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1990 Toyota 4Runner

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Excellent 4runner
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By crainke
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Well built Japanese car. I pushed this 4runner to its limits many times and it always got me through.


Favorite Features

Layout, durability, body style, reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Larger engine!!


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A real trooper
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By aadst
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

I found this vehicle to be tough and dependable. The roll rate is a little excessive, but this is probably more due to the progressive rear springs and oversized 31" tires. Also, it couldn't move out of it's own way. But as a tough vehicle for work or play, it's an excellent choice. My sister backed into me with a Corolla, which suffered $3000 in damage, while I took less than $100 worth of damage. This vehicle is TOUGH. The downside is that the old 4Runner's had a few mechanical flaws, such as a problem with the rear window mechanism and back end sag.


Favorite Features

Tough transmission, good 4 wheel drive system, can really feel the road. Very dependable.


Suggested Improvements

Back end springs will probably need replacement, tailgate window will need work


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Why Toyota
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By genera
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I bought the vehicle from a Toyota dealer at just under 100,000 miles. It never had enough power. The 4WD system never worked right. There was always a loud banging sound and a lurching when the 4WD was disengaged, even after only 5 mins of driving. The passenger cab was cramped. After about a year and about 10 to 12 thousand miles, the engine blew a rod. I thought Toyotas were supposed to last forever. Or at least 150,000 miles. I've owned Chevy, Acura, VW, and Toyota. It doesn't matter what you buy, you may or may not get lucky.


Favorite Features

It looked really cool.


Suggested Improvements

Just a little more leg room. Is it possible to drive with the rear window down and not die of Asphyxiation?


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Avoid at all cost!
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By Rob
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Crush for scrap and meltdown.


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some good some bad...
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By akaharvey
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV


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Good car for smaller people, would love more leg room. Have had mine for 5 yrs now, bought used. Have had some major repair bills mostly with a/c and fuel injectors. Still a great looking car and built like a tank have been rear ended 3 times with no damage! I feel very safe when I can keep in running....


Favorite Features

looks


Suggested Improvements

more leg room in back seat, mostly for growing family. CHEAPER prices for dealer repairs. Its crazy the amount of money they try to charge....


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