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2003 Toyota 4Runner SUV

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Devil in the Details
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By rob in co
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall, this is a very impressive vehicle. However, I have had a recurrent front suspension squeak (traced to the body mount) that is still not fixed after 4 visits to the dealer, and I am now seeking to have the vehicle replaced with a new one with 3200 miles on the clock. I have also been bothered by a rattle in the headliner by the sunglass holder. I expected better attention to the small details by Toyota, but hopefully they will remedy the situation. I love the vehicle otherwise, I'd just like to have a new one that's without the squeaks and rattles.


Favorite Features

Full-time 4wd, great stereo, better gas mileage than I expected, solid ride, powerful V-6.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the squeaks and rattles. Toyota is supposed to be synonymous with quality. I would expect this from a GM or Ford vehicle, but not a Toyota.


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GREAT TRUCK!!!
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By HPOOH
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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XREAS is great!!! Ride quality is above par, quiet and powerful V6 engine. Camry has 5-speed auto on the V6.... why not the 4runner? Gas milage is somewhat bad... i am getting about 16mpg


Favorite Features

auto climate control, XREAS is great!!! Ride quality is above par, quite and powerful V6 engine.


Suggested Improvements

5-speed automatic may help save some gas cost


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4-Runner Nothing Else Will Do
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By AAJoe
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my favorite SUV I have ever owned. (99 Tahoe, 92 K-5 Blazer, 87 Cherokee, 82 CJ7) I tested the 2003 Tahoe, Discovery, Trailblaizer & Durango and I would have paid a $5000 premium for the powertrain and handling of the 4-Runner. New for 2003 increased size and V-8 option won me over. The best of the "real" 4x4 SUV's if you dont have a large family.


Favorite Features

Powertrain, Suspension, 4x4 system.


Suggested Improvements

Auto headlights, dash mounted overhead light control, Rear seat center LATCH system & third row option.


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OUTSTANDING SUV!!
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By Chef Chris
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Unbelievable. Excellent SUV with plenty of power and "foo-foo" stuff for comfort. Loaded my SR5 with leather, premium sound, etc. and still paid $1000 below invoice!!! Previous Jeep owner and this truck BLOWS it out of the water!


Favorite Features

Premium 6 disc in dash system! Interior illumination! Back window that goes down!! Rear-seat audio is the bomb!


Suggested Improvements

Add lights to ALL window switches. Keyless remote needs a power UP for the back window...not just DOWN!


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Fun to drive!!
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By donnfann
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Fun to drive!! Very resonsive. Plenty of towing power even driving thru the mountains. Only negative is a rattle in the sunroof took 4 visits to the dealership to get the problem resolved.


Favorite Features

Rear seat headphones is a must for drivers with pre-teens.


Suggested Improvements

Six way power driver seat needs to be standard option. Every other option is availble.


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