Toyota 4Runner Reviews from Guatemala

1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4 petrol - 22R-E

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol - 22R-E Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1441200 miles
Most recent distance1442300 miles
Previous carSuzuki Sidekick

Summary:

Sweet... too sweet

Faults:

Bought the car after sitting in a backyard for two years. Chassis was rusted, but no corrosion seen.

Rear suspension was very low; apparently it had been used for ferrying heavy stuff before.

Rear window was not working properly.

Transfer leaking oil.

General Comments:

This was the car I always wanted, and found it by chance. The SR5, all electric, sunroof, NICE!!! Repaired the minor problems quickly, and it was ready to go...

Got stolen in a four minute period in Guatemala City, and most likely the buggers will disassemble it and sell it for parts...

Never a Toyota again, they are too likeable in Guatemala.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th November, 2011

1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.5TDi

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5TDi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Patrol

Summary:

A keeper

Faults:

Had to replace shock absorbers in both front and rear axles.

Rear power window elevator broken, easily fixed by dealer.

General Comments:

The vehicles handles very well, and takes ditches and potholes very smoothly, since the chassis is particularly narrow, but long, maneuvering it is very simple, but you must be careful to avoid rolling over.

The engine responds every time, and even if you are already in fifth gear, the engine will respond to acceleration, but again, you must be careful on rough surfaces when speeding, or else, the tail will start waging all over the road.

Interior is not as roomy as expected on an SUV, but still comfortable enough for a 1.75mts tall person. Cargo space is very good.

The car feels very solid, and there are no noises or loose parts. Mileage is optimal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2007

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews