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Let's set the cat amongst the pidgeons!

Toyota Land Cruiser VX5.7L V8 2018 vs 2024 Nissan Patrol LE 5.6L V8?

Pros and cons?

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Sure, I'll bite: Patrols are for bored UAE yoofs to put huge turbos on. Land cruisers are for people who drink .
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For what it's worth I'd avoid both and look for a smaller, more economical engine.

The Patrol I had for two years was essentially standard, somewhat agricultural, and went everywhere (in the Congo) with zero problems.

The LC 80 we had for two years (which you may recall) was better equipped, equally capable (as near as makes no difference), but had more km and years and several items needed to be fixed (radiator exploded, handbrake rusted out, A/C fan motor wore out, front differential failed) however arguably these were simply a consequence of wear and tear.
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Oh yeah. Suzuki Jimny FTW.
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For what it's worth I'd avoid both and look for a smaller, more economical engine.

The Patrol I had for two years was essentially standard, somewhat agricultural, and went everywhere (in the Congo) with zero problems.

The LC 80 we had for two years (which you may recall) was better equipped, equally capable (as near as makes no difference), but had more km and years and several items needed to be fixed (radiator exploded, handbrake rusted out, A/C fan motor wore out, front differential failed) however arguably these were simply a consequence of wear and tear.
...and I guess it's worth suggesting that a Montero is a good alternative to the Patrol and LC; ours is excellent, has demonstrated equal capability to the others, and was (when we bought it) HALF the price of a LC (Patrols were not available, Nissan having reached its import quota at the time).
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Why a V8? If you're stuck with having too much money I can provide much easier solutions
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