1987 Toyota 4Runner DX 22RE fuel injected from North America


Old reliable, on-road or off!


The drivers seat has worn poorly.

Front manual locking hubs needed to be replaced.

Front drivers side CV shaft needed to be replaced.

Leaks oil.

Rear drivers side wheel cylinder needed to be replaced.

Minor shake at high speed (65mph).

General Comments:

This vehicle thrives in an OFF-road environment. I've spent many days out camping in the twin-bed sized cargo area.

The seats are a bit small for me (5'10"), but it didn't feel really cramped inside.

Getting things out of the cargo area can be a little annoying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2009

1987 Toyota 4Runner EFI from North America


The best thing ever built


The radiator went out.

Due to rough use, the timing chain. Which is just routine maintenance.

The inside is perfect. Seats hold up after constant use after 22 years.

General Comments:

If you do not have one, get one. This car has put everything it has come in contact with to shame.

It does great on beach, and will drive by full size trucks like the 4runner is on pavement.

It is light, which makes off road great. Have been mudding in this for about 3 years now, and have had no problems. although I did back into my mail box; not the car's fault.

The car is wonderful. I would not trade it for anything. It has been in my family for 3 generations and we will not let it go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2007

1987 Toyota 4Runner DLX 22RE from North America


Awesome and tough!


The radiator sprang a leak at 230,000 miles and I (stupidly) kept driving it until I could reach a phone. It blew the head gasket and cracked the head. It was my own fault for not stopping.

General Comments:

Excellent handling and traction.

I'm small and the seats fit me perfectly.

This has been one MIGHTY truck for 13 yrs. I love this truck. It never lets me down and never gives up. The one problem I had with it (cracked head) was my own fault. This has been by far THE most dependable vehicle I've ever owned or known of. I would buy another 87' 4Runner in a heartbeat if only I could find one. It seems they have loyal owners who don't want to part with them any more than I'd part with mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2007

1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4 EFi from Australia and New Zealand


You should definitely buy one of these


My oxygen sensor has just started to play up after 264000 kilometers.

General Comments:

This car is the best 4x4 I have ever driven (having driven Suzuki Sierras, Toyota Land-cruisers and a couple of Nissan Patrols)

The car is very, very impressive on and off the road, but it feels much more at home when off road.

I have had this car airborne 4 or 5 times now (on trips to the sand dunes) and it still lives after much abuse - however now I am trying to cut back a bit.

The only thing I have done to the car is putting on a set of 32" BF Goodrich All Terrain tires - the car goes anywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2004

1987 Toyota 4Runner 2.4L from North America


This is the ultimate truck


Synchronizers went out in gears 1&3 making it tricky to drive. This is most likely due to abusive driving from previous owner.

Radiator leaked at 280,000 miles.

Lower ball joint messed up by a service technician who wanted to overcharge me with repairs. This was at a local tire shop.

Some wear on the front seats.

Rear windshield defroster does not work.

General Comments:

This vehicle has plenty of power, and does great on the highway. With the appropriate tires, it makes for a great travel vehicle.

My suspension is lower with wide tires, which takes away the top-heavy feel when driving. It drives like a truck, but is very comfortable.

It has never left me stranded, and I have driven it from Chattanooga, TN to Mississippi, and to Virginia with no problems, even after the transmission problems (synchronizers) began.

Toyota builds great air conditioners, as mine works very well, as well as every Toyota anyone in my family has ever owned.

This truck makes Chevy "rocks" seem like dirt clods. It is extremely tough, and does great in mud (it is a relatively light vehicle, so it rides on top).

The truck has no trouble handling, and will go as fast as you need to go (except while accelerating on large, steep hills).

If taken care of, they will look good, too, for many years. People can't believe my truck is 15 years old.

I am sold on Toyota trucks!

It holds it value very well. I will be able to sell it in a few years, but I probably won't.

I have no complaints, and no regrets.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

30th Mar 2007, 23:12

You stated your Runner is 15 years old. I have recently purchased a 20 yr old 2.4 diesel that has done 310, 000 Kms with aftermarket ARB turbo. It is serving me very well apart from a pesky Nissan Patrol that was looking in the other direction when I stopped last week. No fault of the trusty Runner though-new tailgate and bumper and you can't tell the difference :)