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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#10905 of 11428 Re: Buying a 4runner in December [kysersose4]
Aug 11, 2005 (9:13 am)
I think you would need a crystal ball for that. If oil hits $75/barrel (it hit $66 today) then you probably could expect quite a discount. The changes don't impress me that much, although the power seat (drivers) in the SE would be nice to have in that the front seat in many 4th generation 4Runners rattle and Toyota is not able or willing to fix them. I don't believe there are any important "mechanical changes" in the 06 model. I'd look for a deal on the 2005. The savings may allow you to feel better buying a truck that averages 17 mpg when gas is $3.00/gal .
#10906 of 11428 Re: 2006 4runner [rx10]
Aug 11, 2005 (9:32 am)
I contacted Toyota today, it seems that the 2006 4Runner will hit dealer lots in September 2005, here in New England. I am waiting to buy the 2006 V8 Sport Edition, it also appears that Toyota may limit the quantity of V8s on the lots, because of rising fuel costs.
#10907 of 11428 Buying 2005 w/incentives vs 2006
Aug 15, 2005 (1:37 am)
"However, I dont think the changes for 2006 are all that drastic nor worth the extra $$$ by buying without an incentive..."
I think one is better off to go with the 2006. First of all, there will most likely be a least some incentive a few months into the model year. Let's say $500 for example. Next, the 2005 is now one year old, figure another $1000-$1500 blue book value between a "new" '05 and new '06.
The major 2006 improvements listed below are easily worth $1,000, if not the entire $2500 difference if that were the case, especially if you are getting the Limited:
Memory seats (awesome feature)
Mini-plug for external audio devices in center console (saves a LOT of hassle!)
Thicker windows for reduced wind noise
Much nicer looking fender flares
Satellite radio and WMA/MP3 capability
Bluetooth capability & improved Navigation functions
#10908 of 11428 Re: 99 4-RUNNER USING OIL [twlmsmtrs]
Aug 15, 2005 (6:23 am)
Hello - I am experiencing a similar problem. I have a 2000 4Runner with about 80k on it. It has been using a quart of oil about every 200 or so miles. It smokes really bad sometimes on startup but I cant see any smoke going down the road. I took it to a friend who is a mechanic and we took all the plugs out and did a compression test on each cylinder and all where fine. We examined the plugs and all of those looked fine also. We looked into the air intake on the fuel injection and noticed oil laying in the air tube/injection area. We decided to replace the PCV valuve thinking that it could be bad and causing the intake to suck oil up into the intake and causing the smoke. I havent had a chance to drive it any yet but my friend said he has cranked it several times now and no more smoke. Have you found out anything on the issues you are having? Im not sure this is actually going to fix mine.
Aug 15, 2005 (9:44 am)
Pic of a crashed one, but a pic nonetheless.
Though the top pic looks like a 2005 to me.
I was planning on buying a 2005 this week, but I think I'll hold out until I get to see a 2006 in person. Any ideas when in Sept they'll be out?
#10910 of 11428 Same pictures as 2005
Aug 15, 2005 (12:29 pm)
If you look at the same info for the 4Runner 2005 you'll see the same pictures...
I do not think it is the 2006. I think the Helix surf pictures are likely to be closer to the 2006 model than anything else (rounder fender flares, new grill, etc).
#10911 of 11428 Re: Toyota short life till rust through [spleck]
Jan 05, 2005 (11:33 am)
If you look closely, it is clear to anyone familiar with Runners that the truck in the photo is several years older than represented by gagrice. At least 10 years old, and more likely 12-13.
And for those of us driving every year on snowy or salted roads, this is a reminder to us of WHY Toyota recommends cleaning the underside once in a while, eh?!
#10912 of 11428 Re: Toyota short life till rust through [nippononly]
by steve_ HOST
Aug 15, 2005 (1:21 pm)
Are we still beating the rusty Toyota horse? That pic looked like all my friend's older Subarus when I lived in Anchorage. I drove an '82 Tercel for 17 years up there and it only got some surface rust; never found a perforation. I'd wash it and hit it with some cheap spray paint every year or so. Maybe the 4Runner went clamming every summer.
#10913 of 11428 Re: 2006 4Runner [shilophile5]
Aug 19, 2005 (11:32 am)
Those pictures are not a 2006. NHTSA just carries over the results from year to year if there are no structural changes to a model.
#10914 of 11428 Re: 2006 4Runner
Aug 19, 2005 (2:48 pm)
Here are some pics of the new 2006 on the Japanese site. I like the grill and new headlights. Wish they would freshen up the center console though.