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Old guy, Toyota newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Piemelon, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Jul 21, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    Piemelon

    Piemelon [OP] New Member

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    After 17 years of driving a GMC Envoy on my frequent off road/semi off road trips, it’s age and 200000 miles we’re starting to be reflected in its reliability. I’m 80 and my wife is 79. We’re not real anxious to stuck somewhere whether it’s was freeway or boonies.
    A GM replacement with “real” 4 WD would be a Yukon which is too big and too expensive.
    I started looking a couple years ago and the 4 Runner was exactly what I thought would be a great replacement. Have one ordered, built , and heading San Francisco so it will be a bit before I get it .Really excited about it. Change sometimes is good and after driving nothing but GM vehicles since I was 14 (with the exception of a few Alfa Romeos back in the day) going to Toyota is exciting.
    So I’m a total 4 Runner newbie and apologize in advance for the dumb questions I’ll be asking.
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    Welcome and ask away. I was new just like you and I’ve found the group here to be welcoming and informative. Glad to have you.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    4RFanatic

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    Hello from SoCal! You can learn a lot on this forum. I have!
     
  4. Jul 21, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    Piemelon

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    Thanks for the welcome. Also in SoCal. Bought the car in Auburn because they had what I wanted at MSRP. Couldn’t find anyone less than +7K plus down here.My nephew lives near there so I’ll fly to Sacto, hitch a ride with him to pick it up.
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2021 at 7:56 PM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome to the forum Dave.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2021 at 5:50 AM
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    Ironguy

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    Welcome from Arizona Dave!
     
  7. Jul 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    JET4

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    welcome
     
  8. Jul 22, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    interceptor

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    Welcome Piemelon. You picked a great forum to join - lots of great people and great information.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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    DRobs

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    Welcome aboard Dave.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    The Blue Pearl

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  11. Jul 22, 2021 at 6:32 PM
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    Daddykool

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    Welcome, Dave! I for one am excited to have a seasoned citizen such as yourself on the forum. The fact that you do any 4-wheeling at all at age 80 is wonderful to hear. And you will enjoy your 4Runner, I’m sure. Post some pics when you get it!
     
  12. Jul 22, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    Antman

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  13. Jul 23, 2021 at 2:48 AM
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    Toy4X4

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  14. Jul 23, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    brownbear

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  15. Jul 23, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    Piemelon

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    Thanks to all. And to Antman, as this will be my wife’s daily driver I’ll will be somewhat constrained. Several years ago I lifted the Envoy a tad too much and paid the price. She took one look and said, too damn high.
    Our off roading is usually associated with fly fishing so we’re more mud and ruts than rock hopping. But we’ll get some fun stuff.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    Oldtoyotaguy

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. There’s a few other old guys on here, @Piemelon you won’t feel alone! Lol.
     
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