I did find and printed the brochure for the vehcle [Toyota 4 Runner] and the year. It tells me aout the standard features, the options and gives all the technical statistics but I was hoping for a used check list to make one aware of problem areas. I know that Consumers Report comes in handy as a review of general probles that might arise but I want to be able to talk to/confront the sales man as more than just a tire kicker. This beast is loaded with almost every concievable feature for towing just about anything. There' are more coolers than I have beer. Heat, power, Air, and that's just the seats. Mega sound system... and mines gone to the dogs. You need manual just to read the manual.
And then the sales rep runs out of the office and across the lot............
"Oh " He says," it had a 5.7 engine"...I said "Wow, I said, That's equal to a big 350, my Dakota only has a 4.7"..... actually it does have a 4.7, and that is about the same size as an old 283, but with a herd more horses.
"OH!" he says "It will tow up to 6000 lbs..... actually 5000 without and 7000 with an equalizer hitch, I have done a bit of homework.
But hey! It's the same colour as the trailer so what's the problem? ......and that's what scares me. Am i buying by colour alone? And this thing co$t$ the same as did our house when we bought it.