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Great For An SUV
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By Guy With 4 Runner
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I wasn't really sold on the design of
the 4 Runner until I drove it. I test
drove every mid-size SUV on the market,
this was by far the best. It has good
acceleration (for an SUV) and it
handles really well. I have taken it
off road several times, and it handles
everything. It's a really solid truck.


Best Features

Great 10 speaker JBL Synthesis system.


Worst Features

Need to find a different fabric to make the roofing out of, everytime something touches it there is a permanent scratch in it.


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The Best in 35 Years
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By GL.MAX
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SUV Sport Edition Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Third 4 Runner, Last was a 2000. Have
owened 4x4's since 1969. This by far
the best engineered and best built car
of it type I have ever owned.
Interior: Bucket seats are
excellent.Added sheepshin covers to
releive the heat/cold of leather seats.
Controls are easy to see and operate.
(The Inst. Manuel at 401 pages,
well...) The A/C is good, not
excellent. The CD player is hard to
operate if Area Nav is installed. A
plus is the mini cam in the rear.
Paking it much easier adds to safty as
you can see see that no child is behind
you. Forward visability is excellent.
Rearward is poor. Without the mini TV,
backing up would be an adventure and
dangerous.


Best Features

I have the V-8 and the ability to pass or get into fast moving traffic is a joy. The V-6 is underpowered. The rear mounted mini TV, almost a must The increased fuel capasity and the angle of the filler which makes it much easier to fill up.


Worst Features

The Fog lamps are a joke.Hard to tell if they are on. They should be yellow not white, mounted higher. Will upgrade when after marked lamps are available. Rubber strips on bumbers to prevent mini scratches to the paint. Make cloth seats availablw. Leather is nice but not practical.


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My opinion of the 4 Runner
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By LE AYCOCK
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The ride is really comfortable compared
to the Ford Explorer (which is what I
traded in)


Best Features

Sun roof is wonderful...and I love the way the back window also rolls down. And I almost forgot the gas information panel is the BEST!


Worst Features

oscillating vents and a divider that would keep boxes from sliding around in the back of the SUV. Things roll out when door opens. Something removable that can slide up and down similar to cover that hides everything stored back there would be very pracitcal and look good


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My first car
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By asmarks
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Well, I am 16 years old and this
4Runner has great pick up, you do not
need to buy the expensive stereo to get
great sound the basic is just as good
as the rest, i dont even know how i
did that? This SUV rides very smooth,
my brother has a Highlander and the
4Runner compared to it is much better,
if your looking at the Highlander go
for the 4Runner, trust me you will
regret it if your dont. the highlander
V4 and the 4Runner V6 get basically the
same milage around 16 or 17 mpg.


Best Features

stereo controls on the steering wheel, wireless remote to put down the rear window (easy for loading quickly, traction control(saved me from an acciedent)


Worst Features

miles per gallon (I cannot wait for this to be a hybrid it would sell like crazy) [P.S. DO NOT EVER TRUST WHAT THE STICKER SAYS FOR GAS MILAGE FOR ANY CAR OR COMPANY BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS WRONG, I RESEARCHED THAT THE WAY THEY TEST THE MPG IS OVER 30 YEARS OLD AND INACCURATE]


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My 4Runner
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By SUV77
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SUV SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I chose the 4Runner over the Explorer
and the Pilot. The 4Runner had a
smoother ride and felt to me that I
was sitting higher and had more of a
command of the road. The leather
seats are much softer and more
comfortable than the ones in the Pilot
and Explorer. The 4Runner has lots of
power, great options and is fun to
drive. I wish it were American made-
this is my first non-American made
vehicle and that fact still bothers me
a bit. But hands down, it was the
best of everything I looked at and I
looked and researched for months
before making my decision.


Best Features

Leather seats, power moonroof, the incredibly smooth ride, the gear shift location, the a/c vents in the back, the double decker cargo area, stereo controls on the steering wheel. Oh and just something that makes me happy, the floor mats with "4Runner" stitched into them...very cool!


Worst Features

Only 2 things: better fuel economy (but that's what you get with an SUV so I really can't complain) and more importantly, a better stock stereo system. It has am/fm, tape and CD but the speakers offer just OK sound, I will eventually have to have a better sound system installed.


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