I got this car 7 years ago at 150k miles. I'm now nearing a quarter of a million mi (247k). I've had to replace several things, but nothing unexpected and this car has only left me "stranded" once (hole in radiator, so if you count pulling over to put water in as "stranded").
This thing takes a beating from me--I offroad often and it takes 300miles trips constantly as I go back and forth from school (for 6yrs). Couldn't ask for a more fun, better looking, more reliable car! I plan on running this thing into the ground, and at 247k that still seems far away! Things changed: o2 sensor, radiator, timing belt, rear axle seals, booster, ignition, 1 fuel injector. Spread out over 7yrs, NOT BAD
I have owned this vehicle for over 5 years now with no major problems. 122,000 miles. Regular oil changes and maintenence. Replaced clutch mechanics on interior, thats it. Very reliable. Fun off road in Desert sand or mountain snow. Tows, and handles well. Gas mileage could be better, my Tahoe friends get similar mileage with their bigger vehicles. Definitely could use more horsepower. Overall a great suv
Except for a head gasket recall paid
for by Toyota this vehicle has been
great. The rear seat is uncomfortable
for adults & teens on long drives.
Rear seat riders cause a harsh ride
over bumps as well. With AC running
gets 18/21 MPG. Without AC gets 19/24
MPG. No problem driving around in 20
inch snow. Pulls my 2,800 lb
boat/trailer OK. Pleasure to drive.
Don't like the unconventional tail
lamp bulbs - (expensive at
dealerships). Too bad Toyota hasn't
got the Jade Green Metallic paint and
good intruments on new 4runner models.
I drove 3 Cherokees over 200,000 miles
each, but wanted even better
reliability since I drive 40,000+ miles
per year in sales. I looked for 3 years
until I found the 4Runner I was looking
for. The reliability factor was just as
great as the reviews said. All I have
had to do is change the oil and struts.
I have already driven it 120,000 miles.
I would definitely buy another.
I bought this 4runner with 140650 miles on it and it is strong as new. It could need a little power and get up and go but other than that it's ok, plenty of room for me and my friends to pile up in and take it 4wheelin down the beach or muddin. I average about 14/19 (city/highway).