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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#1032 of 2055 Buy now or wait
Jun 08, 2005 (7:21 am)
I just sold my 2002 4Runner Sport Edition ($20,500 w/48k miles) and I'm planning on getting a 2005 Limited. In reviewing the incentives, seems they haven't changed in months ( $1000 cash back, or low APR). I'm wondering if I should hold out until July in case there are any additional incentives for July 4. Seems the other manufacturers are offering extra savings. Anyone know if Toyota offers up additional incentives for July 4th.
#1033 of 2055 Re: Price on sport [wrsbear]
Jun 08, 2005 (9:56 am)
Where did you buy and how did you negotiate the price so low?
#1034 of 2055 Re: Couple things I don't like about Toyota's options [jeffer]
Jun 08, 2005 (12:02 pm)
hi, i don't like toyota's options either. i am trying to buy a v-6 with x-reas and side curtain airbags. that would be a limited. they tell me that the v-6 is not as good an engine as the v-8. i had one rented in the desert for a week and liked it and want to use it a lot for city driving and would like to save gas. the v-8 is in constant 4-wheel drive. any thoughts from anybody about whether the v-8 is a better engine. i don't need to tow anything. thanks.
#1035 of 2055 V-6 vs V-8
Jun 08, 2005 (12:14 pm)
does anybody h ave an opinion on V-6 vs V-8 outside of towing ability? dealer says V-8 is superior. anybody have experience? thanks
#1036 of 2055 Re: V-6 vs V-8 [yarosh]
Jun 08, 2005 (9:15 pm)
from what i read, both are excellent. v8 has better torque and hp so it could be smoother at the cost of (slightly) more gas mpg and initial cost. if $ isnt a factor, get the v8 so u dont have the "would have, could have" regrets. i've v6 and like the ability to use RWD.
#1037 of 2055 can it get good service if i buy it at different dealer?
Jun 12, 2005 (1:34 pm)
hi, all the toyota dealers in the new your city area have terrible reviews. i've found the build i want out of town(x-reas plus curtain air bags) but was told i would have trouble if i bought it at a different place than where i'd get it serviced. Does anybody have experience with this? does anybody know a good reliable service for toyota in the new york city area? thanks
#1038 of 2055 Re: 4Runner SR5 4X4 $28,600 V6, Good Deal? [mrocky]
Jun 13, 2005 (5:23 am)
hi, i live in new york and can't find a SR-5 with side curtain airbags. where did you get it? thanks
#1039 of 2055 Re: Couple things I don't like about Toyota's options [yarosh]
Jun 16, 2005 (1:16 pm)
Hi, Keep in mind that the V8 isn't really "locked" in 4WD all of the time. That is, the center differential is not locked. The Full-Time 4WD in the V-8 is quite an advancement over the 2WD to 4WD in the V6. The Full Time 4WD system in the V8 is actually an open center differential.
I also found quite a bit of ride difference with the V8 4WD over the V6 2WD. Perhaps from the added extra weight at the lower and center of the vehicle. Add the XREAS and you'll be having some serious fun on curves. Amazing how XREAS helps to curb body roll.
I'm getting about 17 MPG on premium and 16 MPG on regular fuel with a heavy foot and a mixed commute of approx. 50/50 HEAVY congestion and highway miles.
2005 Sport Edition 4WD V8 w/ LEATHER, Roof, Spoiler, DD Cargo, JBL Upgrade, Mats
Paid: $31,145 + $250 Processing.
#1040 of 2055 Re: Couple things I don't like about Toyota's options [charlos]
Jun 16, 2005 (6:35 pm)
actually you got the multimode 4th gen v6 4wd wrong. it's similar to the v8's except that v6's 4wd mode can be switched off into rwd mode. when v6's in 4wd, it's just like the v8's. in both you can lock or leave open the torsen cdiff.