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Toyota 4Runner, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#444 of 769 Head/Tail Light Law and my 2 cents...
Dec 16, 2009 (9:35 pm)
I was at the local dealer in Ca and they were trying to tell me ALL Toyota's have "bulging" head/tail lights because of "some new law???"
So at this point I don't know wether to be mad a Toyota, or the Government for the poor design on the 4Runner's lights. It is as if they designers went to overstock.com and found extra Camry lights to put on it.
I must admit the 2010 did drive really nice. However, I just can't get over the seemingly 50 pt font on the buttons, the sissy looking tailgate with GIANT 4RUNNER logo, the booring door interior design, and the cheap looking painted plastic on the interior. I was really hoping this redesign would erase the bad taste of the previous gen. Anyone have a cherry 2002 out there Here is to another 7 years of waiting...
Dec 17, 2009 (5:28 am)
I have a 2009 4Runner SR5 4WD with about 6000 miles. I have been averaging about 20 MPG combined mileage calculating it the old fashioned way. I have noticed that the computer seems to show about 1.5 MPG higher than I am actually getting.
#446 of 769 Re: Gas Mileage [bluetick25]
Dec 17, 2009 (9:36 am)
i assume that your 2009 is a V6, yes?
#447 of 769 Re: Alot of dark gray SR5s on the lot [tangman]
Dec 17, 2009 (9:39 am)
it's a real knock against Toyota that they've managed to bork the specs of the 5G 4Runner enough to prompt spec comparisons against a Kia. i think this artificial "no V8, no Torsen (except on Limited)" construct won't last a model year. or maybe i mean i hope it won't… :^)
#448 of 769 Re: Alot of dark gray SR5s on the lot [stateofmaine]
Dec 17, 2009 (4:45 pm)
I assume there is room for the V8 underneath the hood of the '010?
#449 of 769 Re: Alot of dark gray SR5s on the lot [chuck1919]
Dec 17, 2009 (10:00 pm)
wow 3K off msrp! thats amazing. thats close to invoice.
i too have seen many dark gray 4r's. looking for blizzard limited with 3rd row.
Toyota can fit a v-10 under the hood if they wanted. plenty of room for a v-8. They didnt offer a v8 i guess due to last gas spike to $4/gallon. next time it will hit $6/gallon then the v-8 owners will be hurting
#450 of 769 No V8 in 2010
Dec 18, 2009 (4:48 am)
I currently have a 2007 4Runner limited with the V8 and 23K miles. My lease was originally up in December but I extended because I wanted to drive the 2010. I got the chance a couple of weeks ago. I took the truck on the highway and was very disappointed in the lack of torque in the upper range. My 2007 is very responsive and the 2010 was nowhere to being even close. I also average about 17 mpg on the 2007 and that is with city driving. The 2010, I believe is listed at 18 mpg in the city. I believe the V6 vs. the V8 is all about perception to the consumer not reality!
#451 of 769 Re: No V8 in 2010 [sgc58]
Dec 18, 2009 (10:35 am)
hear, hear! unless you're driving an insane number of miles every year, the MPG difference between the V6 and V8 is nominal at best. like you, i have 33k on my 2006 V8 Sport Edition and get 17+ (mostly city miles) and was really disappointed by the lack of oomph from the new V6. the 2010 4Runner is even heavier than its predecessor by ~400lbs, so the paltry 10hp gain is completely lost. (plus, it has far less available torque to begin with.)
i think Toyota's "2010 4Runner = V6-only" stance is more PR than practicality, and hope they come to realize their mistake and offer the 4.6L V8 (that's standard on its twin, the Lexus GX460) for the 2011 model year. then i'll definitely pony up and buy one. cha-ching!
#452 of 769 Re: Alot of dark gray SR5s on the lot [chuck1919]
Dec 18, 2009 (10:39 am)
plenty of room, because it was designed to fit a V8 from the start: the engine compartment is identical to the new Lexus GX460—which comes standard with the new 4.6L V8. the lack of a V8 in the new 4Runner was a stupid marketing decision by Toyota.