by abc66 on Jan 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
As others have opined as well, this is the best car I have ever owned as well.
At over 203,000 miles, it still runs better than some other SUVs I've owned have at 50,000.
Have had no mechanical issues, and have only performed routine maintenance.
The Edmunds reviewer who placed the lack of a third row seat as a con is a fool.
An SUV isn't a mini-van/people mover first.
It is a utility vehicle first, and cargo capacity is a higher priority than carrying over 5 people!
With the rear seats folded down, which they do completely, there is a ton of storage capacity in the 4Runner.
Not sure what compact SUV he was comparing to, but I've never seen one that has half as much capacity.
by jeff meredith on Nov 15, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
this is simply an amazing vehicle..
have test drove and looked at all
suvs, form hummers to escalades and
this beats all. its performance is
superb, the power to weight ratio is
unmatchable, the four wheel drive
capabilities are incredible. it is
nothing short af amazing.
by fordo on Nov 12, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
for all that i like about the vehicle,
like its quiet, smooth ride, towing
capability and offroad capability,
there are are few issues i'm bothered
with. first, the brakes seem
to "stick" when letting off the pedal
after a complete stop. 2 dealers i've
taken it to don't think it's a problem,
and 1 couldn't even detect it. very
annoying. second, remove the running
boards, they are too low and too narrow
to be anything but an obstacle.
finally, the body moldings seem to
collect water--i'm concerned that this
may cause premature corrosion. bottom
line: if i get the brakes fixed the
overall rating will be about 9.5, if
not, it's an 8, at best.
Toyota's popular midsize SUV has been completely redesigned this year. Though it stays true to its truck-based roots, it comes with many new upscale features, including an available V8 engine and an optional navigation system.