LandCruiser Troop Carrier 2020 Radio Segment

Toyota LandCruiser LC78 Troop Carrier GXL 2 exterior

In the swing to soft AWD SUV’s large real 4WD’s are becoming scarce. Rob Fraser takes the Toyota LandCruiser Troopcarrier for a drive

It’s big, bold and certainly makes a statement. The TroopCarrier could possibly be the last bastion of real 4WD’s. Driving one around inner city suburban roads is like trying to squeeze a sumo wrestler into hot pants, yet head bush, onto the beach or on forest trails and the Tropopcarrier will take five people and their gear in its cavernous interior almost anywhere you may want to go.

Popular with both commercial and recreational users, the Troopy has a well-deserved and unrivalled reputation as a robust 4WD bush wagon. I also discovered the brotherhood of the Troopy where other drivers waved as they passed and stopped for a chat. It’s not cheap at around $71,000 plus on road costs, but then again there is little to compare it to.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.