Replaced my 1990 SR5 V6-XtraCab 5-Sp
4X2 w/150,000 miles with a new one, but
the closest thing to it Toyota makes to
replace it is the S-Runner. The
interior on the old one used higher
quality materials. The 2001 has thin
cheap plastic all through the
interior. The '90 had all analog
gauges. The new model goes with more
idiot lights. No rattles on the '90
even after 150,000 logged on the clock.
My 2001 S-Runner rattles like crazy
right out of the box. The gearing on
the S-Runner is too tall, requiring a
lot of clutch slipping to get
rolling. I like the new engine on the
S-Runner, but I wish I had my old SR5-
Sport suspension, factory F/R stablizer
bars, 190HP 3.4L V6.
Needs shorter gearing, nicer seats and
better quality interior. Suspension
needs better tuning - less low-speed
compression, more hi-speed compression
damping, a bit less lo-speed rebound,
faster hi-speed rebound damping.
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