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Toyota 4Runner, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#526 of 769 Re: Hopefully Toyota Will Make Adjustments For 2011 [pjc1]
Jan 09, 2010 (11:45 pm)
I bought a 2010 4Runner Limited last week in Mississippi. They could not get running boards for me (Mississippi Toyota dealers order their car and parts inventory from Gulf States Toyota, one of the two remaining Toyota Distributors). I checked locally here in Mobile, AL (Alabama Toyota dealers order their car and parts inventory from Southeast Toyota, the other remaining Toyota distributor). One local dealer had running boards in stock and the other local dealer order a set for me on Monday. They arrived Friday and I had them installed on Saturday morning. They look fantastic, with chrome trim that matches nicely with the chrome trim of the Limited edition 4Runner. Any Toyota dealer in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or North Caroline should be able to get these for you. The part number is 00016-89035. I paid $345 for them plus installation. Hope this helps everyone.
#527 of 769 Re: CRASH TEST RATINGS [yassy]
Jan 10, 2010 (10:07 pm)
Actually, that is a very good rating for a vehicle in this class. It is about midpack for SUVs overall, which is impressive given that the 4Runner is an offroad capable truck-based model, as opposed to a pavement-only unibody (now the majority of the SUIV class). If you don't need offroad capability, then there are some (but not all) crossovers and many wagons that would be a better choice.
#528 of 769 Re: New Trail Edition [jonesok1]
Jan 11, 2010 (1:06 am)
I understand that the Navi is a must if you get the KDSS.
What price did you get it for?
There are non in CA; still waiting.
#529 of 769 Opinions on third row in 2010 4Runner
Jan 13, 2010 (10:18 am)
Can someone please give their opinion on the third row of the 2010 4Runner, for instance, its too tight, impossible to get to, pointless?
For instance, on the 2010 RAV4 third row it looks like Toyota moves the second row up, making all back rows miserable.
Looks like Chicagoland won't get 4Runners with third row.
Looking at Pilot, Outback, HL, Venza or 4Runner to replace the 2002 Forester because its getting tight with three kids. The other vehicle is a 2009 Sienna.
#530 of 769 Re: Opinions on third row in 2010 4Runner [illinoiscentra]
Jan 13, 2010 (12:33 pm)
We just traded a 2004 4Runner with the third row seats and 147,000 mi. They were used twice during that time! Quite uncomfortable, ill-suited for long trips and a hassle to get in and out of. Before purchasing our 2010 4Runner, we checked out the 3rd row seats; they are a bit better designed but still not great; so we elected to forego them this time. While looking, we also examined the third row in the Highlander. There, the seat comfort and entry is better yet, but still nowhere near the pleasantness of the big-three American vans of the 1980s.
#531 of 769 Re: Opinions on third row in 2010 4Runner [illinoiscentra]
Jan 13, 2010 (2:34 pm)
Since I was planing to have the 3rd row seats 99% down and I already have an 2006 Sienna Limited, it made sense and decided to not get the 3rd row in my current 2010 4Runner Limited 4WD, and I am glad I did not, since I find the standard sliding rear cargo deck with under-floor storage box more useful... on a different subject, averaging 23.5MPG (70/30 H/C miles) on my 3rd tank of gas... wow, what an amazing vehicle...
#532 of 769 Re: Opinions on third row in 2010 4Runner [illinoiscentra]
Jan 13, 2010 (3:16 pm)
If you do not need the off road capability of the 4Runner, your better off with one of your other choices.
The rest are cross overs, and not "body on frame" like the 4Runner.
#533 of 769 Re: Opinions on third row in 2010 4Runner [illinoiscentra]
Jan 15, 2010 (12:22 pm)
The Third row seat isn't as tight in the new 4Runner as it is in the Rav4. But from experience the 2009 Sienna would be a much better choice with three kids. I am a Toyota Rent a Car Manager Turner Toyota Rent a Car in Colorado. I have had all of the Toyota's you mentioned in my fleet. I work with alot of people, who are repeat customers of mine. They give me great input and I get to try all of the vehicles myself. I have been doing this for the past 4 years and before this I was at a different dealership in the parts department for 6 years. The Sienna is such a masterpiece when it comes to family convenience, and reliability. Living in Colorado I keeo the AWD version in my fleet and it handles like a dream in all weather. The Highlander is an excellent vehicle but with car seats and other gear it is difficult as it lacks storage area behind the third seat when in use. My Dad drives a Pilot, (he doesn't live close to me evidently) and it is smaller than the Highlander. The new 2011 Sienna van is going to have foot rests on the two rear bucket seats and has a lot of other new options to check out. The Sienna van in any recent year model is still the best Family vehicle toyota makes in my opinion.
#534 of 769 SR5 4 wheel drive
Jan 15, 2010 (2:51 pm)
I have a 2002 SR5 that has the center differential. It seems to me that the new SR5 now comes with an inferior 4wheel drive system. I would be going from push buttons to levers, and loose the center differential. Or is the 2010 4 runner's 4 wheel drive similiar to the 2002 with the center diff locked? Any input would be appreciated. I like the new one, but not sure if I should get a trail. I use it in snow, sand, and old logging roads, so having a capable 4x4 is crucial.
#535 of 769 Re: SR5 4 wheel drive [02yorunner]
Jan 15, 2010 (7:37 pm)
The only full time 4WD drive with center differential is the 2010 4Runner Limited edition. Both SR5 and Trail edition are part time with rear differential that require once in a month for 3-10 miles or so to engage (only off-road) the 4WD system to keep the 4WD components lubricated, and that is the main reason I paid extra to get the Limited ...