1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.8L from North America
This truck is as solid as a tank
Nothing has ever gone wrong with this truck.
I use it to tow a small trailer carrying anything from fire wood to earth.
I also mount a 6 foot snow plow to the front every winter, plowing 10 driveways every snow fall.
Positively the best vehicle I have ever owned.
The only thing I would change if I could go back in time is get the 3.4 L engine for the extra power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2005
14th Nov 2009, 01:08
I am the original poster for this review. I have now owned this truck for 13 years. I have 190,000 km on the truck.
I lube the rear window motor religiously every year. It is still functioning properly to this date.
For the last few years the parking/emergency brake has been seizing up. I didn't need to replace it, just had it lubricated and it too is working well. I just have to have it lubed every year. This year (2009) I have had to replace the starter motor and the muffler assembly.
Other than the above, oil changes, undercoating, filters, battery, tires, etc, nothing else.
Fantastic truck for the money. Always gets me where I want to go and back. Extremely reliable. Well built. Despite the winters and the salt used on the roads there is no rust on the vehicle. Exceptional value for your money. Sometimes, when I see the new trucks out there I think of buying one, but I doubt I'll see this kind of reliability. So I'm going to try to keep this until it gives out, and its not showing any sign of giving out. It drives as well as the day I drove it off the lot.
14th Jan 2013, 19:58
How are you lubing the back window and what are you using to do it? I am noticing mine is getting a little slower in motion, and seems to be a little tighter. I also am a poster about my '96 4Runner and am still in love with it. Approaching 237,000 miles, and today I had to replace the window washer fluid pump... Oh no!! LOL! This is the only repair I have had to do to it, other than the brakes, rotors, tires & timing belt. Most incredible and reliable vehicle out there!