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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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4 runner Sport V8 - Awsome
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By Jaspurr
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Just put 1500 miles on in the first month. Towed my 17 foot whaler to Cape Cod, did not even know the boat was attached. I just moved up from a 97 Tacoma 4x4 and need to get use to the automatic. Great truck, comfortable, quiet, quiet, quiet. Plenty of room for 2 kids, wife and dog. The suspension is tight, the wheels grip well. Great visibility. Wanted a pathfinder off-road - got the V8 Sport for $2000 less, which I think is the best value out there. Paid right around $29K after rebate, still a lot for a vehicle but I know it will last me 7-9 years without a problem, all my other Toyota's have!!!!!


Best Features

1. All Wheel drive 2. V-8 wisper quiet engine 3. x-Res suspension 4. Ride quality 5. Rims and tires


Worst Features

Better option choices, toyota seems to limit these too much. Other than that NONE!!!!


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2005 4RUNNER
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By LCORLISS
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have been very pleased with this vehicle, Toyota certainlly lived up to their reputation on this one.


Best Features

Even V6 provides more than enough power for everyday driving, and accelerates plenty to pass that slow driver in front of you.


Worst Features

Material used for the interior ceiling scratches very easily. Make sure not to rub anything against it.


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Super Buy
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By HappyAgain
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this after owning a Highlander 4 cyl. for 18 months. Wish I had bought the 4Runner 1st. This is a super buy. I am a toyota believer now. This is so much more vehicle for the money than the highlander was. I am really pleased.


Best Features

Love the automatic climate control and the rear power window. The radio controls in the steering wheel are a nice touch.


Worst Features

Definately needs a power driver seat and the cruise could be mounted on the steering wheel instead of under it. Also would like to see another power outlet up front. Cup holders need to be designed shallower to hold smaller cups (travel mugs) to accomodate handles. Auto headlights are also needed.


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