Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Bimmer Tool Rental
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-06-2019, 09:18 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 19
KEI7 is on a distinguished road
Opinions on a 4Runner (4th gen)

I am contemplating on adding a 4th gen Toyota 4Runner to my stable for my off-road stuff.

I wanted to get insight as to how the ride (comfort) and handling are, compared to an E53(Mine is a 3.0 with sport package).

If any of you drive or have had a 4th gen T4R, much appreciated on any advice.

I have not had a frame suv before, so not quite sure how it will handle or ride.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 11-06-2019, 09:54 PM
Zulu95's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Show Me
Posts: 2,380
Zulu95 is on a distinguished road
We sold a 2005 low mileage V8 TOY two years ago and bought an E70. The TOY broke the transfer box at 55K miles. $4K repair. It was my wire's vehicle and she hated it. Much happier in the E70 and she preferred the old E53 over the TOY!
__________________
Sent via Telegraph Wires using my Morse Key.
2001 X5 3.0L
2013 X5 xDrive35i
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2019, 08:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 19
KEI7 is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the input.

Unfortunate it broke at such as low mileage.

I was under the impression these cars were unbeatable in terms of reliability but I guess there is always an exception.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-07-2019, 09:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 36
Davelaz23 is on a distinguished road
Not much experience with 4th gens but my 2nd and 3rd gens were indestructible. For Off-road use sure, but everyday use on the road, won’t have the same feel as an e53. HUGE Toyota fan here, get a 5 speed 3rd gen!


Sent from my iPhone using Xoutpost.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-08-2019, 11:09 AM
upallnight's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cook County
Posts: 6,405
upallnight is on a distinguished road
My neighbor had one for 16 years before trading it in for a 2016 4Runner. Don't have a 4Runner but do have the Sienna minivan. Compare with the X5 most trouble free car we ever own.
__________________
2006 Infiniti G35
2001 BMW 3.0I E53 X5 Build date 08/2000
Lotus Europa 1970 Destroyed by fire
Lotus Europa 1970 S2 Renault Powered
Lotus Type 52 1970 Twincam Webers Powered
PORSCHE 911 Targa 1982 The Garage Queen
Audi Avant donated to Kars for Kids
BMW 525IT Sold
Audi 4000CS Quattro Sold
Jensen Healey Lotus Powered Sold
Opel 1900 Sold
Triumph Spitfire 1971 Sold
Triumph Spitfire 1968 Sold
Plymouth "Cuda" 340 Six pack SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-08-2019, 11:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Colorado
Posts: 235
Attacking Mid is on a distinguished road
My son has a Gen 3 and his bride has a Gen 4. They're somewhat akin to comparing an E53 to an E70. The newer one is bigger and more refined, while the older is simpler and more truck-like. The Gen 3 is what goes camping and 4-wheeling in the mountains.

AM.
__________________
E53 2004 3.0 M54 AT Toledo Blue with Gray Leather
E83 2008 3.0 N52 AT Silver Gray Metallic with Black Vinyl
E46 1999 2.8 M52TU 5MT Black with Tan Leather 250K+ miles (Sold, but not forgotten)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-08-2019, 03:14 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 110
sidneyj is on a distinguished road
Solid as a rock....all generations. Resell value unbelievably high even when 10 years old.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:27 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.