2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7 V8 from North America
Great!... well until...
Brake master cylinder.
Don’t get me wrong, these 4 Runners, Land Cruisers and the like are stout in reliability. Yet like all vehicles, expensive problems can arise.
If you own a Sport or any model TOY with the X-REAS suspension (the hydraulic oil balanced strut system), I hope you have some $$$ in reserve. Cheap they are not. Neither the parts or the labor for installation.
But wait there’s more!
Ever change your brake master cylinder on your F150, Silverado or Dakota, MGB, Fiat, Buick or any other car or truck? $30-$400 for the part... maybe $200-$300 for labor if you feel like getting charged instead of doing it yourself?!? Not on your 4Runner/GX470. I dare you to find a used master cylinder for under $1200! You may have to second mortgage your house to buy a new one and have it installed. Oh, want to install it yourself to save a couple thousand?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th August, 2018
26th Aug 2018, 17:37
Don't know a lot about the newer version of the 4runner. I do know that my neighbor was involved in a serious accident in his 2006 4runner version, and it held up well and no one was hurt. The 4runner was totaled. Not sure about the other car. Also recently the older versions have been going up in price in my area of Southern California. The older version that was from 1996-2002. Also saw a very clean low mileage 1997 Toyota 4runner for 8900.00 at the local Lexus dealership in Santa Monica CA. And thought that was a crazy price for it. Just too much. And they had it on the lot for 2 months and wouldn't reduce the price for it. It just sold a few days ago. So something is going on with the model and that version of the 4runner. My advice to anyone that has that 1996-2002 model is to hold onto it.