Re: Landcruiser Prado
Apart from the puny towing capacity and the exhorbitant price there is probably nothing wrong with a prado aprt from the fact that it is stuck in past.
The worst thing though is that you have to deal with the arrogant Toyota dealerships.
Prior to buying the Jeep I decided that I would look at all the alternatives and was heading down the dual cab diesel route. Toyota was the last one I looked at.
The dealer was offhand, the product wasn't a patch on the current dual cab favorites, Ford and Mazda, and when asked why the price was 5k more than these two the answer was because it is a toyota.
I know as well that there is an ongoing theme re the performance of Jeep dealers, this toyota dealer though had serviced a V6 petrol I owned from new including supposedly flushing and refilling the coolant. At 130ks it overheated so I took it back to them and got a huge list of problems all of which sounded like poor servicing, and a guess that the fix would cost upwards of 6 thousand dollars.
When I got a second opinion from an independent mechanic his comment was that the aluminium engine only had water in it and he had never seen such a blocked up engine. So much for the legendary Toyota service.
BAck to the question what do you think of a Prado, I try to not to think of them.