View Thread: in mourning


scubie02
Just saw a pic of the new toyota 4runner--how sad. They took what used to be a badass off roader that looked the part, and made it look like a Honda Pilot or something...its a sad day... :nope:

mustangdriver
You talking about the one that's out right now?

scubie02
Its the new one they test in Consumer Reports this month. Don't get me wrong--they give it a good review and say it is excellent off road still, and claim its a big improvement over the last one. But looks wise...its looking alot like a grocery getter.

silverTA2002
If you haven't noticed though, sadly, bland sells.

Pick the most boring cars on the road, and I'll show you the best sellers in the world.

AngelicOUTLAW
I saw one on the road today, it looks AWFUL!

ksaile
Yeah, I agree too. It's too bad. Its a good truck too. It is basically the same vehicle (minus the ugly bodywork) as the Land Cruiser Prado, which is available outside of the US. It might just be uglier then the Asstick.:chair:

scubie02
Well, it'll probably just boost the rsale of the last gen even more, right? :tongue: :cheers:

Cordoba
Originally posted by ksaile
Yeah, I agree too. It's too bad. Its a good truck too. It is basically the same vehicle (minus the ugly bodywork) as the Land Cruiser Prado, which is available outside of the US. It might just be uglier then the Asstick.:chair:

I don't know?? You decide.

Cordoba
You guy's kinda do get the Prado over there, but you know it as the Lexus GX470. I think I would much rather a Prado than the 4Runner, if it came down to look's. Toyota wont sell the Lexus GX470 over here, as it's found it hard enough to sell the LX470 with the Landcruiser here as well. I don't think they'll make the same mistake twice.

Cordoba
Yep, definitely the Prado!!

scubie02
Those actually look a little better than the pic I saw. Maybe it was a bad angle or something.

Cordoba
Toyota used to sell the 4Runner over here, but it was replaced by the Prado years and years ago. The only way you can get one now, is by buying one from a "Grey" importer and most are all badged Hilux Surfs, not 4Runner's.

Sia Bani
Actually, what I like about this new look is that I won't see riced 4 runners anymore. No more clear taillights, no more utlra blue, purple, green, majenta headlights...just a solid SUV. Ugly is still better than rice in my book; and since people rarely buy SUVs for purpose anymore, this might help turn that around a bit.