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Longest running 4runner ownership

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Benny123, Jun 9, 2019.

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How many years have you owned your 4runner

  1. Less than 10 years

  2. 10-15 years

  3. 15-20 years

  4. 20-25 years

  5. 25+ years

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  1. Jun 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM
    #1
    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Long term owner

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    Curious to see how many of you have held on to the same vehicle for a few decades. I see 3rd gens daily, on the road in these parts, and the occasional 2nd gen.

    In an era when most folks change their vehicle every 6-7 years, wanted to see who has held on the longest.
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2019 at 4:56 AM
    #2
    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Long term owner

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    Anyone make it to 15 years?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    poncho65

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    Almost at 15 with my '05.....my wife is still driving her '03. Both vehicles have lived outside their entire lives and have been super reliable!
     
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  4. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    yotagreg8888

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    OME lift other wise 100 percent stock
    Bought my 85 in Sep of 2001 and it's still my DD.
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:08 AM
    #5
    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Long term owner

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  6. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    chassis

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    We bought our 4th gen new in 2005. 14 years and going strong. 206,000 miles
     
  7. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    About 19 years of ownership here. Got my 96 cheap as hell, fiber optic splice/testing truck. It had 174,000 miles then when I got a loan to buy it. Rumors of a new transmission. And new top end when the dealer messed up a timing belt replacement. No paperwork to back it up though...
     
  8. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Dillusion

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    Ask me again in couple years. I have a problem keeping a vehicle more than 5 years.
     
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  9. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:44 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    Well I haven't since this is the first 4Runner I have ever owned. Kind of a flawed poll in that respect.
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:58 AM
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    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Long term owner

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    How so?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    Dillusion

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    I'll answer for you.

    "Less than 10 years".....
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:38 AM
    #12
    MattAK

    MattAK t4r.org refugee

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    My dad owned his '95 for almost 20 years before it was totaled in an accident. He'd still be driving it otherwise. For me, the longest I've owned a vehicle is 3 years.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:32 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    o_O....:D I guess I am misunderstanding the point of the poll but then realized it's in the Gen forum. My bad. :cheers:

    New 5th gens don't apply.
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    akkording

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    I'm 16 years with my 03 Tacoma if that counts, my 2012 4R will need to make another 10 years at least, I plan on giving it my son when he turns 16
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    Benny123

    Benny123 [OP] Long term owner

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    Counts for me. I have an 05 Taco, but I bought it last year. Love it. Congrats!
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    elclem21

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    I bought my 99 4Runner from a man who purchased it brand new. He owned the vehicle for 20 years, although he only put 124,000km (Not even 80,000 miles) !!!
     
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  17. Jun 16, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    akkording

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    I'm at 288k in the 03 Tacoma, 157k in the 4Runner. That 99 is almost up for its first timing belt change.
     
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  18. Jun 17, 2019 at 6:06 AM
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    4Runner1845

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    Wife has an 05 4Runner bought it new and now with 295,000 miles, it's still going strong. I had to replace the radiator on it a couple years back, and that's it. It's been a hell of a vehicle. We bought the 19 4Runner back in February, but the 05 is her daily driver. Also have a 96 Tacoma with 408,000 miles.
     
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  19. Jul 28, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    doc4216

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    I bought my first 4runner in 2004 ('96) but was dumb and traded it in 4 years later. Now I am back in a 4runner but have only had it a year. Im no longer dumb and will be keeping this one for a very long time.
     
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  20. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    oldtimer

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    I bought my 1999 4Runner in 2003 with about 60K km on it. Just did the oils, filters, belts and put in a used 1999 AC compressor picked from an auto wrecker. The AC compressor works great and only cost cdn$125.00:). Have a 2020 army green TRD Pro on order. At 66, this will most likely be my last 4Runner....My other vehicle, driven spring until fall only, is a 2006 Corvette Z06 which I bought new, and enjoy driving it today as much as the first time I drove it off the lot:) The new Corvette C8 (naturally aspirated) is now on my bucket list, but maybe next year.....
     
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  21. Aug 16, 2019 at 4:55 PM
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    ChellBelle

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    I bought my 2000 4cyl in 2005 with 10,000 miles. It still smelled new! Older couple used it to pull camper to local park. Original paperwork had sale price $28,000. Wow that was a lot in 2000. I got it for $15,000. Now at 172,000 miles & I wont part with my "Millie". I love her more than the 2000 Tundra I traded for, it was too much truck for this lil gal.
     

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