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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#11194 of 11429 Re: 4runner or honda pilot [carzan]
Feb 09, 2006 (7:05 am)
I just got me a beauty 2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD V8 (5 Speed) Shadow Mica/Stone Leather ... oh what a comfortable ride and quality and luxury and ... I can go on and on... go for the 4Runner.
Keep up the good work TOYOTA with your toys
I used to have a 2005 Odyssey and got rid of it after 1 year of issues/problems... I was not happy at all with it and the quality was cheap plastic, never ever again
HONDA, so I traded in for a 2006 Sienna Limited FWD fully loaded and I have no issue ever since...
#11195 of 11429 Interior Lighting - 2006 4Runner Ltd
Feb 11, 2006 (4:56 pm)
While we love my wife's new 4Runner, the 4th 4Runner she has had, we can't help but believe that Toyota really blew the interior lighting design. When you open the driver's or front passenger's doors there is no front seat interior lighting that comes on automatically. The dome light behind the sunroof is so far back the front seatbacks shadow the interior. You can reach in and manually turn on the map lights to find gloves, cell phone or whatever, but why in the world didn't Toyota wire the map lights into the courtesy light circuit. Our dealership service manager acknowledged the problem and suggested we might find someone somewhere who could do such a thing, but for such a well-designed vehicle, it is surprising how poorly this design element was executed. What on earth were they thinking???
#11196 of 11429 Satellite Radio Kit for 2006 4Runner
Feb 11, 2006 (5:02 pm)
Anyone hear anything about when the factory satellite radio kits will be available for the 2006 4Runners??
#11197 of 11429 Re: Interior Lighting - 2006 4Runner Ltd [bear8205]
Feb 12, 2006 (8:45 am)
I've got 40,000+ miles on my 2003. I have to say that the interior lighting has never bothered me. If I need more light, I just reach up and hit the map light. That takes all of 1-2 seconds. When I'm done, I reach up and turn it off. That takes another 1-2 seconds. It's quite a physical strain, but somehow I manage
#11198 of 11429 Re: Front Porch Philosopher [janet7]
Feb 14, 2006 (3:47 am)
I'm currently having to rebuild my engine in my 95 4runner due to the same problem your discribing, I kept losing water and the truck would overheat. I had a small leak in the #6 cylinder of the head gasket, it was small enough that I was losing water through the exhaust and didn't notice because it would burn off as it passed through the muffler system. Have you noticed more water than normal under your tailpipe when you crank up after setting for a while? if so you might be having the same problem I had.
Feb 14, 2006 (11:09 am)
Just drove my 2005 V6 Limited to Mexico and back from New York. 8,500 miles on really terrible, terrible Mexican roads off the "autopistas" (the super highways).
Not a pause in carburation, a bobble,nor a rattle during the whole trip. I have simply never had a car this good.... and I've driven al over east Africa (Ethiopia)and the Middle East across Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.
My only criticism is an ongoing one about the flat panel display being mostly unreadable in daylight.
On those awaul mountain roads.... I never believed I'd find a tire warning gauge a huge plus.
The heating worked fantastically as did the air-conditioning when needed ... 90 degrees on the Pacific coast day after day!
.... and when you need it.... when a Mexican 16 wheeler is about to smash you like a bug on their windscreen .... there is that fantastic engine that just turns this car into a rocket ship.
.... nobody in the US uses these cars up to their potential, or very few people. They are incredibly engineered. Five stars!
Best to you,
#11200 of 11429 Re: 4 runner [mountgirnar]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 14, 2006 (11:13 am)
Great trip report. And you got back to NY just in time to enjoy some snow.
#11201 of 11429 2005 4runner by MLD
Feb 16, 2006 (7:26 pm)
I just bought this awesome SUV 4 months ago with almost
3k miles on it. However, I am only getting 15.5mpg and the
posted mileage per owner manual is at least 16 to 19.
Is this supposed to get better by aging? Is there any one
having the same problem.
#11202 of 11429 Re: 2005 4runner by MLD [mldatuin]
Feb 16, 2006 (9:18 pm)
My 06 SR5 is getting around 20 in town. About 22 on the hwy.
#11203 of 11429 Re: 2005 4runner by MLD [mldatuin]
Feb 16, 2006 (10:15 pm)
I got a beauty Shadow Mica 2006 4WD LTD V8 with less than 600 miles and I am getting between 17-18 miles mixed driving. I have no doubt that after 5-10k miles I will be getting close to 20 MPG. The first 1000 miles are the most critical to any vehicle.