Road test with maximum speed of 80kph. TheHZJ73 drives well, with excellent low range power and good acceleration in higher gears. The Land Cruiser passes the “hands off” test, traveling smoothly in a straight line for a distance.
The ride as a passenger is comfortable. The sight lines for the driver are clean. The driver position is comfortable with ample space.
All gears shift smoothly but the shifter feels loose when not in gear. Good power in all gears in low range.
The motor, transmission and suspension performs well and did not exhibit bad vibrations or noise. Drives well, handles fine, comfortable suspension and good brakes. Overall, a powerful beast with very short first and second gear and impressive higher gear power. A unique vehicle that is a pleasure to drive.