Will never leave you stranded!
My cylinder head gasket blew after owning this car for 1 week.
It was a relatively easy repair that cost under $200.
This 4Runner is a 4 cylinder model and is great on highway, not so terrific in the city. My previous vehicle was also a 4Runner, but a 3.0L V6-a truly magnificent engine that cannot be killed.
4Runners seriously need larger gas tanks, a 50L tank is a real pain for a vehicle of it's size.
My other 4Runner a 1990 has 363,000 on the engine and it runs like clockwork. It has had a few age associated problems, but I cannot complain. I bought it 10 years ago for $6500 and I am selling it now for $3000.
4Runners are difficult to kill, but I would highly recommend you choose the V6 engine with manual transmission.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2004