by Rob on Aug 16, 2010 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD
The 3.0 L V6 is one of the worst engines ever made there are serious problems with the head gaskets. I own one and it has gone through 2 head gaskets in less than 200,000 miles at a cost of $1500 to $1800 each time. Do not buy these vehicles! Toyota will only replace the gasket one time but refuses to accept that it is a design flaw not only a gasket problem.
by Ron on Nov 28, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD
I have had my 4Runner for 10 years now having bought it used with 75000 miles on it. It scared me at first because I thought I was driving a truck after owning a small Honda Civic. This baby has been through thick and thin with me. I have used as a true SUV and not a show car like I've seen in California. Some have complained of now guts or power. I have the V6 engine with a 5 speed and have NO complaints. The 4 wheel drive works like a charm. I wouldn't own an automatic in a SUV (show car) and I have 250,000 on it and I'm considering a rebuild before it dies. I love this car!
by JW on May 19, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD
We have owned this vehicle since 1995, and are second owners. Have had zero unusual repairs the entire time. We're about to call it quits on it at 230,000 miles because it needs new seals. Wish it had a little more power at higher speeds, but it is geared for 4WD. Better gas mileage than the new ones!
Introduced in mid-1989, the 1990 4Runner is based on the 1989 Pickup. Rear ABS is standard, but works only in 2WD. Removable rear roof section disappears. Shift-on-the-fly 4WD is now optional. Two- and four-door models are available.
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I have owned 3 Toyota 4Runners, First a 1986 with the fiberglass top, which I rolled (from sliding on Ice)it over on way to work in 1990. The roof stayed intact. The Roll bar worked very well too, the...