Don't trust everything you read in
Conumer reports about this SUV. I
purchase my 1997 4runner in August
2002. Vehicle had 57,000 miles and was
a Toyota "Certified" Used Vehicle. Two
months later I noticed a heavy shimmy
when I applied the brakes between 40
and 50 MPH. Then on cold mornings the
transmission wouldn't shift into drive
until the engine warmed up. Took it to
my dealer, $800...!! to replace front
rotors and rear brake drum which had
cracked (still under Certified warranty
but brake parts not covered). Tech
couldn't figure out why the
transmission won't shift when cold...
Smooth, quiet ride for SUV
Better reliability! Seat should go
lower to accomodate 6' plus drivers.
Not much headroom for tall drivers
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