"I have 1998 Toyota 4Runner, and I can't say enough about the dependability and durability of this SUV. recently I had an issue with the rear differential and got it fixed but besides to that I had never had any major issue. I will definitely recommend this SUV for anybody that wants a dependable SUV."
Pros: "4WD easy to use, great trunk space, comfy leather"
Cons: "No A/C in rear, gas mileage, rear leg room"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have had this car for around three years and I couldn't be more proud of her. She has taken me back and forth from Savannah GA to North Georgia many many times and other than gas mileage (which you kind of figured is bad since it is 4WD and an SUV) has been nothing less than stellar. The now 13 year old leather is still in great condition in the back and the front driving seat has only minor wear and tear. My car has mostly been a highway vehicle (might be the reason why it has lasted so long) but I also had her on a few trails near my house in the North Georgia mountains. She delivers great torque for any payload but also a smooth ride on the interstate. I would absolutely recommend this car to all of my friends and again, I couldn't be happier for another 50k miles with her! Toyota's keep on going..."
"Bought this car many years ago. It was quite expensive then. Close to $40000. It was well worth the expense. It hauled my camper for many years. Now I use it to commute to work. Initially the fuel pump went which wasn't warranted but after that pretty low cost to maintain. Doesn't have great handling because built on a truck chassis. Not very comfortable ride especially long distances. It has a good view because it is high. Plenty of room in the trunk. It is hot in the winter and cool in the summer.
I have hauled a lot in this. Can fold back seats down.
Was rear ended when I first bought the truck however the truck chassis saved my sons life. Broke his car seat but he walked away. Had to total the first one and I bought the very exact same model after the accident. Someone else bought the totaled one.
Have had rust issues on the frame but I just keep getting it welded. Cost $350 to inspect last year. Engine still sounds like just came off lot, too bad frame is rusting out."
"1999 4Runner sr5 I got after it was sitting since 2009 after the differential went bad and was taken off the road. I was interested to see if it would even start as it was sitting outside all those years. The only reason I tried to get in running again because it's a very reliable car. It has 157k on right now and without too much effort it started right up . I won't lie it is a gas guzzler but it won't leave you stranded. My most favourite vechile ever . If you have a chance to get your hands on one of these do it. You will not regret your decision. They are not a fast or well handling vechile but it gets you to point a to b. I can't wait to start driving this as soon as the differentCal is fixed"