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Why so little talk about Limited/Nightshade models?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by elkin, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    I wouldn't say that I prefer it over leather. But, after 18K miles and treating it with leather/vinyl conditioner several times, it feels very much like leather to me. It has that nice smooth/slippery feel.

    I read many mixed reviews about it, and ultimately decided I would prefer it over cloth. It seems great so far.

    I didn't think leather was important to me, but after having it in my '03, and then cloth in my Tacoma, i definitely prefer it! Even if it is fake.
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    I sold cars briefly in 2001. Whenever I had down time, I would read through the brochures. For the most part, I knew the difference between the trims, motor size/hp/tq. It wasn't that hard, and we sold 3 brands of vehicles.

    Sometimes I go to dealerships and try to play dumb so that the salesperson will let me drive a car. Sometimes it's really hard not to correct them and ask them how the hell they can sell a product they know nothing about!
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    The salesman kept saying he preferred the faux leather seats because they last longer and are more durable? Not sure if that's accurate or not. I've always been a fan of real leather, but it's not a deal breaker at all.

    Thank you to everyone who responded to my questions here, you've helped out immensely. Pretty sure I'll be going with the 2020 Nightshade version. Hopefully my dealer gets them in stock by mid September. Either way, as soon as they arrive I'll scoop one up and share pics with you all.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:33 PM
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    Seems like you know what you want! You also seem to have the money for it! If you nodded along to both of those then you’re going in the correct direction. The nightshade edition looks to be a page out of nissan’s book (they offer a similar addition). At the end of the day, buy what makes you happy, like other members before, the difference is in esthetics. If you don’t plan to regear and mod heavily, you best post them LE picks mah dude! Best of luck!!
     
  6. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    New to the forum and a limited owner. Like most people in the world I use my car 70+% of the time for commuting. I live in the south east and terrain isn't really a problem for where I'd most likely go. When I hunted I had a Tundra SR5 4x4 and rarely needed to put it in 4x4 except when the Georgia clay timber roads got muddy. The Limited suits my needs just fine and still give me all the 4x4 capability I'll ever need. And I don't like the face of the non limited models. Call me an old fuddy duddy.
     
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  7. Aug 20, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    If you plan to offroad a Limited I'd recommend getting a gas tank skid. For some reason Toyota leaves this off of the Limited model.

    I got the Limited for the nicer interior, keyless entry (why don't all models have this?), and AWD mainly. I haven't done much modification and have done a bit of offroading without issue, aside from a few scrapes here and there. I'd say the front bumper has been my most limiting factor so far.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Another limited guy here.

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  9. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Keyless entry, does that mean keypad? Had that on 98 Explorer Sport. Loved it when playing Hockey could lock keys in truck & not have them in mag equip bag .
     
  10. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    no it means having a smart key and you just have the remote in your pocket or near by and can unlock with touch (no keypad), and also start the car with push button start.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:50 AM
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    Oh like wifes Acura. Not a fan, But that's just me. She loves it.
     
  12. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    You can still use a remote, or standard key if that is your preference. (for getting in the vehicle)
     
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  13. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    What's not to like about it? I've never met anybody that didn't appreciate this feature.

    A new 4Runner seems to be one of the few $40k+ vehicles that this feature doesn't come standard one actually.
     
  14. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    It's a PITA when keyfob not near, Just do NOT like the push button start. Ok for bikes just not for Cars/Trucks/SUV's for me. That's what to NOT like about it. It's not you , It's me:p
     
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  15. Aug 20, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    Thats it. We are breaking up.
     
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    Grocery wagons dont need skid plates but they do need 20" wheels and push button start lol
     
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    I said "It's not you, It's me" :sorry::p Just don't break all my stuff :amen::D
     
  18. Aug 20, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    I love “Limited” 20 inch rims for summer street use!!!
     
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    Have you ever even been to a Whole Foods, bro?
     
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    Begs the question, how do you unlock and start your car when the key is not near? Kind of the same argument, no?
     
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    I prefer the old, simple key for the ignition. The fob part of the key is fine to lock and unlock the 4Runner. It is one of the things I really enjoy about the 4Runner. It still has some "old school" about it.

    As for salesmen not knowing as much about their products as they should, I see it time and again. I try to research a vehicle a ton before I buy it. Our 4Runner salesman did know a lot about it. And I am grateful for it. Nothing worse then constantly realizing your salesman knows so little about a vehicle you are thinking of purchasing. I will also say that the salesman who sold us the Shelby really knew his sh*t about them. He is the salesman who is our Ford dealership's performance car specialist. He knows all about Shelby Mustangs, Bullitt Mustangs, etc. it helps if your salesman is also an enthusiast.
     
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    You can't hence you have the key with you.
     
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    This smart key vs bladed key war is currently the best part of the forum. I’m worried someone will get knifed soon, and it will surely be one of the smart key crew, because... well, they can’t stab, can they?
     
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    :bowdown::D:p:cheers::yay::thumbsup:
     
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    WRONG. We can sneak attack. Key is hiding in fob.
     
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    Where do I get my knuckle duster injection molded smart key fob?
     
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    Mfg. out of Carbon Fiber.:yes:
     
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    Didnt read any other posts.
    Just me,.. the limited, to me, is ugly. Brings nothing to my table.
    Night shade, is upcharged as shit for nothing. Guess the name? I can black out my own stuff, or whatever. Does nothing, brings nothing to my table.
    Again, just me.
     
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  29. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    Yep....Just You. :yes:
     
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    I had a 2005 gen4 limited with 180k miles and traded it in for a 2019 TRD Off Road because all bells and whistles that come with a limited ended up breaking. Leaking sunroof, climate control went out, subwoofer blown, some other little things that got annoying. Something to think about if you are planning to keep the vehicle for 10+ years. I do miss that 4.7L V8 though...
     

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