By Michelle on
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Love this SUV! Bought new. I'm still driving 8 yrs later and 120K miles. Only problem was the tail light bulb seems to go every other year which got me a ticket :( Mechanically very sound, well built, still runs like the day I purchased. I've replaced the water pump/timing belt only due to miles. I get 17-19 mpg in city and 23+ on open highway. I do agree with the others though that the ride can be a bit bumpy, slightly larger tires seems help with that a bit. Cost to own very good at 25K new in 2002, retail today in mint condition is $8-9K. Not bad at all! Debating whether to trade in only due to mileage and mpg.
Sporty body style, just high up enough to see well over other cars, but not too high for a shorter person to get into. Rear windows opens and closes which helps pull the A/C through quicker on those really hot days.