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Thinking about a GX460

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by remoguy55, Jan 17, 2023.

  1. Jan 19, 2023 at 2:44 PM
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    remoguy55

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    It seems from your post and others, you really can't go wrong with either! I know the foo-foo auto features sway me but I think if I want them, I could drive my wife's CX-9 around for a bit. Then I'll miss the "ruggedness" and I'll just jump back in my 4R lol
     
  2. Jan 19, 2023 at 2:45 PM
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    I've been down this rabbit hole a few times. It takes 2-3 full tanks of fuel before the ECU will adjust and take into account the higher octane usage. It doesn't hurt to do the battery disconnect ECU reset trick. Just make sure that you have all of your radio codes.
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2023 at 7:33 PM
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    The nice thing about a used GX460 is that it costs less than a used 4Runner of the similar year and mileage
     
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    I went in twice about the GX. Wanted the last of the V8s from Toyota. The appeal of the V8 is nice, but it didn't offer me much more enjoyment at all. The lower seating position wasn't something I liked either. Pricing is nice, but it just wasn't an upgrade over my 4Runner. I ended up passing. Oh, new LX, they wanted $50k over sticker and he pretended he was doing me a favor. lol
     
  5. Jan 20, 2023 at 12:36 PM
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    It's really funny when they think they're gonna be fired for giving you such a deal of $50k over MSRP lol
     
  6. Jan 20, 2023 at 1:04 PM
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    I've never really understood the dislike for safety features on the newer models. At least in the 4Runner and GX you can turn them all off and you'd never know they're even there ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  7. Jan 20, 2023 at 1:38 PM
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    Looked briefly at GXs. For one optioned how I wanted, it was going to be $26k more than a Limited optioned how I wanted. I know there’s 2 extra cylinders and some more power with that, but not $26k worth. Add in the dealer markups and I could have bought two Limiteds for the price of a GX
     
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    It’s about 25k in sound deadening…
     
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  9. Jan 20, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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  10. Jan 22, 2023 at 4:27 PM
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    Is there a sexier looking front bumper/grill than the GX has?
     
  11. Jan 22, 2023 at 5:29 PM
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    The price difference between a 4Runner limited (4WD) and a GX premium is roughly $8,500. You may be able to spec them out to have a spread of $26k but that's not really a fair comparison.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2023 at 5:41 PM
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    But it is. A GX in the spec that I wanted was $26k more than a Limited in the spec that I wanted. Comparing a Limited that I wanted to a GX that didn’t meet what I wanted isn’t a fair comparison
     
  13. Jan 22, 2023 at 5:54 PM
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    That's definitely accurate! The spec one desires of each vehicle will have a huge impact on which makes sense. That, IMHO does not make one an inherently better deal. But we're all talking about opinions here so that's fair. We bought the GX because it was $100k less than the Porsche spec I wanted ;-)
     
  14. Jan 23, 2023 at 2:01 PM
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    GX:20% window tint, weather tech floor mats, ICON stage one lift kit, 17 inch Fuel Rebel 6 wheels, BFG KO2s 285/70/R17. 4Runner: 265/70/R17 Falken Wildpeaks, Fuel Vapor wheels
    All of the things shared here are great! You cannot go wrong with either vehicle. My wife and I both had 2018 SR5 premiums and then I realized we really did not need two of the same vehicles so I opted to change it up with a 2020 GX. I will say the smoothness of the GX and the power of the V8 when traveling along with the luxury feel of the interior is a big upgrade. I then went down the rabbit hole of doing a few mods to the GX and realized how great it is to take to trails and have all the fun we do in my wifes 4R. Either way you are going to have a great vehicle. Here is a pic of my GX once I got done with all of the goodies.
    Lexus Prosser 1.jpg
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:33 AM
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    That's a great looking GX! You see so many in stock form so when someone lifts it with some wheels and tires, it really stands out
     
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