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Old 04-18-2014, 02:34 PM   #1
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X Runner in Canada for 2014 year, why?

Yesteday I drove to Cochrane Toyota just outside of Calgary, three hours from my driveway, to have a supercharger installed in my truck. The dealership was awesome and the finance manager lent me his Caddy to drive into Calgary for the day. Anyways point is when I pulled back into the dealer they had what looked like a lowered and pretty'd up Tacoma access cab. I decided to take a closer look since my truck was still in there wash bay and low and behold, it was a 2014 X Runner.

One of the mechanics asked me if I wanted to look at it, I said no but he filled me in on why they had a 2014 X Runner on lot. It turns out that all Toyota dealers were given the option of ordering one X Runner this year. Since Cochrane Toyota likes to call themselves Tacoma Town they took Toyota up on the offer...

I'm just curious, what do you think about bringing the X Runner into Canada for sale as a new vehicle? IMHO a 2WD lower clearance truck is more of a PIT than a good idea given the condition of our roads and hiways, but what do you think? Plus the fact it'd be uncontrollable on ice with most tires on it, I can't see why someone would pay more for one over a SR5 or TRD Sport...
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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He has not been on ina while.

But to the OP, you guys have cars up their correct? I bet the xr sits higher than my stock civic
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:05 PM   #4
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He has not been on ina while.

But to the OP, you guys have cars up their correct? I bet the xr sits higher than my stock civic
LOL, yes we have cars, but those poor fools have to dodge around the potholes. A big part of having a truck for most people is just driving in the middle of your lane no matter what shape the road is in. Oh, and being able to get to work when there is a foot of snow on the ground since it's rarely cleared from most residential streets.

So like I said, around here if you lived here why would you buy an X Runner...
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Yesteday I drove to Cochrane Toyota just outside of Calgary, three hours from my driveway, to have a supercharger installed in my truck. The dealership was awesome and the finance manager lent me his Caddy to drive into Calgary for the day. Anyways point is when I pulled back into the dealer they had what looked like a lowered and pretty'd up Tacoma access cab. I decided to take a closer look since my truck was still in there wash bay and low and behold, it was a 2014 X Runner.

One of the mechanics asked me if I wanted to look at it, I said no but he filled me in on why they had a 2014 X Runner on lot. It turns out that all Toyota dealers were given the option of ordering one X Runner this year. Since Cochrane Toyota likes to call themselves Tacoma Town they took Toyota up on the offer...

I'm just curious, what do you think about bringing the X Runner into Canada for sale as a new vehicle? IMHO a 2WD lower clearance truck is more of a PIT than a good idea given the condition of our roads and hiways, but what do you think? Plus the fact it'd be uncontrollable on ice with most tires on it, I can't see why someone would pay more for one over a SR5 or TRD Sport...
Because racetruck..
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Because racetruck..
Brand new though? If you were going to gut it for weight and add a bunch of warrenty voiding parts why not import one used with low km's?
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