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Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Truck, SUV
#2478 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [toyodave]
Jan 15, 2012 (5:53 am)
The thing you are missing, as you say, is this.......there is a huge community of "guys" out there who love to drive off road. If you want to drive in the bush, thru the muck, across streams, and generally cross country, then you have to have 4WD. I have a 4Runner, a serious off road vehicle. It has 4WD, with low and high and differential lock, it sits up high, and isn't too big, so I can get between trees in the woods. When I went to buy it, (used), there were a ton of 2WD's out there. I passed over all the 2WD's to find this 4WD. If your plan is to drive your vehicle to the office on the interstate, and you never plan to sell it, or move it back up north, then perhaps, your wasting your money on a 4WD.
#2479 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [toyodave]
Jan 15, 2012 (9:18 am)
Good points. I'm definitely not planning on moving north again, but of course never say never. I can see the need for 4WD for pulling a boat out of the water, but RWD for general towing on the highway should be fine. I'm leaning towards the Sequoia and I don't think too many people take them off-road since it's much bigger than your 4Runner. I also typically keep a vehicle for 10 years or more.
#2480 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [txpackersfan]
Jan 15, 2012 (10:45 am)
"...what am I missing..."
How could you possibility miss the fact that you are now DEEP into Red-neck territory. Those 4WD/4X4 fully decked out trucks and SUVs, gun rack and gun included, are a societal requirement in your region. They may NEVER go off-road, off-road hunting, but they MUST look capable of same.
You don't "need" anything beyond RWD. Travel back north, take tire chains along.
My question would be why something as HUGE, weighty, and gas-guzzling as are your seeming choices. Wouldn't something in the 4runner class suffice?
#2481 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [wwest]
Jan 15, 2012 (12:07 pm)
"My question would be why something as HUGE, weighty, and gas-guzzling as are your seeming choices. Wouldn't something in the 4runner class suffice?"
The answer is 3 teenage sons. The oldest is already 6'-4". The 4Runner doesn't get much better gas mileage and is much smaller. For basic trips, the 4Runner may be fine. For family vacations, it just won't cut it.
#2482 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [txpackersfan]
Jan 16, 2012 (9:38 am)
They why buy a huge gas-guzzler for the 96% of the time you're not on vacation...rent.
Is the HL still available with the I4..?
#2483 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [wwest]
Jan 16, 2012 (6:08 pm)
"Then why buy a huge gas-guzzler for the 96% of the time you're not on vacation.."
Because I can .
#2484 of 2493 Toyota 4Runner '07
Feb 18, 2012 (5:43 pm)
I'm trying to put new front pads and I've tried everything using the C-clamp method to collapse the 4 piston caliper I have with no luck, the two on the outboard side I can collapsed, its the two on the inward side that will not budge, not matter how hard I try. I've opened up the fluid brake line, and opened the master brake fluid reservior, still no luck. I'm I missing something?
#2485 of 2493 Re: 4WD or RWD Opinions [wwest]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:06 am)
Because I'm 6'5" tall, and the Four Runner wouldn't pull my boat.....
#2487 of 2493 2007 Toyota Sequoia Transfer case problem
Apr 28, 2012 (11:48 am)
The yellow light for the diff lock flashes with both the four wheel high and the four wheel low lights about three time a second. None of the buttons for the four wheel system make a difference. There were three instances where the vehicle just went into four high while driving down the road. Any suggestions?