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lsu xman
Member since Oct 2006
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If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
Highlander, which I like but looks too much like a van. Looking for a reliable SUV to drive the next 15yrs/100k miles. I do less than 7K miles/yr. Don't want to go over $40K too much. Anyone with a Toyo 4runner?

Image: http://buyersguide.caranddriver.com/media/assets/submodel/7285.jpg



Image: http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2014-Toyota-4Runner-Pricing-placement-626x382.jpg


waiting4saturday
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Covington, LA
Member since Sep 2005
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
I got a '15 SR5 Premium and love it. You can't go wrong with a 4Runner.


Muice
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
1074 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
How do you only drive 7K miles a year?


ChandlerB03
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Natchez, MS
Member since Nov 2015
754 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
Just went through this. I was dead set on 4Runner. Wife (no pics) drove one, drove like a truck. Drove a highlander, drove like the Camry, plus a little too small for us. Ended up going with Explorer. Got a good deal on it also. Better than what Toyota dealership could come up with.


Scooba
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Cooter Davenport
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Austin, TX
Member since Apr 2012
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
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I was dead set on 4Runner. Wife (no pics) drove one, drove like a truck.


It IS a truck. That's its whole appeal. Last of the real SUVs, other than the Tahoe/Yukon, Expedition, Sequoia, Armada, and Land Cruiser.


lsu xman
Member since Oct 2006
11567 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
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How do you only drive 7K miles a year?


Live less than 3 miles from work. Take other family vehicles for traveling, which is limited to begin with.


Spaceman Spiff
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Savannah
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
I have a 2011 Tahoe with 60K and absolutely no problems whatsoever with it.


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unclejhim
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Jackson.La.
Member since Nov 2011
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
Wife has A 2013 4 Runner. She loves as do I. It does have stiff suspension......other that that it's great.


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The Last Coco
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
Image: http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-Mazda-CX-9-placement-626x382.jpg

2016 Mazda CX-9. Newly redesigned for 2016 and I really like the look of it.


LSUBoo
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
I have a 2013 4Runner, love it.

Yes, it drives like a truck, because it's on a truck platform.

Gas mileage is good, not great, but it sounds like you don't do a lot of driving anyway.


lsu xman
Member since Oct 2006
11567 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
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I got a '15 SR5 Premium and love it. You can't go wrong with a 4Runner.


How much were you able to negotiate?

A toyo internet salesman guy was trying to give me this deal.

2016? Toyota? 4Runner SR5 (not actual photo)
Stock#:? R6138876
Exterior Color: Super White
Interior Color: Black/ Graphite
MSRP: $37,130.00
INVOICE: $34,880.00 at cost (probably b.s)
Promised Price: $35,580.00



LordSnow
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Round Rock (BR is a dumpster fire)
Member since May 2011
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
The limited 4Runner has a nicer suspension for regular use.

Just FYI


Capital Cajun
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Over Yonder
Member since Aug 2007
3416 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
I had a Buick enclave as a rental once. I was pleasantly surprised how nice it was and how great it drove.

We have a Tahoe that I love but it's outside your budget.
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tilco
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
Explorers are really nice these days. Wife has a 2015 and a buddy of mine just bought a 2017.


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Cooter Davenport
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Austin, TX
Member since Apr 2012
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
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The limited 4Runner has a nicer suspension for regular use.


Someone told me once that you can't get a 4Runner with KDSS in the Gulf States Toyota territory. Is it really just that you can only have it in Limited trim? Our GX460 (Lexus-ified 4Runner with full-time 4x4 and a lockable diff) has KDSS and whoa man, does it make a difference compared to the regular 4Runner suspension. KDSS makes it the best cornering and all-around driving real SUV I have ever driven, by an enormous amount.


Honky Lips
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Member since Dec 2015
2828 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
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2016 GMC Terrain Denali: $34,175


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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport: $37,455



two of the farthest things from a 15 year vehicle in the world. might as well buy a jag.

toyota is the only answer


mikelbr
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
27460 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
As a parent of 4, 4 cyl 7 passenger Highlander or the Sequoia.

I would not get 4 Runner unless I had one kid and less expenses.


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CptRusty
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Member since Aug 2011
7036 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
If you don't plan on going offroad, then there are lots of better choices than the 4runner.

If you DO plan on going offroad, there are very few better choices than the 4runner.


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Tiger Ryno
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84178 posts

re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what?
Still driving my 2008 4 runner. 113k miles and trucking.


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