1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4X4 3.4 V6 from North America
A good friend that's there for you
I bought it with a blown head gasket.
Since have replaced the head gasket and the U-Joints.
The brakes and alignment have both been done recently.
The following has been replaced.
Tie rod ends.
Fluids flushed, new hoses, tune up.
All of these things done by previous owner.
This SUV handles like a truck to me under my first impressions, but after reviewing other SUVs the handling is so much better, very precise steering and not a high amount of body roll for sitting so high.
The 3.4L engine seems underpowered at first, but you will find it hard to believe, but it behaves more like a sports car, power comes in really strong at higher rpms, low rpms are not bad even when towing, but the 3.4 comes alive above 4,000 rpm.
I am also impressed with the 4 wheel drive abilities, it tackles mild trails with ease.
It's not huge inside, but it's very comfortable and is amazing when driving in tight places with excellent turning radius, which makes backing in a trailer night and day difference.
I also love the rear power window, which also helps when backing in a trailer with limo tint windows at night.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2009