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New limited different than old?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by KT33, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Jun 15, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Hi everyone, I currently have a 2014 4Runner Limited which I love but heading to 92k miles and I decided I wanted a brand new 4Runner and fell in love with the look of the Nightshade. However, I went to the dealership this past weekend thinking I was going to buy it bc why wouldn’t I love the Nightshade? But I didn’t! And I’m completely thrown off by that. I’m thinking I’ll go see a regular Limited but was wondering if anyone else had an experience like this? The Nightshade felt smaller, even though I compared the stats and I think it’s the same. My 2014 feels big and heavy, and the brand new felt light and small which for some reason I compared to being cheap? I’m totally disappointed bc it was a great deal but I didn’t love the car so I couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger.
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2020 at 9:18 PM
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    Daytonaviolet

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    It’s the same truck. I think the interior feels smaller because of the black vs silver interior.

    imho, 90k miles is not much. I sold my 4th gen limited with 250k miles and was solid as a rock. I have a ‘16 limited myself and it felt a bit old. I opted to change a few features to the trd. Now feels brand new. I’m going to hold out for the 6gen before a get a new runner.

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  3. Jun 15, 2020 at 11:54 PM
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    I drove a nightshade for kicks right after a Pro and didnt like it. I think it was the large rims and low profile tire made it feel every bump and jolt. plus it didnt have any options better than the pro or any trd trim level.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM
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    Not a fan of the Limiteds, I work for Toyota and most people here don't like them. They're considered "momrunners". Not trying to diss anybody's rig, just sayin'. Now, older gen Limiteds are a different story.
     
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  5. Jun 16, 2020 at 6:17 AM
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    Same trucks in almost every way. You may have some wear on your XREAS suspension that causes yours to feel a little different in the ride than a new one, but like someone else said, 92k for a 4runner is like graduating high school--most of your miles are in front of you and not behind you.
     
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    Anyone saying any 4Runner feels "big and heavy" hasn't ever driven anything big and heavy. :laugh:


    A 2014 and 2020 Limited/Nightshade are practically identical except for a few interior pieces(gauges, navigation), and the new TSS sensors which are basically invisible to most consumers anyway. Otherwise they have the same body, engine, transmission, suspension, wheels.... you get the idea. It's been the same truck since 2010.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    Welcome to the forum Katelynn.
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    I traded my 2016 LE for my 2019 NS a few months ago. I can definitely tell a difference in overall feel of the vehicle but in a good way. For some reason NS feels more solid, rides smoother, and quieter than my ‘16. It does have the 3rd row so my thought was maybe the increased weight may contribute to the ride and the seats may add some acoustic insulation but I don’t really know. No difference in feeling of interior space though.i only had about 15k miles difference between the two so not really much of a variance.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    Limited as “momrunners” got a laugh out of that.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2020 at 5:15 AM
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    It worked to convince my wife to get one.

    And this Mom runner has been taking us across the country and did some pretty decent off roading coming out of Arches NP
     
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    Very true I work at a Toyota dealership service center and I would say 95% of the Limiteds that come in for service are driven by Moms.
     
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    I'm sure, man, I bet its one comfy ride! My 4Runner was originally intended for my wife too, but she figured out that it was really mine pretty quick, she just drives whatever I don't drive:D.
     
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  13. Jun 29, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    Welcome to the site ! I understand the feeling with rising milage but the T4R's hold value and will still fetch some good coin with double your current readings. I'd hold the 14 a bit longer and see what direction Toyota goes with on the next gen.
     
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  14. Jun 29, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    I guess I get confused easily but is this a slight at women or at the Limited 4Runner? Because if I dated a girl that pulled up in a Limited 4R I wouldn't think she's some sort of Snowflake. Contrary, my interest would peak. I don't get this macho BS at all. I guess woman are suppose to drive minivans. Or, is it that the Limited is just a piece of shit only a woman would drive? Ha!
     
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  15. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    I wouldn't get my knickers in too much of a twist over the statement. I think it was just an observation about Limiteds coming in for service being mostly driven by women. Good for them. My wife wouldn't drive a 4R of any model. She thinks they're too big and bulky. Heck, every time I need to wash mine I feel the same way.o_O

    Around my city, I'd estimate 85% of all the 4Rs I see are driven by women...
     
  16. Jun 29, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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    Eh, i got a Limited because I wanted dual climate, heated/ ventilated seats and wanted to pay less than 40 k for my new car. The wonky approach angle, fugly front end will be gone when the warranty is, so who cares? Its a 4Runner, holds great value, it alot easier to mod than a DII, and much less expensive. Enjoy!
     
