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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#5557 of 11428 I smelled the sulfur, NAV, and Martin
Apr 07, 2003 (1:40 pm)
I smelled the sulfur odor and realized it was the same smell I noticed before on previous Nissans, Hondas, Toyotas, BMW, etc... usually from hard driving, nothin new so I don't see how it can be so bad, I never thought twice about it always wondered why the brakes where burning.
When I smelled it on my other car a 2003 ES300 after some hard and fast driving I stood behind the car and after a few seconds the smell vanished, no big deal really I have smelled the same thing on cars as old as 1990 vehicles all the way up to 2004, several maximas I owned had sweet odors but it was still egg stink, always figured it was exhaust not to breath it in.
Also for those of you who are complaining about the stink why not look at your production number, maybe certain trucks made between a certain period have the problem and they changed something and the problem went away, I know from the Nissans I have owned that cars that where built 3 months apart could have slightly different parts on them for the same thing.
For the guy who is gonna special order a Sport with NAV, the Nav is not DVD based it works off a Satellite, the system rocks I have used it alot and you will never get lost with it, sytem reroutes in a second if you miss the exit, very well worth the money.
Martin I came into this late and never really read all your post but am interested in knowing what you spent on your V8 SR5 and what did you get on a trade in for the Acura.
I don't see the 4Runner loosing value cause of a exhaust smell, maybe it is just the Brand New Vehicle increased pricing is wearing off or that more New Vehicles are coming to the market and their is more to choose from, hell if I had to do it again I would get an FX45.
#5558 of 11428 Nismoedge...the nav is DVD-based....
Apr 07, 2003 (2:05 pm)
It uses satellites to pinpoin your locations. However, the DVD provides the mapping and directions.
#5559 of 11428 Aftermarket Stereo Installation on 03 4Runner Limited
Apr 07, 2003 (2:15 pm)
I purchased a Kenwood MP3/Sirius ready stereo and can't find anyone capable to install it. They all say there is no installation kit available for the 03 4Runner and I have to wait until one is produced. Is this true? I know I've read about others on this board that have replaced their factory stereo. What kit did the installer use and did they do a professional job? Thanks in advance for any helpful info.
#5560 of 11428 Response to Masouza
Apr 07, 2003 (3:28 pm)
The V8 4Runner has the same engine as the Tundra, which has a 7200 lb towing capacity. The new 5 speed automatic trannie matched to the V8 is totally AWESOME. Seemless shifting. So much improved over my old '98.
As for the leather, you can get leather in any trim level.
I recommend the V8 SR5. You can have an SR5 appointed nearly to the Limited trim level and still pay less. Unless of course, you just have to have the "Limited" badging on the side.
#5561 of 11428 Leather seats
Apr 07, 2003 (6:24 pm)
Unless things have changed, the leather seats are only available on the LTD. This was a big deal for me, as I wanted power, heated leather seats, but did not want to pay the additional $6K for the LTD. So instead, I got the V8 Sport and had leather installed after delivery. Cost: around $1000 (not heated). Very happy with the rig.
Apr 07, 2003 (7:45 pm)
Long time reader, first time poster.
Leather, while not available on the SR5 and Sport in some regions, is available as a factory option in the Southeast/Gulf States. So, if you're looking to get leather on an SR5 or Sport, consider looking at dealers down there. They are listed at $1,099 under the regional options at CarsDirect.com
#5563 of 11428 Just curious...
Apr 08, 2003 (5:18 am)
...were the hood scoops functional on pre 2003 models? Also...took a V8 Sport for a test drive the other day. Do you guys notice a bit of hesitation/ jerk when "launching" at times? I only felt it once, but it disturbed me. Felt like the whole chassis hesitated due to the engine.
Just an FYI...LEATHER is available, according to the Toyota website under 78748 zip code (Austin, Tx.) for ALL trim levels. It states it as a $1200 option exactly.
joanvb...you're welcome! ;o)
#5565 of 11428 sstatic
Apr 08, 2003 (6:05 am)
I've got about 4500 miles on my V-8 Sport. Never had the hesitation you describe. I have looked under the hood and noticed that the scoop has 4 bolts holding a block on the scoop. The scoop could be made functional. I think that I really don't need sand, snow, rain, road crud and
bugs in my engine compartment. If I was going to drag race it, it might be different.
Apr 08, 2003 (8:48 am)
My 4runner hesitated as you described during the first 300 or 400 miles. It probably did this 7 or 8 times and usually would do it if I had decelerated to a stop off of a hill(coming down) and then accelerated and turning right or left at the same time. It felt like a lag. It hasnt done this in the past 1200 miles or so. But I cant explain it.