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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Jun 29, 2005 (9:29 am)
I went to a local Toyota dealership yesterday and inquired about the 2006 model. The guy there basically knew nothing about the 2005, so I wasn't surprised that he had no information on the upcoming model other than it would come out in September (he thinks). Has anyone else tried going to the dealership for information? I had a friend go to a Suburu dealership and get information about a next year's model of one of the cars...just wondering if I'm cursed wanting information AND a Toyota.
#10810 of 11428 Re: 2006 4runner [kysersose4]
Jun 29, 2005 (9:32 am)
I don't expect that the '06 models will be ariving until late August or September. Toyota is notoriously stingy about information on upcoming models. That being said, from what I've heard, there should not be any major changes to the upcoming model. It is still in the middle of the current generation and after the upgrade to the V8 engine from last year, they should not be making any drastic changes. So expect a new color or two available possibly, but other than that and a $200-$300 price increase, not much.
Jun 30, 2005 (7:57 am)
I am looking into buying a navagation system. I am thinking on getting the portable ones since I have the 6-CD changer in dashboard. I would like to know if anybody have an idea of a brand is best and what specs should i be looking for.
#10812 of 11428 Aftermarket GPS
Jun 30, 2005 (4:18 pm)
Garmin is probably the best known brand, but you might want to do some Googling in order to learn about other brands.
Jul 01, 2005 (11:53 am)
OK, talked to another dealer today. He said that he heard NO changes whatsoever. Not even small changes to the interior. He also said that Toyota only does option packages, no individual picking and choosing (i.e. if you don't want the spoiler, your only choice is the SR-5 or having it removed). True, Untrue, Sort of true?
#10815 of 11428 Re: 2006 4runner AGAIN [kysersose4]
Jul 01, 2005 (6:01 pm)
No changes that I'm aware of, possibly another color, and deleting one, but that's about it. As for options, he's somewhat true. He should have what's called a pipeline schedule showing how Toyota is building vehicles in your region. It will show how many of each model they're building and how they're building them. Factory equipment, for all intents and purposes, is not cusomizable. PPO (post production options) such as floor mats, etc. are choosable if you catch the truck prior to being built/shipped. So in your example, correct if you don't want the spoiler, go with the SR-5 or go to a body shop and have it removed and the holes filled and painted.
Hope this helps clarify.
#10816 of 11428 Re: Trans oil cooler [swordfish555]
Jul 01, 2005 (8:22 pm)
Yes the towing package on the limited had an oil cooler. Open the hood on one and it will be very easy to see. If that dealer can't answer your questions. You need to find another dealer that knows his product.
Jul 01, 2005 (8:39 pm)
My opinion on my new 4Runner Limited V8 is that it is the sweetest vehicle I have ever owned. And I have been through a lot of vehicles in search of the best. I had a Acura MDX, Silverado, Avalanche and a Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD. The Jeep was a lemon. Quite common from what I hear. Chrysler actually bought it back. The rest could not hold a candle to the 4Runner. The 10 speaker stereo is wonderful. There is nothing bad I could say about this vehicle. I think I finally found the best ! I even got lucky with the dealership and found a salesman that wasn't a low life. You can't go wrong with this vehicle. Gas milage so far is 18 1/2 mixed driving with the V8 on regular. But this is a fast engine and typically you will want to blow people off at a light now and then. So it has the potential to use a lot of gas with a lead foot. But now and then for me the smile is worth the lower MPG. I am sure I have found the perfect fit for me.
Jul 02, 2005 (7:14 pm)
4Runner compare with the current Explorer, in terms of physical dimensions...front and rear seat room, especially cargo room behind the second row of seats (I do not care about 3rd row seating), width, length, etc...are the Runner seats supportive and comfortable for long drives (4-6 hours)?...do they come with adjustable lumbar supports, for driver or driver and passenger...do some models have the lumbar support (say, limited) but not the others (Sport, SR5)...and any other thoughts that Runner owners (especially those who owned an American product prior to Runner) may care to offer...thank you...
Also, which models is the X-reas offered, since anything that makes an SUV corner better then a Caddy Fleetwood is worth considering...
Lastly, to the Runner owners...did you consider a 2005 Pathfinder, and why did you buy the Runner???...again, thanks...