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Toyota 4Runner, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
Jan 20, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Hi: I have been following this blog since August when I was eagerly awaiting the introduction of the gen 5. I bought my 1997 4Runner new, and had to wait a few weeks to get the color I wanted. I like the new model, though the color choices are very lame. I have three salesmen trying to get me a blue one, however they tell me there is not yet a single one in the US! My 97 is the best vehicle ever built, and I can certainly wait for the color I want, but I too feel that Toyota is not building the trucks that it's loyal customers want. They have posters of this machine at every dealership, but only one or two black or grey models to select from. I have become hesitant about pursuing the purchase, though I cannot think of any other new vehicle that I want.
#560 of 769 limited choices - 4Runner SR5
Jan 20, 2010 (8:58 pm)
I, too, had trouble finding 4R with options like 3rd row seat, etc. The Saleman suggested two reasons that I did not follow-up on so ???? 1. down turn in economy so toyota has fewer units out there to choose from. 2. storm during shipping (I think the 4R is still made/shipped from Japan), that caused lost/damaged inventory.
#561 of 769 Re: SR5 Premium Package [erik10]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:59 pm)
Thanks to both erik10 and stateofmaine for answering my question so quickly.
Started getting internet quotes today on a SR5 with premium package and have gotten good results so far. Test driving this weekend!
#562 of 769 Re: on the fence [evergreenpearl]
Jan 21, 2010 (8:23 am)
there was a shoreline blue limited at the dealer i bought my sr5 from located in north atlanta suburb. very nice looking...
#563 of 769 Re: limited choices - 4Runner SR5 [104runner]
Jan 21, 2010 (8:25 am)
yes the 4runners are still made in japan and i'm sure that has a lot to do with why dealers don't want to custom order.
#564 of 769 Re: on the fence [evergreenpearl]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:11 am)
it looks like they still have it in stock www.mariettatoyota.com
#565 of 769 Re: New Trail Edition [jonesok1]
Jan 21, 2010 (3:53 pm)
Does the 2010 Trail Edition 4Runner have anything else in the interior besides the so called "water-resistant" seats like say what is in an FJ Cruiser, like rubber or plastic flooring instead of carpeting?
#566 of 769 Re: New Trail Edition [illinoiscentra]
Jan 21, 2010 (4:51 pm)
nope, just the water-resistant seats. the vehicle is still quite plush otherwise. plush enough that the water-resistant seats might seem a bit out of place (to some).
Jan 21, 2010 (6:14 pm)
I agree with iseegers (post #558) on all points; my '07 4wd v6 sr5 is coming off lease in April and when I compare it with the '10, I see no reason whatsoever to switch into the new vehicle.
The exterior styling is interesting, but function is more important to me. And the roof rack cross members are an extra cost add-on?
Toyota gets a D for this one.
#568 of 769 Re: Mileage Report - SR5 2010 4Runner [104runner]
Jan 21, 2010 (7:50 pm)
where did you buy them from. I live in Canada and they cost an arm and leg.