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2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV

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By George
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 2WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Very reliable car from an engine and systems standpoint. Wish the mileage efficiency was higher. Suspension is a bit hard; it bounces quite a bit on small bumps on the road.


Favorite Features

Looks.


Suggested Improvements

Mileage efficiency - suspension a bit hard.


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I Love My 4-Runner
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By Bob B
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This has been my 3rd 4-Runner, and the best of the best. I have over 70,000 miles on it and have found nothing wrong. It gets used off road a fair amount and it still as tight as if it were new. One thing I have found about 4-Runners, they are very sensitive to kind of off road tires and vibrations caused by some tread designs.


Favorite Features

It is fun to drive, on and off road. I really like the flexibility of using the A/C in any mode - great for off road dirty places. Stability system worked great on one occasion in the ice.


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MOST RELIABLE VEHICLE
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By doug
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This has been the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned. Haven't had to spend any money, except for oil & filter. The only complaint I have with this vehicle is that the front bucket seats aren't very comfortable. The new model 4runner supposedly addressed this problem, but I haven't riden in the new 4runner. I doubt if I would buy another 4runner. I love the reality, but I hate the new style! My wife likes the current style, but she is trying to have us buy a new Sequouia(sic). I like the Sequ ok, but I like that the 4runner is built in Japan. Don't say I'm not patriotic, I joined the Marines at the height of the Viet Nam War! If the USA ever builds a vehicle with Japanese reliabity


Favorite Features

styling, reliability, re-sale value.


Suggested Improvements

more comfortable seats


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Amazing at 107K miles!
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By John in Wisc
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Vehicle

2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought used at 30K miles. One owner (per dealer) and no wear/tear. Now at 106K miles, and repairs virtuallly nil, except the routine (1 tune up, 1 brakes). Front seats a bit crowded, could use 2" more on each. Cloth upholstery on this one - seams are opening up a couple places, need to sew them up. Handles great in snow with 4WD, excellent traction control. The engine purrs and virtually ZERO vibration at idle. Slightly underpowered at 5cyl-has tow package which is easy to hook up. Don't expect a soft "car" ride-this is a truck frame and lets you know it, but that's fine for a true SUV that can off road with the best of 'em.I keep it well maintained/lube oil trans . Great product


Favorite Features

Stability control, on the fly 4 WD, moonroof, rear heater is nice


Suggested Improvements

wider seats in front, rear A/C vents, a bit more power from the 6 cyl engine, and tweak the MPG up a bit.


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An Excellent SUV
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By Aikidoka55
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Vehicle

2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 2WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this SUV brand new in 2001 and it has been with us everywhere in California and Hawaii (Oahu in 2004). It is a very reliable vehicle. All I need to do is put oil and gas in. It required very little maintenance. It is a superb vehicle overall.


Favorite Features

Very reliable. Tough chassis.


Suggested Improvements

Bumpy rides.


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