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    85% of the 4 Runners in your city are driven by women? Where do you freaking live, Venus?
     
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    some people think, just because you don't have an e-locker... it's not a real 4runner. ahh.. i just ignore them. in the end, it's all the same truck :)
     
  19. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:25 AM
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    My Mom can beat your Mom....ugh well maybe not in gas mileage.Rausch Creek crawl.jpg
     
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    It's not a slight on women or at the Limiteds, they're just not for anything but road comfort. You have to change alot to get them off-road. They are designed with a specific consumer in mind, and that just so happens to be moms which isn't a negative, I'd rather see moms in 4Runners than other unreliable crap cans. Also, moms like bling, they wanna roll up on 20's with their Pandora charms jingling while flashing their Vera Bradley bags.
     
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    On the contrary, I used to beat the crap out of mine in completely stock form because I knew what she was capable of. It's all about perception. It is designed for a certain demographic, that I will give you. But in a lot of scenarios I can forge ahead in Full time AWD, while the SR5 has to stop and put it in 4WD. Would I have done obstacles like the one pictured above without mods? Negative, but don't let Moms pretty make up fool you. They can pack a punch. But for the same money or less you can get a TRD trim, and I get that. I got a deal on her is the only reason I even jumped on a 5th gen, I was looking for a 3rd gen at the time. But I have never regretted picking this Baby up. When I drove Her out 5k miles round trip to AZ last Christmas I was damn glad to have those comfort designed LE heated seats. Rolls OHV area-AZ.
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    I wouldn't mind if you were my mom. Also, you don't need to stop to put it into 4WD, just slap that shit in at speed. And I'm right there with you on the 3rd gens, that's what I'd have if my wife wasn't absolutely against anything older than 10 years.
     
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    :headbang:WHEEL ALL THE THINGS:headbang:
     
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    True, I forgot about that, it's just something I never got used to because of my old school days lol. My 1st gen front diff locks reminded me of how much technology has changed when I bought her a few years ago.
     
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    My first 4x4 was a 1985 Silverado K10, I think you had to put it into reverse to engage or disengage the 4x4 lol.
     
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    And an LE might hold a value close to the other more sought after trims years from now with the extra comfort options, and most of them will not have been beat on as much as mine lol. I still see a lot of the V8 4th gens being driven by soccer moms and retirees that are cherry. There are hundreds of those trucks about to hit the used market in the next few years. Cheers to the Moms out there driving the big heavy 4Runners! This thread seems about a month and a half late though........
     
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    My first off road experiences were in creeks and streams in a stock, manual 1984 Dodge Omni hatchback... driven by my mom. She got that little econobox up to the alternator in the wet, and still managed to keep it going out of sheer momentum up onto a pebble drift where she promptly got it started again without the car even stopping. She did this with 11 year old me in the back, and a very large water snake that I had just let loose crawling around her feet.
    That's my hero.
    I learned how to throw knives, axes, fight with sticks and rope, how to tame or catch anything, how to cook, how to sew, how to garden, how to build shelter, and so much more from my mom. She's been through more actual deadly situations than some veterans I know, and I'd still trust her as my copilot during dangerous times before anyone else.

    She's the reason I'm armoring my truck.

    Toyota employees like above are the reason I hate dealerships.
     
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    I think you're too focused on the mom aspect. My wife is a mom but didn't want to be categorized as THAT kinda mom, the soccer mom, that is why she didn't want a Limited, cause of that connotation. Not that being a soccer mom is bad and not all Limiteds are driven by them. This is just a joke similar to the "all lesbians drive subarus" joke, its a gag generalization.
     
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    I was just going over the top for giggles, lol my own mom laughs at mom jokes. But really though, I just wanted to brag on my badass momma... and take a dig at another Yota employee who sees his customers as algorithms. I hate when sales guys join forums and show that they're into stereotyping, because that indicates that *they* are a stereotypical, dishonest twatwaffle.
    I have been very close to quite a few gay women, including my black babysitter. Ms. Payne made good ribs, let me watch crazy action movies, played lots of motown, and drove her Subaru wagon to play softball sometimes, even at 50.
    I giggle inside every time I hear a softball/Subie joke, it's funny because it's true!!! :laugh:
     
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    Nothing is cooler in my opinion than a mom driving a lifted off-roader, my friend's (Toyospark) wife drives a lifted mid-2000s Tundra and its pretty rad. I've met good and bad salesmen, the bad ones are just so awful though, ruins it for the few honest ones. All my friends that don't have 4Runners have Imprezas... they get teased quite a bit.
     
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