Toyota 4Runner?

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Old 11 May 2010, 07:22 am   #1 (permalink)
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What do you people think of a Toyota 4Runner? good car? known to cause problems? expensive to keep? and any other info that is helpful.

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Old 11 May 2010, 07:23 am   #2 (permalink)
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The Toyota 4 runner are good trucks, the automatic will get far less gas mileage than the Stick shift. The only problem I came across is the tires they use on them when they sell them new are cheep and don't last. If your going to but a new Car or Truck then you should read the book "Identifying a Lemon" I read it and it helped me a lot with my new car. I got it free from Good Luck and GOD Bless
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Old 11 May 2010, 07:24 am   #3 (permalink)
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The 4Runner is one of the better SUVs that you can buy. Its one of the few SUVs that is hard to find used. Thats because people dont like to part with them. They get better gas mileage than most other SUVs in their class but most of all they last forever. My 1997 Toyota 4Runner has over 200,000 miles on it and drives very well. I can expect this to go for at least another 100,000 miles as it shows no signs of dying anytime soon. Im getting 20 mpg in my 4Runner, but I do mostly highway driving. Dont believe other rating of 20mpg unless they are based on the new standards. Im getting 20mpg and I go 65-80 miles per hour all the time, so its not because I drive super slow (And this model was only rated 19mph highway). The fact that Im getting mileage thats above the EPA rating (the old EPA rating at that) with a vehicle that has over 200,000 miles on it is a testament to how nice this car is. Except for an accident it has never been in the shop expect for basic maintenance.

I once pulled up to a guy that had the same model/color 4Runner I had to brag that I had 200,000 miles in my 4Runner only to find out that he was beating me with 250,000 miles.

If you're asking because you plan on buying one then have a mechanic check the car out to make sure that its in good condition and enjoy, although Id rather go with a smaller CAR with todays gas prices, unless you actually need to drive an SUV.

Almost forgot, this is not expensive to maintain. (at least not any more expensive than other SUVs) You pay extra for oil changes due to the V6 engine that uses 6quarts oil. Basic maintenance, which Ive been a little slack on is prob just about average for most cars. Its repairs that kills you. Luckily, if you take car of this car (oil change, spark plugs, filters, ect) then it will take care of you.

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Old 11 May 2010, 07:24 am   #4 (permalink)
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old 4runner guy myself owned a 88 convertable top one with 257,000
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