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Love the 'Runner
By echoman2 on 01/26/13 11:55 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV

Review

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.
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My trusty 4Runner
By janakins42 on 11/02/11 22:17 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV

Review

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.
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The most reliable
By dan721 on 10/09/11 02:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV

Review

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.
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I love my gutless wonder!!
By blaisex22 on 03/31/11 13:20 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV

Review

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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Everything Works!!
By skidds327 on 03/06/11 07:48 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Bought this 4Runner last week for 1800. Surprised that everything works except the rear defroster. The Limited is a joy to drive. Gas mileage is at 17city. I have a hard time getting in the driver seat under the steering wheel. I believe in Toyota quality, this one has over 175k and runs great. I have an Avalon with 198k. Don't like the design of access to rear tailgate thru the window. I would buy a 4Runner again.
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Slow & Steady
By MikeInNNJ on 11/08/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Very slow, poor fuel economy (14 mpg in mixed driving), not nimble, starts every time. Rust is a problem. Not a lot of legroom if your 6' or taller, good headroom though. I don't drive it everyday so I don't have big expectations for it other than running when I need it. Does well in the snow. The rating I gave it may be low, but I only need it to do a limited amount of things so the rating kinda reflects that as it might apply to a full time vehicle.
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Very disappointed
By Max on 08/14/10 02:23 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I purchased this vehicle with 126K miles on it. It now has 130K and is sitting in the shop with a $3,700 transmission bill. I had very high hopes when I bought it and was hoping to keep it for years to come. Unfortunately, the failure of the transmission took me by surprise. I am very surprised it wore down after only 130K miles. I really do love the truck, unfortunately someone before me did not take care of the transmission and now I'm stuck with the bill. I guess its off to Craigslist to see who wants a mechanic's special.
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Head gasket problems
By sam on 07/02/10 13:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV

Review

I bought my 4runner with about 56,000 miles on it.at 75,000 mile it blew a head gasket. at 150,000 miles it has blown a head gasket again. It was recalled for head gasket problems about 5 years ago.I am trying to get Toyota to fix it again.If there was a recall the first time then ,was it something they could fix or was it something they just patched up.I have had just one car in my life time that blew a head gasket once but this truck has don it 2 times. I am wondering if this problem is just something that is going to stay with this truck or what ?
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Gas hog, slow, but it works
By NJMike on 04/03/10 15:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

SR-5 v6 auto. Bought used w/ 103k. It's an occasional use vehicle, everything works (tailgate window a bit slow). Not powerful or acceptable w/ gas. I use plus fuel to help minimize pinging. I use it about once a week and during inclement weather (snow or flooding). More comfortable at around town speeds of 35-45 mph. It'll do 70 but seems like it would rather not. 4wd works well in the snow. It starts every time I've needed it. I'm 6'-2" and it's tight on leg room (I wish I could move the seat back even more), good headroom though. "Original" front brakes were changed @ 103k.
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Blown Head
By Blown Head on 03/19/10 21:51 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1995 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 V6 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

It drove awesome for the first couple years and then my head gasket started going out and then finally did. It's sat in the same spot for two years now because just to replace a head gasket was at least $1500.00 I bought another vehicle for that price.
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