Toyota Not a lot of people want to or can afford to replace parts frequently on their car. It’s an unnecessary stress that people go through and can be avoided by choosing some kind of car not made in the U.S. Toyota is from Japan and has survived since 1933. It continues to be one of the top car manufacturers in the world. “Let’s go places” is Toyota Motors motto for a reason. Toyota cars in general are known for their long life spans with low maintenance. They’re economical because they last so long, and their value doesn’t drop like other cars. Toyota thrives because they’re reliable, inexpensive, and safe to drive. Most American cars are unmatched by the reliability of foreign cars, especially ones from Japan. Toyota defeats competition with reliability through their history making cars. Japan's manufacturing processes were improved after WWII and the way they build cars are a lot more efficient than other manufacturers. Toyota’s manufacturing process is flexible and the whole system is mistake free. While mass producing cars, they thoroughly check every car . They engineer the their motors with simplicity and accuracy to ensure reliability. Toyota cars are fairly priced considering their technological advancements and consumer reports. Like any car manufacturer, Toyota does sell luxury editions of their cars. Toyota’s trucks and cars are popular in the united states, and have just as much to offer as american cars with speed, power, towing, off-road capability and comfort. Foreign cars are usually less expensive to fix or maintain as well. The parts are cheaper to import rather than to making them in the united states. The basic models of trucks and cars are affordable to just about anyone. Toyota also sells environmentally friendly cars that get great gas mileage while reducing emissions. Toyota’s safety ratings for almost all cars and trucks get high scores from consumers. Other than being built to withstand collisions and other accidents. Toyotas are safer in other aspects as well. Considering their technology and the way the company builds their cars, Toyota in almost every aspect are safe to drive. With the reliability of the bulletproof engine and the sturdiness of the frame, Toyotas are an excellent choice for fun and safety. As a previous Toyota owner, I can proudly say they're solid and fun to drive. I had a 1994 Toyota 4runner that was completely stock. I wanted to modify it for better off roading, but i needed something a little smaller for college. Even though after 24 years, the engine was reliable and didn't give me any problems for the 2 years i had it. So depending on how you take care of any car, a toyota will definitely take care of you if you do the minimal maintenance to it.
I recently parted with a trusty "Yoda" toyota sr5 v6 3.0L that got me everywhere and back in style and comfort. Had the wonderfully over-built transfer case and the tank of a 5 speed manual transmission. I averaged about 22 mpg and was over joyed at the fact these things were made to do it all!. can't tell ya how many times i pulled ford, dodge, and chevy pickups out of 3 foot snow drifts with no problems. I would suggest the 1995 and older versions as they were built the heaviest. Would get another 1994 one without thinking :) Only reason i got rid of it was cause i decided it was time to trade and i picked up a Chevy 1500 in it's place.
abs, manual 4l/2l/4h/2h transfer case, decent interior and anti-theft system. Cruise is amazing, 4L is like a creeper in 1st gear and can pull anything short of a house.
Toyota had it right with their older sr5 4Runners, only thing i can suggest is that they add a heavier clutch and thicker disc's in the tranny, oh and get rid of the stupid abs please? Heater fan could be stronger in these orv's
My grandma bought me a 1994 Toyota 4 runner about a year ago for my first car it had 202,000 miles on it now it has 211,000 miles on it and runs amazing but sucks very bad in the hills or up any hill unless your like off-roading and your going up a hill slowly in 4x4.. The brakes do suck i need to have my rooters turned. Had problems with rear window switch. The two back passenger window motors are almost done working i think they go pretty slow up after you put them down all the way.. Leaks oil but with those kind of miles its expected. Oh and how its bad in the hills is that when your going say, 65 mph and you start going up a little or a big incline you will loose speed very quickly and
is very hard for it to gain speed so you slow hard core and is embarrassing, when your on a freeway or some thing with cars behind you.. It might just be mine tho because it has a lot of miles on the engine.
But the biggest problem i have ever had with mine was a fuel injector-$130 for the injector and $546 installed at the Toyota dealer. Other then that stuff i love this car its fun to drive and not that bad on gas. Hope this helps you. :] FF the seats the car is amazing.
Got rid of my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.2L V8 (318cid) and ran across this 1994 Toyota 4Runner with the 3.0L V6 5 speed SR5. Don't know what anyone else's issue with with lack of power, it has plenty of power (Its not a race car). Planning on using it for hunting and camping and towing my ATV/Trailer.
Lots of interior room, good fuel economy (17 mpg city/23.1 mpg highway) granted it's been sitting for a few months at a dealership so the fuel economy is going to improve with some fuel system cleaning.
I have now owned my 1994 4runner for 16 years! I am the 2nd owner, and the mileage is currently at 384,000 km (quite a few miles!). It has been completely dependable while driving in summer through all types of weather, winter in Canada, and in the mountains in the U.S. It's fantastic for taking me and my 2 goldens on camping and ski trips It's starting to need a few repairs, but it has been the best vehicle I've ever owned by a long shot.
Reliability, great color (red), high clearance (no problems getting around in the winter), drop down tailgate.
Cup holder, upgraded music system (I have a cassette player), but mostly better fuel economy. A hybrid version would be terrific.