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Why did you buy your 5th Gen T4R?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ipnpulz, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Aug 1, 2019 at 3:55 AM
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    GodOfDirt

    GodOfDirt New Member

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    Was looking for a mid size truck for road trips. After test driving Ranger, Colorado, and Taco, test drove the 4runner for fun while at the dealer. Ended up taking it home.
     
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  2. Aug 1, 2019 at 4:10 AM
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    stewtopia

    stewtopia 4RunningTundra

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    Ditto
     
  3. Aug 1, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    JHawk

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    I needed a vehicle for good weather and bad. Snow and ice can occasionally be a problem in Kansas, and to keep things peaceful at home, I sold my 2007 Mustang GT to get the 4Runner and I couldn't be happier. Well, it makes it easier to take when you end up getting a Shelby a few months later to go with the 4Runner! Happy man here! :)
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    Troopert4r

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    Because I liked the look, ability to navigate in snow, ability to off-road, reliability record, size, truck platform, etc
     
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  5. Aug 1, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Chiefcrunchy

    Chiefcrunchy New Member

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    SAF! Temporarily
    That and you got envious of mine ;)
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    2019 TRD OR Premium w/KDSS
    :bowdown::bowdown:
     
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  7. Aug 2, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    Bgdv1

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    Bilstein 5100's, AR wheels, 275 70 17 Cooper AT3, Airlift bags, Powerstop brakes/rotors, 12voltsolutions remote start, tinted windows.
    Upgraded 20170727_090631.jpg
     
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  8. Aug 4, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    Chiefcrunchy

    Chiefcrunchy New Member

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    SAF! Temporarily
    How is yours treating you?
    The only things I've done to ours is Grabber AT2s, TRD air filter, and Yakima roof rack. But it's been doing great. And taken a couple partial cross country trips(VA to WI to VA x2)
     
  9. Aug 5, 2019 at 5:58 AM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    other than upgrading the interior and fog lights to LED nothing else oh and a new windshield coming this week as I caught a rock Friday.......

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Aug 7, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Chiefcrunchy

    Chiefcrunchy New Member

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    Ouch. I caught one last summer that I was able to seal with the repair kit from auto zone.
    Then of course I caught one right after I fixed the first one.
    Neither one spidered like yours did.

    FYI if its smaller than a dollop bill it can most likely be repaired.

    P.S. are you still on TW?
     
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  11. Aug 8, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    Unfortunately its getting replaced the location where it hit and is damaged is right on the windshield heater element and it is damaged as well.

    Yep, I am still on TW as well!
     
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  12. Aug 8, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    Soapy TRD

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    Came out of a 2011 Tundra Rock Warrior crew cab with a Trd supercharger with 175000 miles

    Gas mileage was 10 mpg and I drive 50k a year
     
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  13. Aug 8, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    toy33

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    Ext warranty 10yrs or 120k … ying/yang
    Had a 2014 Platinum Tundra ordered when they first hit the lots late 2013. I loved that truck and didn't think it was possible to like something more. The T4R has changed my mind … something about the combo of size/shape fun factor over a ginormous boat that was more of chore than it should be. Still a huge fan of the Tundra and it's 5.7 powerhouse.
     
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  14. Aug 8, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    SCgman

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    Front plate bracket install Step hitch insert install Cargo area Pet barrier Protective seat covers Front seats Yakima roof rack- detachable
    Was enjoying 05-2012 Nissan Pathfinders until 2013 when the styling changed. Gawd that was an awful design decision in my opinion. With dogs, I had to have operable rear glass...….the Xterra didn't have that, a Tahoe was too $$$, a mess once you yank out the 3rd row seating and felt like driving a planet. After getting stuck in the pathfinder 2wd a couple of times, I was ready to get a 4wd. The 4R fit the bill nicely and even though it's the most I've ever spent, it's been worth it and I have no regrets.
     
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  15. Aug 15, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    MountainMan

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    I needed a vehicle that could carry four passengers, plus my giant dog, and tow a utility trailer with a UTV in it.

    My 2005 Yukon started having things go wrong with it every month at only 100k miles, so I looked at the 4Runner. I wanted a reasonably capable off-road vehicle that was absolutely reliable, truck-based, and under $40k.

    I actually looked at buying a 4Runner a few years ago and nearly pulled the trigger, but the Toyota dealer wouldn't budge on the price and tried to screw me on the trade-in, so I walked.

    Wanted to get back into a pickup and looked hard at the Tundra, but the 4Runner was better for daily driving and weekend trips into the mountains.
     
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  16. Aug 15, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels
    In 2017, I bought a 2015 Tacoma, TRDOR. it was an awesome truck, but I had a few gripes. I came to realize that everything I liked about it reminded me of my previous 4runner. And, everything I disliked about it made me miss my 4runner.

    The cool thing is that the Tacoma caused me to join Tacomaworld, where I've met some really great people. I still hang out there quite a bit.

    The Tacoma, being an off-road package, encouraged me to check out some trails, which has become one of my favorite things to do!

    Late last year, a dealership near me put a TRD Pro 4runner out front, where I drive past it almost daily. I couldn't take it anymore, so I started doing some research.

    Once I finally drove one with KDSS, it was over! I managed to walk out of the dealership that day and do some more research. Two weeks later I went back and bought the same one I drove!

    First pic is from the dealership when I traded in my '03. Second is from when I traded the Tacoma in for the new 4runner. Third is how it sits now. I love this thing!

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  17. Aug 18, 2019 at 6:44 AM
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    Blue 4ever Runner

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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    I was a Jeep guy since 1985 when I bought my '85 Cherokee. Then I got a '93 Grand Cherokee then an '05 Grand Cherokee. I loved them but it seems at around 140,000 to 150,000 miles they start wearing out, stuff going wrong. My son got a 2016 4Runner and loves it. After riding in his my decision was made that when the time came I'd jump the Jeep bandwagon and go Toyota. That time was this past Feb. I'm 66 so I'm thinking with Toyota's legendary dependability this truck will most likely outlast me! If I got 14 years out of a Jeep, 20 years or so should be no problem with the Runner. At least I hope I have another 20 years in me!
     
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  18. Aug 18, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New Member

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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels
    Welcome to the (dysfunctional) family!
     
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  19. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:49 PM
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    glwood54

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    Another ex-Jeeper here. Just sold my 2004 TJ Rubicon, don't plan on another Jeep.

    I've also been driving a Tacoma since 2005, had several 1st and 2nd gen Tacos, the current one, a 2013 TRD OR Access Cab 4x4 bought new in 2013. Great truck, but I don't use it as a truck anymore, and have seriously been considering getting a T4R. It's the only vehicle I'd trade my Tacoma for. Been looking for several months, thinking of a low-mileage 2016 - 2018...trying to read up on everything I can on 4Runners...

    Also have been on Tacomaworld since 2008.
     
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