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Old 11-20-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Toyota Owners

Has anyone seen the new TRD 4runner? I own a Tacoma myself which I like a lot except for certain dumb things that Toyota changed since the first generation.

Anyhow, I think they murdered the looks of this one.....The front end is just...eww. The rest of the body looks good, I am just not a fan of the grille... yup....pretty ruined.................although I am sure it stays pretty cold.


http://www.fourwheeler.com/news/1411...4-of-the-year/
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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I can't think of anything to say. I don't know if even a mother could love that face...
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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The looks of the new 4Runner made me think of this:



I still think the '99 models are one of the the better looking ones.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:41 PM   #4
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I really like the new ones. They remind me of the old ones, size wise. The front end is aggressive, seems like most either love it or hate it.


Just cannot see the need in what those new TRD Runner's are gonna offer. Who really needs that ? Who is really gonna thrash a vehicle that costs $40k + ? Most off road most will see is a speed hump in the mall lot on Black Friday .

Wife got a 2006 with the V8, it's going strong at 126k miles. It seems the most unlike the old ones of the 90's, it's heavy and tankish , like the old Landcruisers IMHO. Love the V8.

She will most likely end up with one of these new ones in a few years, gonna get white, keep it simple, get the 3rd row seat model, no Limited $$$$$$$.


I really wish someone (Toyota) would build something to compete with the 4dr. Wrangler, there's nothing out there if you wanna take the top and doors off except the Jeep. Remember the old full size Broncos, Blazers, 1st gen 4runners.............?

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Old 11-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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I agree. Fugly. It looks damn expensive to fix too.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:57 PM   #6
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I currently drive a 2004 4Runner V8 with just shy of 170K miles on it, and for the most part I love it. It's going in tomorrow to have a recall done, and I'm planning on taking a look at the new ones. Not that I plan on trading it in anytime soon, especially with how expensive the new ones are. Probably going to keep driving this one for quite awhile yet.

There's a guy over on one of the 4Runner forums whose got a 2003 with over 570K miles on his... so I'm thinking that mine should last quite awhile longer.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:00 PM   #7
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I like the Predator look.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:22 PM   #8
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:41 PM   #9
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holy crap, thats embarrassing looking.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:46 PM   #10
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In white...

It reminds me of that stupid clown posse band with the white and black painted faces.

One heck of an ugly face that's for sure. I hope that it doesn't trickle down to the rest of Toyota's truck line.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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Man, that's bad.

I do like the new Chevy Colorado ZR2 concept, though. If they put a manual transmission in it, I would probably buy one.

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Old 11-20-2014, 02:56 PM   #12
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Looks like the grille is missing. +1 on fugly.

Edit: the Toyota, not the Chevy.

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Old 11-20-2014, 03:09 PM   #13
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Man, that's bad.

I do like the new Chevy Colorado ZR2 concept, though. If they put a manual transmission in it, I would probably buy one.

I like the look of that. I'm curious, though, and wonder if others have noticed this phenomenon. How is it that concept vehicles are so cool looking, and more often than not the final product that goes on the market looks comparatively lame?
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:24 PM   #14
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It would never look like that coming from the factory. It would be on the deck, and you'd have to do the lift your self. Looks like the wheels stick out from the fenders too. That isn't going to fly.

Something like what is pictured though, would be very cool.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #15
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I wouldn't be too surprised if a similar body style comes on the next Toyota as well. If Toyota uses their V-8 and 6-speed, it would be a great little truck.
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