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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#37 of 60 Re: Planning on buying a 2005 4runner with 79,700 miles [klennon667]
Dec 11, 2009 (7:27 am)
Actually 79,700 mi is not alot of miles at all for a Toyota 4 Runner. Thats actually a perfect amount of miles to buy it with. I'm looking at buying one that is a 2004 Toyota 4 Runner that has 146,000 miles. That's alot of miles! But the price for your 4 Runner is perfect for a 05 with 80k miles! I would buy it, if I could find it! Take it to your local mechanic, or a firestone to have a vehicle inspection completed before you buy it. It's only 19.99 from firestone. Good Luck!
#38 of 60 2002 with 135K, good buy for $14,000?
Jan 29, 2010 (7:31 pm)
I'm looking at buying an '02 4Runner with 135K, great condition, but a little worried about the high mileage. Is $14,000 a good price for this car? I am going to test drive it tomorrow and was wondering if anyone has good advice on what questions to ask the dealer.
#39 of 60 Re: 2002 with 135K, good buy for $14,000? [outdoorgal]
Jan 30, 2010 (7:31 pm)
$14K is WAY to much money for a 2002 4Runner with that many miles. look around on autotrader,com and your local Craigslist to see what 4Runner's are selling for - but no matter how nice a shape that one is in it is overpriced by $6-7K.
#40 of 60 Re: 1990 Toyota 4Runner COMMON ENGINE PROBLEMS [sponte1973]
Jan 31, 2010 (9:27 pm)
the most common problems with these are the head gaskets blowing. that was one of the major problems. i know 5-6 years ago they replaced the i believe either the sway bar or torsion under a recall. the head gaskets were the main problem
#41 of 60 Re: 97 Antenna problem [jere39]
Jan 31, 2010 (9:34 pm)
to replace the antenna you screw off the silver nut that screws around the hole where the antenna sits turn the radio on and when the antenna motor stops pull the entire antenna out. it uses a gear strip with teeth to retract back down. once you have the new antenna mast, fish it down the hole and turn the radio off and it should retract back down. i have done this on my 95 runner and i learned the hard way after looking at this website. the part you can find on ebay or buy it from the dealer which is more expensive. i believe on ebay when you get the part depending on who you get it from, it should come with instructions on how to remove and install the antenna
#42 of 60 Re: 94 4runner loud noise from the motor when cold [khaile]
Jan 31, 2010 (10:45 pm)
You didn't mention what type of suspension you have. If you have the interlinked X-REAS - to replace the system is $3,000.00 as it's dealer option only.
You can take off the X-REAS and use the "not for X-REAS option" on any website. If you check tirerack, they have some options.
Other sites are shockwarehouse.com. Do a search. There are Bilsteins, KYB, Monroe, OME, etc. For my '05, I have purchase slightly used shocks and springs from someone with an FJ Cruiser, and plan to take offf the X-Reas and install that system when the time comes. You can find used FJ Cruiser suspension very cheaply on those forums. Those guys take it right off and install new systems and lifts, hence they sell the old parts cheap! I paid $80.00 for EVERYTHING!
It depends if you use offroad or onroad and what type of ride you want.
#43 of 60 Re: 2002 with 135K, good buy for $14,000? [stevet82]
Mar 01, 2010 (7:15 pm)
Stevet82 - I'd say that depends on your location; the more expensive the area, the more expensive the SUV. $7k to $8k for a 2002 would be a great price in my area, but then again, I guess it also depends on the options.
Outdoorgal - I have a 2002 4X4 Sport Edition with 130K miles. Can't help you on the price, as I bought it new and plan on keeping it for many more years. But I've never had a more trouble-free vehicle.
#44 of 60 "defective" oil gasket, 2005 4-runner
Mar 11, 2010 (12:01 pm)
does anyone know if toyota parts are now of inferior quality? we took car for 60,000 mile servicing, always followed everything by the service book, almost killed on highway because dealer said oil gasket was defective. (brakes failed, steering locked, car died, trucks would have killed us if i didn't get it up to side. always loved this car, now faith is shook uup in toyota. does anybody think their recall problems and quality control problems come to defective parts? if so, i will get rid of thiscar which runs and looks like new. thanks
#45 of 60 Re: how manys mile on a 4runner [noisey4fun]
Mar 14, 2010 (7:30 am)
I have a 2003 with 225,000 miles on it. No problems until cats went bad last month.
#46 of 60 Re: "defective" oil gasket, 2005 4-runner [yarosh]
Mar 14, 2010 (9:14 am)
Can't say, other than to offer my personal experience. We get all of our work done for our 2002 4Runner at a local dealer. They have a great shop and are only a little more expensive than non-dealer shops in the area. Although to be fair, my truck has a skid plate that other places would either charge me more to take off for oil changes, or, as one did in the 2-3 times we did try less expensive oil change shops, just leave my old oil in the skid plate so I dump it all over town. That said:
We have used all Toyota parts and have done all service by the book and ave had no problems and no service other than normal wear and tear, and even that has been light. At almost 130K miles, I still have 60% life in my original rear brake pads, and they were just checked 10 days ago when I had other normal service work done.