2003 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Best Car I've Ever Owned

2003 Toyota 4Runner - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Best Car I've Ever Owned
By abc66 on


2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


As others have opined as well, this is the best car I have ever owned as well.
At over 203,000 miles, it still runs better than some other SUVs I've owned have at 50,000.
Have had no mechanical issues, and have only performed routine maintenance.

The Edmunds reviewer who placed the lack of a third row seat as a con is a fool.
An SUV isn't a mini-van/people mover first.
It is a utility vehicle first, and cargo capacity is a higher priority than carrying over 5 people!
With the rear seats folded down, which they do completely, there is a ton of storage capacity in the 4Runner.
Not sure what compact SUV he was comparing to, but I've never seen one that has half as much capacity.

Best Features

Storage capacity, and available interior length for storing long objects. The v8 is hands down superior to the v6 model.

Worst Features

Never put a third row seat in this baby! Buy a mini-van if you are hauling the soccer team or have had too many kids. A more powerful v8 would be nice, but the stock engine is sufficient.
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