Price Drop!!! 2003 Toyota 4Runner for sale - $5000

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#1 Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:13

Price Drop!!! 2003 Toyota 4Runner for sale - $5000

Toyota 4runner: $5000 or best offer.  Ideally selling at the end of July in Lima but could potentially sell in Santiago or Northern Chile somewhere at the beginning of August.

We have US plates and title on hand.  We are happy to facilitate getting you a poder or officially transferring the title(with the help of the wonderful Alex Smith).  We can send more information and pictures to seriously interested parties. 

2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5:  Answers to Cielito Lindo  :)
• 4x4, 6 cylinder, 4.0L, gasoline, automatic transmission, 245 horsepower
• 4 wheel drive completely selectable between 2-High, 4-High, 4-Low and 4-Low-locked.  Oh the places you’ll go!!!
• Washington State, USA plates/registration. Title and original documents on hand.
• Insurance from San Cristobal is good until Dec 4 2018. (covers Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay).
• 252000 miles.  Will probably add 1000 or so more.
• 3M smashproof windows with the darkest tint available except for the windshield. Cannot see in at all from the outside. Windshield sunscreen included.
• Killswitch installed(when turned the vehicle cannot be started/hotwired)
• Special security key lug nut system to prevent wheels from being stolen
• Car alarm with clicker and 2 spare keys
• Car jack and all tools included
• Radio with auxiliary cord and CD capabilities
• Heat, AC, cruise control, power windows
• All windows with rain guards
• Standard roof rack, suspension and ground clearance. No modifications, no added risk.
• No major vehicle modifications. 5 leather seats, plenty of space. No sleeping platform, cabinets, etc.


Major included accessories:
• 2.5 x 2.5 meter ARB awning
• Yakima Box on top.  some very small cracks on the bottom but still solid and watertight
• Manually-installed, wired LED light-up back door.  Not perfect but lights up really well.
• Northern tools 4-ton come-a-long winch with heavy duty 30 foot tow strap,and 10 foot tow straps
• Complete tool box with many tools and parts. 
• Complete, in-depth Chilton Toyota 4Runner repair manual, as well as the electrical wiring guide.  Voltmeter included.
• Fire extinguisher, hazard triangles, jumper cables, complete roadside safety kit, First Aid kit
• 2 Kensun 9000mAH Portable Power Bank and Self-Jump external batteries
• 140w Power inverter in front seat.  One USB and two US 3 prong plug ins.
• All floor areas including the trunk have mats for easy cleaning.
• Back seats fold down flat to make a good sleeping area unless you are over 6ft tall.  You could easily ditch the back seats and make way more room or add a sleeping platform with storage underneath.   We kept the seats because we enjoyed being able to travel with people we met along the way, plus having the backseats intact makes it easier to sell to a local if need be. 

Other camping/misc. equipment:
• Pots/pans/utensils/wine opener/cooking set/sharp knife/cutting board/etc,
• MSR Whisperlite International camp stove and fuel bottle.
• Shovel
• Full size machete
• Mini EVRGRN bamboo camping table and crazy creek chair
• 5 gallon water jug and numerous assorted water bottles(klean kanteen/nalgene)
• 5 plastic storage bins of various sizes that fit well together. 
• Two go pro mounts in place
• Dashboard phone holder
• Your very own copy of Don Quixote, IN SPANISH!
• I am sure I am forgetting some things...
• NOT INCLUDED but negotiable: Currently planning on taking everything home but wouldn’t mind lightening our load and helping an interested party out with stuff that is hard to find down here.
   o Rockclimbing/mountaineering gear
             Everything from trad gear, to ropes, to ice screws, etc.
   o Fly fishing rod, reel, carrying case and assortment of flies(9ft, 4piece, 6 weight Reddington Path Combo)


Maintenance done:
• Timing belt (chain) replaced at 200,000 miles (322,000km) in the USA
• Replaced CV boot in the USA at 207,000 miles.
• Replaced Struts at 230000ish miles
• Synthetic 5W-30 oil/oil filter changes performed every 5,000 or so miles
• 33" all-terrain Cooper STT Discoverer tires.  35000ish on them and the warranty is for 50,000mile/80,000km. Full size matching spare tire included.
• Special security key lug nut system to prevent wheels from being stolen
• New serpentine belt/bearings put in on at 245,000
• New sparkplugs installed in Nicaragua at 221,171 miles
• Consistent basic filter replacements.  Just replaced the air filter and changed the oil a couple weeks ago.
• Rectified brake discs and new, front, original Toyota brake pads put on in Ecuador at 227,000 miles/365,000.
• Minor body work ---- buffing, sanding out and repainting done in Peru.
• All other minor checkups and tune-ups are too basic and minor to mention.
• Has never required any additional oil to be put in other than normal oil changes and there are no fluid leaks under the car.  I check often.  :)
• Literally NO major problems/fixes with the car over its South American journeys.



Minor problems:
• One of the light caps is knocked off on one of the running boards
• Minor signs of wear but no actual scratches, dings, or dents
• Some wear on the drivers side seat but we have seat covers.
• Check Engine light on permanently. This is because of the age of vehicle and the catalytic converter misreading the effectiveness of the Oxygen sensor. It is harmless and quite normal for vehicles.  Had a mechanic check again in early June and it is still just the O2 sensor.
• Currently the back windshield wiper does not work but it has not bothered us enough to look into it.


Here is a link to a google doc for easier viewing and lots of pics:

We have had absolutely no problems during the course of our 6 month journey.  The vehicle is still running like a dream and will not disappoint you! 

We are happy to answer any questions and send more information/pictures to seriously interested parties. 

Happy Traveling!!!

-Andy and Kelsey

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