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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#10623 of 11429 Be on the lookout $$$$
Apr 09, 2005 (2:19 pm)
I bought my third Toyota 4Runner, one year ago this month. I payed $32,000.00 (plus tax) for a SR5 with DVD player, then added PIAA headlights, Vent shades on all windows, Window etching of VIN # on all windows, and adding window tint on the front 2 windows. The vehicle is outstandingly clean. There are 12,500 miles on it. I went to trade it in on a Toyota Prius in Toyota of Cherry Hill, NJ, they wanted to give me only $21,600, with an explanation that Convertibles are what people want, not 4WD vehicles, this is driving the value down. Then I want to 4 other dealers in the Metro New York area today, and found out that dealers use the Galves blue book, and a 2004 4Runner is only valued at $22,000.00 plus $900.00 for a DVD player, all the other things on the 4Runner do not matter and are worth nothing!.
So, if you own a newer Toyota 4Runner, it may be worth a lot less today, than you may think. As well as over the next 3 months the price may fall $1000.00 per quarter. Expected to be around $18,000.00 by September.
Good luck to all,
#10624 of 11429 98 4Runner - hood looks like it's going to blow off!
Apr 10, 2005 (4:12 am)
Hello, have a 1998 4Runner and at about 75-80 mph, the hood moves all over the place...it looks like it's barely hangin' on, but when I check it, it seems secure. Anyone else notice this or have any suggestions to cinch this thing down better?
Richard in Atlanta
#10625 of 11429 Does 2005 4Runner radio have security code?
Apr 11, 2005 (11:19 am)
Just bought new 2005 4Runner Sport with basic audio about 3 weeks ago. Dealer never mentioned this feature and did not give any security codes. I just remembered when I bought Honda CR-V last year for my wife they gave me one. So questions: did anyone receive security code for the basic 4Runner radio/cd/cassette head unit when purchasing the car? Does it have one? Should I be worried disconnecting the battery?
Thanks a lot.
Apr 11, 2005 (7:21 pm)
Hey sorry my computer was having issues....well ive been through 2 more tanks...and the best ive gotten on the hwqay is 19mpg...
i can not get any more than 14 in the city that too driving like a grand mother and the car rolling along..if i hit the gas just like 4 or 5 times during the tank ful...i get about 12.5..
Using only premium..i got free gas slips so...its on teh dealer....
Check this out though...the tank is 23 gallons right...I filled 23.4 gallons just the other day...58$ NOt Fun when ill pay my self
any help is appreciated.
Apr 13, 2005 (12:06 pm)
My "03 4Runner Limited has a fuel capacity of 22.5 gallons. At any rate, are you topping off your tank? If so, this is a no-no, since doing so may damage the fuel cap, as well as cause certain sensors to malfunction. When the gas pump shuts off at the end of refueling, do not top off the tank.
#10628 of 11429 Re: jeff193 [kheintz1]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:01 pm)
are you sure the fuel tank capacity of 03 is diff from 2005? my 2005 v6 sr5 4wd has
#10629 of 11429 remote starter???
Apr 13, 2005 (6:56 pm)
I just bought a used 04 V6 Ltd. The other day I hit the remote to lock it and it started. I thought, cool, it has a remote starter. I put the key in to turn it off, but it didn't respond. I hit the brakes and it stopped. I haven't been able to repeat this miracle, and the owner's manual doesn't say anything about a remote start. I can see no evidence that the previous owner installed one either. I don't suppose anyone else has had this experience.
Apr 13, 2005 (8:59 pm)
I did top it off...sorry didnt know i shouldnt do that...
gas mileage is more normal now...14-15mpg in the city...i am kind of a lead foot. 21 yrs old...kinda hard to stay off the gas esp with the v8...
Thank you guys though....Btw if some one wants to install an after market system.. talk to me..i ran into sum problems
#10631 of 11429 Re: sorry guys [jeff193]
Apr 13, 2005 (9:59 pm)
For a V8, I think you are getting good mileage. Those EPA estimates are just that. I suspect their estimates are from continous driving with no stopping. There are other varibles to consider too. If someone else drove your vehicle, the mileage most likely would be differant. I notice on my 2004 V6, that the mileage increased as the weather got warmer by about 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 miles per gallon. Now I am getting 14 miles per gallon with a combination of city and highway driving. Most of my driving is of short duration that takes only on average about 10 to 20 minutes to arrive. I feel confident that I would get 17 or more mpg if it was all highway driving at longer distances. Bob.
#10632 of 11429 Re: sorry guys [rjordan]
Apr 14, 2005 (7:36 am)
> I suspect their estimates are from continous driving
afaik, EPA _calculates_ the MPG, not throu driving.