I totally agree with you. The previous gen 4 Runners were extremely well made & very capable off/on road. If you want to talk ugly, go no further than the Armada. I realize some people like it, but it's like they took a perfectly good Pathfinder & force-fed it french fries for a few years to make it bloated and ugly.00void wrote:my previous 4Runner was an '00 SR5 Sport V6 4x4. imo, the 3rd gen with the Sport pkg was probably the best looking 4Runner they've made thus far. the 4th gen, what i have now, is nice but it's very vanilla like 98% of their cars. my fiancée makes fun of the truck and always swoons over how nice my old truck looked. can't say she's wrong either. that said, i'm kind of scared to see what the 5th gen will look like given the new designs of the Highlander and Land Cruiser.
Well, sounds like you are a good candidate for the OME upgrade. Most of us who have it also had the same kind of complaints with the suspension.the only thing i don't like is the suspension feel going over railroad tracks over minor to medium road imperfections. it's a bit unstable and unsettling, especially at high speeds on the parkway.
For the price of these vehicles, especially the extra $ of the V8, the fact they didn't include Xenon disappoints me. The Murano has had them and the overseas Pathy's have them.00void wrote:my only bones of contention: the brights (headlights) aren't that bright
totally agree on the Armada... i don't know who allowed that design to pass.NVSteve wrote:If you want to talk ugly, go no further than the Armada.
Well, sounds like you are a good candidate for the OME upgrade. Most of us who have it also had the same kind of complaints with the suspension.
tell me about it! Toyo still doesn't have them in the 4Runner either. i know a few T4R forum guys put after-market HIDs in their trucks. while enticing as it was, i haven't the slightest idea as to what i'd be doing and never even thought about installing them in mine. the lights on the Pathy are perfect with the fogs on but i think getting a small bullbar or whatever they're called, and mounting a pair of Hella 500s to go on only with my brights only will solve the problem. i had Hella 550s on my GMC Jimmy years ago and it was the best $60 i had ever spent. the difference is unreal.blink32 wrote:For the price of these vehicles, especially the extra $ of the V8, the fact they didn't include Xenon disappoints me.
For a while I was on a quest to get the part numbers for them from an overseas model but no-one ever came through with them...
yep, DCH was very good to me too. i had to wait about three weeks to get mine. i ran into the same problem as you with the options and color. i really wanted the charcoal metallic but he said it would take even longer, so i'm cool with the silver (easier to keep clean anyway, imo). congrats on your purchase as well!Danguy426 wrote:Nice truck
I see you went to DCH nissan as well. Hope you got a good deal on it. Only drawback about getting this truck was the amount of time it took to actually get the car in. Apparently SE V8's with premium, leather, and side airbags aren't too common...
congrats on the new truck and best of luck. I do agree with the brakes, a lil spongy. Haven't used the brights yet, and good call on the xenons. perhaps i will swap out the OEM headlights to a set of xenons.
thanx!NVSteve wrote:Here's a good start: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?t=22100void wrote: OME? i'll have to lurk around the forum a bit to see what that's about. thanx for the heads up on that!
that's the color! wow... 7 weeks is a long time. and here i thought 3 was long, haha. it was definitely worth the wait though.Danguy426 wrote:Storm Gray = shows every speck of dirt imaginable.
My second choice was the silver. Took about 7 weeks to get the storm gray pathy. Could have had it earlier. DCH tried to swap a car with a nearby dealership, they agreed.. then quickly rescinded and sold the car on their own. Needless to say i was pretty ticked off... but it was worth the wait.
cheers! and happy holidays all