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1999 Toyota 4 Runner

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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4.7
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Love My Grandma

by from Kill Devil Hills, NC on November 3, 2010

My husband bought me a '99 4 Runner in 2007 when we moved to the Northwest. At first I was like you bought me an old vehicle.....but after driving it the first time I was in LOVE!! I lovingly refer to...
My husband bought me a '99 4 Runner in 2007 when we moved to the Northwest. At first I was like you bought me an old vehicle.....but after driving it the first time I was in LOVE!! I lovingly refer to it as the Grandma now, but it doesn't act like either one of my grandmas'. This vehicle can fit 31" off road tires and not have any rubbing, no lifts involved, completely stock. Gets the same gas mileage as a new SUV, but without the huge payment.
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Awesome SUV

by from Texas on January 30, 2011

Bought my plain vanilla white 4-runner in 2003. Have only 105,000 on it, but it's been to CA three times, twice pulling a 12 foot trailer (in 2006 and 2010). It has held up really well. Only an oil ch...
Bought my plain vanilla white 4-runner in 2003. Have only 105,000 on it, but it's been to CA three times, twice pulling a 12 foot trailer (in 2006 and 2010). It has held up really well. Only an oil change every now and then. Truly a reliable SUV. Interior looks great still and exterior looks great. Wonderful SUV!!
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Great SUV

by from Northern Virginia on February 11, 2011

I bought my 99' Limited 4WD 4Runnerin 2002 and have had it ever since. It now has 169,000 miles on it and I plan to make the 200k Toyota club. I've used it for day to day driving, hauling firewood, ca...
I bought my 99' Limited 4WD 4Runnerin 2002 and have had it ever since. It now has 169,000 miles on it and I plan to make the 200k Toyota club. I've used it for day to day driving, hauling firewood, camping and some light 4 wheeling at G. Wash. Nat. Forest. For a 5,250 lb. net weight SUV an aver. 18 MPG is not bad. Of all the cars I've owned this is the most reliable vehicle. These things are still going for $8 - $11k even with 150k + miles on it. Highly recommend this vehicle!
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Uses car for Off-roading

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Can't Give it Up

by from Missouri on August 21, 2012

I bought my 99 4Runner new in 1999 and intended to keep it for ten years. It is now almost 13 years later and at 163,000 miles is still going strong. My husband thinks I have had this car long enough ...
I bought my 99 4Runner new in 1999 and intended to keep it for ten years. It is now almost 13 years later and at 163,000 miles is still going strong. My husband thinks I have had this car long enough and we have looked at other vehicles over the years, but I can't find anything that I like better than my 4Runner. Besides that, it still runs like a top and is still very good looking. This car has never let me down and has only required routine maintenance through the years. Besides the new ones don't have the wood grain or sophisticated finishes that the old ones have. I might be tempted to get a new one if they ever come out with a dash that is something other than black. Love my 4Runner, it's almost like a pet.
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Please, let it last forever

by from Houston, Texas on January 2, 2012

I bought this truck new and now have 185K miles on it. It needed a new rear end, a clutch and a water pump along the way. Just routine stuff. This is the finest vehicle I have ever owned (which may so...
I bought this truck new and now have 185K miles on it. It needed a new rear end, a clutch and a water pump along the way. Just routine stuff. This is the finest vehicle I have ever owned (which may something about my taste.) I am not a religious person but do pray that it will last forever.
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Uses car for Commuting

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Car recently saved my life

by from on June 16, 2010

I overcorrected my 1999 limited 4Runner once i hit a curb and rolled it three times; no messing around, just a freak accident. Supposevly i was lucky to be driving it because they have a special roll ...
I overcorrected my 1999 limited 4Runner once i hit a curb and rolled it three times; no messing around, just a freak accident. Supposevly i was lucky to be driving it because they have a special roll bar, in case it flips. Good thing is, it held up admirably, bad thing is, it flipped.
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fits me like a glove

by from Clarkson, KY on June 25, 2009

I love my 4Runner. I drove a friend of mine's new Envoy last week and I wouldn't trade my '99 4Runner for it any day of the week. He can keep his Envoy.
I love my 4Runner. I drove a friend of mine's new Envoy last week and I wouldn't trade my '99 4Runner for it any day of the week. He can keep his Envoy.
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very versitile

by from palm harbor, fl on September 7, 2010

From off the road to the highway this truck does anything I ask it to. I have a 1999 Toyota 4runner limited 2 wheel drive and have never needed 4 wheel drive. The horsepower is a little weak but nothi...
From off the road to the highway this truck does anything I ask it to. I have a 1999 Toyota 4runner limited 2 wheel drive and have never needed 4 wheel drive. The horsepower is a little weak but nothing a TRD Super Charger couldn't fix love the truck.
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looking for a newer 4runner

by from atlanta, Ga on November 27, 2009

I purchased my 1998 SR5 with 90K miles after my previous vehicle was totaled by a rear end collision with a semi and have been pleasantly surprised with the vehicle. I am about to turn 215K and have z...
I purchased my 1998 SR5 with 90K miles after my previous vehicle was totaled by a rear end collision with a semi and have been pleasantly surprised with the vehicle. I am about to turn 215K and have zero complaints about the 4runner or Toyota. Mechanically this SUV is very sound and needs little more than the regular oil changes. I have had to change out the starter once (I start and stop the vehicle maybe 15 times a day due to sales calls for my job) I am actually at this site to research a replacement 4runner. Wondering if the 2003-2009 body style rides a little smoother (I would never have complained until the smooth ride of my wife's lexus has spoiled me)
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Very Reliable Good Looking Car

by from Dallas, Texas on February 13, 2007

I have had a 99 4Runner Limited as a second car for 7 years...I have never once had a problem with it and still think it is one of the best looking SUVs on the road. I couldn't be happier with the va...
I have had a 99 4Runner Limited as a second car for 7 years...I have never once had a problem with it and still think it is one of the best looking SUVs on the road. I couldn't be happier with the value and reliability.
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