FOR SALE: Toyota 4Runner (Chilean registered)

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#1 Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:03

FOR SALE: Toyota 4Runner (Chilean registered)

2007 Toyota 4Runner V6 SR5 (4th Gen)

Looking for your next overlanding vehicle? You've come to the right place!

The time has come for us to part with our wonderful 4Runner. Titled in Chile, she comes with everything you need for an amazing Panamerican trip... including the kitchen sink! 


****Take a video walkthrough****  We've posted a bunch of videos on our YOUTUBE channel, showing the car in its current condition.  We've documented all the modifications we've made, and are pretty sure you will fall in love with her; just like we have.  


All the deets: 

  • Automatic Transmission
  • Approx. 185,000km at time of sale (might be a little more or less)
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Consumption – Approx. 550km per 65L tank (averaged out, in our personal experience)
  • New All Terrain Tyres fitted at 180,000km, Spare in perfect condition (never used)
  • New house battery, installed at 180,000km
  • Airbags as standard
  • Cruise Control/ AC/etc (all the standard things for this model)
  • 2WD – no, 4wd is not ‘necessary’.  We’ve never been restricted from going anywhere we wanted, and have been more adventurous than most that have 4WD (check our blog - we are not joking).  Power and clearance (which this vehicle has) has been far more important. When we were looking for our vehicle in Santiago we decided to go for a newer, better maintained, more reliable vehicle over a 4x4, and we’ve never regretted our decision.  We have never had any mechanical issues, besides general maintenance (oil changes, tyres, etc). For some reassurance, these are some of the routes we have driven (without even a hint of hassle)  - The Lagunas Route/Southwest circuit (the more difficult western route), The Ruta del Che, Mapiri loop, Cotahausi canyon high puna loop, Paracas, Countless beaches, Careterra Austral, Backroads of Tierra del Fuego... the list goes on.  If anything, these drives were easier for us than for others with big rigs, because we are light and can get over rough terrain with ease. 


  • Dual Battery system, with automatic isolator (to prevent draining the starter battery).  Outlets installed in cabin to provide both 220V and 12V power (Chilean fittings, and adapters provided). 750W inverter, and plug to switch the cabin electricity to a 220V power source when available.
  • 2x 15L Onboard water tanks, installed under the vehicle, with electric pumps to bring the water into the cabin.
  • 5kg cooking gas cylinder (Chilean), with fittings and cooktop to allow easy cooking inside or outside the vehicle, without moving the bottle.  Easy on/off regulator for safe removal during transit. We get 3 months cooking from one bottle.
  • Rooftop box, with straps to give strength in strong winds (necessary in Patagonia).  The box holds a huge amount of stuff safely and securely.
  • 12V 8L Waeco Fridge (Australian), installed in rooftop box.  Dual 220V and 12V converter for fridge installed under the hood, with switch to choose power source.
  • Double bed (110cmx190cm) in rear, designed specifically to allow space to move inside/sit up in bed/cook/ etc during foul weather.
  • Removable Benchtop/camp table. Can be used indoor and out.
  • Storage space installed in both sides of the vehicle, sufficient for clothing and personal items for 2 people.
  • Additional storage on both passenger doors, to keep personal items and camp chairs (also adds additional security by barring access to the cabin). 
  • Full cabin lighting, connected directly to house battery.
  • Blackout curtains throughout (vehicle does not look occupied at night when all curtains closed, particularly useful when stealth camping)
  • Safety kit, and dash cam


  • Basically everything – we do not plan to take anything home (except personal items). Some inclusions are:
  • Waeco Fridge (Australian)
  • Camp chairs and table
  • All cooking equipment for 2 people – including a 2L slow cooker (Australian), 2 Slice toaster, Juicer, etc.
  • Inflatable Lilos for swimming (they have a beer can holder… that’s important!)
  • Basic tools and supplies for routine maintenance.
  • Tarp, Tent, 2 sleeping bags – for nights away from the car in TDP and other amazing overnight hiking destinations.
  • More stuff not worth listing – just assume you won’t need to buy much…. Probably just little things like new sheets to make it your own little home.  Chile has huge homemaker stores with reasonably priced stuff (similar to Walmart) so its easy to get anything extra you need after arriving.
  • So, you know how lots of overlanders complain about being bribed or hassled by police? Never happened to us.  Because this vehicle doesn't stand out as a 'gringo' van.  We also fit easily in underground parking lots, can navigate tight city streets, and don't struggle with wind, cold or extreme heat.  It's been SO good! 

Registration: Chile

All Inspections, seguro and associated papers are in date. We have renewed these several times during our ownership and can explain the process for future renewals.
We have crossed all borders in South America without restriction.
We’ve kept a vague record of all the maintenance we’ve done (as in, we shoved all the receipts in the book!), and can talk you through the standard maintenance schedule – its easy stuff.  The car is up to date with its fluid and filter changes.  During our ownership we have done:

  • Standard oil and filter changes (every 10,000km)
  • Fuel Filter changes (every 20,000km)
  • Air filter changes (every 20,000km)
  • New spark plugs at 130,000km
  • New brake pads at 180,000km
  • New AT tyres at 180,000km
  • New headlight bulb at 165,000km (yep, we’ve had to do so little to this car that a .30c bulb makes the list!)
  • Getting the vehicle into your name (100% legally!):  We wrote the guide overlanders use to do this (not joking, thats my guide you've probably already read), so we can walk you through it.  There are rumors floating around that foreigners cannot exit Chile with a chileno car. This is absolutely false, and we can talk you through this

Price: US$10,000.   Payable in USD, Euros or Australian dollars.  Aussies are welcome to do a bank transfer.

When: We are flexible. Now or in two months. Let us know your plans.

Where: Santiago de Chile, but we are currently in Peru so if you want it quicker we can come to a northern Chile location to do the transfer (eg. Arica)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:13


we are interested by your car. Is it still available ?
Do you have a WhatsApp number?


Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:56 (Reply to #2)


Hi. Our number on whatsapp is +61481339719. We are hopping between countries a bit for the next few days, but we should have Internet each evening. Feel free to get in touch :)

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:34


Hey are you still looking to sell?

any chance you would be able to sell in Colombia?

We'll be there June 18th but willing to move further down if it suits.

Let us know via email [email protected]


Sun, 06/11/2017 - 17:38 (Reply to #4)


Hi, sorry the vehicle has been sold.