This vehicle is highly recommended
Vehicle is brand new still, but thought I would let people know this vehicle is an improvement over previous 4 Runners. There is nearly 100 more horsepower over previous models.
Only one minor problem has been noticed. The roof rack adjustment screws can work themselves loose and must be checked periodically for tightness. Failure to do so results in clanking noises at highway speeds.
Previously I drove a 92 4Runner and upgraded in 2004. The 04 vehicle is much better and drives more like a car. The suspension is very tight and steering is easy. The only negative is visibility out the side rear windows is somewhat challenging. Toyota has placed mirrors in the rear inside corners of the vehicle to help with driver sight. This helps somewhat.
The factory tires do not grip the road that well.
The seats are comfortable and the rear passengers have more leg room than previous models.
The oil filter is much easier to access than old models. Access is available under the hood and the filter is inverted with no obstructions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2004