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Expensive, but great vehicle
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By MER
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Although it could use a little more leg room this is a great vehicle. The dealership installed a custom leather interior for a really good price which saved us thousands (not having to buy the Limited package). Today we gave the vehicle a good run through the desert near the Mexican border. It was well over 100 degrees, climbing 4000 ft. mountains on the back roads and on Interstate 8 and gas mileage was really great and temperature guage never moved. The V8 is very quite and powerful for the size. It should last for years, I have seen a lot of old ones on the road that still look like new. Recommend to at least drive this SUV before buying something else.


Best Features

The ride is quite. Handling is also great with the sport package. It's different than the other models (shocks are criss-cross connected).


Worst Features

More front leg room. Power seats in all models. Add a 12V connection on dash. Option for add-on SAT Radio.


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4th generation 4runner awesome!
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By KMT4R
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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First SUV and man did I make the right decision. Paid $32K for the Sport V8 with black leather, moonroof, JBL system, spoiler, alarm, etc. Doesn't drive like a truck. I drove ML, Xterra, other SUVs before and the 4runner shows that it can corner like a sedan but yet behaves the a truck over hard terrain or rough rodes. Glides over potholes. Never have to worry about flats. The VVTi V8 is very impressive and well worth the lower gas mileage. Smooth powerband though slight delay at 1500 rpm. You can't be shy to step on gas up to 5300 RPM. Fit and finish is typical Toyota. Very quiet ride. XREAS suspension is awesome, noticeable diff w/ SR5.


Best Features

Exterior, hood scoop. VVTi V8, nice controls. plenty of cup holders. double decker cargo system. JBL sound system is very clean, clear & loud. Nice rear window control.


Worst Features

Middle seat of 2nd row sits too high. May be tight for 3 large adults. No power seats. No AUTO window on passenger. Change to Michelin over the Dunlops.


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I Love It!
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By Maria
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I finally bought the car I've always wanted. This car is like a truck runs great has great pickup and go when needed. Has enough room for passengers and luggage. Tows well with no problem. I just love it!


Best Features

stability of a large truck but the gas capacity of a small truck.


Worst Features

Can't think of one!


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Excellent
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By Scott
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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If you think you want a 4Runner - You will not be disappointed. For a truck based SUV the 4Runner is EXCELLENT. I could not be happier with it's over all quality, look and capabilities. Compared to the domestics, there is no choice, the resale and reliability more than offset those extra rebates and discounts.


Best Features

Quality and refinement or controls and engine. True Off Road and towing ability. 17 inch wheels and finally doing away with the stupid silver bumber accents for '05.


Worst Features

The rear tailgate is too heavy to close. (You laugh now, anyone who has tried to do it one handed with a load in the other arm, knows what I mean). I would like to have had more availability of the JBL speaker package on the SR5 model.


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Last of the 2005's
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By moulton
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Toyota is "updating" much of its model line this fall, including the 4Runner. I wanted to purchase the '05 before the end of the model year because of its excellent track record and high ratings. I'm sure the '06 will be equally as successful, but there's a lot to be said for acquiring a "classic"! The Limited model is an impeccable amalgam of engineering, design, form and function. Its GX470 Lexus counterpart is a really a Limited 4Runner in disguise! My wife and I love the quiet ride, impeccable safety features and rugged capabilites of the 4Runner. Former owners of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, off-roading capabilities with street manners was a must. We highly recommend this vehicle!


Best Features

Safety features; driveability; reliability; build quality and performance.


Worst Features

fully lit door switches; memory seat settings (coming in '06!)


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