1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.7 V6 from North America
Astounding reliability, comfort and fun. This car will live forever
Master cylinder and rear axle seals needed to be replaced at 321334.
Sunroof motor doesn't work.
Rust rotted out my shock mounts in the rear, so they needed to be re-welded.
With this mileage on an American car I'd have had to replace the transmission and engine by now. The 4Runner doesn't care one bit.
This is an absolutely astounding vehicle and I don't think anything could possibly be improved about it. I will get another one when (if) this one ever dies. It's a very attractive car and everything just feels "right".
Heat and A/C are incredibly good; they're the best I've ever seen. Front seats are CRAZY comfortable. Remarkably quiet ride. Speaker placement is excellent. The power rear window is great - it lets me push airflow throughout the entire car, not just into my hair, and also lets me hear cars when they are behind me.
The car has a remarkably good and strong 4x4 system, with a push button that engages and disengages 4WD smoothly in one second, whenever you like.
After 18 years, absolutely everything works except the sunroof motor.
The car has tons of room inside and is nicely laid out, aside from the stupid cupholder (ask anyone with a 3rd Gen about this, and you'll see what I mean).
I purchased it at 321000 because I knew it would hold up, and it is unstoppable. It's got all-original everything. The only area of wear in the entire car is the driver's seat, and a little rust on the tailgate.
This car (and this particular generation, from 1996-1999) is legendary for a reason. There is nothing on the road like a 90s 4Runner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd March, 2015