2006 Toyota 4Runner
There are 4 user reviews for the SR5 4X4 V8 trim shown below
- good looking vehicle
- Water leaks, bad brakes, electrical, fit and finish, jerky action in rear end �
I have fooled myself 3 times in a row with my last new Toyotas. Neither of them was good. Rotten smell from exhaust during strong acceleration, seized calipers, no heat during cold weather (faulty blowing motor), rusted rotors, rusted aluminum wheels (yes aluminum!), new vehicle sold with no alignment (strong pulling to the side). Driving from the stop was causing strong bang in the rear end. Water was everywhere (hatch, doors, and dashboard). Windows seals were lost on the highway. Problems explained to different dealers but most of them not repaired. I was told that it was a beauty of the car and vehicle was compliant to the manufacture�s specifications. Neither of my Toyotas was reliable from 2003 and on, however all of them were rated as the best buy. Definitely they were my worst cars; whoever rated them probably did not have too much experience. Mediocre vehicles, vague steering not much fun � oh yes I new before I bought them � but my expectations were towards reliability with was in non existence but in par with bad service....read morehide
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- I like the back window that goes down.
- RADIO isnt that loudwith all the speakers in it (10)
I like its reliability dont have to worry about it .Toyota needs to make all of thier cars and trucks with more watts in the reciever to accomadate the 10 or so speakers in the suvs. Im leasing right now so Iwill see when the 2010 are out what improvements are made in this area.
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- The overall package Toyota put together & the Awesome V8 & Trans. Quality
- The DAV Button should be on the dashboard away from the center consul
Just got my 2006 4 runner 4+4 V8. in December & so far Im truly impressed. This is my 3rd 4 runner. I had had one with a4 cylinder & a 6 cylinder & this is my fist V8. Point of Interest- If your doing typical traveling, ie, city/highway, the V6 is plenty powerfull. But if you drive up mountain grades to work like I do(Gardnerville,NV to Lake Tahoe) approx 7000feet- then opt for the V8. Not because the V6 does'nt nave enough power, It definantly doe's ! But the gear Ratio on the V8 with its transmission is much more conducive for going back downhill. You will find yourself very seldom even using your breaks, because the compression On the V8 is almost perfect for gearing downhill. The V6 requires more breaking activity. I have found about 2mpg difference my V8 & my previous V6. So it was a good tradeoff for my type of driving.The V8 is also quieter & when you need the Power, its you've got more than you will ever need. I have had V8 engines in other cars & Trucks But this is the most impressive V8 I've ever driven, & given the history of my previous Toyotas, I know I've got my moneys worth. For what you have to pay for cars now a days , Im not even considering another manufacturer other than Toyota or Honda. I had enough bad experiences to justify this attitude.
PS. I just got rid of my E 320 Mercedes, & went back to Toyota, Its just much more reliable & superior Technology to Mercedes, No matter what the german marketing trys to imply....read morehide
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- Rides like a dream! Huge power with the V8.
- Should cost less and have better MPG.
Should include DRLs and side curtian airbags as standard on all model levels. Good quality woekmanship on the body.
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