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1997 2WD 4Runner Value

Discussion in '4Runners' started by ztwatson, Jan 2, 2024.

  1. Jan 2, 2024 at 10:29 AM
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    ztwatson

    ztwatson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey y’all. Got my eyes on a pretty clean 1997 4Runner with around 180,000 miles on it. However it is a 2WD automatic transmission. Any idea what a good price is on something like this? Are there a fair amount of people out there buying 2WD 4Runners or are only the 4WD Manual transmission valuable?
     
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  2. Jan 2, 2024 at 3:47 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    Have you run the numbers on KBB......or other sites ?

    Start there......are 2wd that much more efficient ?

    Being in Utah....a 2wd 4Runner ? No thx

    Spend the Xtra $$ for a 4x4.....whether you need it or not

    Resale is gonna be much less than a 4x4 (iffin you ever wanna sell)

    Seriously get a 4x4
     
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    Kwikvette

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    The year by itself makes such a huge difference :facepalm:
     
  4. Jan 2, 2024 at 7:03 PM
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    Hahahah. Oh god. It is a 1997. Kind of forgot we don't have gen specific groups here for 4Runners. My bad!
     
  5. Jan 2, 2024 at 7:06 PM
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    It's worth whatever you're willing to pay. Photos of said runner would help us gauge.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2024 at 7:09 PM
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    97

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    180k miles

    I'd say 1,000 as a nice little commuter
     
  7. Jan 4, 2024 at 1:45 PM
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    Amongst 3rd Gen 4Runners 2WD automatics are typically the least desireable. 2WD manual trans are worth a bit more, but still significantly less than 4WD.
    I picked up a clean one owner 2000 2WD manual trans, under 200K miles for $3K a couple years back, California car so zero rust. (couldn't touch it for that now)
    Based on where you are be careful with chassis/drivetrain rust regardless of what you're looking at, excessive rust would be instant deal breaker....
     
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