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2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV

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Best Car I have ever owned
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By Eric
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2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have driven this salsa red 4Runner for nearly two years and am delighted with it. I bought it mainly to take down rough forest roads to go camping in Arizona. My circumstances changed when I ended up making a fast trip to Alaska in late winter for a new job, and while the mileage took a dive operating at high speeds, windy conditions, and heavily loaded, it performed flawlessly en route north. It is a striking looking vehicle.


Favorite Features

Tight handling, good workmanship, smooth operation and effective transmission.


Suggested Improvements

Dim interior lighting, limited headroom with sunroof, hard to reach electrical outlet. Minor faults for an otherwise outstanding vehicle.


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Major Exhuast & Emission Problem
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By Major Exhaust prob..
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2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have already taken my '08 Toy. 4Runner 5 times to 3 different Toyota dealerships for service... they've changed my catalytic converter and I still have a problem with my exhaust and emission system of this car. When I drive it in the highway in the speeds of 60 MPH and faster I get a real STRONG and HEAVY sulfuric and ammonia scent entering inside of the vehicle which gives me a headache and bothers my newborn baby. I basically cannot drive this automobile with my windows down!!! Toyota service is the worst that I've ever seen!!!


Suggested Improvements

Toyota needs to fix their exhaust and emission systems on their 4Runners!!!


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I love this vehicle
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By reggie1906
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2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my first SUV and I have test driven plenty of them. The design of this vehicle is awesome. Although the mileage is not that great it does very well on the highway. If you haven't purchased one yet get out and get one.


Favorite Features

Nav system, driver seat memory, bluetooth connection


Suggested Improvements

Better volume on the bluetooth speaker, would be great if the nav system named the streets to turn on.


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Truly the best vehicle I ever bought
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By jimmy2x
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2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Well - this is my 1st SUV. Was purchased pretty much for cross-country traveling. Rides much better than expected given that it is body-on-frame with a solid rear axle. Of course that is what gives the 4Runner true off-road capability which includes true 4-wheel LO with the ability to lock up the axles. Excellent tracking in rain and snow with at least a reasonable chance of getting out if you foul up and get stuck. Leather seats are comfortable and multi-adjustable. Good visibility and the LTD comes with a back-up camera that plays thru the nav system for a decent view behind you. Rear hatch closes electrically once you get close to avoid slamming. Not a rattle or a squeak


Favorite Features

NO rattles or squeaks. Electric rear window. Heated seats. Very smooth ride on the highway. Compass in rear-view mirror. Nav has a good sized screen with adjustments for brightness and color. A bit daunting to learn for an "old guy", but I'm getting there. JBL stereo. Steering wheel controls.


Suggested Improvements

The dial type climate controls are a gimmick that is a pain - you really have to hunt for the right point to push. More standard slide and turn type switches easier. More lighted switches - knew this when I bought and have learned my way by "feel", but better interior lighting would be helpful.


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Best 1 yet
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By 3rd4runner
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2008 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned 3 4Runners- 1997 SR5 that was recently sold with nearly 162000 almost completely trouble-free miles, a 2001 SR5 that I wrecked with 183000 even more trouble-free miles and a new 2008 Limited. We need at least 1 truck in the family to move people and items, and I can't think of a better choice. The 2008 is the finest vehicle I have ever owned. The fit and finish is top quality and Toyota continues to improve the creature comforts. I see this car being around for 200000 miles.


Favorite Features

Looks, versatility, heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

None, so far.


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