1997 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Wouldn't Recommend

1997 Toyota 4Runner SUV - Consumer Review

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Wouldn't Recommend
By Turner on


1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Don't trust everything you read in
Conumer reports about this SUV. I
purchase my 1997 4runner in August
2002. Vehicle had 57,000 miles and was
a Toyota "Certified" Used Vehicle. Two
months later I noticed a heavy shimmy
when I applied the brakes between 40
and 50 MPH. Then on cold mornings the
transmission wouldn't shift into drive
until the engine warmed up. Took it to
my dealer, $800...!! to replace front
rotors and rear brake drum which had
cracked (still under Certified warranty
but brake parts not covered). Tech
couldn't figure out why the
transmission won't shift when cold...

Best Features

Smooth, quiet ride for SUV

Worst Features

Better reliability! Seat should go lower to accomodate 6' plus drivers. Not much headroom for tall drivers
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