1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.3 liter from North America
Still a great car
The starter died at about 75,000 miles.
At about 76,000 miles, the calalytic converter was bad, per the code read.
The starter cost over $400.00 to replace. It was intermittently not cranking and then finally died.
The converter will cost approx. $1,000 just for that, not including pipes and labor. I looked at the Ford Escape and this when I bought and paid about $3,000 more for this for the reliability and belief it would last longer. I don't think I should have to replace anything, let alone a converter, at less than 80,0000 miles. The mechanic said this is a common problem with Toyota trucks and a doctor friend of mine has had the same problem on his 4Runner and Land Cruiser, at over $1,500 to fix.
Other than that, it is very comfortable and I still love it. Just disappointed in this.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th November, 2004
28th Feb 2005, 16:02
No offense, but your getting ripped off. who charges $1000 for a catalytic converter? try closer to $200.
18th Jul 2007, 12:10
Just contacted the dealer, if you go with an OEM Converter, you will pay $1300.00 for it, for the 1999 Toyota 4 runner, V-6 Auto w/4 wheel drive. Never under estimate the cost of OEM parts. I'm looking at other resources other than OEM however, the Fuel/Air and O2 sensor's are very picky and sensitive.
6th Feb 2011, 01:36
Anything under 80K miles and or 8 years is covered under a federal mandated emissions warranty.