by pius222 on Sep 12, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV
Bought it used in 2007 with 130000 miles at a used car lot.
Now has 18xxxx miles.
Still runs strong.
As long as you do the regular maintenance.
This 4runner will run forever.
The cloth interior is still great as I put a cushion on driver seat, a dash cover keeps the dash from cracking.
The blue paint still shines as it is always garaged.
Only used 4WD once in a muddy situation.
The only drawback is the engine is kind of weak in this day and age IMO.
by pjatty on May 15, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD
The 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4x4 (with automatic transmission) is simply the best stock SUV I have seen for off-road use. It is so light that it tends to skim across the surface of mud with the 4x4 engaged, rather than sinking like a Tahoe.
It is narrow, so it can make it through skinny trails.
It has high ground clearance and skid plates on key components, so it less likely to get damaged.
It has a relatively short wheel base (which combined with the high ground clearance and removing the running boards) means it is unlikely to get high centered anywhere, unlike a Suburban.
Any it is still very reliable after 115,000 miles.
by res3 on Mar 10, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV
I bought my 4runner in 05 with 130k miles on it and didn't blink, now i have 245k miles and have only put a starter on it(are you kidding me). This is the best toyota yet and i have owned 5 toyota's and currently drive a Echo for the gas mileage and it has 190k on it and still running strong. I think about other vehicals but always stay with ol 4runner because it has always been there for me and i look to break the 300k with this truck.
The 4Runner receives a number of upgrades this year, starting with a new and improved four-wheel-drive system equipped with a center differential and featuring a full-time 4WD mode in addition to the current two-high, four-high and four-low modes. New exterior features include a front bumper redesign, multireflector headlamps and an enhanced sport package with fender flares and a hood scoop on the SR5 model. Inside, a new center console/cupholder design will improve beverage-carrying capacity of the 4Runner and an automatic climate control system will be featured on the Limited models.