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Old 01-23-2017, 01:40 PM
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I don't see a lot here about the GX460, other than the thread from 2010 about the rollover concerns. Since I haven't ben able to find a GX470 I like I have been starting to eye a GX460s. I kind of like the body lines better, anyway. Does anyone have experience with one of these?
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:04 PM
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We are eyeing them as well. It's either gonna be a 460 or a 200!
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:38 PM
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I've driven and worked on quite a few. They are nice rigs and very reliable. The rear axle isn't as beefy as the 200. The 200 has the beefed up 9.5" rear diff. 460 has 8ish" diff. I think it's pretty much a 4runner with a v8.
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Wel, the 460 I looked at tonight reeked of smoke! Very disappointing. I need to drive another one.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...7620/overview/
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Some inspirational photos for you. Needless to say I've thought about one.
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I own a 2015. I post rarely so my previous experiences are a 2012 Tacoma DCSB (still own), 2007 FJC, 1998 4Runner, 2007 IS250, 1980 FJ40 and 1996 ES300.

The GX is the best I've owned. I have the full luxury package (rear bag, Levinson, etc). Super quiet compared to my other vehicles, V8 has plenty of power. 16-17 around town, 22 on the highway on premium fuel. The Levinson sound is the best I've ever heard.

My dislikes are few. The center screen has very little information that is worth a damn. I would think that when the TPMS gives you a warning it would indicate which tire it is low but this 60K vehicle does not. I would like to know if the vehicle is in rwd or awd but maybe that's just me or not possible. You have a graphic on the center screen that displays the vehicle and which way the front tires are turned....?????

I cannot speak to the ability of offroad but certainly a capable vehicle.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:41 AM
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It's not that hard to find a 470. Join the Face Book Group GXOR and you will be see a ton of options. Even locally it's not that hard. I prefer the 470 over the 460. 460 interior is just not too nice. The perforated seats don't wear as well. But they are much new so it's easier to find a nice one IF you want to spend the extra money. To me, for a trail rig, I would get a 470 (love the raised roof) or a 200. 200 is kind of big but nice.
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I personally prefer the 470 as well, but low mile nice ones are very close in price to a 460. I don't have any experience wheeling them, but to me they seem like a good value for performance relative to price. The cost to jump from a same year/mileage GX460 to a 200 series is substantial, but I doubt the actual capabilities are as different as the price. The GX will always do much better on fuel if that's a big concern.
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Wel, the 460 I looked at tonight reeked of smoke! Very disappointing. I need to drive another one.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...7620/overview/
Sounds like a HUGE negotiation point to get the price WAY down. Then take it to a detail shop and spend the $150-$200 and you will never smell it again!
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Sounds like a HUGE negotiation point to get the price WAY down. Then take it to a detail shop and spend the $150-$200 and you will never smell it again!
I don't know if it can be fixed. It reeked! We had to drive with the windows down (and it was cold).
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