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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#11128 of 11429 Re: choices, choices, choices.... [sthomps81]
Jan 03, 2006 (3:41 pm)
I purchased a 2005 V8 LTD fully loaded (nav, xreas, air susp, sunroof, etc) in Nov 05... I traded in my Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8. got a real good deal and feel the 06 was not worth the extra $$$.
There is no comparison between Jeep and 4Runner. The 4runner drives MUCH more solidly, handles better, is quieter, and should be more reliable. I love the 4runner and enjoy driving it.
Read some Jeep boards and you'll see thousands of complaints, which I can tell you are true... the grand cherokee is typical chrysler crap - buyer beware, I learned the hard way.
Chysler, and their dealers are garbage - they stand behind nothing, rip you at every opportunity, and could not care less about making a happy customer. I have found few Toyota owners that are unhappy with their vehicles...and now I am one of em...
#11129 of 11429 Re: choices, choices, choices.... [witchdoctor]
Jan 03, 2006 (8:22 pm)
I agree w/witchdoctor 100%. Had a jeep grand cherokee as well. -LEMON. Do Not buy a JEEP. I have a 05 4runner v8--excellent choice, great on snowy roads.
#11130 of 11429 Re: choices, choices, choices.... [nikiblue1]
Jan 03, 2006 (10:28 pm)
I also have experience with Jeep. Not unusual to be considered old at 60-70,000 miles. There is no quality comparison versus the 4 Runner the Jeep simply does not have much in the way of quality + the other writers are correct in that Toyota is more interested in protecting their legacy of quality than Jeep (or any other domestic).
Just about any Toyota with mileage is beeter than most of what Detroit produces new. Sad but unfortunately true. Used to own a Jeep, now own only Toyotas & no reason to consider any other brand based being both a conumer and having worked in the auto industry 30+ years.
#11131 of 11429 06 SR5 4-runner
Jan 04, 2006 (9:09 pm)
Wife and I had benn contemplating for months between the Highlander, Sienna, 4-runner, and Pilot. We have 2 kids and wanted a little more room and power from our 4cy Camry.
We were considering the Highlander the strongest because of it's handling and front wheel drive. After my wife test drove all these she thought the Sienna was a little large to get around in and liked the way the 4-runner drove and its looks so much decided on it. Hopefully we will find this being a wise choice.
It is a 6cy 2WD and the only negative I have with the decision is the rear wheel drive. The 4WD was over our budget and we won't be doing any off roading. So, we went with it.
How wide is the widest floor mats made? We want to protect our carpet to the max. Most of the ones I have seen are pretty narrow.
#11133 of 11429 Re: Floor & cargo liners [kheintz1]
Jan 06, 2006 (4:17 am)
I agree with Kheintz1, the "huskyLiners" are a good find. We weren't aware of them when we purchased our '04 4-Runner but a friend recommended the stuff from Weathertech. We liked their products so well we ended up buying mats and trunk liners for all of our vehicles. Good stuff and fantastic customer service. Their Web site is: link title
As an aside, my wife had a Sienna and then drove the Highlander for several years, before "taking over" my 4-Runner! She likes the 'Runner better than the others; I think you made the right choice!
#11134 of 11429 Re: Floor & cargo liners [mstem]
Jan 06, 2006 (8:07 pm)
Thanks guys for the info!
#11135 of 11429 Re: New purchase [lildevil23]
Jan 06, 2006 (8:40 pm)
Just purchased an 06 SR5 v6 2WD. How well can we expect it to handle on somewhat slippery roads? Got an enormous deal on this cool lookin machine that drives great! Was probably our 3rd choice after much research but after test driving just too much vehicle to pass up in terms of quality, performance, looks, and value.
Jan 07, 2006 (6:32 am)
just pick up 2001 4 runner with a set of michelens, will all brands of tires for this vehicle give me the same problem? :
#11137 of 11429 What type of gasoline does a 4Runner take...
Jan 07, 2006 (12:32 pm)
I'm in the market to buy a new SUV and the 4Runner looks very awesome, but haven't been able to find out what type of gasoline it runs on?