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What advice would you give a newbie

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by matt216, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Jun 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM
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    matt216

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    I don't yet own a 4runner. But i'm scouring the net to find groups that may offer advise about what to buy (and then what to do). It'll be an everyday. And I don't wanna spend more than 3K What year do I get? Engine?

    IDK what else to even consider
     
  2. Jun 28, 2015 at 6:55 AM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    3k is probably going to limit you to a second or third generation, and the 3.0 and 3.4 motors. you'll be looking at high mileage 4runners probably too. the 3.0 is notoriously slow and underpowered, and second generation 4runners can be had cheap because of it. the 3.4 in the 3rd gens is better
     
  3. Jun 28, 2015 at 12:58 PM
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    Get a Corolla.
     
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    :rofl:lol be nice man ^^^
     
  5. Jul 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM
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    3rd Gen is probably what you want for that price, 4x4 is nice, auto its nice. MAKE SURE YOU GET A 3.4L! No No No No.....NO 3.0(Slow).....:puke:3.0L :infantry:3.0L :ballchain:<< is what you'll feel like in a 3.Slow
     
  6. Jul 21, 2015 at 6:48 AM
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    First, DON'T RUSH THE PROCESS!
    Do SERIOUS homework.
    If you don't have any mechanical sense, don't buy anything. Get a smart car, it might help.
    Lastly, enjoy the ride.
    3rd Gen. I concur with UssMoGn, but your milage may vary.
     
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  7. Jul 22, 2015 at 6:27 AM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    As stated above. Start reading. Then start searching around. You can find some screaming deals on a 3rd Gen with a 3.4 if it needs some work that people are just trying to off load. Working on them is EASY! Parts are for the most part all over the place if you look and know what you are looking for.

    After all that. Enjoy.

    Blue
     

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