- Jun 12, 2023
Would you choose the rumored 2025 Land Cruiser over the 2024 GX550 if it looked like this?
This is great info, thanks for sharing!In the past, the Toyota Land Cruiser was more expensive than the Lexus GX because it was the full sized Land Cruiser, i.e. the Toyota version of the Lexus LX, which I think starts at around $90K. The Lexus GX has always been the Lexus version of the Land Cruiser Prado which wasn't available in the US. Allegedly Toyota will be bringing the new Land Cruiser Prado to the US for 2025 instead of the full size Land Cruiser, which will be a much better fit for the US market. Since the GX and Prado will be the same platform, one would expect the Toyota Prado to be less expensive than the Lexus GX.
Clutch life depends nearly entirely on the driver, and obviously your buddy was skilled with the clutch/shifting. As our son has painfully found out, kids driving a manual transmission can be costly. The old days of pulling the transmission/bell housing off and easily replacing the clutch and throw-out bearing are gone. Heck, I can remember doing in in the dirt...Quarter million miles, that's pretty impressive! My buddy has a Toyota Tacoma with I think around there. 210,000+ for sure, he said it still has the original clutch. I was amazed.