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4Runner Longevity and Parts?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by tbryanh, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Feb 28, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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    tbryanh

    tbryanh [OP] New Member

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    I wast thinking of getting a 4Runner for the daily commute.

    Will the engines go 300,00 miles?

    Are repair parts expensive?

    Which generations are the best?

    Which ones, if any, are lemons?
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    Ol'Blue

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    300,000 miles pretty easy. Maint is not crazy pricey but not cheap like a 85 chevy pick up.

    I own 2 3rd gens so you know we're my vote lies. I would say go the 3rd or 4th gens. In the 4th gens you have the option of the V8.

    Stay away from the 2nd gens. Sorry 2nd Gen loves you know it had some short falls.

    Read through the 3rd Gen buyers guide it will brake everything down.

    Hope that helps.

    Blue
     
  3. Feb 28, 2016 at 1:33 PM
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    This helps alot. Any other replies?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2016 at 1:58 PM
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    Of course I can't find the buyers guide.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2016 at 4:33 PM
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  6. Feb 28, 2016 at 8:47 PM
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    "Not all who wander are lost"
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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    Go to the 3rd Gen section. I just made it a sticky for you so it can be found easy.
     
  7. Feb 29, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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    Thanks. Found it.
     
  8. Feb 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    Wow! Shocked at how good this information is!
     
  9. Feb 29, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    "Not all who wander are lost"
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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    It's kinda how we roll around this place. All the need to know stuff amd none of the BS you really don't need to know. Alot of us came from other places and put a lot of work into our past home aka t4r, tw, etc etc....

    Bob was nice and made us a new home that'd let's say more grown up and modern.

    We have college kids,young adults,and aged professionals all hanging out just enjoying 4runner talk and experience.

    Most any thing people can come with its been asked before and there's a post some place on the topic at some point for referance.

    Hope it helps you out and you are a little more informed so you can make a better and more sound decision in the feature.

    Blue
     
  10. Feb 29, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    I have a 4th gen v6 at 142k and it's been flawless. There have been issues with head gasket failure but statistically it affects few of the models, mainly 03-04. The v8s need timing belt service and some experience manifold leaks but like the v6 the issues are not overly prevalent. Both motors have been reported with mileage over 300k, and that's with basic maintenance
     
  11. Mar 1, 2016 at 4:15 AM
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    My 4th gen is at 194K and still running good.
     
  12. Mar 1, 2016 at 6:42 AM
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    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    5th gen = best gen
     
  13. Mar 1, 2016 at 10:42 AM
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    I don't know about that.... I think the 3rd Gen has that wrapped up. But the 5th Gen is solid dude. It in my opinion is the next best one. It is a little big for some trails.

    Blue
     
  14. Mar 2, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    I've got a 3rd Gen that just hit 300,000 miles. The repair parts are fairly priced, and I've had to get mine in the shop a few times. If you're looking for a reliable driver, I would recommend one. Stay on top of your maintenance, buy a Haynes manual, and change the oil regularly. Good luck on your purchase!! ☺☺
     

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