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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Oct 04, 2002 (10:12 am)
Right on mjohnr99. Similar survey results here. Except I did not include the H2. For me it was Pilot,Pathy, 03Runner.
My wife finds the 2003 sports/sr5 4runner very fugly (not "not nice"... fugly). The Pilot is to anonymous for her and she's madly in love with the Pathy (she gave a hard time 3years ago when I picked up the Runner over a 1999.5 Pathy)
I showed pictures to friends and colleagues and they get their opinion and they were very surprised that Toyota went that route. Except fo the Limited is it not a classy/chic SVU anymore. My 99SR5 is very chic despite not having the Limited ammenities.
I showed pictures to Toyota salesmen and only one was professional enough to hold up its composture and said "nice, but this must be a prototype". Another salesman told me "sorry....".
I think we have seen too many pictures, from too many angles, to be surprised when seing one for real on the lot.
One big Mistake !!! this is all I can say. I bet the 2004 will be much better.
Oct 04, 2002 (10:28 am)
No changes to the TVO listings I posted. I have not had a chance to view an invoice yet to find out what some of the option codes mean. I'll try to get to that today if I have time. These things have already been allocated so I can actually look them up, but they still don't have prices.
#3251 of 11429 Worldtraveler...
Oct 04, 2002 (10:36 am)
Well, i think you will be perfect for the Honda Pilot! It is a great family vehicle! It is also about the same price or even cheaper.
#3252 of 11429 tbcreative / tires
Oct 04, 2002 (10:39 am)
The BFG's are great tires. They do handle very well on pavement and are very quiet. I had a set that lasted a little over 60K miles, including plenty of 4wheeling. There is no compromise with a good set of all terrains. The Yokohamas are also very good.
I agree, the tires are the first to be replaced to ensure better handling, ride and performance.
#3253 of 11429 option codes
Oct 04, 2002 (10:43 am)
OK, here they are:
EJ JBL "Synthesis" with 6 disc CD, 10 speakers and rear controls.
NE Leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.
AL 16" alloy wheels
KG Black running boards (Mackabee is correct)
DR black roof rack
CM Double deck cargo system
RF rear spoiler
C7 floor mats, cargo mat, cargo net and first aid kit
NV Navigation system with 1 CD
SP Sport package with 17" wheels, X-REAS suspension, silver roof rack with black cross members, fog lights, leather wheels with audio etc.
Now I'm confused by the cladding. Some of the shots I have seen look unpainted like the Sienna LE while others look gray painted (or paint impregnated) like the Sienna XLE. Fortunately, we have only 6 days until we see them in person.
Also, some district managers are already driving these things to the dealers. You may be able to catch one at a dealer near you if you are lucky. Ship date is still the 10th.
#3254 of 11429 ... oh and...
Oct 04, 2002 (10:46 am)
Hitch and ball mount kit are now standard. Also the spoiler, boards and roof rack are put on in Japan and not at the port as they were on the previous generation.
Oct 04, 2002 (10:47 am)
I have to admit that you are right. I only tend to put the runner and pathy first because of their truck feel and they are more rugged.
There is almost no difference between a Pilot and an Odyssey in the driving feel and bland interior. Also prefer the true 4X4 found in the Runner and Pathy instead of that VTM thing in the Pilot
#3256 of 11429 Cliffy- Nav System
Oct 04, 2002 (10:50 am)
Cliffy- did you mean one CD or one DVD? I certainly hope the nav system is DVD based.
Oct 04, 2002 (10:53 am)
Yes, sorry. Same as the Camry.
Oct 04, 2002 (10:54 am)
Agreed. If you need something ONLY for your family, yes, do NOT get the new runner - it IS in fact the true off-roader and fortunately its new looks will be hidden by all the mud that should be coated on.
I've always been the pseudo-off roader any way; more of a family man. When I'm not hauling my boat to go wakeboarding in summer or driving in the white stuff when boardin' in winter, I will have to drive to a job occassionally in this thing and use it as a commuting vehicle . . . but 40 to 3 among my co-workers does not make this the most exciting new look to show up in. And I do have to live with my wife (a former breeder of pit bulls in Illinois - don't want to get her upset) . . . who is screaming at Toyota about this new look . . . yes, us family guys better start looking elsewhere.
P.S. Thanks Cliffy. As I said I think 887 posts ago, you ARE a valuable resource on this board. And if you find out that this has all been a bad dream and there really is a JZ color-keyed code in there for the SR5s, I'll come down today and pre-order one right now from you!!!!!!!!! :> At a minimum, let me know whether that spoiler is a Japan, port, or dealer install.