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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by LandCruiser, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. Oct 9, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    LandCruiser

    LandCruiser [OP] Rusting away

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    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/10/the-right-spec-2022-toyota-4runner/

    TTAC tried to make a case for the 5th Gen. Says locker is a must have, 2Runner is pointless, Limited sucks.

    Also can’t discern that it has changed visually inside and out in the last 10 years or that the 5 speed isn’t bad because it doesn’t have 10 gears, but because Toyota has a 6 speed available for this application.

    The reader comments are pure butthurt.

    I read this, now you have to as well.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    Snickel Fritz

    Snickel Fritz Do not develop this member's app

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    Yet another example of the type of writing, and comment participants that keep me here instead of "out there". Most sites, blogs, and "forums" are full of levels of idiocy that make me want to weep for the species.

    For instance, the argument of "how can they charge so much without updating the interior to match their competitors?!" is almost always a circle jerk of painfully stupid comments.
    First off- the top-spec is just over $50k... then those decrying the 4R go on to suggest *unreliable shit-tanks* that are approaching (or over!) ***$80k***, or some unibody crossover that costs nearly as much as a capable base 4R.

    We don't buy them to get the newest gadgets, we get them because they *work*, and work well for long periods of time... and do so for relatively less coin than the less capable, less robust, less livable "competition".

    TTAC reminds me of reddit, where nearly every user is a phony, and the actual humans behind them have *hundreds* of fake accounts. They pretend to have all this insight, knowledge and expertise, as though they are truly representative of our society... yet their words betray this ruse in every single post.

    I swear, the majority of the internet is just a bunch of bullshitters trying to convince the casual observer that they have actually been outside more than once a month.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    Those comments were painful to read. It's easy to talk negatively about something when you have no need for it.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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    The comments are funny. Most seem to have been written by competitors, maybe even by the same person. And yes, 2wd makes sense in no-snow zones. Heck, why even have AWD crossovers in those areas except for the occasional downpour?

    Reviews that knock the 4Runner’s aged engine, transmission, interior, etc., at this stage of the Gen5’s career, are pretty much pointless.

    I researched, selected, bought, and thoroughly enjoy my 2019. And I didn’t have one second of someone else’s opinion enter my mind when I did so. So as they say, haters gonna hate. Gives them something to do I guess.

    Ride on!
     
  5. Oct 9, 2021 at 12:16 PM
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  6. Oct 9, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    Toyota 4Runner is outdated that's why I bought it :bananadance:

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  7. Oct 9, 2021 at 1:40 PM
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    I love my brand new antique!!

    I bought because it’s a proven and reliable platform!!
     
  8. Oct 9, 2021 at 2:19 PM
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    My complain is the opposite of those folks, I complain that why Toyota put the push button start and the radar system in 4Runner :( They should have been an option, and not standard
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    As with many others here, I like proven tech. The 4runners 4.0/5 speed auto combo is as bulletproof as anything on the market today, and I don't need or want multiple screens that will start to fail as the vehicle ages.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    Yes!! Perfect!
     
  11. Oct 9, 2021 at 3:01 PM
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    I also like the fact that you cannot drive the 4Runner faster than 120
    :cheers:
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2021 at 5:20 PM
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    I’m not knocking anybody’s choices, but there is such a narrow gap between the 2WD and 4WD versions that I don’t see a reason to get one, especially if you finance over 3 to 5 years.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    Ancient, reliable and damn proud of it. That pretty well describes both my T4R and myself.
     
  14. Oct 9, 2021 at 5:34 PM
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    What he ^^^ said!
     
  15. Oct 9, 2021 at 7:08 PM
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    I may need to try this….
     
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    The maximum that I did was 89 on I-90. It went fine. Speed limit on I-90 in Montana is 80
     
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    So, I have a 4wd. Just gonna get that out of the way. But I had a 2wd Tacoma with meaty tires and had zero issues in the snow or boonies (I live in BFE). I will always be a fan of a set up 2wd. No clue why it is always shat upon
     
  18. Oct 9, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    amen!! Give me a key and crank windows!! I miss the “good ol’ days.” I have a moon roof I will never open
     
  19. Oct 9, 2021 at 9:43 PM
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    This guy lmaooo
     
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    I grew up driving 2wd trucks in the snow and ice. For the most part not a problem, until there was.

    Where I live now, I have not actually needed 4wd for almost twenty five years. Last year was the first time I needed 4wd. However there were many many times I would not have left home in a non AWD or 4wd vehicle.

    This year was different, I had a need to go out on the roads and 2wd was not enough. I got stuck, in parking lot of all places. Criss crossed with iced ruts filled with snow. Not even with limited slip, 34.5" all terrain tires, traction control and a bed full of shoveled snow. However a push button on the dash to engage 4wd was enough to easily handle it.

    I hope we have another storm like that so I can put the 4Runner to the test. But I expect 2wd will be enough.
     
  21. Oct 9, 2021 at 11:31 PM
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    The mountains in the winter don’t like 2WD.
     
  22. Oct 10, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    I’d like the manual transmission, but am finally willing to go auto.
     
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    My work truck has crank windows. It really makes me appreciate Toyota for getting rid of those altogether. The driver window I can live with. But, it really sucks not being able to open and close the passenger window while driving.

    Power windows and locks and keyless entry are things that 99+ % of people want. Toyota was smart to make them standard in every car and simplify production. I can't figure out why Chevy hasn't done the same.
     
  24. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    Same. I want it to work. I love the knobs. Quite honestly if I could get my grandfathers 1975 F-150 Custom new I would. That thing literally had nothing interior wise. Bench seat, am radio, not ever a cigarette lighter. There was a chrome cap where it should have been. My 02 Tacoma reminds me of it.
     
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    You can still get a Wrangler with power nothing and a key. TFL has a video of theirs.
    My 88 Bronco II has power nothing, the only thing I'd really like power on it is the mirrors.
    I can crank the passenger window from the driver seat but to adjust the passenger mirror I have to get out of the vehicle.
     
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    I am very thankful for power mirrors. I hated the manual side mirror on my 84 Toyota 3/4 Ton Longbed because I had to roll down the drivers window to adjust. I remember cursing that thing when i needed to adjust when it got dark and was cold and raining. And, forget the passenger side mirror.

    I’ll take the power mirrors and also the power windows. But, can live without all the nanny devices!!

    Cheers
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    Agreed! I can't figure out why anyone would prefer manual windows, locks, or mirrors.
     
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    Thank you for reminding me why I don't watch TTAC .
     
  29. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:49 AM
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    Because Toyota can’t figure out how to make reliable door locks.
     
  30. Oct 10, 2021 at 8:02 AM
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    Oh yeah. In my 1st Gen 87 4Runner, essentially a pickup with fiberglass shell, in 2WD the ass end would often break free and slide sideways going uphill on hardpack snow. Even when driving gently. That was the reminder to drop it into 4WD.
     
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