The price was right!
Rear window - Goes down, but will not come back up. Need to manually pull it up while holding the key. I have taken the tailgate apart, applied light grease to all moving parts, then re-assembled. The window slowly goes up, but still needs help. Not much of an improvement. I don't think these rear window motors like cold weather.
Rust - The previous owner never oil-sprayed or under-coated the vehicle. This is a must up here in salty, snowy and cold Canada. I had some bodywork done to the tailgate and rear-quarter panels. Oil has now been applied under the doors and and around the quarter-panels and fender chrome. The underneath has been oil-sprayed.
Transmission - The transmission has been shifting erratically between 2nd and drive. I'm planning on bringing it into a transmission shop to get it serviced including a new filter and any adjustments that are required.
Fuel mileage - Not very good! I'm consistently getting 13.4 MPG (Imperial) in the city, however, do get excellent mileage (21 mpg) on the highway.
Engine - Leaking oil, but not sure from where. It could be a valve cover gasket. A mechanic briefly looked at the underneath and stated the leak is not coming from the crankshaft seal.
I'm a bit disappointed with my 1995 4Runner, however, I must consider the fact that the previous owner neglected to take care of it. I purchased this vehicle based on my great success of owning a 1989 4Runner. My 1989 has truly been an extraordinary vehicle. Absolutely reliable.
With some good maintenance, I should be able to get this unit back in A1 shape.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2003