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Which 4Runner would you choose?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by Toy4Life, Jan 14, 2009.

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Which 4Runner would you choose?

Poll closed Jan 28, 2009.
  1. 2nd Generation (90-95) 3.0 v6 4x4 low miles

    39.2%
  2. 3rd Generation (96-02) 3.4 v6 4x4 high miles

    60.8%
  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Toy4Life

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    For sake of argument, we'll assume both choices are in good condition for age/mileage, 4x4, and well equipped.
    Would you choose a 2nd gen 4Runner (90-95) with 3.0 engine and low miles(<100K)
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    or........
    A third generation 4Runner (96-02) with higher miles (150k+) a 3.4L v6 (an engine I'm familiar with)
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    And please tell me why you chose the one you chose.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    neontrail

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    2nd gen
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I like how the 3rd gen looks a bit more round than the 2nd gen...
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    MsTRD

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    i'd go with a second gen, i like the look more
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    Ghost96Romeo

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    3rd... Looks more appealing.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I'd take the 2nd gen. The 3rd gen looks too "soccer mom" for me...
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    bradu81

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    I'd take the 3rd...but i already have one...a 98 limited with almost 250,000 miles on it and no problems so far!:)
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I voted 3rd. gen. The 3.4 is a MUCH better engine than the 3.0.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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  11. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    Delmarva

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    what's wrong with the second runner?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    lsocoee

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    2nd Gen, because of mileage and looks. I know nothing about 4Runners though.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Same here, plus there is more after market support
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I just think the plastic body molding on the bottom of the cab and the plastic fenders are ugly. If it weren't for them, I think I'd be ok.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    If I were going to wheel it and do mods...2nd Gen. Daily driver 3rd
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Delmarva

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    ahh gotcha.. I was like... that thing looks tits mcgee... :D
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    Yeah - other than that, they are extremely close...
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    neither, I'd choose an 85
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    3rd gen, I don't really think much about miles with Toyota engines, these things run forever
     
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