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Best Value and All Around Performance

by from Durango, Colorado on November 16, 2009

The third generation 4Runner is one of the best all-around values for your money. It has plenty of power from it's small but efficient V6. Around town driving is excellent and off-road it shines. Gas ...
The third generation 4Runner is one of the best all-around values for your money. It has plenty of power from it's small but efficient V6. Around town driving is excellent and off-road it shines. Gas mileage is more than good at 19-20 conbined mpg. It has classic styling that looks great and these trucks, and they are trucks, are a prime example of Toyota's lendary quality, durability and reliabilty. If you can find one with under 100K on it, consider it a bargain at any price. These trucks will go 250-300K without much more than rountine maintainence. If you are looking for a great all around, long lasting, SUV, look no further. The 3rd gen., 1996-2002 4Runner should be your #1 choice.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Off-roading

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4Runner

by from on March 15, 2010

I was lucky enough to find a 2002 with only 50k miles on it. It is more than capable off roading, as well as an awesome highway cruising machine. Go get one!
I was lucky enough to find a 2002 with only 50k miles on it. It is more than capable off roading, as well as an awesome highway cruising machine. Go get one!
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Best Car I Ever Owned

by from Baltimore, MD on September 8, 2011

120k miles, it still starts and drives like its brand new. Amazing power, and comfort. Looks good, accelerates well, brakes well, and the 4WD is very easy to use. Last year, my 4Runner was able to get...
120k miles, it still starts and drives like its brand new. Amazing power, and comfort. Looks good, accelerates well, brakes well, and the 4WD is very easy to use. Last year, my 4Runner was able to get out in the snowy roads without any issue, although my neighbors Jeep Cherokee got stuck before it left the court. I absolutely love this car. What an amazing ride.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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The, ALMOST, Ultimate SUV...

by from Durango, CO on August 22, 2009

This truck, and it is a truck, is almost unequaled for multi-purposed driving. Only the FJ Cruiser and the Land Cruiser, both other Toyota's, can claim better Off Road manners. This vehicle does it al...
This truck, and it is a truck, is almost unequaled for multi-purposed driving. Only the FJ Cruiser and the Land Cruiser, both other Toyota's, can claim better Off Road manners. This vehicle does it all. Comfortable for long road trips, great Off Road, good town car, it does it with Toyota's legendary quality, reliability and dependabilty. This is one truck that will last for years and years with minimum maintenaince costs and repairs. Go do your research and see. This is the BEST SUV for the money.
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Great Car

by from GRASS VALLEY, CA on June 30, 2007

The 2002 4runner is the best car I have ever owned it is extreamly reliable and meets my expectations. The car handels great in the snow and off road. If you find one around 16,000 to 17,000 its a gre...
The 2002 4runner is the best car I have ever owned it is extreamly reliable and meets my expectations. The car handels great in the snow and off road. If you find one around 16,000 to 17,000 its a great find and i would recomend you purchase it. These cars hold their value extreamly well and i would recomend it to anyone looking for a midsize SUV.
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Great SUV

by from Tampa, Florida on January 23, 2011

I had a 4 runner previously and decided that's what I wanted again after the great reliability and performance I had with my other one. I would definitely recommend it to anyone...
I had a 4 runner previously and decided that's what I wanted again after the great reliability and performance I had with my other one. I would definitely recommend it to anyone...
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A good car, but not a great car

by from Los Angeles, CA on March 8, 2007

Don't get me wrong, I like the car, but if the interior were better I would love the car. It's a bit crammed inside. The seats aren't made of the plushest material, so it's a bit stiff and doesn't gi...
Don't get me wrong, I like the car, but if the interior were better I would love the car. It's a bit crammed inside. The seats aren't made of the plushest material, so it's a bit stiff and doesn't give much. I'm 5'10" and sometimes I feel too tall for the driver seat. The all plastic/rubber interior doesn't help things. But this car is a workhorse. My family owned a jeep for the same period of time and worked it just as hard, the 4runner by far had much fewer engine problems hands down.
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Very good vehicle, has all the bells and whistles

by from Statesboro, Ga on February 4, 2011

Would never consider getting rid of this vehicle if it got a little better gas milealge. Now gets around 18 city and 24 highway. Ride is a little stiff, but it is on a truck frame!
Would never consider getting rid of this vehicle if it got a little better gas milealge. Now gets around 18 city and 24 highway. Ride is a little stiff, but it is on a truck frame!
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Another example of Toyota's Quality

by from New York on November 5, 2007

I have owned this SUV for 4 years now, and what a truck! The quality on this truck is amazing, there are no squeaks or rattles when I drive it. I was able to safely keep the origional break pads on fo...
I have owned this SUV for 4 years now, and what a truck! The quality on this truck is amazing, there are no squeaks or rattles when I drive it. I was able to safely keep the origional break pads on for 65,000 miles! It has better acceleration and handeling than comparable SUVs such as Jeep's Grand Cherokee (i'v owned 2 of them), and the overall quality of the 4Runner is hundreds of times better than any domestic SUV.
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Rough ride

by from Ann Arbor, MI on December 12, 2012

Bought it for its great look. Never drove a truck with a ride this rough...and I've owned 4WD vehicles for over 35 years. Tried new shocks, new tires...nothing. It will definitely go where you want it...
Bought it for its great look. Never drove a truck with a ride this rough...and I've owned 4WD vehicles for over 35 years. Tried new shocks, new tires...nothing. It will definitely go where you want it to...but you'll never know you were back on the road. Disappointed in the gas mileage too.
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