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Any Limited owners out there? A couple questions if you don't mind...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by TimGinCentralNJ, Mar 26, 2024.

  1. Mar 27, 2024 at 2:48 PM
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    Manhattan

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    Use Case. Got it. I just walked over to tell my neighbor that he should sell this little convertible. I mean, he doesn't even race, and that thing must SUCK on the highway, and the gas mileage and the noise...

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  2. Mar 27, 2024 at 2:51 PM
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    If you just want offroad ability buy a Wrangler.
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2024 at 2:55 PM
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    Your neighbor sounds like an interesting guy. You, not so much. Maybe mind other people's business instead of telling them what they should or shouldn't do with their cars? OP is looking for insight on using the 4runner as an onroad vehicle. Not sure where your neighbor comes in. Don't have anything interesting of your own to share?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:16 PM
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    How dare people make any other recommendations besides the Limited based on what OP is looking for .
     
  5. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:31 PM
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    Not even apples to apples comparison. C'mon. Unibody vs. body on frame.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:33 PM
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    You should tell your neighbor to give me his convertible. That thing needs to breathe a little and be opened up on the highway.
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:38 PM
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    not sure if it’s the picture angle but looks like it’s lowered and clearance is less. Is this how the Limited is or is it it the same clearance
     
  8. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:42 PM
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    I think you missed my point. Clearly that Cobra's "use case" is 100% track and nothing else. But he uses it for 100% cruising around because, and here's the kicker - he likes it.

    Of course there are smoother, cheaper, quieter, more efficient cars than the 4Runner for highway/intown driving. But, enough people think it checks those boxes enough and makes up for the rest because it's a cool truck, fun to drive, etc. And, that's okay.
     
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  9. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:44 PM
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    kmeeg

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    Pilot a clutch based AWD system (market as 4wd) front to back VTM4 and the newer ones clutch based AWD system (market as awd) front to back and rear left to right iVTM4
    vs mechanical fulltime 4WD on 4Runner.

    in fact 3rd gen Pilot was on not to buy list with its poor reliability with 2nd had experience with injector failures due to direct injection only (one friend already had injector problems twice). I also don't like cylinder deactivation. Very poor ground clearance. 3500lbs max towing unless dealer install ATF cooler that bumps to 5000lbs, having timing belt, questionable transmission from ZF, etc...
     
  10. Mar 27, 2024 at 3:46 PM
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    Right. And then there's all of that.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:03 PM
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    Yeah 23.5 mpg vs 16. Wh
    Awesome, thanks I didn’t know about your friend being the basis for your assumption.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:06 PM
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    Did anyone see that I recommended a TRD off road? OP isn’t even sure that he necessarily wants a Limited. Is it possible that maybe he’s still looking?
     
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  13. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:08 PM
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    But you're a Honda Pilot fanboy. Your opinions have very little validity.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:09 PM
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    I sold it for a 4Runner Bub. Habla Ingles?
     
  15. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:11 PM
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    The title of the thread was quite literally
    Any Limited owners out there? A couple questions if you don't mind...
     
  16. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:12 PM
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    ¿Hablas inglés?
     
  17. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:19 PM
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    Ya, cant
    Sorry ur getting shaft but I mean you cannot really compare Toyota off-road based all time 4x4 to other suv AWD.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:21 PM
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    TimGinCentralNJ

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    Yep - I'm still here

    I was just futzing around on the Toyota website comparing options on the OR vs ORP vs Limited....and was almost convinced that I could maybe live without the full time AWD and even save a few bucks by going with the OR...until I noticed that model doesn't appear to come with heated front seats which is a big no-go. Just. Wow.

    Anyway, still looking, still crunching numbers, etc. Also just found out that Toyota does not offer any kind of supplier discount unfortunately. So, that sucks.
     
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    Off Road Premium has heated seats and steering wheel :)
     
  20. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:48 PM
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    Look for a dealer that's got a bunch of Limiteds sitting on their lot. I live in the middle of nowhere, the nearest Toyota dealership is an hour away in a town of 10,000 people and they have two Limiteds on their lot.
     
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    Surely spend time. Every trim has its own pros and cons. Even much cheaper SR5 premium you can get heated seats and heated steering. With SR5 you can also can get 3rd row just like Limited. Only Limited get parking sensors and ventilated seats. Only Pro and Limited get remote start. List goes on and on. Definitely spend time and see what best suits you. Here in CO when I went for service there were $4000 off MSRP including Limited. (But not for Pro).

    For finances credit unions may give you better rates than Toyota financial or regular banks.

    Good luck !!
     
  22. Mar 27, 2024 at 4:53 PM
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    The full time 4wd is a serious advantage in everyday functionality. It also has advantages off-road. If you’re even thinking about it as an option at this point, you’ll probably regret not getting it.

    Even if you do decide you want to do the off-road thing, you’ll probably want to spend some money on the wheel/tires and get the sr5 plastic on it…but you’ll end up with a really ideal setup for off-road too.
     
  23. Mar 27, 2024 at 5:07 PM
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    Good for you, I thought you would have been run off by now with the squabbling. Hats off to you sir:hattip:
     
  24. Mar 27, 2024 at 5:29 PM
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    Haha! Nah, it takes a lot more than the complete derailment of my post through completely unrelated comments and a little squabbling to drive me off!

    Kidding aside, some good info and a few things to think about for sure...
    TimG
     
  25. Mar 27, 2024 at 5:34 PM
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    You bet it does...and for only another $3K more than the OR!!
     
  26. Mar 27, 2024 at 5:50 PM
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    Thanks kmeeg. I actually did spec out an SR5 Premium just for giggles and it really didn't save me as much as I would have hoped over the Limited.I think the only option I added were the gunmetal gray Pro rims for $1700 which was probably a dumb idea since folks here seem to be selling used ones for less than half that - doh!

    As for financing, yeah...the interest rate shown on Toyota's website was just under 10. Ouch. With rates like that, I may consider selling my current car first and just paying cash.
     
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    That cobra is 100% for cruising around. I'm glad he enjoys it for its intended purpose. Because it would make for an awful modern day track car in that configuration
     
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    Check with the finance guy at the dealership. My wife was able to get 5.49% from her credit union and the finance guy matched it with a loan through 5/3 bank.
     
  29. Mar 27, 2024 at 8:01 PM
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    I have a Limited, ignore all that bullshit that it drives like crap on highway. ive had an sr5 also. the Limited drives great and has less lean. Plus, i drove a Hylander, too floaty for me. The idea you only should get a 4runner if you are going off road is just bullshit. Its one of the best looking cars out there and thats why they make the Limited
     
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    Dang it, I thought it was a Highlander:frustrated:
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