I joined the forum to help diagnose a problem with my previous car, and you were all super helpful. I really enjoyed the experience of bouncing ideas around and just getting to chat with the community.
I’m now in the market for a new car, and I’ve found a 2005 4runner for sale in my area, and the owner is asking $5500. Some info on the car:
2005 4runner Sport Utility SR5:
- 220000 miles
- Damage to front and back bumpers
- Peeling paint on hood
- Might need struts, timing chain, and likely head gasket within 20,000 miles
- New tires
I have no clue about frame rust, but I intend to look when I test drive the vehicle tomorrow. I’d like to assume it’s just surface rust, but I won’t know for sure until tomorrow.
The owner is selling because they no longer need 2 cars since both him and his wife work from home.
I plan to offer $4000 assuming everything above is true, but that can change if the rust is severe or if I notice any other issues.
I need a 4x4 for light off-roading, snow, and hunting land access. I’d prefer not to have the V8 because of gas prices, but oh well.
Anyways, how does this price sound for a vehicle like this? 4runners are hot right now, so it seems like a decent deal.