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.
Tough transmission, good 4 wheel drive system, can really feel the road.
Back end springs will probably need replacement, tailgate window will need