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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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    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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  4. Jan 20, 2023 at 10:12 AM
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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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  8. Jan 20, 2023 at 7:25 PM
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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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    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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    I might make this swap now too. The end of the v8 is calling me.
     
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  17. Feb 8, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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    After much deliberation, I think I'm going to keep the 4R until Silverado 1500 ZR2s come down in price on the used market. It is my profound belief every family needs a truck lol
     
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    That's the reason why its a hard sell as used for the dealerships.
    Export demands also low because of the gas consumption
    My 2cs
     
  19. Feb 8, 2023 at 2:53 PM
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    If new...
    Purchasing I would get a 4Runner.
    Leasing I'd get a GX.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2023 at 3:02 PM
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    I had a friend who bought a 460 last year, had it 6 mos and traded it in a RX. He said the seats weren't comfortable, the tech was slow and he grew to hate the swing rear door.
     
  21. Mar 11, 2023 at 7:46 AM
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    I wish I knew this when I was shopping for my 4Runner. Before I decided to get a 5th gen, I was looking at the first gen Sequoia, and also at GX470s. I pretty much forgot that the GX460 even existed when I ended up picking up the 5th gen.

    I was actually just looking at CarGurus, and similar year & mileage GX460 are going for approximately what my 4Runner's worth (, last time I checked). I wonder if I could even wrangle a straight swap. I like most things about the 4Runner, I'm just sick of driving a V6.
     
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    The V8 is much preferred over the V6. I guess if you're not too worried about resale value when you're ready to sell, the 460 might be the right choice!
     
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    I wished I kept the wife’s 2022 GX. She personally prefers her 2023 4Runner. I wished we had both.
     
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    Sold 2021 4Runner, got 2022 GX black line due to my lifestyle - daily driver, long trips, light (not hardcore) offroading.
    Going to keep GX, so far so good.
     
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    I'm looking at a 10-13 GX, so reduced resale should help with the purchase. Not too concerned about the future, since if it's worth less I'll be less guilty about beating it up offroading haha. I have a mental block with off-roading my 4R, as it's still worth real money despite being 10 years old.

    I just saw a listing for an 11 GX with 143k for 16k. My '13 4R has 151, so it'd be a gain. Saw another 11 GX with 113k for 19k too.
     
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  26. Mar 12, 2023 at 10:45 AM
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    I was trying to find when did the GX change from timing belt 470 to timing chain 460. Looks like you are good with that years.

    For me the big find was other countries having GX with the same 4L V6. Even small islands in Asia V8s with small fuel tanks are no sell. Its awesome that our 4L V6 is available across the globe even available in new Land Cruiser 300.
    :yes:
     
  27. Mar 12, 2023 at 12:12 PM
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    Oh I didn't know that, I assumed the 4.0L would be US only. Seems like other countries prefer diesel powered vehicles over large displacement petrol engines. I enjoy watching the 4x4 content from Australia, those guys all run diesels in their Hi Lux, Prado, LC, btw.

    And yes, I prefer the idea of a timing chain VS belt. The GX470 & 460 each have a list of pros and cons, I actually want to look at them both though.

    I think if I were focused on off-roading, the 470 may be the way to go, but as a primary DD and highway cruiser, the 460 is probably better.
     
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