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Awesome vehicle!!
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By bigquadsto
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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Had this car for about 5 years now and no problems with the car at all. It's at 94K miles and still runs like new.


Favorite Features

Has high clearance and the ability to turn the corners much better than other SUVs I've driven.


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Toyota - Need I say more?
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By Wild_Bill
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV


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It just doesn't get any better than this. If you're shopping for a used one you definitely want to look for a rear locker if plan on off-roading.


Favorite Features

Looks, quality, reliability...almost 80,000 miles and it's never been in the shop.


Suggested Improvements

Drink holders are kind of annoying, but they changed these in 99.


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Superb SUV
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By lovemytoyotas
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV


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Bought used with every possible option. Just love it. Beautiful to look at; fun to drive. Very comfortable; back never gets tired. Good mileage for SUV; over 22 mpg on long hauls from sea-level to over 8000' and at 80+ mph. with a load. Only problem so far is the sectional antenna stopped working. Extremely reliable. My only complaint is that my wife confiscated it on the way home from the dealership, and claims it's HER car!


Favorite Features

Toyota quality; appearance; cabin comfort. Handling.


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower and larger center console.


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4RUNNA!
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By kford
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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I love my 4runner. it's the best SUV made. Ever.


Favorite Features

4wd baby, I didn't have to raise my truck up or anything, it's got plenty of ground clearance for excellent off- road capability


Suggested Improvements

Hmm... I wouldn't mind an upgrade in speakers.


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By RAMON LOPEZ
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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This vehicle is excellent, very safety and Beautiful.


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4 runner
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By Jenn Davies
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV


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Runs well, no problems that I'm aware of...


Favorite Features

upgraded sound system


Suggested Improvements

none to date


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Greatest SUV EVER
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By LOVEMyToyota
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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I had been looking for a car for a while, and one day while driving down the street with a buddy I spotted one that I decided to test drive, to see if they were actually as good as I read about. I ended up going home in that same one. That says it all, best car I've ever had. They also look great, and if you do some searching you can find a good deal on these cars. If a 19 yr. old guy who is an E-3 in the military can afford one anyone can!


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4Runners Forever
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By 4RunLover
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my first 4Runner used, a 1997 SR5 4x4. I've had about a dozen vehicles (none Toyotas) in my lifetime and wish I had bought a 4Runner sooner. I am now shopping for another one, for my daughter who's in college. She's going to flip out -- she loves ours.


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