1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 from North America
The best mid-sized SUV
The only thing that has gone wrong the entire time I have owned this truck was the motor that makes the power antenna go up and down. I had it fixed right away where I bought the truck (not at a Toyota dealership), and it only cost me $70. Not bad for what it would have cost me at the dealership. They gave me an estimate of $300.00.
This truck handles well, both on and off road. It also handles nicely in the rain, which is more than I can say for the Ford Explorer. It has a very comfortable interior, large exterior mirrors, and impressive ride height. Women may find it hard to enter/exit from due to this, but side steps are an option. I bought this truck because of the reputation Toyota has for reliabilty and ruggedness. I expect to have at least 150,000 miles by the time I'm ready to sell it, and I don't expect any problems. Basically, all you need to do with these trucks is change the oil and put gas in them. Minor things might break, and they are not cheap, but it will outlast any American made SUV out there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2002