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By 6paul11 on
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
The 2001 4Runner is an outstanding SUV. Reliable, excellent in bad weather, and built to last through the apocalypse. Ever seen the Top Gear episode with the indestructable Toyota? This is the cousin of the Hilux, the car featured in that show. Nothing can take this beast down. Problems are few and far between. 140,000 miles of service life and many more to go.
The car has outstanding reliability. It is easy to modify. Quality is outstanding. It simply built to last and perform wherever and whenever you need it.
The car needs a much more powerful engine. While reliable and sufficient around town, this SUV is a slug on the freeway. It barely has enough passing power. Give it a V8 or a bigger V6. 185 horses is pathetic.
The 4WD system works fine, but that little button and shifter thingy is unusual to use.
The car could use better quality paint.
An on the column shifter would be nice to free up room for other equipment.
Other than that, no gripes.