by s0ul_sister on Mar 5, 2014 Vehicle: 1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD
This car is a wild beast. There is literally NOTHING the 4runner can't handle. My friends and I have taken her through streams, rock climbing, mudding and playing in the snow. I am so mean to this car, yet it has never once failed me. It keeps going no matter what you throw at it. Lots of room, reliable engine and it just looks so bad ass! I think it's important that you get the manual version though, because automatics aren't as much fun and don't give as much control. If you want a car that will keep trooping past 250k miles, this is the one for you. Take care of it and you will love it forever.
by fierceblues on Jun 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought a 1991 4runner 4x4 5speed 4 cylinder brand new. It now has 265000. Thing runs great....as long as the rig is maintained and not abused it runs forever. Tranny and 4x4 setup is flawless and built like a tank. Engine was rebuilt at 220,000 (probably could have gone much further, but was gonna let my son use it and wanted him to have a very reliable rig) and the truck is a horse mechanically. The driver seat needs recovering and could use a paint refresh.....but it has been one reliable vehicle. I have never regretted buying this truck and was glad I got the 4 cylinder engine...didnt have all the bells and whistles like the 6 cylinder, but man does it just keep on running. If you can pick up a well maintained 4 cyclinder...even with high mileage, you have found a machine that can give you years of reliable service.
by B-530 on Jan 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD
i bought my runner with 246k on the clock. it has the 22re with a 5 speed and 4 wheel drive. i get 22 mpg average which is great in my opinion for a 4wd suv. it fits my family very comfortably and allows us to go wherever we want very safely. its not fast but it gets the job done it now has 270,000 miles and runs like champ. i wouldn't trade it for a lot of other suv's out there.
by NYgnat on Mar 2, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD
I got this vehicle in 94 for $16K with
60K mi on it, it now has 178K, w/ a
small amount of rust-thru below the gas
door. Reliable except for the common
failure of this V6's head gaskets.
Warantee covers it. One Toyota "quirk"
w/the EFI fuse in the kickpanel fuse
box. Seems that the females break
contact, a quick bend out of the leads
on the fuse itself, and reinserting
fixes it till next season change. The
only other problem that I've had is
there is a subtle leak in the
powersteering system. Just a note, a
tire change to 32x11.5x15, (fit nice on
stock SR5 wheels) the speedometer
becomes accurate. I can highly
recommend this vehicle.
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