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So I bought this 99 4 runner under the impresonation that it had 160k miles on it. Looks like it might be closer to 240k. How do people role back the miles on their vehicles like this? Doesn't say anything like different motor put in. into the vehicle 5k wondering if I should keep going?


Owner 1
Purchased: 1999
Type: Personal
Where: Tennessee
Est. miles/year: 29,669/yr
Est. length owned: 6/18/99 - 2/7/02
(2 yrs. 7 mo.)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
03/11/1999 NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
06/18/1999 10 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nashville, TN
Title #58613521 Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
06/09/2000 34,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
07/05/2001 63,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
02/05/2002 80,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
02/07/2002 80,230 Dealer Inventory
Franklin, TN Vehicle offered for sale
02/19/2002 80,288 Walker Chevrolet
Franklin, TN
615-591-6000
walkerchevrolet.com Vehicle sold
03/15/2002 82,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
03/19/2002 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location


Owner 2
Purchased: 2002
Type: Personal
Where: Tennessee
Est. miles/year: 19,818/yr
Est. length owned: 4/15/02 - 7/21/06
(4 yrs. 3 mo.)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/15/2002 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #64883389 Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
05/06/2003 111,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
07/23/2004 138,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
04/22/2005 153,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
05/17/2006 171,106 Alexander Toyota
Franklin, TN
615-790-8401
alexandertoyota.com Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
06/15/2006 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Emissions inspection performed


Owner 3
Purchased: 2006
Type: Personal
Where: Tennessee
Est. length owned: 7/21/06 - 4/5/07
(8 months)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/21/2006 172,001 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #85300947 Title or registration issued
New owner reported
10/25/2006 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #75048962 Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported
01/16/2007 175,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
03/22/2007 177,339 Alexander Toyota
Franklin, TN
615-790-8401
alexandertoyota.com Pre-delivery inspection completed
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Wiper(s) replaced
Exterior trim checked
Body electrical system checked
Wheels checked
04/05/2007 177,350 Dealer Inventory
Franklin, TN Vehicle offered for sale
04/07/2007 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported
04/12/2007 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
05/01/2007 177,998 Alexander Toyota
Franklin, TN
615-790-8401
alexandertoyota.com Engine checked


Owner 4
Purchased: 2007
Type: Personal
Where: Tennessee
Est. miles/year: 11,399/yr
Est. length owned: 5/2/07 - 4/12/13
(5 yrs. 11 mo.)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/02/2007 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #76630427 Title or registration issued
New owner reported
10/29/2007 Tennessee
Damage Report Accident reported
Involving front impact
with another motor vehicle
Damage reported to:
Front
Minor damage reported
Airbags did not deploy


Minor damage is usually cosmetic, including dents or scratches to the vehicle body.
01/02/2008 183,816 Alexander Toyota
Franklin, TN
615-790-8401
alexandertoyota.com Pre-delivery inspection completed
Drivability/performance checked
Oil and filter changed
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
08/05/2008 190,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
02/07/2009 194,715 Alexander Toyota
Franklin, TN
615-790-8401
alexandertoyota.com Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
08/01/2009 198,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Failed emissions inspection
08/25/2009 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Emissions inspection performed
09/21/2009 199,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
06/25/2010 206,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
07/09/2010 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #76630427 Registration issued or renewed
04/08/2011 215,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
04/16/2011 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #76630427 Registration issued or renewed
04/06/2012 229,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection
04/18/2012 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #76630427 Registration issued or renewed
04/12/2013 244,000 Tennessee
Inspection Station
Williamson County Passed emissions inspection


Owner 5
Purchased: 2013
Type: Personal
Where: Tennessee, Alabama
Est. length owned: 4/12/13 - 9/10/13
(4 months)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/12/2013 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported
04/22/2013 Tennessee
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Franklin, TN
Title #88267226 Title or registration issued
New owner reported
08/15/2013 248,120 Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick GMC
Lebanon, TN
615-444-9642
wilsoncountymotors.c
om Vehicle serviced
09/10/2013 Wilson County Chevrolet-Buick GMC
Lebanon, TN
615-444-9642
wilsoncountymotors.c
om Vehicle sold
09/11/2013 Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported
09/12/2013 138,939 Toyota of Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg, MS
601-544-9630
toyotahattiesburg.co
m Fuel pump replaced

MILEAGE INCONSISTENCY


The mileage reported here conflicts with this vehicle's odometer history. Ask a mechanic or the seller to confirm the actual mileage - this entry may just be a clerical error.
02/27/2014 Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tuscaloosa, AL Registration issued or renewed
Vehicle color noted as Silver


Owner 6
Purchased: 2014
Type: Personal
Where: Alabama
Est. length owned: 3/5/14 - present
(4 months)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
03/05/2014 Alabama
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tuscaloosa, AL
Title #48462535 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Silver
 

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I know in my generation truck you can replace the gauges/console and that would essentially "lower" the mileage if the replacement ODO had less than original.
 

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I shouldn't have to ask this, but did you run the car fax before or after you bought it? You can also replace the gauge cluster in the 3rd gens and have mileage "lowered." I'd start by pulling the gauge cluster out and seeing if there's a VIN number on it. You may be able to pull the speedometer cable and hook a drill to it and run it reverse to lower the mileage. I really don't know for sure.
 

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Yea i looked on t4r website and found how you can pull the entire gauge cluster apart, mine needs new lights.
 

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Here is my question.
Regardless of mileage run, you see the condition of the vehicle, right?
You thought it was decent enough shape to purchase it when you thought it had 160K on the clock. So for 240K - its is in FANTASTIC shape, right?

Mileage, like age - is a number, which may give hints to the condition of something, but you can buy a truck with 400,000 miles driven by a little old lady to the market and back that always had maintenance done and the car be in GREAT shape and worry free for another 150K or so, OR you can buy a truck with a mere 85,000 miles on the clock that has been beat on and rode hard and put up wet, and the whole thing could fall apart in 15K more miles.

Shrug off the # of the odo. Do you feel like the truck is in decent shape or not?
Move forward based off of that answer.
 

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For reference to my above post.

My '04 Taco has 240K on it, and they have been HARD miles, as almost everyone can attest to if they have ever seen me tow my 4runner. The only things I've ever done, are brakes, oil changes, and water pump/timing belt (at 190K), and it has had two new batteries in its life.

No mechanical issues at all.

(Cosmetically it is a different story, but just proving the point for the mileage)
 

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Redd has a good point. If it's not your dd, then I'd keep it. Since this is going to be your wheelin rig, then mileage doesn't matter (to me at least). Chock it up to lesson learned and move on. That is unless you bought it from a dealer, then I'd be raising hell for selling me a turd.
 

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Very true from all. If was a dealer that I bought it from he would probably be looking at his license being revoked for hiding def. big issue. This is a hard issue of not going out and racking up a lot of debt gettin stuff for "Chuck", patience is killer.
 

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For 240K miles it looks brand new on the outside. The baby must have gotten you all distracted when you were buying it:rolleyes:

A set of FJ steelies would look really good on there. I have a set for sale btw:D
 

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