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Old 03-16-10, 01:50 AM   #1
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I have been wondering about this and a bunch of us at work were wondering about this question. What would last longer, a 1989 Toyota Truck or a 1989 Lexus LS400







seems like we were all split 50/50
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I would say it depends on how well the car/truck was taken care of and how it was driven by the owner(s).
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I would say it depends on how well the car/truck was taken care of and how it was driven by the owner(s).
Ok, lets say both were maintained equally well at the same Lexus/Toyota split dealer.....

Lets also say that the Toyota was driven moderately rough (off-road etc) while the Lexus was driven fast (lots of high speed highways and lot of passing)..
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I would say LS400. Easy.
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i'd have to say a 50/50 split. maybe a SLIGHT favor to the truck ONLY IF it is the diesel version.
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According to top gear the Toyota would! haha
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The truck. Not even close.
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If you were shopping for a vehicle and these were the two you were considering, the LS400 would be the likely winner. A 20+ year old gold LS400 would likely have been driven conservatively to church by an older person. A 20+ year old lifted Toyota pickup would likely have been driven hard off-road by a mullet haired mouth breather.
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If you were shopping for a vehicle and these were the two you were considering, the LS400 would be the likely winner. A 20+ year old gold LS400 would likely have been driven conservatively to church by an older person. A 20+ year old lifted Toyota pickup would likely have been driven hard off-road by a mullet haired mouth breather.
that truck that is posted is stock.....



I think it could go either way. those older toyota trucks were built just as tough as a Lexus. They were designed for the deserts and jungles of 3rd world countries; to be used for work day in and day out.
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The truck. Not even close.
i agree. more rugged. less shat to break.
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If its a Hilux it will survive the test of time lol
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Trucks.

Just the frame and tires will save it from the brutal effects of everyday driving.
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We keep a '89 white LS in the showroom of our dealership, with 463,000 miles that had a flawless history. Original everything.
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