"I Own a 2000 SR5 4Runner and i love it! I bought it used 1 yr ago for 14k and since then it has only depreciated 1k. Awesome resale value! It is roomy enough for my family of 3 (soon to be 4) It is very sturdy, reliable and strong. My wife accidentaly lost control of it once and it went over a side walk, into a dich and trough a brick wall. My son and my wife walked away WITHOUT a scratch and the truck suffered ONLY a dented bumper! Still drives like new! Only downside i can think of is the 18 MPG on the city, but well worth every penny!"
"The only downside is the mpg, but is definitely worth the price of gas. Is my hobby. I love driving this truck, and all my friends enjoy the ride in it as well.
It does well in the city, off road, and the highway. Plenty room to haul stuff, and when I used the trailer I don't feel much difference. Lots of power.
"This is the 2nd 4-Runner I've owned..first was a '97 that was totaled in an accident. I walked away with just scratches so I bought an 2001 to replace. Currently at 100K and just getting broke in - no major repairs or problems."
"My friend drives a 4Runner and that is how I came to like them. I bought mine a year ago, it was 5 years old at the time and it looked and drove like brand new. Today I am still extremely glad I bought it, I have had no trouble with it at all and I would say to anyone, in researching a used vehicle, it is important to look at how reliable the vehicle is, you should be able to find a rating that is derived from something like insurance and warranty claims per a certain number of vehicles like per 100 or per 1000. You will see that Toyota makes a very dependable vehicle, they are overbuilt, and they will not brake down on you, they are worth the money."
"If I could buy another with low mileage and keep it garaged until this one has met its last day, I would! I love everything about it! Toyota went wrong with the newer models and made them look like luxury vehicles instead of trucky looking off road vehicles, which a 1999 looks like. I won't buy a new body style, they just don't look right for an off road 4 x 4. I have never taken mine off road, but I know it would get me through anything ahead of me. It gets me through the worst New England winters."
"This is the #1 competition for Jeeps in my mind. With Jeeps you have to spend THOUSANDS in upgrades for one to be a good 4x4 and do some rock crawling. Not with the 4runner! The ones with TRD locker can do anything a jeep can. My 4runner still runs like new at 160k miles! Those 4 Cam engines go like 250k with good matainence but I used Synthetic oil every 2500 miles and it should go 400k+, too bad the tranny won't. So far no one has made a transmission that will last that long so I don't blame toyota."