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My Reliable Rig
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Susan
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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It is so reliable. I looked in consumer reports before my purchase as it had 44,000 miles on it and was spendy at that time.The only thing I have ever had to do is change the starter at 85K and purchase tires.I have never had any mechanical problems.


Best Features

It is a bit plain, yet a good looking rig. Plenty of room to help someone move, high enough that deep snow is not a problem.


Worst Features

more seat position options. Better cup holder.


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Awesome SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Joe
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this SUV new in Sept. 1997 and it now has 150,000 miles and it is still running strong. Wife wants me to buy a new truck and I would get another 4Runner, but I am not ready to give up this truck. They just don't build them like this anymore. Quality for all manufacturers is just not the same as it was in the 90's. 13 years old and is as dependable as the newer cars in our family. I may give this truck to my daughter in a couple of years when she starts to drive and needs a car.


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Love it!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Chatfield
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV 4dr SUV


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I purchase this vehicle 4 years ago with 104,000 miles on it. I have done nothing to it but change the oil, it is now at 154,000. Best car I have ever owned.


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1997 4Runner
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MRDUCKS1
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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Unparalleled quality and reliability No major repairs required in 11 years Best all weather vehicle available. Exceptional. Used in states ranging from AK, KS, CO, SC, SC, IL, VA, LA and everywhere in between. I would not hesitate to take it anywhere with 235,000 miles on it today.


Best Features

4WD, Cruise, headlight viewing area low and high beam, anti-lock brakes, feature that will not allow you to lock the car with your in keys in the ignition. horsepower and fuel efficiency for a 4WD/SUV. I will buy another one when this one wears out. Quality and reliability unmatched by US manufacturer.


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Excellent truck
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By JW
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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My 4Runner has been a wonderfully solid, reliable, and capable vehicle. I regularly drive it on rugged 4WD roads during camping trips in the Sierras, Death Valley, and Arizona (e.g. Sunflower Mine, Coke Ovens) and it has never let me down. It has a surprisingly large cargo area and my girlfriend and I can stretch out and sleep in the back (5'9"). The visibility is great, it's easy for anyone to drive, and even after 212,000 miles the V6/auto combination gives me 22 mpg on the highway at 70 mph which I'm quite happy with for an SUV. I'll be keeping this one past 300K.


Best Features

Reliable, low maintenance, durable, good looks, four wheel driving capability, good resale value, rear window rolls down, smooth shifting tranny.


Worst Features

Would rather not have a retracting antenna, power is just adequate but would not want to sacrifice gas mileage, oil filter hard to reach, stiff ride, goes about 400 miles per tank but I would appreciate a larger tank.


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