1992 Toyota 4Runner Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1992 Toyota 4Runner Wagon 2.4ltr 4 cylinder petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4ltr 4 cylinder petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired189000 kilometres
Most recent distance196000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calais

Summary:

All up best 4x4 built

Faults:

The clutch burnt out at 195 000km.

Suspension crunches on full lock.

General Comments:

The 4runner is a great 4x4, go any where and not get stuck.

They can get a bit squishy on country trips when the cabin is full and large amounts of luggage.

They are carbied so if you get that tuned and put on extractors and a high flow exhaust the power increase is huge.

Power Steering is a bit too light, seems floaty at times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2004

20th Mar 2006, 17:40

The suspension crunch you noted is actually the steering stops rubbing up against each other with the wheel moving up and down. Just lube them up and it will disappear.

1992 Toyota 4Runner SR-5 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 miles
Most recent distance294000 miles
Previous carToyota 4x4

Summary:

I will never own anything but a Toyota

Faults:

My head gaskets blew at 220,000 miles. Having owned several Toyotas, I knew there was a recall and knew that Toyota would cover me. The dealer got me a rental car, worked the engine, and even took care of some other things at no cost.

I had to rebuild my starter. That was at 260,000 miles, at a cost of fifteen dollars.

I still haven't put a clutch in it, and I am not exactly easy on clutches. Other than that, I have changed the oil.

General Comments:

As long as you perform maintenance on these units, they will run forever. Toyota covered repairs under warranty at 220,000 and my in-laws can't get warranty coverage on their American vehicle at 65,000.

These vehicles ride very well. The interior is a little small though.

The V-6 runs very well, though after-market exhaust (headers and a Flow-master muffler) makes a huge difference in power. As well, the manual transmission greatly increases power.

Simply put, if you want a vehicle that you can go anywhere in and not have to worry about it breaking down, Toyota is it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2002

7th Sep 2002, 17:55

Sounds a bit too good to be true, but its also been my experience. I own a 1990 Hilux Surf which is the Japanese home market version of the 4Runner.

I've owned it for 2 years now and with 122,000 kilometers on the clock, it looks and drives like a new car.

As Steven's review suggests; the Surf/4Runner is an amazingly well built car;-)

1992 Toyota 4Runner V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission V6
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Head gasket blew at 60K miles. Replaced, covered under warranty through 100K miles.

General Comments:

I have done some pretty intensive off road driving in this vehicle, and it has performed great. I did replace/upgrade the shocks at 70K. Currently have 91K miles and just completed a 1000 mile round trip journey. I'll drive it another 100 K, and buy a new one just like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews