1987 Toyota 4Runner Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1987 Toyota 4Runner 2.4 four cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 four cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica GTS

Summary:

One tough truck!

Faults:

The radiator developed a leak and had to be repaired at ~80,000 miles.

General Comments:

This vehicle has been the embodiment of reliable, utilitarian transportation. It's ugly, not quick, doesn't handle well, and doesn't even have all that much space in the back. What it does is refuse to die, and work as needed day after day without fail!

Other than aforementioned radiator problem, I have had absolutely NO issues with the car for over 100,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2001

6th Aug 2002, 00:00

I have a 4 runner and it is not ugly. it runs great and I have not had a problem yet.

21st Feb 2005, 21:43

All I can say about these trucks, is that: "They are an incredible truck & and extremely reliable!!" I have towed other trucks and pulled out hummers from tough spots when they needed some help, and the Toyota 4Runner's strength and torque amazed me!!

1987 Toyota 4Runner 4 cylinder (not turbo) from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder (not turbo) Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 miles
Most recent distance158000 miles

Summary:

Low performance slug

Faults:

It is in the shop now getting the pinion bearing replaced. Also the center piece and rings. Basically the whole rear end. 500 dollars I'll owe when I get it back and that is cheap.

New paint job 500 dollars, some rust.

Car leaks A LOT OF OIL!!!

I think it needs a new starter when I get it back.

All in all it has been a pit to throw money in.

General Comments:

Love the car but hate everything about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th January, 2001

23rd Mar 2001, 11:53

Like with any 15 year old vehicle, one must be cautious when looking to purchase. Perhaps a more thorough preinspection would have ill-advised your purchase. It sounds to me like your vehicle has suffered from lack of maintenance early in life. I own a 1986 4Runner... 386,000 miles and running strong. Your case is, I believe, the exception rather than the norm. Sorry, tough break.

-Dave, Oklahoma, USA.

1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

A reliable, versatile car

Faults:

Clutch cylinder, clutch, and alternator.

General Comments:

Very satisfied. Clutch cylinder seemed to need replacement too early. Clutch repair was at about 110,000 miles, so I can't complain. The alternator has been a problem, requiring about 3 replacements.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2000

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 11 reviews