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4.88 out of 5 stars

Good All Around Vehicle

patagoniaguy2, 02/17/2015
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
45 of 45 people found this review helpful

I purchased my 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 8 months ago and it had 159,000 miles, it now has 170,000. Overall it has been a great vehicle. The ride is very smooth and the 4 wheel drive has been great. Since I purchased it I have had to have somethings fixed. The exhaust manifolds on the 2003-2009 4Runners have an issue with leaking. I had them replaced with an aftermarket part, and that so far has resolved that issue. I noticed the radiator leaking on the left hand side, and had that replaced. I will have to have the rearend rebuilt since I am starting to hear a whining noise.

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5 out of 5 stars

Best vehicle I have ever owned or driven

mmon10, 02/15/2011
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
26 of 26 people found this review helpful

We got our 2004 SR5 V8 4WD 4Runner a couple of years ago as a certified pre-owned. It had about 50k miles, drove like new. Never gave us any issues at all, always ran like a champ and never needed any repairs. I drove that truck over countless miles of bad road and it wouldn't rattle, wouldn't waiver, and never broke down. Change out the oil and put gas in it and you were good to go. The only thing I would like to see improved is the MPG. Sadly, not all Toyotas are created equal, but the 4Runner is the flagship unit when it comes to reliability and durability, and if I could, I would buy mine back in a heartbeat even with double miles. Really regret trading it in. REALLY miss my 4Runner!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

275,000 and counting

Alex, 04/03/2016
2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
57 of 59 people found this review helpful

I bought my 04 4Runner in February 2007 with 24k miles. It had 275k now. Basic maintenance it's all I've done it has never giving me any problems. From Virginia to Miami Florida over 30 times with no problems sometimes pulling two motorcycles in a 5x8 trailer. I love my 4Runner.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Smart vehicle purchase

apache1894, 12/23/2014
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
42 of 44 people found this review helpful

I bought my 4Runner used, with 74,000 miles on it in Feb. 2013. I was not concerned about the mileage, as the engines on these SUV's only begin to break in about about 100,000 miles. The vehicle is heavy, and feels as durable and as robust as a tank...and I used to be a M-1 Abrams tank commander, so I know toughness when I see it! :o) As the truck sports a "mild mannered" 4.7L V-8, the engine is powerful and provides great acceleration. Love the sound of the engine too! The interior of the vehicle is laid out well, and has great ergonomics, which make it comfortable to drive long distance. This is the best vehicle that I have ever vehicle purchase indeed!

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Safe and most reliable

ritanilesmail, 05/23/2012
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
28 of 29 people found this review helpful

We bought this car in December 2004. I was pregnant with my first child and wanted a safe and reliable car with good cargo space. This has been our family car for the last 7.5 years and has NEVER failed us. The car now has 134,000 miles & the only maintenance we've done are tires, brakes, a break light & oil changes. I feel so safe in this car; rugged yet has navigation, power everything, rear view camera, great stereo. Although truck-like it has great turning radius & weaves in NYC traffic easily. Powerful V8 accelerates great to merge onto hwy. We tow trailer on camping trips each year! Cargo room is great for house projects & kid gear. Tough, safe, reliable, responsive. I LOVE MY 4RUNNER!

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