The private toyota landcruiser 200


LAND CRUISER 200 V8 Diesel,

also known as LandCruiser 2008, Sahara or VX

This website is to inform about the long way of a BETA-TESTER from a bug loaded vehicle to finally a great Off-road vehicle with some little bugs left and only one serious problem unsolved (only European vehicles).


It is a story of a blind order based on the great experiences collected with a Land Cruiser 100 Tdi build in 1999 with 370.000km on the clock.


It is a story of high expectations and some frustration, a story about unbelievable stubbornness of engineers and directors of Toyota, a story of cold and warm.

This website also tells the story of expecting optional equipment which was surprisingly not available in Europe, but is available in other countries, such as these:

Cooling box, available in the US and Japan only

Overhead Video Monitors available in US/Japan only

Rear Seat Entertainment Control Console

Chrome Garnish around the licence plate, aftermarket only from Japan

Side view Mirror, Japan only

Front Bumper Protector

Door step lights (LED)

LED mirror turn lights, aftermarket only

TV on NAVI, aftermarket

Body molded side protectors, US only

Chrome eye garnish, aftermarket, Japan

Bug shield, original Toyota Part

Side view Mirror, Japan only

Side Marker, although required by law, not avail

The symbol exist, there just no monitoring installed