by infinitewisdom on Aug 19, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD
bought my '97 SR5 as a demo with 20k on it.
It has been the most reliable car ever.
I think the late 90's was a time when Japan and Toyota in particular decided to overtake GM and Ford in market share and the chose product quality as their method of attack.
Essentially this car is the antithesis of a GM or Ford.
It never breaks. I have replaced the battery brakes and tires and a few worn out mechanisms like the ignition switch and bulbs but everything else remains in perfect working order and starts every single time I turn it over.
I just hit 225k and am handing the keys to my 16 year old
daughter who refuses to drive anything else because she grew up in this vehicle.
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