Last post on Jul 06, 2013 at 3:20 AM
You are in the Toyota 4Runner
What is this discussion about?
Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Oct 08, 2002 (2:02 pm)
....$39K and up? WHOA.
Can't you get a limited Sequoia for $42K? Sheesh. Other than weight/slower acceleration/1-2 mpg lower...It seems a better buy for a Sequoia. I am wondering where the 4.0 V6 4runnner will range on price. I am definitely a fan of the limiteds (like my current 4runner), and WAS contemplating an '03 LTD V8.
I can't stand the plastic flares/panels. My 2 cents: The two-tone body color IMO will die out in out 2004. Just look at the 2002 Sequoias. Toyota will put out the 2nd year (4th generation)4runners and the SR5s/Sports will have a monotone, color-keyed flares/panel option. They will do this especially for the '03 SR5/Sport buyers who couldn't wait. I know because my buddy bought a 2-tone Sequoia SR5 in '01 (black/tan), and what happened in 2002---->Monotone was available in the SR5s. He went crazy.
Anyhow...I am now going to wait until the V6 arrives in Dec/Jan. Then depending on price, maybe I might factor an SR5 Sequoia Leather/moonroof for the same.
#3366 of 11429 who said they will not be discounted?
Oct 08, 2002 (2:03 pm)
I was just providing the info we have been waiting for. MSRP on a loaded 4x4 Limited is 39600.
Dealers can sell them for whatever profit margin they and the consumer agree is fair to both parties.
I remember the very first Highlander I sold was to a couple that offered a figure that was just above invoice. We sold it to them and went on to the next case.
Some of the new 4Runners will go at MSRP and some will go for less.
It scares me that we blanket what we feel what a dealer will or not do by the posts we see. If you like the vehicle I suggest you go and drive it and let your local dealer work a few figures for you to consider. I do not think anyone would expect you to buy a 40k vehicle if the price and value was agreeable to you.
I assure you that if you want a new 4Runner you will be able to buy one at a fair price.
Oct 08, 2002 (2:10 pm)
How is it that a dealer that tells you the price up front is playing a game? Seems pretty straight forward to me. If the demand is there for MSRP, then that is a fair price. If the demand isn't there, the dealer will not be able to sell it and it will not be a fair price.
Oct 08, 2002 (2:48 pm)
Yes, you should drive it at least 10 miles a month to help the front axle. You can do this by driving in a straight line on the highway (on dry land). The only problem you will encounter is when you make a turn...thus, just cruise on the highway and you will be OK. Of course, if you have a little off-roading course near you, you can also have fun while doing this every month!
Oct 08, 2002 (2:53 pm)
Thank you sir. Will do.
Oct 08, 2002 (3:06 pm)
You should be fine just driving it in 4WD every couple of months. I've been doing this for 12+ years. Never had a problem.
Oct 08, 2002 (3:07 pm)
MSRP 39565.74 (w/some goodies) + OUCH!