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Old 06-23-2012, 02:32 PM #31
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looks good, cant go wrong with black (except cleaning it) looks like it already has some all terrains on it too.
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I'm struggling with this same conundrum!

2007 V6 RWD Limited with 102k miles vs 2008 v6 RWD Sport with 114k. IDENTICAL price.

The 2007 is a 1 owner vehicle with 42 service history records, no damage or accidents. Unfortunately, I don't see water pump replacement or anything "big" in the service records. Just fluid changes and battery swaps. The tint is peeling off one of the windows, but other than that it looks great.

The 2008 looks super clean too. 3 owners, but no accidents. I haven't seen it in person yet (going first thing in the AM).

I'm super torn. I love the stance on the Sport, and that it's a year newer, but the 2007 has lower miles.

This thread is pretty old. Any issues pop up between these two years/trims that might make my decision easier?

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Putting in the VIN on the Toyota owner page brought this up for the 2007 Limited (last entries before it went to auction):
3/12/2020

CK ENG LT ON

CK ENG LT ON~|~THE CUSTOMER STATES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON-ADVISE PERFORM COMPUTER DIAGNOSIS AND HEALTH CHECK. IN SOME CASES THE ENGINE LIGHT CAN COME BACK ON AFTER A REPAIR IS COMPLETE DUE TO POTENTIAL IMPROPER READINGS FROM FAILED PART.~|~ ~|~DRIVABILITY DIAGNOSIS ALL

Customer Pay23/12/2020

GENERAL REPAIR

GENERAL REPAIR~|~VEHICLE IS SOUNDING UNUSUAL AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. VEHICLE SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS DRIVING A TRUCK~|~REAR DIFF NEEDS TO BE R@R~|~CUSTOMER DECLINED WORK

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You could buy a code reader and use it on the truck when you go to look at it. Code readers are a good investment and the freight ones are pretty cheap..
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I'm struggling with this same conundrum!
Just my personal opinion, the trim package starts to matter less over time and overall condition will begin matter more. I think the only differences in trims really are xreas, jbl sound, drl, hood scoop, wheels, leather, heated seats, and lighted running boards. Some of these might be important to you, and most can be replaced or upgraded to get the features that you want.

Another thing to note is that a RWD 4runner will not be as capable or valuable when it comes time to sell. I imagine since you're looking into a few different 2wds, that you may have already thought about this. If you don't intend to do any offroading and keep the vehicle for a while, then a 2wd might be fine for your situation.

I see you posted in the other thread on pre-purchase info, which is great. One thing that plagues older Toyota's is rust, and taking a good look underneath can save you a lot of headache later. Living in texas is a good start, but these are the places that I would inspect:
  • front skid plate mounting crossbar, should be underneath the radiator
  • All suspension mounting locations, front and rear. Take a wheel off to get a good idea. My passenger side sunroof drain spit out right on the frame rail, creating a rust spot.
  • frame near the cats and exhaust. Anywhere that gets hot will be rough on the original paint
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Personally I don't think I'd buy anything but a Limited but I like the heated seats for winter which isn't something you should need. Curious, to the lesser models have the dual visors on both sides? Love those things.
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Personally I don't think I'd buy anything but a Limited but I like the heated seats for winter which isn't something you should need. Curious, to the lesser models have the dual visors on both sides? Love those things.
I have an sr5 with the dual visors on both sides, so it most likely is a standard feature.
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i love my black 08 Sport, either one is great!
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I keep going back and forth between buying a Sport or a Limited. Which would you pick and why? With my 3rd gen it was a no brainer but with the 4th gens I dont know.

Either way Im getting V6. Rarely do any offroading. If I do its to go camping. I would be using this to tow every once in a while a small camper, small horse trailer (big horse), car, or motorcycle.

I like knowing that I have the best of the best (please dont start v6 vs v8 debate). I read that the sport has bigger brakes, that would help with towing. Not sure how I feel about XREAS. Seems complicated and costly. It will have 4x4. Will miss the fulltime 4WD that my 3rd gen had but I dont want a V8
When I first looked at 4runners. I thought the limited would be great. I'm not saying it is but there is one big con. Bag suspension to raise and lower. This is something that will go out over time and with high mileage and traveling you wouldnt want to deal with this on the side of the road. The one piece of the limited that I own in my SR5 is the shift bezel with the optional heated seats inserts. This is only for my camping lights attachments. With the SR5 you have a wide range of options that you can be able to attack. If you like camping you can set up different options. There is alot more electronics such as the 115v relay spot free in the fuse panel. Same with under dash. I am lifting mine right now and creating a mobile work site for it. I have the v6 and with mileage under 100,000 for an 03 you cant beat it.
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When I first looked at 4runners. I thought the limited would be great. I'm not saying it is but there is one big con. Bag suspension to raise and lower. This is something that will go out over time and with high mileage and traveling you wouldnt want to deal with this on the side of the road. The one piece of the limited that I own in my SR5 is the shift bezel with the optional heated seats inserts. This is only for my camping lights attachments. With the SR5 you have a wide range of options that you can be able to attack. If you like camping you can set up different options. There is alot more electronics such as the 115v relay spot free in the fuse panel. Same with under dash. I am lifting mine right now and creating a mobile work site for it. I have the v6 and with mileage under 100,000 for an 03 you cant beat it.
The air bag suspension was an option not standard equipment on the Limited model, so all Limited models don't have the air bag suspension.
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The air bag suspension was an option not standard equipment on the Limited model, so all Limited models don't have the air bag suspension.
Exactly, mine does not have it.
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