YSE Car of the Week: 2004 Lexus LX470
June 27th, 2009 5:10 PM Share
This week’s YSE (Your Shitty Economy) Car of the Week comes to us via Lexus (and Autotrader): the Land Cruiser-with-wood-trim LX470. The low-volume sales of these SUVs proves Americans are not real keen on a tree branch scraping down the side of their $80,000 vehicle. Even though the second gen LX470 is supremely capable off-road, most rock climber-kayaking types are more likely to own a Jeep or an old Tacoma. Never mind. This pre-loved 2004 LX470 with 49k on the clock is yours for just $29,499. This price may seem high for a car almost old enough to qualify for the cash for clunkers, and 13 mpg is a bit scarifying, but the Land Cruiser/LX duo maintains some of the best re-sale values in the biz. Sure you can pick up a used Range Rover for a little less, but why would you? There’s no competing with the Japanese-built LX for reliability and longevity. So saddle up, strap down the antique furniture, and take the no-road option home.
Published June 27th, 2009 4:47 PM
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i don't think this quite qualifies... 5 year old car/truck, 50k miles, depreciation of 50k, but is being 'sold' for 37.5% of original purchase price... most 5 year old cars would sell for ~ 40% of original MSRP... (or less)...
the only way to run these is off diesel or LPG can't think of any possible reason to run one on gasoline
@FreedMike For a developed country? No one needs a LandCruiser. "Off roading" is a recreational activity. OTOH, ever spend any time in the really poor, developing countries/regions? Africa, mid East, South/Southeast/Central Asia. When "off road" IS the road, there's the LandCruiser and then there's everything else. Really. Toyota still produces my ride of choice, the LC 78/79 series specifically for these markets. Updated the headlights last year.