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    Thread: Dilemma: sell the e90 BMW or buy a '12 4runner?

    1. 10-02-2012 10:00 PM #1
      Own a 2006 325i with 41,000 trouble free miles. Really like the 4runner. Should I sell the BMW or get the 4runner?

      I am thinking in the long run, maintenance is going to be expensive. Should I sell it now before I can't get much in return?

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      10-02-2012 10:01 PM #2
      yes

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      10-02-2012 10:04 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 92VR6C View Post
      Own a 2006 325i with 41,000 trouble free miles. Really like the 4runner. Should I sell the BMW or get the 4runner?

      I am thinking in the long run, maintenance is going to be expensive. Should I sell it now before I can't get much in return?
      4Runner looks absolutely awful. I wouldn't drive it if it was free. I am sure they are bulletproof and a nice truck overall but is really is hideous. Even if I needed a huge truck like that the 4Runner might be my last choice just because I literally couldn't look at it everyday.

    4. 10-02-2012 10:29 PM #4
      Sell the bimmer and buy the 4r, had clarify

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      10-02-2012 10:31 PM #5
      Id imagine a 325 is going to last a long time. No turbos to worry about either...
      But the 4 runner is so cool too! Damit!
      Ok personally i'd keep the bimmer, especially considering how much gas is going to cost you. Do you REALLY need a 4x4?
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    6. 10-02-2012 10:32 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      4Runner looks absolutely awful. I wouldn't drive it if it was free. I am sure they are bulletproof and a nice truck overall but is really is hideous. Even if I needed a huge truck like that the 4Runner might be my last choice just because I literally couldn't look at it everyday.


      Take what he said, minus the bulletproof part, turn it into the complete opposite, multiply times 1000 and then you got the truth. The Current 4Runner is one of the most awesome trucks in the market, especially the Trail Edition and quite possibly the best 4Runner ever made.


    7. 10-02-2012 10:34 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      Take what he said, minus the bulletproof part, turn it into the complete opposite, multiply times 1000 and then you got the truth. The Current 4Runner is one of the most awesome trucks in the market, especially the Trail Edition and quite possibly the best 4Runner ever made.

      I agree the 5th gens look really good

    8. 10-02-2012 10:36 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MK5golf View Post
      Id imagine a 325 is going to last a long time. No turbos to worry about either...
      But the 4 runner is so cool too! Damit!
      Ok personally i'd keep the bimmer, especially considering how much gas is going to cost you. Do you REALLY need a 4x4?
      I live Alaska and the 5k lbs towing capacity a plus

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      10-03-2012 12:24 AM #9
      You are gonna hate filling it up... get a Q5 2.0T plus KO4 upgrade. Tows 4,000lb so not much off the 4Runner if 5,000 is correct.

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      10-03-2012 09:53 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 92VR6C View Post
      I live Alaska and the 5k lbs towing capacity a plus
      Well that bimmer sure ain't gona tow 5k :p

      How are the roads where you live? If your frequently off the road, then 4 runner is the way to go! (Snow shouldnt be a problem with any car if you have winters)
      Z is pronounced ZED

    11. 10-03-2012 10:01 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by MK5golf View Post
      Well that bimmer sure ain't gona tow 5k :p

      How are the roads where you live? If your frequently off the road, then 4 runner is the way to go! (Snow shouldnt be a problem with any car if you have winters)
      Road conditions here aren't different than the lower 48; just less miles and multi lane hwys. Of course the 4x4 option and towing capacity is a plus, living 350 miles to the closest BMW dealer is also factor in looking at Toyota. You are right about having winters. Our bimmer has general altimax arctics and they are the best.

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      10-03-2012 10:15 AM #12
      Do you want to daily drive a 4Runner? If all I needed to do was tow something every once in a while and use 4wd when I need to, I would pick up a cheap used truck and have the BMW to drive and have fun with all other times.

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      10-03-2012 10:28 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      Take what he said, minus the bulletproof part, turn it into the complete opposite, multiply times 1000 and then you got the truth. The Current 4Runner is one of the most awesome trucks in the market, especially the Trail Edition and quite possibly the best 4Runner ever made.




      So what you are saying is that I was wrong in saying that this truck is reliable/durable?

      And to drive your point home, you are really going to try and tell me my opinion on it's looks is not the truth?


      I'll move along now, nothing to see here.

    14. 10-03-2012 10:48 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      4Runner looks absolutely awful. I wouldn't drive it if it was free. I am sure they are bulletproof and a nice truck overall but is really is hideous. Even if I needed a huge truck like that the 4Runner might be my last choice just because I literally couldn't look at it everyday.
      shut up

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      10-03-2012 11:27 AM #15
      If I lived in Alaska, I'd probably own a truck/SUV of some kind. With seat heaters.

    16. 10-03-2012 08:46 PM #16
      Well I jinked my car; remember I said "41,000 trouble free miles", the BMW took a poop and now won't start, not even with a jump. Hopefully it won't be too bad.

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      10-03-2012 09:06 PM #17
      I have a 3rd gen 4runner and i love it but would never consider a 5th gen. it looks like hell. Like a Sequoia. Horrible. You'd have to be a total poser to buy it. I also have a 08 turbo diesel Grand Cherokee. I'd get a 2013 diesel GC if in the market for another SUV.

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      10-03-2012 09:08 PM #18
      06 325? Possibly a bad starter, bad key, or a power cable issue. I would say starter most likely. They aren't that bad of a car to keep, then again, that 5th gen 4Runner is bad ass though, my friend has one and it does some uncanny stuff off road.
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    19. 10-04-2012 01:03 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      So what you are saying is that I was wrong in saying that this truck is reliable/durable?

      And to drive your point home, you are really going to try and tell me my opinion on it's looks is not the truth?


      I'll move along now, nothing to see here.
      "Take what he said, minus the bulletproof part, turn it into the complete opposite..."


      I was just trying to make a point in a very exaggerated way, same as you did, that not everyone feels the same as you and that many of us thing the 4Runner is a very nice truck.

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