1998 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Tough Monkey

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Tough Monkey
By tom on


1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


We bought our Toyota new in 1997. Except for a few relatively minor problems we have driven her through 10 Maine winters without a complaint. 152,000 miles and still going strong. She is starting to show her age a bit. Rear bumper is rusting, which I have noticed on a few others in this model year. I think the design of the rear bumper allows water to intrude and settle. We have had a problem with some locks and latches. And, the if I had to do it over I'd swap the electric retracting antenna for a fixed. We replaced the first one and the second is now starting to stick. But none of these problems would prevent me from owning another 4runner. They will take you anywhere!

Best Features

4 wheel drive. When engaged this vehicle is unstoppable. I call mine the "snow commander" because there isn't a snowstorm that can stop her.

Worst Features

Rides like a truck and will throw you around a bit. Well, it's a truck after all!
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