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Got 4Runner?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by petersharp, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Jun 1, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    petersharp

    petersharp [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I think I've seena few people on here who have (or their partners have) Toyota 4Runners.

    My wife is up for a new car soon, and was thinking of a 4Runner. Budget is not extensive, so prob looking for something for around $6-8k. Would that buy something reliable that will last for a while?

    She was interested in a cool old Jeep Wagoneer but a mechanic we were talking to said they are a nightmare for maintenance requirements. Typically require new radiators every 3 yrs due to bad corrosion probs.

    Any inherant probs with the 4 Runners?
     
  2. Jun 1, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    For $6-8k, you should be able to find a reasonable 3rd gen 4Runner with the very reliable 3.4L v6 that is also in the 1st Gen Tacomas. The 4Runners are generally a little cheaper than the Tacomas.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    GotLift37

    GotLift37 Bangers Runner

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    I have an 07 4Runner. After going from my Tacoma to a Runner. Its not bad. Im liking the Runner also! Just wish it was lifted as much as the taco was.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    My wife drives an 02 4Runner, 3.4 V-6 Auto. 155000 trouble free miles and it still looks like new.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    petersharp

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    Great, thnaks for your help. So I guess the V6 is a good one to go for (with gas prices on the rise)?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    i got a 02 with 80k for like $8.5k. issues would be the same as tacos of the same years. right now my steering feels sloppy cause of the bushings. but no real issues yet. its comfy and convenient.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I miss my Taco, but the 4Runner (even as old as it is) is really growing on me. Very nice since I am currently a soccer mom:eek:.
     
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