1997 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Great SUV

1997 Toyota 4Runner - Consumer Review

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Great SUV
By monica garcia on


1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


I purchased this with 111000 miles. It is now at 196,000 miles. I've only replaced timing belt, $900 brakes often (due to oversize tires and going up and down the mountain) otherwise just oil changes. One small problem lately is check engine light comes on when gas gauge shows around a quarter of a tank. Mechanic said it could be just the gas cap. I've been told the ride in the back seat is rough but I haven't replaced the shocks nor do I know if they had been done before I bought it. For the last year I have had the roof and hood area start to peel but I have never had it waxed either. I will probably end up painting these areas when they get worse.

Best Features

Reliability, gas mileage is reasonable, 4wd easy to engage. Nice looking SUV.

Worst Features

gas mileage
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