2004 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Reviews

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2004 Toyota 4 Runner
4.9
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Love my 4Runner

by from New York, NY on March 14, 2011

Love this truck. Bought it used about 1 year ago with 70,000 miles on it. My model is a 2004 V8 Limited w/ the air suspension feature. I highly recommend this suspension option as my truck handles lik...
Love this truck. Bought it used about 1 year ago with 70,000 miles on it. My model is a 2004 V8 Limited w/ the air suspension feature. I highly recommend this suspension option as my truck handles like a dream. The interior is super comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for dogs, friends, skis, luggage etc. It also has all the creature comforts... great stereo system, heated seats, etc. This car feels really quick. Pickup is very strong at all speeds (I can't imagine the V6 feels this good..) I average gas mileage at around 17.5mpg. The full time AWD is fantastic in the snow... I had to drive this thing around after a blizzard about a month ago and I was the only vehicle on the streets that could move. I have not had a single problem with this truck since I bought it (knock on wood of course...) This is my 2nd 4runner, and the last one was a '94 that I kept to 145000 miles. That car was still running perfectly when I sold, but I wanted something with airbags.
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best cars on the road

by from minnesota on March 13, 2012

I bought my 2000 4 runner used with 70,000 miles on it. 4 years ago when it had 175,000 on it my daughter rolled it. The insurance company totalled it and I bought it back for 800.00, put 500 worth of...
I bought my 2000 4 runner used with 70,000 miles on it. 4 years ago when it had 175,000 on it my daughter rolled it. The insurance company totalled it and I bought it back for 800.00, put 500 worth of glass in it and 4 years and another 100,000 miles later , it still runs like a charm. Looks a little rough around the edges from the rollover, but runs fine. Never had any major mechanical problems, just normal maintenance. Bought a Celica brand new 35 years ago and when I sold it, it had 285,000 miles on it. Only reason I sold it was it was a 2 door and I had 2 kids to get in and out of car seats-good car.
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HONDA CONVERT AND NOT LOOKING BACK!!!

by from Pennsylvania on January 1, 2009

I traded my wifes 03 civic in for this without her knowledge for Christmas. Don't tell her that it was really a christmas present for me because i HATED the Honda. It was loud(at only 50K miles), weak...
I traded my wifes 03 civic in for this without her knowledge for Christmas. Don't tell her that it was really a christmas present for me because i HATED the Honda. It was loud(at only 50K miles), weak, cramped and overall cheap feeling. No comparison between the two vehicles. No wonder Toyota is King. She is 5'2" and she loves it. I am 6'0" and i love it. We are sold! We had to drive 1700 hundred miles on a trip a week after we bought it and could not be happier with the ride and comfort. I feel like it should have more power on takeoff but I will gladly trade this for 21MPG average, 24MPG highway! We are already planning the purchase of a new one for her as i am stealing this one!
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Best SUV in America

by from Stafford Va on November 7, 2011

I LOVE the Toyota 4Runner, its good on gas and very reliable. It also helps she looks good too! I had a 1998 and gave that to my son, 258,000 miles still runs good. I love and highly recommend cars.co...
I LOVE the Toyota 4Runner, its good on gas and very reliable. It also helps she looks good too! I had a 1998 and gave that to my son, 258,000 miles still runs good. I love and highly recommend cars.com very user friendly and have purchased several cars that I found on here. You Cars.com Cookie
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4 runner sport v-8

by from woodbine,md on January 9, 2011

19.6 overall mileage regular gas toyota rd stainless exhaust system solid quiet ride with all kinds of get up and go no leaks or squeaks solid as a rock v-8 will go anywhere . you owe it to yourself t...
19.6 overall mileage regular gas toyota rd stainless exhaust system solid quiet ride with all kinds of get up and go no leaks or squeaks solid as a rock v-8 will go anywhere . you owe it to yourself to drive one . after that it is easy to see why they are the number 1 car in america
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New-to-me

by from Boise, ID on June 4, 2011

Ok, I can't give a perfect review because this car is new to me, but I can say this much: Everybody I know who has ever had a 4Runner loves it. Also, I traded in a 2009 Nissan Rogue that was COMPLETEL...
Ok, I can't give a perfect review because this car is new to me, but I can say this much: Everybody I know who has ever had a 4Runner loves it. Also, I traded in a 2009 Nissan Rogue that was COMPLETELY decked out (every bell and whistle possible), and this car rides/feels about a million times more comfortable in terms of ride and even just how it's built. I have the V6, and it seems to have plenty of get-up-and-go. So even though I "traded down" I got a great deal, I think I moved up overall.
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Most Reliable!

by from New Jersey on October 17, 2012

I just purchased my third 4Runner and couldn't be happier. 100% reliable - built to last, really. Couple of things (1) body-on-frame which means durability –it feels like new even after 100K miles, (2...
I just purchased my third 4Runner and couldn't be happier. 100% reliable - built to last, really. Couple of things (1) body-on-frame which means durability –it feels like new even after 100K miles, (2) made in Japan, maintenance is minimal and it has virtually zero defects based on my experience with other European and American cars (excluding BMW), and (3) I love how it handles - really fun to drive- compared to Honda Pilot for instance.
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Toyota 4runner

by from Colombus, Oh on July 14, 2012

I have owned 2 Toyota 4runners. My 2004 4runner was my favorite. I NEVER had any problems with it. Only thing I had to do was change the oil, battery, and tires. Very reliable vehicle!! Performance wa...
I have owned 2 Toyota 4runners. My 2004 4runner was my favorite. I NEVER had any problems with it. Only thing I had to do was change the oil, battery, and tires. Very reliable vehicle!! Performance was great also! It's obvious why Toyota vehicles, especially the 4ruuner, retain such good retail value!! Theses vehicles are made with the highest quality and engineering. Tototas will easily last over 300,000 miles!
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Best Toyota owned yet!

by from Spartanburg, SC on December 26, 2006

This was a replacement for a 2002 4Runner and is better in every respect except the exterior appearence. My wife prefers the new body style and I am more fond of the old school style. In spite of th...
This was a replacement for a 2002 4Runner and is better in every respect except the exterior appearence. My wife prefers the new body style and I am more fond of the old school style. In spite of that, it is still better in every respect to the 2002 which was my favorite before this came along. We have had no issues with the vehicle since delivery.
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just bought a few months back. Great so far.

by from Maine on December 29, 2011

This is my first 4 wheel drive and im in my 40's. I love it so far. It has a v8 in it so you would think its a gas guzzler but not bad. I think ive figured it to be 17 to 19 miles per gallon, not bad....
This is my first 4 wheel drive and im in my 40's. I love it so far. It has a v8 in it so you would think its a gas guzzler but not bad. I think ive figured it to be 17 to 19 miles per gallon, not bad. I can't tell you if it will be the most reliable vehicle i've ever owned because i just recently purchased it but i have high hopes. Love every thing about my 2004 toyota 4 runner.
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