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Old 19 Feb 2013
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For Sale: 1997 Toyota 4Runner in South America

Hi all. We've finally decided after driving from Seattle to Ushuaia to sell our beloved 4Runner. Our vehicle will be available approximately April 15th in Buenos Aires. It is a US registered vehicle (to Washington State). We are working on writing on the logistics of the transfer of ownership. At this time we know for certain that because of the cost of import taxes the vehicle is NOT available to Argentinians. It will be very easy to re-register if you plan to drive it back to the USA. (Either in Washington or another state).

Full details are below. We are asking $10,000 USD. If interested email us at info@liferemotely.com.

For more information and photos see our full post on our website here.

1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Specifications

-V6 3.4 L engine
-4 speed automatic transmission
-4x4 on demand drive with over drive
-Currently 173,000 miles (Approximately 176,000 on sell date)
-Unleaded Fuel- We have averaged 18 miles to the gallon on this trip between Seattle and Ushuaia (Ask me for the spreadsheet!)


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-Dual battery system, including fridge and inverter.
-Custom built Lock box
-Storage platform
-Viper 2-way alarm system

Note on the fridge system: We removed half of the back seat in order to mount our fridge. Just behind the fridge we installed a lock box big enough to hold three 15" laptops. Both the fridge and lock box are removable. There are three comfortable seats in the vehicle. See the articles above for more photos of the platform and the lock box and fridge configuration.

Service History

We have a full service history of the work completed after October 2011 available with the car. All previous work including the full service history of the previous owner is at our home in Seattle. Electronic documents can be provided upon request.

- Full synthetic oil change (with filters) – December 2012
- Rear coil spring upgraded – October 2012
- Front brakes replaced – July 2012
- Axle seals and rear breaks replaced – February 2012
- New tires (Firestone Destination A/T) with wheel alignment – October 2011
- Upgraded to Bilstein shock absorbers – October 2011
- 120,000 mile service completed at Toyota Serivce Center in Seattle – October 2011
- Timing belt, water pump replaced by previous owner (around 100,000 miles)

Included Extras

- Edge Star 43 quart compressor driven fridge
- Cobra 800 watt power inverter powered from the secondary battery
- Hi-lift jack
- Lift-Mate
- Snatch / tow strap
- Roof rack
- 4 ratchet tie downs
- Locking cable (secures hi-lift on roof rack)
- Air compressor
- Jumper cables
- Tire repair kit
- Volt meter
- Fire extinguisher
- 2 warning triangles

Spare Parts

- Fan belt
- AC belt
- Water pump belt
- Fuses
- Gas cap

Overlander Extras

- Collapsible camp table
- 2x GSI folding camp chairs
- 3 kg propane tank
- Colman dual burner propane stove
- Gerber fold up shovel
- 2.5 gallon water jug
- Others TBD (ask for details)

For more information and photos see our full post on our website here.
Seattle to Argentina - Starting Oct 2011
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Vehicle sale update

Just an update. We've posted a gallery of recent photos here: 1997 Toyota 4Runner for sale - photos | Life Remotely

And also an article on how the owner transfer process would work here: Selling a US Registered Vehicle to a Foreigner in Argentina | Life Remotely

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No longer for sale

Thanks for all the interest, but we found a shipping company and will be sending Blue home at the end of the month.
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