by rmshively on Nov 14, 2014 Vehicle: 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought our very first 1995 4Runner v6 manual. I had always wanted one but had NO IDEA about the head gasket problems. I had a feeling not to buy it but I didn't and now I wish I hadn't. I mean I love this car but I wish it had more horse power, and with 150 hp it's not nearly powerfull enough for a v6. It's extremely slow going up hills and it sucks down the gas at incredible rates. I really don't think this thing could pull anything and get up a hill properly. So last week it didn't pass smog and to our horror it was a blown head gasket. We bought it at 174,000 miles and it's at 209,900 right now. Going to get another better, more powerful vehicle. The engine is shot now. Crappy engine!!
by snast on Nov 2, 2014 Vehicle: 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD
don't get me wrong, I love this car. but stomp on the gas, and don't expect much to happen except a lot more noise. that being said, this is simply the most reliable, capable vehicle i've ever driven. i've had mine for 5 years, it has 300,000 miles, and it runs just fine. off road, it's absolutely unstoppable. the storage and versatility is awesome
by echoman2 on Jan 26, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV
I just my '95 4Runner this year, and I love it. I got it with 100,000 miles on it and I've put about 10,000 in it. I get around 14 mpg in the city, and 20 on highway driving. Doesn't have amazing power on the highway, but goes off-road like a champ. I gotten through some pretty crazy stuff, and it's still all stock. Handles the snow like a boss. The rear springs were sagging a litle when I got it, but some new coils and she rides just like new! Has on not started once, and that was when the battery fried on me. But shes got a new battery now, and starts up every time. I love this truck and plan to keep it for a long time.
by janakins42 on Nov 2, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV
My Tacoma saved my life during a collision that totalled her. I was so depressed. I knew the only thing I could do was get another Toyota. When I got my 4Runner she was a real lemon. She had an overheating issue that I didn't discover until I took a small road trip. After I replaced the radiator and thermostat and maintainenced fluids and whatnot...she was the most dependable car I could ever ask for. The funny thing is...they made 2WD 4Runners! And I bought one! Didn't know until servicing her at Jiffy Lube. They were baffled too. She has 168k miles and still runs strong. The gas mileage sucks tho. I have to sell my baby because of it. I will be sad to see her go.
by dan721 on Oct 9, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV
I bought this vehicle in 1995 new from the dealership. The only problems I had was the
water pump and front shocks, other than that
no problems at all. It has 78,000 miles and runs like new.
I highly recommend it to any one who is looking for a reliable car.
On gas takes 16 miles/gallon and not very powerful up hill. Save money on maintenance.
Love it and plan to keep it.
by blaisex22 on Mar 31, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4dr SUV
I bought my 4Runner from a pawn shop 6 years ago at 135,000 miles. It gets crappy mileage and wont get out of its own way on the highway but for around town and off-road its awesome.
Im now at 210,000 and have had only the head gasket issue. I did the head gasket myself and now Im off and running again.
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