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Rented a runner today

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ForRun, May 31, 2019.

  1. May 31, 2019 at 9:57 PM
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    ForRun

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    Found out Toyota (some dealers) have a rent to buy program .I rented it for the day, bring it back and no charge of I buy in 30 days .otherwise it's around 50 bucks .a full day behind the wheel is better than any test drive I ever got! Hooked up the trailer and loaded it to find it will be fine..today was 2 k and perhaps an occasional 3k but had no issues .owning trucks for alot of years admittingly aways had trouble backing in the trailer with steering corection .the runner short wheel base is awesome, backed that sucker all the way into back yard and behind the shed.
    Anyway not sure why some whine about has mileage. Took an 80 mile highway ride and using the probably not accurate dash readout would pull 20 at 70 .Tried a.sretch at 65 and got 22. Took back roads home all open 45 to 55 and got 24!
    All windows down are flipping awesome! 82 today and air was just right not to hit me in the face or have a high noise level..kinda cool .got near home and drove another hour foot heavy and still got 17-18 .Works for me. Depending if I get a good deal will grab one tomorrow .was going to wait on the 20s but the straight forward no nonsense setup.is a draw all by itself, I dont want all the saftey sence, common sense is cheap and will keep me on the toes! The loaner had premium sound is another reason not to wait on a 20 .it sucks and new head unit will be in the near future!
    All in all renting is a great way to test drive!
     
  2. Jun 1, 2019 at 4:48 AM
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    Nice that you could rent one like that... post pics if ya buy one
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    If only you could rent womenz:anonymous:
     
  4. Jun 1, 2019 at 5:30 AM
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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

    It sounds like the 4runner is the right vehicle for you. I love mine more every time I drive it!
     
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  5. Jun 1, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    Press the pretty buttons in my signature for modifications or to see my terrible Instagram page!
    You can.. but they might leave a lasting, itchy impression.
     
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  6. Jun 1, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    :bananadead::sick::goingcrazy::cookiemonster: I’ll pass
     
  7. Jun 1, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    So my dealer tried to screw me, I've know this guy about 20 years now. Drove 30 miles north and scored at another dealer. Orp and had the wheels on it that I wanted.. time to save pennies for mods!

    20190601_174152.jpg
     
  8. Jun 1, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Sounds like they figured they had a slam dunk sale over a $50 rental fee (psychological) and a 20 year relationship. Par for the course for dealerships. All scum. My next vehicle will be used and from carvana.

    Glad you were able to get a decent deal and 4Runner
     
  9. Jun 1, 2019 at 8:42 PM
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  10. Jun 1, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    I never looked back after my 4runner buy... It's been an adventure ever since..
     
  11. Jun 1, 2019 at 10:07 PM
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    Must be a heck of an adventure never looking back! All those poor saps you must have ran off the road by not looking :annoyed:(this was sarcasm:)) I know what ya meant. One awesome thing about the runner is lack of tech! It's like buying a collector that's 10 years old but it's new.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    I could agree on some of that. I guess maybe it doesn't bother me about the Tech, I guess it might be that something's are just as good when it's just simple... If that makes any sense but that is just my look on it...
    I could maybe just ask for a little more power and a disel engine...
     
  13. Jun 1, 2019 at 11:58 PM
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    You can, not exactly 50 state legal though. :boink:
     
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  14. Jun 2, 2019 at 4:02 AM
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    :laugh:
    Definitely not legal in mine
     
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    Definitely a strategy used by dealers to get you to buy. It's beneficial to the customer though.......because you get an extended test drive and really get to make sure the vehicle works for you on the streets that you drive daily. You can always just say no if it didn't work out.

    Carvana charges you an extra thousand just to pay for their fancy (and pointless) car vending machines.
     
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    You can it just costs a lot more money....
     
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    Depends on where you go :anonymous:
     
  18. Jun 2, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    Yet still thousands cheaper than dealers around here. I comparison shopped last night.

    The major upside. They bring the car to you for free along with the paperwork. No sleazy salesman (best one at a dealership) called a finance manager.
     
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  19. Jun 2, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Grandpa gave me a list of 3 things that were cheaper to rent...
     
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    What state are you in?
     
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    New Mexico. I’ve done a ton of pricing around and carvana is always priced reasonably. There are no slam dunk deals, but both parties win.
     
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    What trim are you looking for?
     
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    Not looking to buy now, but in the near future I’ll need a commuter car. They’re consistently fairly priced. Sure, I can go to a dealer and haggle the same price eventually, but why? My time is super valuable and not dealing with the scum of the earth is high on my priority list.

    For example. Honda Accord ex-l. 2017 model. 23k carvana, 30k local. Those cars don’t have a mile long options list. Pick a color and wheel locks are about it.

    There’s nothing magical about buying a car that warrants a dealer. In fact, I could use less people in the chain lying to me.
     
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  24. Jun 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    :spending:Hahahah
     
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    Yeah, but new cars can only be bought through dealers.

    Obviously a used car doesn't have to be, but with the 4Runner being a vehicle that has one of the best resale values out there, you can get a new one for almost as much as you would spend on a used one that's 1 year old.

    And not all dealers are bad. Some will let you complete the deal online. A few emails back and forth, go in and test drive your vehicle, sign the remaining papers, and you're out of there in about an hour.
     
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    Now I'm just curious, why would one want to rent womenez like Scott mentioned?

    I'm not sure I want to know
     
  27. Jun 2, 2019 at 12:55 PM
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    You definitely don't want to know. :spy:
     
  28. Jun 2, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    That's what I was really thinking deep down...
     
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    Thats what she was thinking... deep down umm, never mind:lalala:
     
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    What if by rental I just meant for a ... wait, never mind hahah no way to say anything without it sounding bad hahahha definitely can’t say take for a test drive lol
     
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