2001 Toyota 4 Runner
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Fantastic SUV...but has frame rust issues

by from Burlington, VT on April 24, 2017

The 2001 Toyota 4Runner is a great all-around SUV both on and off-road. The only real issue is the frame. This vintage of Toyota 4Runner suffers from an easily rotting/rusting frame. The same issue e...
The 2001 Toyota 4Runner is a great all-around SUV both on and off-road. The only real issue is the frame. This vintage of Toyota 4Runner suffers from an easily rotting/rusting frame. The same issue exists on the same vintage Toyota Tacoma; which Toyota issued recalls for, but did not for the 4Runners. So, if you're interested in a 4Runner, they're great, but definitely have the frame inspected first.
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Great car,

by from IRVING Texas on February 28, 2017

This is a car that you can trust, for everything, It has a great torc, stable, great for towing, great on gas milleage, we are so great full that we purchase this vehiculo from a friend FOR us TOYOTA...
This is a car that you can trust, for everything, It has a great torc, stable, great for towing, great on gas milleage, we are so great full that we purchase this vehiculo from a friend FOR us TOYOTA IS A RELIABLE TRUSTY BRAND THAT ANYONE CAN OWN!!!!
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Toyotas best car the 2001 4runner

by from LA on December 23, 2012

I feel the 4 runner peaked with overall quality c the 2001 4 runner mechanically and cosmetically. Its the most reliable and fun to drive suv available. Especially the LIMITED
I feel the 4 runner peaked with overall quality c the 2001 4 runner mechanically and cosmetically. Its the most reliable and fun to drive suv available. Especially the LIMITED
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Most reliable car/SUV I have ever owned

by from Houston on May 17, 2012

I rated only 4 Stars for comfort since the ride quality is truck-like (of course it has the truck chassis). Apart from that this is undoubtedly the most reliable car/SUV I ever owned. I heard that 200...
I rated only 4 Stars for comfort since the ride quality is truck-like (of course it has the truck chassis). Apart from that this is undoubtedly the most reliable car/SUV I ever owned. I heard that 2001 was the last Japan-assembled model. All you would need to do is to change engine oil regularly. In one of the 4runner forums I found a guy driving this at 300,000+ miles without a single problem. Very reliable vehicle if you can put up with slightly rough ride.
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WAY OVER PRICED

by from on March 29, 2012

I agree with the other review ..bad news here.special joke.they have the 2001 4runner marked up way high....
I agree with the other review ..bad news here.special joke.they have the 2001 4runner marked up way high....
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4runner

by from otis or on November 8, 2011

I bought a great low mile 01 4runner (43000 miles) it is proving to be everything I hoped it would be. Absolutely reliable,good gas milage(20+), quite, comfortable, good power, tows my 1200 pound boat...
I bought a great low mile 01 4runner (43000 miles) it is proving to be everything I hoped it would be. Absolutely reliable,good gas milage(20+), quite, comfortable, good power, tows my 1200 pound boat with no problems. The more I drive this truck the more things Ilike about it. I find this vehical to be a great value for the money.
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review of the 01 toyoa 4runner

by from lynnwood wa on August 18, 2011

hi my dad bot a 01 toyota 4runner sr5 4x4 with brown leather all these years we never had problems with it or had it be in a crash when my dad did'nt need it he hand the 4ruuner over to my mom she too...
hi my dad bot a 01 toyota 4runner sr5 4x4 with brown leather all these years we never had problems with it or had it be in a crash when my dad did'nt need it he hand the 4ruuner over to my mom she took very good care of it till some one scratch it or something the car was still nice but we mite sell it for a toyota venza but overall the car is great not fast or big but great a the 4ruuner is the only car in my family to have leather we bot alote of toyota's over the years but I think this is the only 4x4 toyota we ever bot overall it is a great sport utillty suv to me
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2001 Toyota 4Runner

by from Mesa, AZ on February 22, 2011

Fantastic vehicle. 2001 4Runner Limited. Only knock (for some) is a pretty rough ride...but if you like 4Runners you're used to a tight suspension. Very rugged. V-6 is a little underpowered in some hi...
Fantastic vehicle. 2001 4Runner Limited. Only knock (for some) is a pretty rough ride...but if you like 4Runners you're used to a tight suspension. Very rugged. V-6 is a little underpowered in some highway situations, but is extremely reliable. Limited package is fantastic. Toyota leather interior is great. Very tough and easy to clean....but looks great. Found exactly what I was looking for on Cars.com.
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Great Buy

by from Jacksonville, Fl on December 18, 2010

I bought used with 85K miles and now has 131K. Still runs great. No problems. If you do the normal maintenance, this car will run like a champ.
I bought used with 85K miles and now has 131K. Still runs great. No problems. If you do the normal maintenance, this car will run like a champ.
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Top quality truck

by from scranton,pa on September 26, 2010

I have a 2001 with 117,000 with no problems and never heard of any other owners with ones either. just make sure you have the rear axle breather vents checked so there not blocked. mine were and force...
I have a 2001 with 117,000 with no problems and never heard of any other owners with ones either. just make sure you have the rear axle breather vents checked so there not blocked. mine were and forced the rear axle seals to leak and my back drum brakes were sticking. the job to replace the seals and new back shoes was almost 500 dollars and could have been avoided if i knew to have the vents checked and replaced the vents for 50 dollars
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