A perfect intersection of the brutal utilitarian 70 series and daily driver comfort, the Prado bridges the gap as a comfortable, efficient and extremely tough vehicle. Looks amazing, has that distinctive turbo diesel whistle, the not-at-all-common 5 speed manual transmission, and verified under 98,000 km odometer. As an EX5 model you are granted high-end interior fabrics, rear center console heater, sunroof, two-tone paint and a presence that just can’t be beat.
The exterior is exquisite, wearing the original two-tone dark blue and silver blue on top look with chrome details. The aftermarket wheels fit in with the style perfectly and are wrapped in new BFGoodrich K02s, white letters out. Body is clean and without rust, corrosion or rot of any kind, anywhere. Glass is freshly tinted. Bullbar on the front is an original Toyota part.
Inside is covered in a suede-like material matching the exterior colors. Completely original, down to the OEM head unit and original floor mats. Both the passenger and driver seats are mounted on a flexible spring system allowing even greater comfort when the going gets tough. As this Prado is completely stock in here we've added an AUX input for listening to whatever audio source you want through the factory stereo system. The CD and cassette player also are completely functional. All speakers have been replaced as well, and with the factory subwoofer in the rear door it doesn’t sound bad at all, especially considering everything looks as it did in 1991. Above the stereo is the working sunroof that can open fully, or tilt back up to vent. Power windows and locks perform as expected. The back seat also has an original “Land Cruiser” full-size floor mat and access to the rear heater that resides in the center console. The rear seats here can fold forward giving you even more room in the back for cargo. Accessing the rear cargo area can be done via the rear barn-style doors, where you open the left door, then the right to fully access the rear. This Prado does have the 3rd row seat option for two more passengers. A small extra cubby is located in the floor of the cargo area just past the rear doors, along with various tie-down hooks. Access to the tool kit and jack are in the left pocket underneath the removable panel, while the right has access to the rear windshield washer reservoir filler.
Prados are a favorite of ours because they are a 12v electrical system, more comfortable 70 series Land Cruiser. They are incredibly capable off road as well as being very comfortable on road vehicles. You get turbo diesel power, incredible good looks, a 5 speed manual transmission riding on a coil sprung solid axle body on frame chassis. An excellent family vehicle that gets a ton of attention wherever you take it. I can only say “this is a very good truck I love it a lot wow” so much before I have to bust out a thesaurus.
This particular Prado has been our daily driver for the past year, and it has been a fantastic journey. It will be missed.
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