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Toyota 4Runner, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#472 of 769 Re: SR5 [landog1]
Dec 30, 2009 (2:59 am)
6) No V8 like the GX470
I have a 2003 like your 2006, and the 2010 does nothing for me, in fact I disagree with most of your comments, but to each their own.
I love the last gen seats, I hate the running boards to the point where I took them off. Good riddance. The last gen layout was great except for the HVAC controls which need dials instead of the buttons, and as for the 2010 window controls, what are they thinking? Guess that's what happens when Toyota is too cheap to put background lighting on the window switches.
Once again, no V8. No 2010 AWD except for the Limited 4x4. Has Toyota muted the road noise yet? Is the $1400 Nav improved over previous years? I'll admit I like the 4Runner despite the 'improvements', but the takeaways will keep me from purchasing another.
#473 of 769 Re: SR5 [canddmeyer]
Dec 30, 2009 (3:41 am)
Has anyone cross-shopped a 2010 Subaru Tribeca with the 2010 4Runner? Just nosy.
#474 of 769 Re: SR5 [canddmeyer]
Dec 30, 2009 (7:44 am)
Gotta luv this forum........ No V8....? For normal everyday use, who needs it? Mileage is terrible and for hauling the kids around 18K/per year, it adds up. I chose the V6 in my SR5 b/c there was minimal difference in get up and go. To each his own.....but this is one of the issues I have with the GX470....I don't need a V8.
The seats? They are horrible...at least my cloth are. About as uncomfortable as a Malibu. The new ones are oh so comfortable and with HEAT. No dice unless you got a Limited in the previous model.
Running boards....I agree, what a waste. Glad they are off.
How about this: My wife's big beef with the 06' was how low she felt in the truck and seats. The 2010 positions you up higher both in truck floor and seat relative to hte floor.
Visibility of both is still nowhere near the GX, LR3 or any Landcruiser....
#475 of 769 Re: SR5 [landog1]
Dec 30, 2009 (10:16 am)
I am an "05 Sport owner (currently 71K miles) and the seats do leave a lot to be desired!
#476 of 769 Scratch another off the list
Dec 30, 2009 (8:46 pm)
Holy Crap, are you kidding me? $40K for a Toyota 4Runner?
People need to get a grip. Why on earth do you need a 4Runner unless you are going offroad? And who on earth would take a $40K vehicle offroad?
I have a '97 4Runner, and as far as I am concerned,the 3rd gen 4Runners were the best combination of practicality and offroad capability ever devised. They went downhill with the 4th gen, and now....can we add a few more pounds, please?
I have to admit, Jeep is the only make that has kept some semblance of sanity in their vehicles, at least in the Wrangler.
And no, the FJ Cruiser is not a 4Runner, thank you. It is a posing caricature of a Hummer.
A year from now Toyota will be discounting these things down to the $30K they should be priced at already, and they still won't be selling.
#477 of 769 Re: Scratch another off the list [honkinunit]
Jan 01, 2010 (9:21 am)
As long as you broached it...........I own a 1988 LandCruiser, had a 91, drove a 2003 and have ridden in a 2009.
Talk about completely changing the original design thought!
2010 4 Runner is no 1997, but better for everyday use i.e. kid hauling etc... That however, does not mitigate the fact that they have left no other option in the Toyota line that has the alure of what the earlier model 4Runners were designed....Sad but true.
#478 of 769 Re: Scratch another off the list [honkinunit]
Jan 02, 2010 (9:03 am)
actually the 4runner is REASONABLY priced. If you look at highlander, has nearly all same options, dimensions, power etc, only its based off the camry which is for sissies. 4runner has stiffer frame, tuffer and more capable.
as to your comments about it being overpriced, it is about 3k more comparing a fully loaded HL to fully loaded 4R. The lexus gx460, sequoia, landcruiser, lexus LX are groslly overpriced. ranging from 50-80K! thats absolutely crazy. Show me another SUV that has the stamina of the 4runner for this price. There is none (i dont care much for KIA, sephia, hyndai so dont even mention those brands).
yes toyota skimped out on a few minor things, like no standard running boards, mud flaps, inglass antenna, locking gas cap, led lights, hid lights, V8 - however aside from v8, rest all minor things that could be altered towards owners likening.
overall 4runner is still the best bang buck.
#479 of 769 Trail Edition
Jan 02, 2010 (3:47 pm)
I just took delivery of a red 2010 Trail Edition, with KDSS and Nav. So far, I'm impressed with the better than Lexus build quality, and overall implementation. I really don't care for the cargo slide out-it's just silly and actually makes it harder to haul things. But that's about the only complaint, and it's not that big of one. Plenty of power for me and and to haul my 3500# trailer. The Nav and related interfaces are very well done and easy to set up and use, such as using blue tooth and using my iPhone or playing music from it.
This is the third 4Runner, I've owned (89, 98, and 2010-all bought new). I'm quite satisfied with the purchase. It is by far the best of the three in comfort, design, and ergonomics.
#480 of 769 2010 4Runner 4WD LTD
Jan 02, 2010 (7:07 pm)
After many months of research, I was reluctant to trade-in my 2007 TCH for the 2010 4Runner 4WD LTD with NAV, but owning it now (since 12-30-09) and after 100 miles, I am so glad I did. I am so overwhelmed with its more rugged and athletic design and packed with more power and better mileage performance, comfortable driving, etc... so many goodies to name a few: SAT (Satellite, complimentary 90-day trial subscription), Safety Connect (complimentary 1-year trial subscription), etc...
I used to own a 1999 and 2006 both Limited versions, but this one is by far the best one I have owned and plan to keep for many years and at least 200k miles.
The antenna dilemma:
As an FYI, although I prefer the radio antenna to be integrated in the glass or somewhere else hidden, I am so glad Toyota has finally fixed the issue with the AM reception by installing the antenna externally.
#481 of 769 Re: Trail Edition [jonesok1]
Jan 03, 2010 (10:52 am)
The rear cargo slide out ....is the silliest thing I have ever seen. I said it before and will say it again. Only a matter of time before a child or dog is going to hurt ( or lose ) a finger or paw.
I ordered mine with the third row and leather.....it will take forever to get but will be worth it.
Does anyone have third rows WITH leather as a package in their region?