1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Traveling to purchase a 4runner

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Dominic0321, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Dec 17, 2018 at 7:19 AM
    #1
    Dominic0321

    Dominic0321 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8074
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dominic
    Hello everyone I am on the hunt for my third 3rd gen 4runner. I always had issues with rust on my previous ones (rusted frame,rockers,etc.). I am from Montreal quebec, the king of salt roads and harsh winters. This time I am ready to travel to purchase the right one (e-locker,highlander edition). But I am looking for information before I do the move. So i got a few questions for the ones that went with this procedure :
    - How far did you go?
    - Did you travel by airplane one way and drove back or used a transport shipping company
    - How did it went when importing thru the border (from usa to canada)
    - The procedure for payment (for either dealer or private seller)

    Thank you, really looking forward for answers. Pics of my last 2 4runners for attention

    FB_IMG_1536967061071.jpg
    20181217_101801.jpg
     
    HoBoDanny likes this.
  2. Dec 17, 2018 at 7:59 AM
    #2
    DGP1961

    DGP1961 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2018
    Member:
    #7154
    Messages:
    638
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 SR5 Premium
    Hmmm rust issues on your previous two and your looking for a third???
     
  3. Dec 17, 2018 at 8:01 AM
    #3
    Dominic0321

    Dominic0321 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8074
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dominic
    I think you read it wrong.. rust issues since i purchases my last two local, now I am ready to travel down south where rust is not much of an issues to not have the same problem
     
  4. Dec 17, 2018 at 8:01 AM
    #4
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Member:
    #2681
    Messages:
    533
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    I went about 800 miles to get my 88. Everything depends on budget and your willingness to get what you want. Flew there drove home. Paid cash on the spot after test drive and looking it over
     
  5. Dec 17, 2018 at 8:48 AM
    #5
    Dominic0321

    Dominic0321 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2018
    Member:
    #8074
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dominic
    Thats sweet ! Something I am willing to do too. Was it in a differant country or just state from state?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2018 at 8:51 AM
    #6
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Get off my lawn

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Member:
    #2681
    Messages:
    533
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Just different state.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2019 at 11:21 PM
    #7
    Connerliam

    Connerliam New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    Member:
    #8748
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Conner
    Vehicle:
    1998 DesertDune 4runner
    Font Suspension - Bilstien 5100 shocks and Toytec/Eibach Lift Springs Rear Suspension - Toytec Boss Shocks and Toytec 3 inch Lift Springs Wheel/Tire - Tacoma Snowflake 16s wrapped in 265/75/16 Cooper Stt pros
    Florida has some of the cleanest 3rd gens for under 4k. Frame rust is almost non-existent on runners down here! I have owned two 3rd gens, both in perfect condition and both under 4k. My brother owns a 3rd gen also and scored his for 2500! I can post plenty of ads for you in Florida to prove this, but if you are that serious about traveling south then really just check out the local ads around Tampa, Florida for yourself! Some great deals these last few months!
     
  8. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:17 AM
    #8
    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2019
    Member:
    #8697
    Messages:
    983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 V6 4WD 4Runner
    RCI Skid Plate CBI Ditch Light Brackets Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 265 70R17 113T Tires 1.25” Wheel Spacers TPMS Bypass Mod Hydrocarbon Filter Removed Merca decal 2” leveling kit front only Black headlights
    I’d agree with @Connerliam head way south or out west to find really clean ones. Good luck on the hunt!
     

Products Discussed in

To Top