Last post on May 15, 2007 at 7:44 AM
You are in the Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner, Toyota, SUV
#20 of 29 Re: not sure [nippononly]
Nov 07, 2006 (4:13 am)
But you HAVE whetted my curiosity - I wonder what he decided to do...
And obviously being a "poor" college student means something different to each person. I drove a new Chevelle Laguna S3 my senior year in college and traded for a Vette the day I graduated. Then again my Vette payment was $93/month. I believe I have a tear in my eye
#21 of 29 Re: not sure [nippononly]
Nov 07, 2006 (4:17 am)
if you own(ed) a 4Runner, but most of them are not "throwaways" at 150K miles
I'm not banking on it's value at 150,000 miles but I am counting on it having a better value at 60,000 miles than it's competitors. That's why I traded my Ford Expedition for it (I lost $14,000 on it and it only got 14 mpg, went through a rear end at 700 miles)
Nov 07, 2006 (7:34 am)
by the time he has driven the 100K miles he could reasonably expect from the cheaper used 4Runner, enough time will have passed that he will be in a position to afford a new car anyway. So why spend the extra depreciation on a truck he will just sell after 5-7 years?
If I could have afforded a Vette out of college, I wouldn't have worried about the difference between a $300 and $500 monthly payment either!
*face turns green with envy*
#23 of 29 Re: not sure [nippononly]
Nov 25, 2006 (10:15 pm)
SHE decided not to go for it. I liked the point someone else made about the difference between a rebuilt title for a little car and a rebuilt title for something such as a 4runner.
So, I'm still looking. And for the person that asked if a 4wd was necessary.. Not exactly, but it would make me feel MUCH safer. I live in Northern Utah, I live on the side of a mountain so I'm driving up and down a steep road every day, my work is on a hill, and so on. Also, I work in a group home for people with mental disabilities so if we have to drive out in bad weather, I want something I know will be safe and won't be sliding all over when things get icy.
I may end up going for a car w/o awd or 4wd but with traction control though and just investing in good winter tires.
#24 of 29 Re: not sure [jsteinbach]
Nov 30, 2006 (1:28 pm)
Whatever you buy, get snow tires. I've got a 2003 V8 4WD 4Runner and I put snow tires on in the winter -- even here in Boston.
The 4WD and traction-control wizardry is great for helping you go. But it doesn't do a darn thing to help you stop or corner. And a 4600 lb truck has a lot of momentum when you get it sliding sideways on an icy street, as I have learned from experience...
#25 of 29 RE:not sure by jsteinbach
Dec 07, 2006 (8:11 pm)
I am not an expert on cars. However, a number of my patients reside in group homes. I am also the State of California pharmacology consultant for all board and care facilities.
I would recommend you compare insurance costs for different vehicles if you are transporting patients, since you stated, "...if WE have to drive out in bad weather"..
Good luck in your vehicle choice and your career. Caregivers for these patients deserve great respect.
#27 of 29 info wanted on 95 4runner, is it a good deal?
Jan 27, 2007 (7:13 pm)
I have decided that my next vehicle is going to be a 4runner, I have the chance to get a black 95 4runner I dont know for shure if it is sr5 but it has 5speed, 4x4, sunroof, power doors/windows, 153k miles. I think I can get it for $6k, is this a good deal? how many gallons does the gas tank hold and how much mpg can I expect? the sticker says 'gas saver' on it. how is the 4x4 on the 95 model?
I think I read the 96 4x4 was more advanced. Is 153k miles too many?
I do alot of traveling and I am moving from oregon to kentucky about a week after I get this truck and I dont want to have it break down on me in the middle of BFE with all my possesions stuffed inside. The total trip is going to be around 2700 miles, I will have a passenger and probably 400-550 pounds of crap, what kind of mileage can I suspect?
#28 of 29 Re: info wanted on 95 4runner, is it a good deal? [purpleurkel]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 27, 2007 (9:55 pm)
Sounds high if it's the 4 cylinder (would that be the "gas saver" model?). A clean 6 cylinder in my zip code retails for around $5600 so that's not far off, depending on the options (Used Car Appraiser).
I didn't check all models - the V6 SR5 as a 17.2 gallon tank and the EPA estimate for the manual is 14/18. More specs (and different styles) can be found at the appraisal link above.
You can also cross-check prices in the Toyota 4Runner: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion.
#29 of 29 Used 4Runner or new Pilot?
May 15, 2007 (7:44 am)
Need your input: Iím looking for an SUV to last me 7 Ė 10 years and w/seating capacity for at least for six (occasional visit by the in-laws). Iím looking at a new 2007 Pilot LX; however, a friend is leasing a 2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited that heíll be turning in at the end of the year, with end-of-the-lease purchase price of around $22,000. Itís a basic 6 cyl. 2wd ďLimitedĒ w/tow package (has never towed anything), leather, power seats, removable third row seats, side airbags, runboards, etc., expected to have ~30K miles; no problems w/vibrations, sulfur smell or rattles, garaged and dealer maintained. Iím in no big hurry, but should I get a new Pilot LX (~$23,500) + hitch and maybe a tranny cooler OR should I go for a three-year-old 4Runner Limited (out of warranty!)??? I like the 4Runner better b/c itís truck based and has more toys. Either SUV would be mine on weekends only, as my better half would use it to ferry kids around during the week. I donít need a 4x4 in S. FL and my trailer is only ~2500 lbs. I understand the Pilot is a crossover and not even in the same category as the 4Runner, but Iím a little bit worried about all the electronics wizardry and potentially more expensive maintenance of the 4Runner. Should I get an extended warranty? Any input is greatly appreciated.