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1998 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1998 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Josh writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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The practicality of an SUV combined with Toyota's reliability makes this the perfect truck.

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Gas milage sucks, but it is no worse than any other vehicle of this type.

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I Love My Truck — It's a truck and it rides and drives like one. The V6 offers better than average performance however I only get about 17 mpg with my slightly heavier tires. However it's a Toyota so it needs almost no maintenance, also the build quality is great. I love the way it looks and drives. The power rear window is my favorite feature!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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payne2141 writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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great small SUV.  no major issues.

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wish it was a little bigger. wish the back seat was a little bigger.

payne2141
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Great Vehicle All Around. — great vehicle with 254000 miles and not a single issue yet. We take it on family vacations and occasionally (very occasionally due to it being my wife's SUV). after I did the deck plate mod the fuel mileage went up surprisingly. no complaints on it at this time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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BostonLiveMag writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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4 wheel drive never get stuck!

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The cups are not designed well in the front

BostonLiveMag
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Good Overall Suv Good Performance — The 1998 Toyota SUV Limited 4 Wheel drive is an excellent choice for those living in winter climates and need the extra insurance of never getting stuck. The 4 Runner has always been one the best choices for overall durability and I agree. 8.5 out of 10

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Sandra writes:
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it has 4 by 4

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sound

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Great Car — its a good car but yet its hard to maintain clean. its great for the dirt and it fits 10 people in it. runs pretty fast and has lots of room for caping trips.. awesome ride and never lets you down

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Crystal writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited SUV Review
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Its an overall great vehicle.

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Its not 4wd

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1998 4-runner Limited 2wd — I think my SUV is great. It has alot of room for family, friends and anything else you want to put in it. I've had it for 8 years and never had any major problems with the motor, transmission, or rearend as they have recalled in the past. The inside and outside is very stylish..LOL. It isn't top heavy like the explorers or chevy blazers. You can use it for towing boats, jet skis and ect.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Sean-Kerri writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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fun

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n/a

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I Love 4 Runners — rides smooth, fun to drive, gets ok gas mileage when you drive it how its supposed to be driven. looks new garage kept, has good acceleration and great breaking, when the oil is changed and the from end is alligned it handles very well.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Daniel writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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4wd is where its at.

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None, this truck is ballin.

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This Truck Is Ballin. — The 4Runner is equiped with a 3.4 liter DOHC V6 engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. This truck is currently stock except for a custom high flow muffler. It is not the fastest machine, but it can rock a mad baja rippin up the backroads.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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Spacious legroom,  good gas mileage for a V6 SUV, storage space is huge, easy to drive

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very narrow (tight squeeze for three in back), cupholders are a joke, radio antennae notorious for failure

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Economical, Do-all Vehicle — This is the perfect combination of everything you could ever need in a car/truck. Awesome build quality, reliability, and resale; seats five, great leg room, huge storage space, sturdy roof rack and 5400lb tow capacity; narrow size and small turning radius for easy parking; 16/22 mpg with a 200HP V6 makes for economy and power; power everything, all kinds of options availible; and styling that will never get old. Truly a timeless car.

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lhopper writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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5

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There is some kind of defect with the motor in the antenna and th rear brake lights seem to go out more than normal (once a yr)

lhopper
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This A Great Vehicle To Own And Drive. — I love this vehicle, it has far less repairs that have to be made than my other cars.

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Kurt writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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Everything still works great, runs, drives, and looks great even after 281k miles.  Just how long will this thing last?

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Its a Toyota, pretty bland in the styling department, and wish they came with the v8.

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The Most Indestructable And Reliable Vehicle Anyone Has Ever Built. — It is a sure footed stable suv that feels great on as well as offroad. Even has locking rear differential which is only found elsewhere on the land cruiser. Plenty of power in town, good torque, hwy speed passing is another thing, it has grunt but not a lot of speed. After 281k miles and still going, I would have to say everything has held up beyond any person possible expectations, still looks, sounds, and drives great. It is a tank that just wont die. Some maintenance is expensive, timming belt job is over $1000, but only needed every 150k miles. Oh, and this is my second 4runner, I actually drove my other one into a lake, pulled it out, dried it out, and it still runs just like before.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2011 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2010 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2008 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

This Is A Great Combination Of A Luxury Vehicle With The Option To Go Off The Road. By MTHAND

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