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It Still Works But Required Work
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By Wayne
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this SUV in 2003 as a carpool car that could handle the NE winter, and ski trips to VT. It had Toyota 2nd hand warranty. 2 immediate problems: car stalled when accelerator punched (once on the Whitestone Bridge!), and parking gear did not engage (almost rolled off of a cliff!). Both were dangerous and the dealer only ID'd the second problem (both had numerous complaints). At 140,000 miles: paint job failing on rear hatch (no fix), bumper rusted out ($1000+ at dealer), replaced air sensor twice ($450 each at dealer) and inside tire rod ends ($70 at non- dealer part store).


Best Features

Seems pretty durable, and will probably keep it until 200k. Looked nice when I bought it. Now considered a beat up version of the car you let your nanny drive, and I will keep it running with non-Toyota parts (to save the money). Obviously something is wrong with Toyota paints.


Worst Features

Improve durability of Toyota paint. Never buy a chrome bumper car unless you live in the desert. Once you are out of the warranty period, never get your car serviced at a Toyota dealer. I save routinely 45% for any item I get fixed.


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Runs better than a Timex!
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By Mell
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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I've owned my 4Runner for 7yrs. I have 193,000 miles on it with no reason to believe I won't get another 100,000. It has only been in the shop for normal maintenance and a check engine light that keeps coming on for a few weeks and then goes off. Can't find the reason so I'm not worrying about it. I don't like how it drives in the snow. 4WD get's me up my steep driveway but doesn't help me stop on slippery roads. Getting about 16 mpg and the small tank means I'm always at the gas station. Very comfortable on long drives and cargo space galore. My dogs love the electric rear window and so do I. It's the main reason I bought it. Hardly any rust either. Great SUV! Not too big -- not too small.


Best Features

Electric rear window!!Don't understand why everyone doesn't have this feature. Very comfortable heated leather seats. Tons of cargo space and roomy back seat. Lack of repairs is a huge plus!


Worst Features

Bigger gas tank, better mpg.


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At 160,000 miles and still going strong!
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By Going on 160,000.
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


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We own 1 car and we have nothing go wrong. We just started to have to replace parts. It's cheaper than buying a new car. It still looks as good as the 1st day we got it.


Best Features

I love that I shift into 4 wheel drive and can drive with no problem in the New England snow.


Worst Features

It nees a useable 3rd row not little jump seats. More arm room would be nice.


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150K and still running strong
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By Greg
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2000 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought this new and now have 150k on it. I follow the factory maintenance to the letter. I have done two repairs. One was the power antenna ($100), the other was a dirty fuel filter ($500). Supposedly these have lifetime fuel filters installed inside the gas tank but with all the dirty gas being sold I don't think there is such a thing as lifetime filter. Other than that it has been a great SUV. Loves the snow and gets about 18mpg. The OEM front brakes lasted forever...125k and still had 20% left! Still have the back ones.


Best Features

Looks, reliability, easy to clean, power rear window, resale value.


Worst Features

Power, comfort, MPG.


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Reliable
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By Chad
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV


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I have owned my 4runner for 6yrs and have 167,000 miles on it and have done nothing but regular maintenance. It is a little under powered but very reliable. I have been on several trails in Moab and in the Black Hills of SD, (great 4wd system) I have the Sport package with the electronic locker in the rear diff. Toyota has built a very reliable and dependable vehicle with this one.


Best Features

Reliability, 4wd, quietness


Worst Features

More HP.


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