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Is it that we have a superior vehicle?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ipnpulz, May 13, 2019.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    Very true. I do the same.
     
  2. May 21, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Trust me, it’s the Japanese made that makes all the difference.

    My first career was writing service for Honda/Acura/BMW for about 18 years, most of those years at Acura.

    I was there when half were USA made and the others Japan, unbelievable difference in warranty repair orders on the American made vehicles. No matter what model. The Japanese cars just didn’t have near the issues! For real it was nuts to see the patterns as the years went by.

    Same holds true on the BMW side, they truly make a drivers car however the USA produced have many more small issues over the German ones. If you can get one of them, lol...

    Worst was the poor TLs, after the 2nd Gens came out the quality just nose dived.

    All Integras, Legends, TLs, Vigors, & NSX were Japanese. The original TSX was based off the Accord Type-R, it was a solid car.


    I want to keep my 2015 Tacoma and put the wife in a T4R soon. Don’t need the TSS crap.
     
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  3. Aug 10, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    That exactly what I do in my 2005 taco and my wife 2018 4runner, and I get not vibrations.
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    Agreed. Woulda been a great truck if they kept the 4.0. The 3.5 sucks. Horrible on the interstate. With any wind at all I was getting like 13mpg.

    I'm getting better all around mpg in the 4runner than I ever did with the 3rd gen taco. Ridiculous.
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    I just can’t believe how they keep the costs down. I mean take my 96, it was 42k new, the price is practically the same now over twenty years later. Yes still assembled in Japan but parts are made in places like Indonesia and China now...
     
  6. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    Had 2008 & 2012 FJ Great vehicles. I believe they too were only made in Japan. went to 2015 Taco A/C Long bed TRD Off Road Sport. No issues but no where near the FJ & This 4Runner is ten fold the vehicle!!
     
  7. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    I dislike EVERYTHING about the FJ cruiser. If I had money to get a new 4R I would finance the rest for a new Landcruiser...I don’t off-road...
     
  8. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    Thank you for your opinion. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    I’m sure they are nice. Just don’t like the shell design. And don’t like how they right out TOYOTA in the front rather than the emblem. And I don’t like carrying the tire on the rear hatch..
     
  10. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    And I wouldn’t own anything with that fake-ass hood-scoop!!
     
  11. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    Have you ever driven or been in one? I LOVE fake ass hood scope ,that's part of the reason why I have TRD Off Road Package plus the other added features not on SR5. And before any SR5 owners take this as hate NO The SR5 is a 4Runner & that's what counts! It's ALL personal preferences.
     
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  12. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    I LOVE my 2014 Corolla premium S! Don’t laugh, it was ahead of its time, push button start, fully loaded, fast and handles well. Gonna rock it for five more years hopefully..
     
  13. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    It was built in Canada.....
     
  14. Aug 10, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    Fast? Compared to what?
     
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  15. Aug 10, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    You have to look at the power-to-weight ratio....
     
  16. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:59 AM
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    Is the scoop on your Z28 real? Asking cuz it doesn't look like it.
     
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  17. Aug 11, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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    Yes, very well built. It’s reenforced and has a drip edge and drain hole. SLP!! I don’t have the air-filter asssembly on right now...I like the stock configuration..I have three different ones..Built in Canada, engine made in Flint...
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2019 at 3:32 AM
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    I have the original hood and it has two fake ram airs.lol but at least they don’t block the view. Seems you get glare on the 4R and can see it, the hood doesn’t angle down and is in your view....
     
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  19. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:19 AM
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    scottalot

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    I’ve had absolutely zero issues with my hood /glare. I’ve actually learned how valuable it is. At 6’4” it’s annoying when I pull up to a light that’s close to the stop line. Gotta tilt my head to see when it turns green.. if it’s dark out, I can just watch for the reflection of the light off the hood and it solves the issue

    Other bonus is it adds like 80 hp in coolness looking points ;)
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    Lol
     
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  21. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    2016Pro

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    Hmmm I have managed to drive my 4runner with the scoop with no problem. Lucky I guess
     
  22. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    Wait you own a Government Motor Corp. Z28 that comes W/Fake ass hood scope, but you stated "I would Never own a Fake Ass hood Scope":der: I would NEVER own a "Push Button Start" Car :wave:. Kinda hypocritical there eh:facepalm:
     
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  23. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    I’m just jealous. You will have to excuse me. It takes a lot of hard work to pull a newer one. My Corolla IS a push button start. And I absolutely love it. It turns on the interior lights when I get near it and unlocks. And unlocks the trunk too.
     
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    :rolleyes::sorry: What do they know about vehicle mfg. Only Back Bacon,Hockey and Beer :stirthepot::rofl::wave::popcorn:
     
  25. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    AND I transported a Deer in the trunk last hunting season.:)
     
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  26. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    I was curious and googled it. 1996 MSRP was $19,488-$32,988.

    I think with inflation, they are cheaper than they used to be, though
     
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  27. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    I have the window sticker somewhere. 42k.....
     
  28. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    So he won't own "Fake Ass Hood Scoop Toyota" but Owns GMC Z28 W/Fake Ass Hood Scoop.
    Paid $10k over MSRP in 1996.
    Transposrts dead Deer in Trunk of Corolla instead of roof of SR5?
    Alrighty then :rolleyes::crazy::goingcrazy: I'm out on this particular part of the thread.
     
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  29. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    Id like to see that. There must have been a lot of dealer add-ons. At least $9K worth!

    EDIT: here's a picture of one from a highly optioned SR5...

    WTF? Did yours come with a Jacuzzi or something??

    96 4RUNNER 003.jpg
    96 4RUNNER 003-1.jpg
     
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  30. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    My sticker is yellow or brown...I sware I think someone stole it out of my console...
     
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