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Toyota 4Runner

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by CradleRobber, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member

    Who's got testimonials? Stories about your own going for more than 200,000 miles, etc...

    Everyone always says they're overpriced and you're just paying for the 4Runner name, but I need to hear from some people who have driven or owned one.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    A co-worker of mine has one that's on its last legs, course it's also at least 10 years old and has 185,000 miles. He really loves it.

    Other than that, I've got nothing.
  3. i've got a '99. 5-speed, SR5 with 112,000 miles. it's bulletproof. just scheduled maintenance and new tires. best car i've ever owned and it's not even close
  4. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    I drove an '08 around town last while my Camry was in the shop for the day getting serviced.

    I didn't love it. I barely liked it. If I were test-driving it, I'd go back to the lot and try something else.
  5. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    My Father has had one for 15 years and has had no major problems with it. I would get one in a second if I had the chance
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Not a big fan, myself. I've driven my friend's a few times. Just didn't like the way it rode/drove.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I drove a 2006 across the country last summer, and I loved it.

    Comfortable, safe and good-looking.
  8. CradleRobber

    CradleRobber Active Member

    You can buy a clean, '01 SR5 4x4 for $7,500 without going into any debt. It's got 139,000 miles (mostly highway), a brand new transmission built by AAMCO, a new timing belt, original owner and has had regular maintenance.

    Worth it? Or too many miles?
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good deal to me. My brother drove his 4Runner for almost 300,000 miles.

    I have a 1999 RAV4 that I bought new. It now has 171,000 miles on it and still drives like a new car. I'm expecting I should be able to get another 75,000 miles out of it. It is showing absolutely no signs of needing to be replaced.

    I'm only on the second set of tires. I got 89,600 miles out of the first set of tires and wouldn't have had to get new tires if it wasn't winter. The next set of tires has just over 80,000 miles and I'm not in any need to replace them yet. Haven't even had to have any alignment done since about 75,000 miles.
  10. KG

    KG Active Member

    I had a 1995 4Runner, my first, and never had a single problem with it. I think it had close to 200,000 on it. I'd still be driving it but someone totaled it by driving through my house when it was parked safely in the garage. Now I have a 1998 4Runner with about 190,000 and still not a single problem. Only maintenance has been things like oil, brakes and tires. I use it for both of my jobs and don't have a single worry about its dependability. I highly reccomend them.
  11. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman Member

    have a 2000 4runner. got it in 2002 with 29,000 miles on it. has +/-228,000 now. big fan.
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    I would say that there are too many miles. Also, the new transmission would worry me. Once one of those are replaced, it almost doesn't matter if the replacement is new or used, they end up being replaced again.

    Also, you are in college, why the need for some big SUV? You are going to be stuck paying for the gas on this thing. The money you should save in gas will go towards what you really want, beer.

    If you need the space, get a used Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix. They have good space and an impressive speaker system.
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