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Toyota 4Runner



  • robg4robg4 Posts: 32
    Thank you for your reply. Do the 2nd row mats cover the area well?
  • robg4robg4 Posts: 32
    The floor liners are the nicest looking ones I have seen. Do you have the 2nd row mats? If so, how well do they cover the floor? Concerned about the carpet on the hump.

    Thanks for your reply!
  • coloroncoloron Posts: 14
    I just finished a similar process. I am retiring in March. I reseached every SUV on the market, test drove several and finally settled on a V6 SR5 4Runner. I really have no need for 3rd row seats so that wasn't a consideration. The MDX was out of my price range but I have a friend that has one.

    My general assessment is that the MDX is a more comfortable vehicle but it's quite a bit larger and so it doesn't handle a well as the 4Runner. My friends like theirs but they've been frustrated by some minor problems with electronics that the dealer hasn't fixed right. They also had the battery go bad after just 1 year. They also get only about 14 MPG. I also looked at the Honda Pilot which is built on the same basic platform as the MDX but concluded that it has some serious quality issues.

    I think that Toyota has everyone beaten when it comes to quality and reliability. I've only had mine for a few weeks but I've not heard a single rattle or squeak and I'm getting 19 MPG in mostly city driving. I'm very happy with my 4Runner.

    Good luck and I wish your father a happy retirement!
  • I went out of a BMW 3 series and into a 2005 SR5 V8 4Runner because I wanted a reliable vehicle so that I could consider saving for retirement instead of repair bills.

    Prices were awesome at the end of last year (invoice minus 3000 cash back).

    Car is rock solid and fair on gas (17mpg on 87 v 19mpg on 93 for the bimmer)
  • kheintz1kheintz1 Posts: 213
    The Husky floorliners completely cover the carpeting in the back seats-- these floorliners are a single-piece unit, and therefore, they leave no carpeting exposed. In my opinion, this is a significant advantage over the Weathertech liners, at least as far as the backseat area of the 4Runner is concerned. (By the way, I also ScotchGarded the cloth and carpeting in my 4Runner when it was new, and I retreat these fabrics yearly.)
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    I will, thanks! WE tried the pilot for 05, but it didn't have side curtain airbags. The 06 is just 2, (i'm lying, in fact quite the opposite) beautlful for me. :shades:
  • 06 SR5 V6 4Runners going for $23,979 plus ttl at my local dealership. This seems like a huge bargain. What do you guys think of the prices?
  • tradscotttradscott Posts: 108
    Where are you at? That price is unbelievable. How reliable is the info?
  • beeradbeerad Posts: 1
    I recently purchased a certified 2001 SR5 4Runner 2WD from the dealer. It has 71K and came with the pwertrain warranty out to 100K. I added the bumper to bumper addon, Platinum warranty. Nice car, no dings, no damages, looks brand new with great silver paint and silver-gray interior. Question - The CD on the radio won't play CDs that you record? Can this radio be replaced easily? Can you get a radio w/ CD that will operate the antenna? Question - The ABS pump recycles every 20-30 minutes, is this normal? Car brakes fine and runs like a charm? Waht can I expect from a car this old?
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "The CD on the radio won't play CDs that you record? Can this radio be replaced easily? Can you get a radio w/ CD"

    This is not uncommon. For one thing CD's you buy at Walmart, Target, etc. (that you "burn" with your computer) are thinner than commercial CDs. So most car radios/CD players have problems with them. This is such a small issue I woud not worry about it. If it is a current recording, you should be buying the CD and not stealing it from the internet anyway.
    Hope this helps!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,958
    I think you may be assuming too much - there's lots of reasons to make archival copies of media and use the copies in your car CD (risk of theft of the $18 CD comes to mind).

    Why do my CD-R audio discs work in my computer but not in my car or home audio player? (Media Sciences)

    Steve, Host
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "archival copies of media and use the copies in your car CD (risk of theft of the $18 CD comes to mind)."

    I see your point Steve, the only thing is I don't know anybody under 40 that "buys" music anymore.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,958
    Well, most of the iTunes stuff is paid for it sounds like (or is free to download, like our automotive videos).

    But don't ask me - I don't own a home stereo or a car CD player and just listen to or the FM radio. ;-)

    Steve, Host
  • ron504ron504 Posts: 9
    I am just about to negotiate a deal on an 06 Land Rover LR3 HSE. I realize there is a huge price difference and maybe I'm comparing apples & oranges but I would appreciate your input. Before I drove the LR3 my first choice was the 4runner. The 4runner is definately not substandard and will surely get better fuel economy. The LR3 had larger cargo room and was very quiet. I would go 4runner as a safe bet. I would lease either way so not as concerned about long term reliability. Thanks!!
  • Everyone I have heard about Land Rovers has been negative. If short-term reliability is an issue, get the Toyota. If it isn't, and you have no problem dropping the car off at the dealer once a month, get the LR.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "Everyone I have heard about Land Rovers has been negative."

    That's for sure! I was at CostCo the other day, they were putting an LR3 on a flatbed truck - it wouldn't start!

    If you have time on your hands, get the LR3. If you don't get the 4Runner! Let us know what you decide!
  • It was the Power Tempe Toyota in Phoenix Arizona. They said the sale was only until this Sunday. It was a quot I received from one of their internet sales persons that reply back to my request on the web.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "They said the sale was only until this Sunday. It was a quote I received from one of their internet sales persons that reply back to my request on the web."

    I just love dealer excuses. Unless there is a factory rebate or incentive involved that expired, (you can check here on Edmunds for that info) there is no reason for them not to honor a price. How many times have you heard "If I sell it to you for XXX will you buy it today?" Hogwash, they can also sell it the next day for that as well.
  • grahmmgrahmm Posts: 28
    I wouldn't even consider a LR. People buy them for th "status" and you see them hit the used car lots while still brand new. Not much of a vehicle and not much of a choice go for the 4 runner. You'll regret the Land Rover.
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