1998 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1998 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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rt1087 writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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3

Pros

powerful, easy drive, very spacious, easy to move households

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not very quiet when driving on highway

rt1087
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Reliable And Efficient — a powerful car, very spacious, good for family drives , good when moving households and reliable. The look of the car is elegant yet sporty. drives very comfortable. The only problem i find is it is not very quiet when driving (unlike all the other luxury cars !)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Marvy408 writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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Vehicle will last you for a long time. Purchased in 1999. Still running like a beast.

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Gas , that's about it.

Marvy408
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1998 Toyota 4runner 4dr Limited 4wd — This car eats up gas. Make sure to put 89 when pumping. Good suv for road trips and for families. Really good car to keep. Many compliments by others on the road. Excellent cargo space. This car is a keeper.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

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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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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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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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BostonLiveMag writes:
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4 wheel drive never get stuck!

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The cups are not designed well in the front

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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 writes:
1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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fun

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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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I Love My Toy. (just Not Rich Enough To Treat It Right) By Sloth

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1987 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Love The 4runner ! By Mike

For my use , which is mostly as an off roader and commuter , it's power is enopugh . i don't tow anything bigger than a utility trailer . Off road , it's hard to beat ....the locking hubs and low gear... Read More

I Will Not Sell This Car As Long As I Can Fix It - So Far So Good! By mshields8

This is the only new car I've ever bought because it has been a great drive. When new the only problem was faulty thermostats - once I swithed from Toyota replacements no problems. Head gaskets went... Read More

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1988 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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Well not sure how it is stock but my setup was great! Decent gas mileage. Not a lot of power but enough to do the job I wanted. Lots of room in the front seats and back seats. Removable back top was g... Read More

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