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Old 01-03-2018, 11:49 AM
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I will say this about the 4 runner, and even a brand new tacoma I recently test drove,... Being 6'3", neither of these vehicle is ideal for long trips, similar to the disco they just aren't built for taller drivers.
Oh that's one other thing about the GX...it's got a higher ceiling in the cabin than the 4runner. I'm 6'2" and have no issues with comfort in the front.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:54 PM
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Oh that's one other thing about the GX...it's got a higher ceiling in the cabin than the 4runner. I'm 6'2" and have no issues with comfort in the front.
Yeah. I'm the same and like to put the seat up high to accomodate leg length and angle. I have driven this thing very long distances and it beats the 4Runner by a lot for comfort. Tons of space.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...419116469.html put her in it and see if she likes it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:13 PM
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The line up.
Thanks Rob! Great point of view.... for tall drivers you must mean the leg room in the Disco 1/2 ? The head room is great but I agree on seat slider. I have seen replacement mounts for it though. You might really like that solution. It's safer too.

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Old 01-03-2018, 06:14 PM
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Oh that's one other thing about the GX...it's got a higher ceiling in the cabin than the 4runner. I'm 6'2" and have no issues with comfort in the front.
Really?! I thought they shared the same/almost body shell aside from ends and edge trim.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:16 PM
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Yeah. I'm the same and like to put the seat up high to accomodate leg length and angle. I have driven this thing very long distances and it beats the 4Runner by a lot for comfort. Tons of space.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...419116469.html put her in it and see if she likes it.
Dang, I'd like one for myself to outfit That big "L" would likely make her feel too self conscious though LOL
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:24 PM
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Really?! I thought they shared the same/almost body shell aside from ends and edge trim.
The GX is actually a Toyota Prado.

Case in point of the body's being very different is the rear door.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:51 PM
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The GX is actually a Toyota Prado.

Case in point of the body's being very different is the rear door.
Ah duh! of course it is. I rarely look at these and assumed like the Land Cruiser / LX they'd be more similar but there are more differences.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:00 PM
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Yes, It's the leg room. The seats in 4 runner and tacoma are close to floor so I find my right leg raised and starts aching after a while. The disco is different. I gotta slide under the steering wheel which is a pain but my biggest bitch is the cup holder driving into the side of my knee. I don't drive it that often and my daughter likes the cup holder so it is still in there. Daughter is 5'10" though and she has commented that it's a little annoying so we will see if it stays. Wife is 5'7" and she only complains when driving the Tundra because it's like a football stadium in that thing.

I apply the same strategy you mentioned for buying. Figure out your target and wait, and be prepared to pull the trigger up when the time comes. If you run out to buy something because you want it now then you will almost certainly overpay.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:45 PM
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those cup holders are only held in by couple screws you can see if twist out the insert. Just remove the left one and keep the right
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:26 AM
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Thanks. I have suggested it a few times but my daughter drives it the most and uses them. Could happen anyway. Few minor projects on it this weekend. Winter blades, brit part rubber floor liners, new button cover for the wiper arm spindle, replace the headlamp washer that I broke when installing fog lights last week, and of course the mandatory and frequent fluid level checks. One of the first things I learned on this forum is "It's a Rover, if it's not leaking you gotta fill it back up."
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