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Trading in the 4Runner

Hello Tundra Owners,

I have been a happy owner of a 2017 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium for 18 months now, but I am very seriously looking into trading her in for a 2019 Tundra Limited, (preferably Silver with sunroof). I'm pretty picky..... In fact, I am pretty sure I'll be getting a Platinum just because all those extra bells and whistles really make it a premium vehicle.

The reason for wanting to trade is family needs. We love the added size and comfort for passengers and we love the ease of towing these trucks offer. We want to purchase a travel trailer to pull around the state this summer. We rented and towed an R-Pod last year with the 4Runner (about 3500lbs) and the 4Runner just didn't handle it well :ballchain: I saw tranny temps up over 200 for a good portion of the trip, and hit 237 on a hill while I was babying it. Just doesn't quite meet my needs. Damn I love that thing though.....

I am in the middle of nowhere Alaska, and there are only two Toyota dealers in the entire state. They are a 7 hour drive apart, oh, and they're owned by the same company sooooooooo, haggling isn't very easy in my current situation haha...

I may have to special order the truck I want and wait for it...... I'm hoping to get a good price and good trade-in deal for my 4Runner. Looking like I can potentially get a '19 Platinum for $50K and hopefully get $35K for my trade. Only put myself $15K more into debt :spending:

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Welcome.

I found your truck in Anchorage...

2018 silver Platinum 4WD with 5K miles.
$46000, $5000 cheaper than a 2019.
I'd jump on it..

https://www.kendalltoyotaofanchorage...ay5f11jx685371


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[QUOTE=1lowlife;9425668]Welcome.

I found your truck in Anchorage...

2018 silver Platinum 4WD with 5K miles.
$46000, $5000 cheaper than a 2019.
I'd jump on it..

https://www.kendalltoyotaofanchorage...ay5f11jx685371

That is too funny, I literally JUST got off the phone with their salesman. It's still in stock. I'm heading to the Fairbanks dealer to work the deal soon!
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Welcome.

I found your truck in Anchorage...

2018 silver Platinum 4WD with 5K miles.
$46000, $5000 cheaper than a 2019.
I'd jump on it..

https://www.kendalltoyotaofanchorage...ay5f11jx685371

That is too funny, I literally JUST got off the phone with their salesman. It's still in stock. I'm heading to the Fairbanks dealer to work the deal soon!
That one was in Anchorage, I didn't find anything in Fairbanks.
You'll have a lot more interior room in the Tundra..
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Welcome.

That one was in Anchorage, I didn't find anything in Fairbanks.
You'll have a lot more interior room in the Tundra..
Good luck....
Yeah, I should have clarified, both dealerships are owned by the same company. They share inventory LOL.

There are only two Toyota dealerships in the whole state (7hrs apart), and they're owned by the same people 🙁
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Welcome.

I found your truck in Anchorage...

2018 silver Platinum 4WD with 5K miles.
$46000, $5000 cheaper than a 2019.
I'd jump on it..

https://www.kendalltoyotaofanchorage...ay5f11jx685371

Got them down to $45K and they're giving me what I wanted for the 4Runner :-D Good thing about Alaska is no sales tax and cheap registration, so the price you see is the true price you pay. They didn't charge for doc or delivery fee either (called that a discount)......

It was somewhat of a hard call since Toyota is currently offering .9% APR on 2019 models, and the best financing I could get on the '18 was 3.49..... I'll just have to pay her off quicker to negate that added interest (financing around $30K). Regardless, there's currently no new Platinums in the state that meet my wants, and a new one with my preferred specs won't be in for another month or so. No telling if they'll still be offering the low APR at that point, AND it'd be right around $54K after all is said and done!

I'll take this great deal on a low mileage one-year-old truck!

