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AZ dude, don't know much about 4 Runners but want to buy used one.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scubamark5, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Apr 21, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    scubamark5

    scubamark5 [OP] New Member

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    I've always owned fords and chevy's but my ride was just totaled in an accident - not my fault and no one was hurt. I've heard many good things about 4runners so now I want one.

    I don't know difference btwn SR5, TRD, Trial, Limited, etc. but some of the mileage (+ 150k) and prices I'm seeing concern me... do they really go that many miles without major work?

    Looking for used under $12-15k, like to have 4x4. Recommendations (years, models, mileage)?

    Thanks!
    Mark
     
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  2. Apr 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    Would definitely be 4th gen or bellow I doubt you’ll find a 5th gen for that price. Trims across the years are slightly different figure out which gen you like then we can help more. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Apr 21, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    If you go with a 4th gen, keep in mind that the V8 is an interference motor with a timing belt. The belt requires replacement every 90-100K, which is expensive or time consuming, depending on whether you have a mechanic do it or do it yourself. That's the only downside of the V8, in my opinion.

    However, if you don't tow a lot, you might prefer the V6, as I assume it had slightly better fuel economy

    I don't think there's any bad years/trims

    Oh, and welcome!
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    Here's a comparison chart I typed up when I was trying to figure out what I would get. It's all info that I got off the Toyota website. This pertains to 2018 (5th gens) but there's probably some overlap with earlier years.

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  5. Apr 21, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    That’s a nice spreadsheet! Well done!
     
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  6. Apr 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the input - looking at 6 cyl for gas mileage, good point about the timing chain. That spreadsheet is awesome, thank you!
     

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