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Toyota 4Runner



  • rward99rward99 Posts: 185
    Tried an on-line translation tool and came up with this. It appears to be some sort of 4 wheel dampening device, each working in conjunction with the other and the braking system too.

    ------Translation from Babel Fish -------------
    Generalizing controlling the movement of suspension of 4 wheels, the mutual cooperation shock absorber which raises travelling efficiency - system " X-REAS ". This worldwide beginning & technology of adoption, do the distribution of the ground load which falls on each wheel and the optimal control of dynamic attitude of the body. The shock absorber - you connect with respect to opposite angle. At that time the unit which adds optimum attenuation power in compliance with condition was installed. The cornering which also grip of braking and the inside which because of this, are stabilized low utilizes in the maximum became possible. As for " X-REAS ", it could not taste so far, the three-dimensional running is offered. *2001 year August presently the respective company investigation
  • jimxojimxo Posts: 423
    Looks a lot bigger. Thanks for the pics.
  • peter78peter78 Posts: 284
    Congratulations "coolguyky7" won our informal contest by getting a picture of a new 4Runner. Wow, it is cool. It looks a little like a Rav4 in front and a Sequoia on the side and well like a Honda Pilot or a wide 4Runner from the rear. I love the picture with the "4Runner" on the back, showing that there is no doubt this is a 4Runner. I have a digital camera in my car just in case I saw one but I am glad to say "YOU WON".
  • tbcreativetbcreative Posts: 357
    OH YEAH!!! Thanks, Coolguyky7! That was just what the doctor ordered to cool me down...

    I'm not sure what model 4Runner this is, but I LOVE the re-design! I can't wait to see more of it, and I especially can't wait to drive one in a little over a month! It looks so much cooler than the Sequoia, which is a big relief. The aggressive front end and nicely sculpted rear, with liftgate and power window no less, make this a really great-looking replacement!

    Okay, so if the new accents on the new Sport Edition are actually silver and not chrome, that may be acceptable, because I like the silver bumper accents on this one. I might still prefer an all-black truck, but now I can rest a little easier until I see more.

    This really made my day. Thanks again! -TB

  • peter78peter78 Posts: 284
    First thing I did was save the pictures to my hard drive, just in case the Toyota police stop the pictures. IT IS OUT NOW.
  • peter78peter78 Posts: 284
    Here is another forum of 4Runner guys who have seen the pictures of the new 4Runner. I would say their opinion of it, is (well) somewhat negative.;f=13;t=012362;p=

    This site has the actual pictures posted on their site.

  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    Give credit to jf01. He posted the link to that message board on the 4Runner 2003 thread. Although I will accept a little of it :-D
  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    I thought it was going to be much more the GX470.
  • g_huskyg_husky Posts: 32
    I just saw the pictures of what very likely could be next vehicle. If an obnoxious Toyota dealer sales rep and inflated pricing do not get in my way, that is. I like it. While many will shop both 4runner and Pilot, they still are quite different in terms of their target. If you want or need the v8, prefer the utility of a truck-based vehicle, do anything more than light towing that requires power to the rear wheels, and prefer/need a premium 4wd/AWD set-up, the 4runner will move to the top of your list. Better styling (IMHO) and more aggressive looks are icing on the cake, and many will buy 4runner over Pilot for the image aspect. I view the Pilot 3rd row seat as a gimmick since its oriented to only small children and has practically no room behind it when open, so even though its there its usefulness is in question. Yes Honda will sell boatloads of Pilots to those wanting a presumably very reliable minivan substitute that rides and handles like a car. Frankly Pilot is not the type of vehicle that inspires my lust. I for one am happy Toyota is covering the bases and giving me a vehicle that meets our needs, a market Honda decided it did not want Pilot to address.
  • kjack100kjack100 Posts: 133
    Yes, we have a winner or two. My take...the front is fantastic, the rear is ok. The aluminum inserts on the bumpers and the rear wind deflector are going to take some getting used to. Maybe this is the SR5 version since there is no Limited badging. Love the Pacific blue. Congrats Coolguy.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    A lot! It appears to have a beefy roof rack too. Only wish the new 4.0(?) V6 also came with the 5-speed automatic, like the V8 does.

  • mrwhipplemrwhipple Posts: 378
    Sure glad it doesn't look like the GX470. That thing has too many strange sharp angles going on in its styling.

    The front is nice but the rear is a little odd. Could be cleaner. Reminds me of the trailblazer.

    Wonder what that light gray thing is on the front, part of the bumper or skid plate.

    Hope we get some interior shots soon.
  • bigorange30bigorange30 Posts: 1,091
    that it doesn't look anything like the original spy shots we saw. The covered up car in the spy shot pictures looks longer and more boxy.
  • mrwhipplemrwhipple Posts: 378
    That previous link just put up more shots.

    There is a green SR5 that has really bad gray plastic that runs around the entire truck. Similar to the Nissan Frontier and Sequoia. I hope that isn't final. It's pretty bad. It's very angular in styling. Oh no.
  • bigorange30bigorange30 Posts: 1,091
    If so, they sure have cheapened it up with that plastic all the way around. I hate all the plastic that the American makes are sporting these days. Overpainted plastic is OK because at least it still looks like metal but the matte finish plastic looks so cheap. Why do they think we like that stuff?
  • mrwhipplemrwhipple Posts: 378
    It looks unfinished.
  • peter78peter78 Posts: 284
    Now that we have the side view of the blue 4Runner it matches that of the green plastic ???, so I would have to say it is the 4Runner. I agree with your view of plastic on the green 4Runner. Kind of like a Chevy Avalanche.
  • coolguyky7coolguyky7 Posts: 932
    That green one is a 4Runner.
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