1995 Toyota 4Runner Reviews - Page 3 of 16

1995 Toyota 4Runner 2.4 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Front CV joints are shot, rear window is pretty useless, and weak and rusted out.

General Comments:

I love this truck to drive around the country with.. It is very reliable, and seems like it will run forever.

My biggest complaint is that it is grossly underpowered. You have to beat it over the head to get it to merge onto a highway, and take a run at any hill you encounter.. Don't even think about trying to pass someone unless you are going downhill..

It's decent on fuel, but I would recommend the 6 cylinder for added power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2010

1995 Toyota 4Runner 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance302000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Best work truck I have ever had since my 1988 4Runner

Faults:

I have replaced the head gaskets twice; when I had valve jobs done when I first bought the truck, and again at about 250,000 miles.

Yes this engine has some issues with the V-6 3.0 VZE, but I have driven this truck every day for the last 5 years and had no complaints for the amount of hard driving work I get out of it.

The starter has been replaced and I have gone through a set of tires.

It rides like a truck, but it is dependable and I can count on it to get me through rough terrain in the desert in 4wd or 2wd.

Brake power booster went out, and I found a good used one online. Parts still can be found cheap online or junk yards (forget dealers) and find yourself a good honest mechanic.

Yes it is a bit under powered and under MPG than I wish, but it is still much less expensive than a buying a new car or new car payments.

Body is in good shape, and I get offers to buy it, and I tell them it is not for sale.

The head gasket issue has been solved by replacing the head gaskets with a newer much better quality gasket material than the OEM gaskets, which were inferior to begin with.

What do you expect from an older vehicle? Yes it is going to cost money to maintain, but it all depends who you go to for repairs. The days of finding an honest mechanic that will not rape you are almost gone.

General Comments:

The 4Runner has been improved over the years, but the new asking price is too much for honest hard working folks. That is why most buy used older 4Runners and then find that the 4Runner is a hard working truck, but high cost maintenance queen when it is time for repairs. Durability and reliability, knowing that there are some issues is the key, and just realize that nothing is forever, especially material things that we push hard at 65 mph plus, and brake hard and forget to change oil and filters regularly... Parts are ridiculously too expensive, just because they can charge you that much. That is the common problem in America right now; greed and unethical people.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2009

8th Apr 2010, 10:55

Hi, I would to know what brand and where I can get these "NO OEM" gaskets you are talking about? Thanks.

I just bought a 4Runner, and the old owner just changed the head gaskets, but I want to be prepared for the next change. Mine has only 159000 - and it seems it has nothing wrong, and it's beautiful and rides well, but with so many complaints about the HG, I want to take some precautions.

1995 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 3.0 Litre V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

Reliable, dependable, very durable. Buy it if you want it!

Faults:

- The battery.

- Head gasket blew at 156 000 miles, then I replaced it with a newer motor (runs strong again).

- Slow automatic changing gears from 2nd to 3rd.

- Used a lot of RPM before shifting, making the gas consumption poor.

- Must be the auto tranny just getting old.

- Otherwise everything is in good working order.

- Strong reliable SUV.

General Comments:

- Other than the slow acceleration during high speeds and not very roomy inside... this 4x4 SUV is awesome.

- Very reliable and dependable!

- With the right regular maintenance, this truck can last for a LONG time!! It is a Toyota truck after all.

- Durable 4x4 and very well built!!!

- For all those people that love to bring their SUVs outdoor, then I recommend getting a 4runner.

- With hundreds of aftermarket parts and accessories for this SUV, it is a fun vehicle to be a project.

- Resale value is excellent compare to other 4x4 SUVs.

- TOYOTA well BUILT "4RUNNER"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2009

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