I got this vehicle in 94 for $16K with
60K mi on it, it now has 178K, w/ a
small amount of rust-thru below the gas
door. Reliable except for the common
failure of this V6's head gaskets.
Warantee covers it. One Toyota "quirk"
w/the EFI fuse in the kickpanel fuse
box. Seems that the females break
contact, a quick bend out of the leads
on the fuse itself, and reinserting
fixes it till next season change. The
only other problem that I've had is
there is a subtle leak in the
powersteering system. Just a note, a
tire change to 32x11.5x15, (fit nice on
stock SR5 wheels) the speedometer
becomes accurate. I can highly
recommend this vehicle.
I bought a 1991 4runner 4x4 5speed 4 cylinder brand new. It now has 265000. Thing runs great....as long as the rig is maintained and not abused it runs forever. Tranny and 4x4 setup is flawless and built like a tank. Engine was rebuilt at 220,000 (probably could have gone much further, but was gonna let my son use it and wanted him to have a very reliable rig) and the truck is a horse mechanically. The driver seat needs recovering and could use a paint refresh.....but it has been one reliable vehicle. I have never regretted buying this truck and was glad I got the 4 cylinder engine...didnt have all the bells and whistles like the 6 cylinder, but man does it just keep on running. If you can pick up a well maintained 4 cyclinder...even with high mileage, you have found a machine that can give you years of reliable service.
I bought this vehicle in 1992. It had
5000km on it at the time. I have had it
ever since and it has served me well. I
have 400,000km (approx. 250,000miles) on
it . From a comfort point of view it's
like new. There are no squeeks or
rattles. The motor is very quite. My
biggest complaint is the tail gate and
rear bumper. The tail gate has had two
motors in it and presently doesn't work.
The bumper has disappeared from rust.
Mechanically, I had a new head gasket at
90,000km and another at around 325,000km
I love this car so much. My Grandpa
just gave it to me for my birthday. I
have only had it for a few months but
i can already tell that it is a
quality vehicle. When i got it it had
69000 miles on it. In two months i
have had no problems even though it
just sat around for almost a year. I
had its fluids flushed and replaced as
well as the battery and belts. I
would definatly buy another, but for
now i will use what ive got.