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#9521 of 11429 More Insurance
Feb 23, 2004 (12:19 am)
Sung1park, I agree with Steve our host to get some quotes. There are a lot of variables related to car insurance. I do not remember the dollar amount, but I do remember that when I went from a 1997 Honda Accord to a 2001 Toyota Highlander in 2001 there was so little difference in insurance cost that I was surprised. I just (January 31) traded in my 2001 Highlander for a 4x2 2004 SR5 4Runner; my insurance went up a bit from the Highlander, from $430.83 every six months (so, $862 a year) to $478.05 for the new 4Runner ($956 a year), with a $250 deductible and higher than minimum coverage. And, just to show how much variance there can be, as of January 2004 it has been five years since I had an accident (guard rail jumped in front of me in Jan 1999); that "clean" five years put me back in to a discount rate that has now dropped my 2004 4Runner insurance to $432 for six months ($864 a year). I happen to live in a relatively rural area in California (which can be another cost factor, lower in my case), and I get other discounts for having other insurance policies(homeowners, earthquake, and personal umbrella)with this national company (I'm in "good hands"), and, as with many insurance companies, for renewing with the same company. However, point being, there are a lot of variables - including number of miles driven a year (18,000 for me), so shopping around is indeed a good idea.
Feb 23, 2004 (8:56 am)
I just bought a 2004 Limited 4runner last monday. SO far I just love my new vehicle, esp. the automated climate control among many other things. The tires that came with the vehicle are the Bridgestone Dueler A/T. When I was at the dealership I noticed Dunlop on many of the new vehicles and figured that is what I would get. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Bridgestones.
#9524 of 11429 not so high insurance anymore
Feb 23, 2004 (9:55 am)
Just switched to Geico from Nationwide. Went from $2500+ to slightly less than $1200, with a slightly better coverage. I guess they're right, you save more from switching to Geico...
Feb 23, 2004 (12:46 pm)
I have had GEICO for almost 15 years. Every few years I do a comparison check but no one can ever beat their price. I do not know what their claims dept is like because I have never filed one. IMO they are the price to beat and definitely worth checking into.
#9526 of 11429 Radar Detector Hardwire
Feb 23, 2004 (3:22 pm)
I own a '96 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (I posted a couple days ago regarding the 'Auto Lock', thankfully I found the manual and figured that one out) and plan to purchase a radar detector. (Still debating between buying a more entry level Cobra, or going all out with an Escort)However, because the car only has one cigarette outlet which is occupied by my cell phone charger, I was wondering if there is any way to hardwire the detector to the car. If so, how can this be done?
#9527 of 11429 HarryO - regarding Jeep GC
Feb 24, 2004 (5:16 am)
"I just bought a 2001 millennium silver 4 Runner limited 4x4. I picked it up on Thursday and have 200 miles on it now. I really think this is a great SUV.I don't have any complaints except maybe the price. The sticker was 38,677.00 with(RH,SR,EJ,CB,C7,AL,GN.)less 4,111.00 (pres.day sale) total 34,566.00. I also bought 6yr 75000 extended platinum warranty for 735.00.
I was driving a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee before I bought the 4 Runner. The Jeep is the WORST SUV I ever owned. I had to have the rotors machined 4 times and replaced twice.(I was told it was driver error,sudden stops etc.)I also would hear a loud THUMP or CLUNK when I put the car in reverse on if I was just sitting at a red light.I also had a HUM coming from the drive train area at speeds over 50 mph. I was told this was all normal for a jeep and that I was driving a truck not a Lexus. They also told me that if it really bothered me I should just turn up the radio.I turned up the radio and drove straight to the Toyota dealership and bought a 4 Runner.I still have 7 lease payments left on my Jeep,but its going to just sit in my driveway."
Funny we have similar car buying situations but different outcomes. I, too, own a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee I6. Just last week, I bought a 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited V8. I still have my Jeep though, like you. But I have mine because I enjoy it so much. I have not had any problems with it at all except I had to replace the fuel pump under warranty about 18 mos. after purchase. Other than that, everything about the Jeep has been fine and dandy and a pleasure to own and drive. Just goes to show you there are always good vehicles to be had out there no matter what. By the way, I am enjoying the 4Runner immensely. It is my new baby. I use the Jeep for commuting to work primarily and I have been using the 4runner the rest of the time.
Feb 24, 2004 (8:42 am)
are known for lousy quality and horrible customer "service." I would love to get a Rubicon, but not with what I am hearing about the dealerships and assembly
#9529 of 11429 there are exceptions
Feb 24, 2004 (9:10 am)
I have a 1993 Grand Cherokee with 74k on it. Only two warranty issues early on that were easily taken care of. Other than routine maintenance (batteries, tires, brake pads) it has cost me only about $1000.00 for repairs all these years.
That said, I would never consider current Jeep products because of safety and reliability issues.
#9530 of 11429 Cordless Radar Detector
Feb 24, 2004 (10:03 am)
(carguy46) Why don't you buy a cordless Escort radar detector...so you don't need 2nd outlet...
I bought from Best buy store $329 and works fine...good luck with your purchase...