1995 Toyota 4Runner Reviews - Page 16 of 16

1995 Toyota 4Runner SR-5 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carSubaru GL

Summary:

Nice vehicle, but I should have had it checked by a mechanic

Faults:

Overall, the car runs fine. Everything works on it, but... the engine burns a quart of oil every 350 miles!

I am being told by the local dealerships that not only are my valve guides and seals bad, but the oil rings are probably worn.

General Comments:

The Toyota 3.0 V6 3VZ motor is a poor one, according to the engine re-builder that supplies the local Toyota dealerships with short blocks. They said the problem is with the flimsy pistons. When they rebuild the motors, they install much heavier duty pistons.

The valve seals on this motor have a tendency to dry out between 80,000 and 100,000 miles, causing some oil consumption...approx. 1 quart in 1,000 to 1,500 miles.

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

Review Date: 28th January, 2002

8th Oct 2002, 13:05

Same experience with this engine. Had to be rebuilt at 107k miles because of burning oil. Thought it was something I did or prior owner, but it looks like the engine is a lemon.

4th Feb 2003, 16:35

I own a 1995 Toyota 4- Runner and I am also burning oil at the rate of approx 1 qt every 500-600 miles. Should I replace just the seals, or go ahead into the engine and replace the rings as well?

1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

The Toyota 4Runner is one dependable, sharp looking vehicle

Faults:

The clutch needed to be replaced at 80000 miles (not bad).

Power antenna died at 108000 miles.

General Comments:

The 4Runner has been a great vehicle both on and off road. From snowy winters in Colorado to the heat and humidity of Georgia, the truck has never let me down.

The 3.0L V6 engine is underpowered for any kind of towing, but does pretty well cross country.

The cup holders are right in front of the vents, bad idea.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2001

1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

This vehicle can take me anywhere

Faults:

Speedometer/odometer gear in transmission.

General Comments:

Good performer and comfortable, quality leather interior, disappointing 13-15 mpg in combination driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2001

1995 Toyota 4Runner V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles

General Comments:

The engine is too small and it is a gas guzzler. Otherwise it is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2000

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 65 reviews