1995 Toyota 4Runner RV6 3.0L V6 petrol
Great car, some issues from previous owner, but capable 4wd and good to drive on road as well
Head gasket, heads, radiator.
My first car, bought it for $3,500 AUD and fixed it up to get it registered and roadworthy. The V6 in it (3VZ-E) goes well, not a race car considering it's only like 105kW, but the power to weight ratio is okay. Gets away in 1st and 2nd gear well, but anything above that is slow. It sucks the fuel too, gets about 16L/100km which is about 14.7 MPG for you Americans. It drives well on road and leg room is good, I'm about 6ft (183cm) and it is still roomy and comfortable in each seat of the car. Is very capable offroad, I have a small lift and 31" tires and it will go anywhere a Landcruiser will and will often show up bigger cars with more power, especially in the sand considering it is so light and the V6 is happy humming along at 3500 RPM.
Head gasket blew from the previous owner, he tried to fix it with Stop-Leak/Gasket Sealer and it corroded the heads and the radiator (which was a cheap aluminium one from eBay that he put in to look cool). $3,372 AUD later and it was back on the road with new heads and head gaskets and a new radiator. Nothing else is wrong though, reasonably reliable when treated right. Although I am now religiously looking at the temp gauge and checking coolant levels.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2019