We purchased the LC on Ebay auction after previously viewing the vehicle. It was local to me in Stroud and had been on the same Cotswold farm estate since 2001, including ourselves its only had three owners. We paid £2277 which you would struggle to do in the current market, turns out with a recent valuation the private reg is worth £650. It had 171,000 miles, an average amount for these 3.0 TD 4 pot engines. The truck has good service history and it was pretty clean considering it had been on a farm. The most important thing for a 90's Japanese vehicle, it had no rust on the body and very minimal on the chassis.
Since August 2020 we have covered 17,000 miles, not bad for someone who works from home most of the time and during a period of COVID of course. The Colorado acts as my daily so its used to shift the toddler to nursery, travels in bad weather with the family and shift car parts from place to place from my various other projects. It also acts as a recovery vehicle at a rally stage I manage in Mid Wales. it travels from Bristol on a 350mile round trip several times a month without skipping a beat. Its quite happy doing 70mph on the motorways as it is towing rally cars from ditches.
Of course did also buy the 4x4 for fun. We live within spitting distance of Salisbury plains and the Devizes area which is littered with by-ways. We also make regular trips to Wales including the Wye Valley and Strata Florida, Elan valley area. It has seen some serious work and abuse there is no doubt about it. We have submerged it on several occasions, several times with water getting inside the cabin. The old diesel happily sits in over waist deep water until recovery arrives, but most of the time it will make it own way of deep bogs thanks to the locking diffs.