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#3862 of 11429 My 2002 4Runner, Thanks Everyone!
Oct 30, 2002 (9:01 pm)
This board is so informative. I would like to thank everyone for giving me their input on what type of gas you put in your Suv. I have had my 2002 4Runner for almost a month now and at first I was asking myself if I made a good decision because the truck was so expensive. But now, I'm over that and I'm loving this SUV. This is my first SUV. The car I had before this was a 1989 Toyota Camry. That car was my baby. I still love that car. I sold it to a friend of mine who lives up the street so I see it riding around all of the time. It makes me feel good to see that. But, now, I'm loving my 4Runner. Sure, I'm still getting used to the gas consumption difference between my Camry and this, but that's to be expected. I drive on the highway to get to work, so I guess I'm getting good mileage for the gas. After driving it for one month, I have decided that this ones a keeper. I've never felt so good driving a nice new vehicle. It rides so smooth, it's so great, it's amazing. I've driven other SUV's but the 4Runner really stands out. Anyone can tell the difference as soon as you get in and drive down the road. It's built different, it feels like quality. I have a friend who has an Expedition and when I let him drive my Runner, the first thing he said was, "Wow, this thing is quiet" and I know exactly why he said that, because he's used to a rougher ride. I just wanted to share this story with all of you. Once again, thank you very much, all of you and this weekend, when it's time to fill up again, I'll try 89 octane and see what happens!
#3863 of 11429 Television Advertisements
Oct 30, 2002 (9:35 pm)
Tonight I saw the 03 4runner TV adds for the first time (during Law & Order and Jay Leno). It's about time! I wonder how sales are really doing.
Oct 31, 2002 (4:46 am)
I'm in the Upstate NY area. I just received the new Pennysaver yesterday and the 2003 was advertised again. The ad read as follows: New 2003 Toyota 4runner Limited; MSRP $39,967; Sale $37,023. The dealer is in the Oneonta, NY area (only Toyota dealer there; they also sell Kias) I don't know if I'm allowed to give the dealer's name on this board. Who knows, it might be worth a long road trip and a plane ticket to save $2,900.
Oct 31, 2002 (6:22 am)
Toyotas and Kias at the same dealership? what a match!
Oct 31, 2002 (9:34 am)
Dealers' names are ok - we just get antsy when email addresses, phone numbers or salespeople's names get bandied about. Thanks for asking!
Oct 31, 2002 (3:07 pm)
Sales are picking up on it at my store. Previous 4runner owners don't like the new look, but new buyers love it! Go figure.
#3868 of 11429 I don't get it...
Oct 31, 2002 (3:35 pm)
Dealers names are ok, but not salespersons names or e-mail addresses?
Oct 31, 2002 (3:42 pm)
Putting names up looks too much like people trying for birddog fees, and sometimes the numbers or emails are fake (or it's a shill poster). We don't have the resources to check that stuff - better to give a dealer name and let the buyer search on google or the manufacturer web page for the contact info.
#3871 of 11429 2003 Questions
Oct 31, 2002 (5:10 pm)
That's about how many I have...I've been following the development, conjecture and now reality of this vehicle and here are some observations and a few questions:
1. I've had two Toyota salesmen tell me that they're only producing Titanium (that's probably because they flooded the market with that color}. When I told them they were wrong, they both said I didn't know what I was talking about.
2. On the front cover of their brochure is a Gallactic Gray. When you open their brochure the interior color they show is taupe (tan). I challenge anyone (dealers included) out there to find me a Ltd. with that color combination and the GY (curtain & side airbags...)and NH (X-Reas).
3. Why would anyone pay MSRP? If you can't find a fair price you will - that's why they call them DEALERS.
4. You can't place a "to build order" - regardless of what some less knowledgeable sales people tell you.
5. Why would anyone pay $261 (msrp) for Z1 (in some areas C7) - floor mats, cargo mat and net and first aid kit? Answer: find a vehicle without that package already in it.
5. Lastly -this (when I find it) will be my eighth Toyota. Drive the vehicle and perhaps you'll know why.