Hi Car Talk Friends,
My Wife and I have a two month old baby boy and our family car, a 1995 Subaru Outback is on its last leg. We are trying to find a new car that will be safe and reliable to drive our new family around in. We are picky and don’t really like any new cars that are out there. Right now we are pretty hung up on trying to find a 1980’s Toyota LandCruiser. Our problem is we can’t decide if it makes sense to buy an older LandCruiser or just suck it up and buy a mini van and start going to soccer tournaments. Is it practical to buy a car that’s as old as us, or is buying newer is the smart way to go? Does anyone have experience with LandCruisers and their dependability and ease of maintenance? I guess that is what’s giving us the hardest time. The other problem we face is IF we can find one, should we go diesel or gas? Any advice would be much appreciated.