Importing a Toyota Prado from South A...

Importing a Toyota Prado from South America

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Keith Almond

Concord, NC

#1 May 15, 2007
I have some interest in a Toyota Prado and/or a Hilux truck with the 3.0 L diesel engine.I have been told these can get around 45 miles per gallon.Does anyone know if it would be possible to bring one of these to the states(without paying an arm and a leg)?It looks like Gautemala is the closest country to sell the diesels and they are left hand drive.If anyone has any suggestions let me know.
Hey Keith

United States

#2 May 28, 2007
Yeah I was chatting with a girl in Egypt and they have them over there as well. Did you get your hands on one? It would be sweet to be driving something different then everyone else too.
kevin helton

Owasso, OK

#3 Nov 10, 2007
I am interested in importing a toyota prado to the united states. Please help with any sugestions. thank you
kevin helton
Fabricio

Englewood, NJ

#4 May 18, 2008
You can get them from the Dominican Republic, it would cost you about $1,000.00 to bring it to the US... I have one in the DR and they are sweet, you get GREAT mileage with a 2.8 4Cyl Turbo engine..
Can go on a vacation and pick it up...
Zach

Latrobe, PA

#5 Nov 6, 2008
Well, Toyota is selling it as Lexus LX470 here and ripping off their American customers by charging them around $65000 while in the rest of the world it is been sold as a Prado Land cruiser and price is between $35000 and $38000.
Sean

Garden Grove, CA

#7 Apr 30, 2009
hey guys I want to have a Toyota Prado 2 door sport with navigation inside the us ! how can i get one?!
[email protected]
appreciate your tips!
legrande lamb

Mesa, AZ

#9 Jan 13, 2012
Yes I bought a 2008 Toyota PRado in Panama, and I drove it back to Arizona. I have it here and have been extremely happy. I do get around 40 miles a gallon and every one else loves it also... Want to see pictures and know more email me at [email protected]
legrande lamb

Mesa, AZ

#10 Jan 13, 2012
I also brought a Toyota Hi-lux, the same year, but I bought it new for 28,000. They have gone up in price the last two years. Also about 40 miles a gallon, 3.0 Turbo diesel 4X4, automatic transmission. These two vehicles are the BEST. Let me know if you want informantio..... thanks Legrande
legrande lamb

Mesa, AZ

#11 Jan 13, 2012
James... I do no think the 2 door is the way to go. I have business in Panama and see the value does not even compare to to the 4 door.
legrande lamb

Mesa, AZ

#12 Jan 13, 2012
Zach.. You hit it on the head. The Lexus is the same car, only with a much better engine. If they sold the Toyota Land Cruiser here at the price I paid for mine in Panama they would not sell one 470 Lexus here in the states
legrande lamb

Mesa, AZ

#13 Jan 13, 2012
All of you who want to import one, just buy my beautiful Silver one and I will go back and buy another one.... Later LL
rusty

Mesa, AZ

#14 Jan 13, 2012
The 3.0 liter turbodiesel in the Hilux and the Prado is a decent engine. The 2.4L is also OK, but the 3.0 really shines with its power. 175 horses and 300 foot-pounds of torque
legrande

Mesa, AZ

#15 Jan 13, 2012
The problem with the 2.4 engine version is a cheaper model, and all of the in Panama are standard transmission, do not have the safety glass or the air bags. This would be a sever problem bringing it back to the states. It would be better to buy the deluxe model which has all the safety features. LL
legrande

Goodyear, AZ

#16 Jan 13, 2012
Keith.... Guatamala is not the best place to buy the hi. lux or the prado...... I think panama is, because they use the same money we do and a dollar is a dollar. The other countries except El Salvador has their own money and exchange problems...... LL
expormad

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Apr 16, 2012
i have the land cruiser prados diesel and land cruiser 200 diesel, i can bring them by order, and actually the prados 60th anniversary are more equipped than the lexusgx460, same body very similar interior very economic, a full tank last almost twice the ammount of the gas engines, let me know whos interested
multi-mediacorp

Mandeville, LA

#18 Apr 23, 2012
expormad wrote:
i have the land cruiser prados diesel and land cruiser 200 diesel, i can bring them by order, and actually the prados 60th anniversary are more equipped than the lexusgx460, same body very similar interior very economic, a full tank last almost twice the ammount of the gas engines, let me know whos interested
Hi,
I'm interested... please email me at [email protected]
steven rosales

Miami, FL

#19 May 13, 2012
expormad wrote:
i have the land cruiser prados diesel and land cruiser 200 diesel, i can bring them by order, and actually the prados 60th anniversary are more equipped than the lexusgx460, same body very similar interior very economic, a full tank last almost twice the ammount of the gas engines, let me know whos interested
Im interested, could u please contact me [email protected]
Gary

Panama, Panama

#20 May 23, 2012
legrande lamb wrote:
All of you who want to import one, just buy my beautiful Silver one and I will go back and buy another one.... Later LL
What was the approximate price for the panama prado, did you buy it from a panama dealer, were there fees associated with bringing it back and what type of mileage with the V6? Very interested,I'm in Panama all the time and I see these things everywhere!
Ray

Indianapolis, IN

#21 May 28, 2012
I want a PRADO so much also I Live in NJ...How can i get one?
[email protected]
please suggest
Goose

Phoenix, AZ

#22 Jun 8, 2012
legrande lamb wrote:
Yes I bought a 2008 Toyota PRado in Panama, and I drove it back to Arizona. I have it here and have been extremely happy. I do get around 40 miles a gallon and every one else loves it also... Want to see pictures and know more email me at [email protected]
I've seen yourPrado. How much do u want for it

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