Starter went at 230,000; no big deal.
Rotors replaced twice, only caused by miles off roading.
Calipers replaced same time as the rotors.
Had to replace bottom ball joints, steering stabilizer, and new front and rear shocks and rear springs.
Clutch is starting to go 254,000kms. Would have lasted longer, but I have over 10,000 kms in the bush since I bought it in 08.
Other than the basic things, it's gotta be the best vehicle I have ever owned.
The 4 runner is a bit slow in getting up to speed, but it makes up for it in torque, no problems climbing hills.
Fuel economy isn't the best, but this ride has so many qualities, I don't mind spending a few extra dollars in fuel.
Handling is average for a SUV; bit of body roll and not the smoothest off road. Kinda feels like it's built like a little tank once you get on the trails.
The seats are made with a high quality fabric, very durable. Gauge cluster is perfect, easy to read and all controls are in easy reach.
The back seats are really easy to fold down.
Off road, all I have to say is WOW. Extremely strong. My vacuum front diff was replaced with warn lockers and my traction is unreal. 4 low is excellent, and for crossing creeks, you're able to go as deep as your headlight without flooding the motor. The suspension and front end is very strong...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2010