Purchased the 4Runner new in November 1998. Now have 93,000 miles on it. Required a new starter at 65,000 miles but no other problems at all. All the bells and whistles still work as new. Typical exceptional Toyota reliability, comforable on the the road yet very capable off road. I like the styling of the 99 better than the new models.
Dual mode 4 wheel drive, push button all wheel drive mode for around town snow or ice, locking 4 hi and low mode for off road. Automatic climate control.
Gas mileage is 18 mpg around town, but it's a heavy vehicle.