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1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV - Consumer Reviews

1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV

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By Juffowup
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Bought with 20k miles now have 155k. I would buy a Toyota again. Probably not a 4runner just because of the gas mileage 15/18. My water pump went out twice before 100k, dealer said it was a common failure. MAFS went out around 140k. Around 120k the radiator failed internally forcing coolant into the transmission (rare failure), $4500 for new tranny and radiator. Power antenna went out, common failure. Starter contacts wore and needed to be replaced. Coolant line to rear heater broke. Even though it sounds bad, I still like my 4runner. Most failure can be resolved by do it yourselfers with a little research.


Best Features

The 4 wheel drive is solid and has served me well in Minnesota winters and driving to the hunting shack.


Worst Features

The oil drains on the splash/brush guard when draining, causing oil to run everywhere. I removed the lower portion of the guard.


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1999 4Runner Limited 4WD
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By runnerxa
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Great vehicle if you like the outdoor lifestyle. I love driving with all the windows and sunroof open. Feels like a Jeep but without the noise and rides much better. The V6 engine is weak once you start to load up the vehicle. Although it does have great off the line torque. The ride is truck-like but I am happy with it. The reliability and build quality is quite good. As long as you keep a good maintenance, this vehicle will practically run forever. Lots of aftermarket upgrades for the vehicle. I end up adding a TRD supercharger, URD fuel mods, Doug Thorley header, TRD exhaust, IPT valve body upgrade, 32" A/T tires, Bilstein shocks, and offroad armor. Overall, it is a very capable vehicle.


Best Features

Roll down rear window, TRD supercharger upgrade (along with URD fuel mods), good ground clearance (stock) for off-roading, factory electric rear locker, multi-mode 4WD, upper sunglasses holder, and lots of power plugins.


Worst Features

Weak stock V6 engine, need factory upgraded shocks or a TRD option for 4Runner, fuel economy (but then what do you expect when you buy a 4200#+ SUV), stock premium stereos are ok but not great, and better sound deafening inside vehicle.


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a 9 year love affair
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By Susan
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I have dealer-maintained this vehicle for 9 years and have never had to fix anything outside of the regular maintance every 3000 miles. I have bought tires twice since purchasing the vehicle but other than that it runs like a charm. I love the inside of the 4Runner. The leather is soft & comfortable and cleans well. The sunroof is huge and slides back inside the roof. The back window rolling down is a feature I've not found in any other vehicle. Thanks to Toyota not changing the body style very often my 9 year old truck still looks like a newer vehicle. I have never owned a car for 9 years before but I've found no reason to give it up other than wanting another one.


Best Features

Rear window rolls down by pushing a button on the key fob; no need to open the hatch for loading small items; the back seat is very comfortable for adults and the front seat has great headroom;


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Scott's 4-runner
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By Scott's Truck
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Overall - excellent vehicle. Could use more horse power and torque to handle the weight.


Worst Features

Rear suspension too close to wheels. Causes rough and uncomfortable ride for rear passengers.


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Awesome truck!
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By bl
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4dr SUV


Review

Bought it used in 2004. It's already been 3 years/40000 miles - not a single problem so far. Ride may seem a little rough to some people, but it's a trade-off for a great off-road performance


Best Features

Great design, fun to drive


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