external simmilarities of the current models to older ones, the internals have been upgraded constantly through the years.
I have had a bit of a look into this, the only things that have changed are:
engine mods
coils spring front end
interior changes

The chassis (apart from the coil front end) gearbox transfer case are all the same.

The best thing I ever drove off road was when I was in the army, was a 6X6 landrover and the Unimog (Merc truck) these things would go anywhere.
__________________
Holdens are made to keep dickheads out of Fords
ELXR8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2002, 02:30   #9 (permalink)
Senior member
 
Tim_EF_5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Perth
Posts: 337
If i had to be driving offroad a fair bit the Landcruiser would my choice easily.
Tim_EF_5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2002, 03:19   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Jerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Perth
Posts: 73
Watch the Discovery or National Geographic channel.
8 out of 10, of the people working in remote, extreme areas, drive Landcruisers, the other 2 drive beat up series 1 Land Rovers.
__________________
EB2 SXR6
Jerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GoAuto tests BA ute FPRXR-6 Ford Ute Forum 2 07-31-2003 16:03
Pro Hart XR6T Ute RPO83 F6 Typhoon | XR6 Turbo 22 06-30-2003 06:23
BA: Ute For All Seasons RPO83 Ford Ute Forum 15 10-16-2002 06:18
Ford's Ute Heritage RPO83 Ford Ute Forum 8 10-14-2002 05:49
Falcon Ute Revealed!! RPO83 Ford Ute Forum 71 08-10-2002 05:08

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:15.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.