She'll be delivered up here on Monday or Tuesday I'll try to remember to share some pics when she comes in, if I'm not too busy prioritizing the mods I'll be doing
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Made the trade yesterday! No regrets so far.
-Ride quality and power are astronomically better than the 4Runner
-She fits in the garage with room to spare
-I kept the TRD shift knob from my 4Runner
-Kiddo approves of the gargantuan backseat
-However, I tried to take her through some snow today and got stuck! it took a few tries but I was able to rock her out. Major "oh crap" moment. Have to learn the Dynamics and abilities of a huge V8 pickup compared to the 4Runners and Xterras I'm used to.

Happy to be part of the tundra family.
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Congratulations on your Tundra.
May not be a 2019, but it had everything else on your wish list.
You let someone else take the appreciation hit on buying a new vehicle.

That will be a great vehicle for your kids to grow up in with the big back seat.
As well more room for you and your bride in the front seats.

Nice you already have a bed cover.
If you don't haul a lot in the bed, consider a Bed Mat and Tailgate Mat, or XLT Bed Mat (has the tailgate mat connected to the Bed mat) for the bed floor and tailgate.
Shop around for the best prices.
With your cover it is like having a 5.5" trunk for your truck.

https://bedrug.com/all-products/2018/toyota/tundra

It is awesome to have for lounging and tailgating.
Mounts in with Velcro so you can remove it to haul anything dirty..

I have the bed mat and tailgate mat in my 2014.





I had the full Bedrug (the only one they made back then) in my 2005.
My (back then) 9 year old helped me install it.




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Congratulations on your Tundra.
May not be a 2019, but it had everything else on your wish list.
You let someone else take the appreciation hit on buying a new vehicle.

That will be a great vehicle for your kids to grow up in with the big back seat.
As well more room for you and your bride in the front seats.

Nice you already have a bed cover.
If you don't haul a lot in the bed, consider a Bed Mat and Tailgate Mat, or XLT Bed Mat (has the tailgate mat connected to the Bed mat) for the bed floor and tailgate.
Shop around for the best prices.
With your cover it is like having a 5.5" trunk for your truck.

https://bedrug.com/all-products/2018/toyota/tundra

It is awesome to have for lounging and tailgating.
Mounts in with Velcro so you can remove it to haul anything dirty..

I have the bed mat and tailgate mat in my 2014.





I had the full Bedrug (the only one they made back then) in my 2005.
My (back then) 9 year old helped me install it.



That is certainly something I will look into. As nice as the Leer tonneau cover is, I'm actually going to be looking for something less space restrictive. I will be hauling larger stuff back there from time to time. Either a tri-fold or a roll away.

I've been looking into that back stowaway toolbox system you have there as well, and the swing out storage option you have next to the wheel well.
-You still like them?
-If you could only do one or the other which would it be?
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That is certainly something I will look into. As nice as the Leer tonneau cover is, I'm actually going to be looking for something less space restrictive. I will be hauling larger stuff back there from time to time. Either a tri-fold or a roll away.

I've been looking into that back stowaway toolbox system you have there as well, and the swing out storage option you have next to the wheel well.
-You still like them?
-If you could only do one or the other which would it be?
I never had a toolbox.
I think what you are seeing in my 2005 is the canister for the Retrax bed cover.
It is what the cover rolls into.





I got the swingcase for my 2014 because I got a twin 10" stealthbox under my back seat.
I lost just about all of my underseat storage of my double cab.



I like the swingcase.
Easy to get to, can be locked to the frame and top door can be locked.
Keep a few tools, spare bulbs, jumper cables, gloves, etc...

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I never had a toolbox.

I think what you are seeing in my 2005 is the canister for the Retrax bed cover.

It is what the cover rolls into.











I got the swingcase for my 2014 because I got a twin 10" stealthbox under my back seat.

I lost just about all of my underseat storage of my double cab.







I like the swingcase.

Easy to get to, can be locked to the frame and top door can be locked.

Keep a few tools, spare bulbs, jumper cables, gloves, etc...
That's awesome. I think that's what my storage solution is going to be. Same reason as you, jumper cables, tow strap, tire pump, etc. Seems like a very practical and easy solution. I'll save both sides on Amazon and see which price drops first
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