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#310 of 769 Re: The new 4Runner in stock yet? [aamixy]
Nov 08, 2009 (6:24 pm)
Yeah... I got the same response from my local dealer. This was after several salesmen weren't sure whether they had them in stock or not. He said that he had been in touch with Toyota, and as for the east coast, some 2010 4Runners were sitting at the NY Port; however, Toyota biggies want all the dealers to receive them at the same time. Toyota thought that the shipment might arrive at the Port of NY between 11/9 & 11/14 (I have my doubts) then they would be rolled out to the dealers. I think my interest is fading with each passing day. I love my 2005 V8 Limited and fear the 5th gen wont measure up.
#313 of 769 Re: The new 4Runner in stock yet? [donringlerauto]
Nov 09, 2009 (8:40 am)
Thanks Donnie. If you get one with Nav, can you check please if the Nav is the current system, or a redesign that can be used while the car is in motion? I am also interested in 2nd row space (seems small from the specs). Have a Ltd 4x4 on order.
#314 of 769 Re: The new 4Runner in stock yet? [houtmark]
Nov 09, 2009 (10:01 am)
I will certainly check. One of ours at the port is a Black Limited with Nav. When it arrives, I'll look into it and post it on here.
I doubt the Nav. will be one that you can use while the vehicle is in motion - that whole safety issue.
This is the best video/pic of the nav I could find, although youve probably already seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux5QOFr9RQ8
It looks like the system is very similar...
In regards to the second row space, I'll look the next time I see one. It seemed ok to me when I sat in the last one, but Im not tall ( around 5'10"). It is nice that the rear seats recline though!
#315 of 769 Re: The new 4Runner in stock yet? [yassy]
Nov 09, 2009 (10:54 am)
Because We're Special!
Just kidding. Our Retail Development Manager / Trainer with Toyota is driving one right now. We have a good 4Runner following at our dealership, so he brought it by two different days and let us schedule customers to come and check it out, drive it, etc. That one is a Blizzard Pearl 2wd Limited.
I did receive an e-mail from Toyota last week about the roll-out of the 4Runner. They are having a bit of a supply issue so they've pushed the date back. I really thought we would have received the first one, but it seems that they are holding up the ones that were already produced in an effort to get them to dealers at the same time.
We currently have two at the port in Houston that are waiting to come here, and I received the news on the date that the first one was supposed to ship to us.
Thats really all the news I have on my end... If the 4Runner (in the pics) is back at the store, is there anything you folks would like for me to look at on it and/or take pictures of and then upload? Just let me know!
#316 of 769 20"tires VS 17" tires
Nov 09, 2009 (6:07 pm)
I'm interested in the Limited 4WD but the 20" tires don't seem like they would be the best for off road travel. I emailed a toyota dealer I have dealt with for several years and asked if he could swap out the 20" tires of the Limited for the 17" tires on the SR5. Here is his response: "I have been pursuing this... unfortunately, the "standard' answer is to have you spend thousands buying new Factory 17" Alloys (and tires) and getting very little value for the 20" wheels and tires you are trading... that's typically the way in works in the Wheels/Tires industry."
"The easy solution is to simply swap wheels/tires from a new SR5 with a new Limited... the problem is that this will significantly alter the accuracy of the odometers - on both rigs - and, could adversely effect the warranties. It also alters the "build spec" of the SR5 we put the 20's on."
He said he was going to contact Toyota regional and see if they had a solution.
Does anyone have information on this issue.
#317 of 769 Re: 20"tires VS 17" tires [dennis72]
Nov 09, 2009 (6:51 pm)
actually use the above guide to see the actual diff between 17 and 20 inch tires. Both sr5 and limited have same body so how could swapping these tires void warranty? Silly whoever said that. If you put a dramatically different tire on, (like a 23 inch tire with width of 305!), yes that would affect warranty, because now you are putting more load on suspension system and stress, that would cause premature tire and suspension failure. Both 17 and 20 inch tires that toyota uses have very little size difference and revs/mile. Yes if you want offroading put 17 inch tires as they provide more cushion for blows you may encounter.
#318 of 769 Re: The new 4Runner in stock yet? [donringlerauto]
Nov 09, 2009 (7:11 pm)
someone here said limited wont come with skid plates. is that true?
#319 of 769 Re: The new 4Runner in stock yet? [lexus_man]
Nov 10, 2009 (1:22 am)
The dealer in Honolulu has had several SR5 2WDs on the lot since mid-October. They initially said Limiteds and Trails would trickle in at the end of October, but when I checked last week, they weren't sure when they would arrive now.
I haven't had a chance to test drive one (was offered, but declined since I didn't have time), but I did sit in an SR5. Was a bit disappointed with the hard plastic dash, but at least it looked decent in person. Will wait to see a Limited with leather (which I assume also replaces the hard plastic on the door panel with vinyl, at least from the photos) before making further judgement.