1999 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1999 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"wheel" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Ken writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited SUV Review
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Very smooth driver

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6cyl SUV not good on gas

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Don't Need One — This is a Toyota 4Runner. Always has been a great vehicle from the Toyota line. The auto tranny shifts very smooth and so far no major mechanical problems at all. Regular maintenance and small items expected to go wrong. Overall, a fun vehicle and a good strong engine. I wish it were 4-wheel drive, but still a great car/truck.

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Ctom19955 writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Reliability- 140,000 miles on it no problems except for a rear shock and a wheel bearing
My dad has a 2001 with 190,000 with few problems as well. They have been known to hit 300,000 +.
Off road ability, will take on anything you need (4wd).
Fuel economy- about 15 mpg- good for an suv

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acceleration is a little slow, still fast enough for everyday use
no traction control-(feature first offered in 2000 but standard in 2001)

Ctom19955
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Great, Reliable And Can Go Anywhere — This car is excellent. it is my first car and I plan on keeping it for a long time. It takes me anywhere I need to go, up steep hills even in rain or snow. I am never snowed in because the 4runner can go anywhere.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ANGELP writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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great size, decent gas mileage great ride, I love this car, handles great and has chrome bumpers.

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Only gets 18/22 mpg, repairs and maintenance is expensive on all Toyota

ANGELP
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Love My 4 Runner — I love this SUV has ample room, rides great, drives great, decent gas mileage and has a lot of nice features as well as chrome bumpers for added safety. Gives you more protection than the plastic matching bumpers and all the windows roll down including the lift gates.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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superhuman13 writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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Solid, and trustworthy. Reliable. Functional.

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Not the greatest gas mileage.

superhuman13
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Fun And Reliable. Glad To Have It In My Garage. — I bought this 4Runner without knowing much about them other than the reputation of being basically bombproof. So far, have taken it camping, mountain bike races, and traveling all over. Really love this thing and glad I have it. I would definitely recommend a 4Runner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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a1jasong writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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3

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Strong drivetrain and pleasant ride.

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Low fuel economy and slow V6

a1jasong
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Most Fun On Trails And Off-road. — The 4Runner has been a blast to drive off-road and on trails around the countryside. The are comfortable on short trips but get harder the longer you drive. Fuel economy is around 17 MPG on the whole, which isn't up to par with newer vehicles. With all that said, I still use it as my daily driver and would hate to part with it because it's such a versatile vehicle!

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

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Timothy writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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Dependable, comfortable, powerful and roomy - looks sharp

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Not as good mpg as my Camry, but not bad for an SUV, I average around 22-24 mpg.

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Great Vehicle — I'm a Toyota guy. I've owned lots of makes and models of cars, but nothing has been as reliable as my Toyotas. The 4Runner is no exception. It has over 150,000 miles and still performs like a new one. It's a great vehicle.

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Graderpro writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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Looks great, drives great, goes ANYWHERE, hauls ANYTHING

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A little steep on the gas eating, and maintanence is a little high

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I've Loved It For Years — This rig has been great for anything from hauling family on trips, to hauling my foosball tables around for tournaments with or without a trailer. Even though she's got a lot more miles left in her, it's time for me to update to a newer one.

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

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Eric writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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Great comuter. Incredibly easy to drive. Relatively stylish, and good looking.

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Limited is only available with an automatic transmission (which makes sense, I suppose, but I prefer standard). Power delivery can be a little rough at times.

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A Great Comuter, Or A Fun Recreational Vehicle — I love driving this car. It's great for getting around town, or getting off of the roads. It's fuel economy / tank size are well balanced to give a decent range ( ~350 miles), and is very comfortable for family use And lastly, it being a Toyota, you never really have to worry about reliabilty issues. The one I drive on a regualr basis just kicked over 225000 miles, and it's still going like it's only got 25000.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Travis writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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Most Everything.

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I have drivin this Beast through hundreds of miles of terrian,. It hasn't missed a beat. The Kids love riding in it too!!

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Good To Go!! — Great deal for my funds. I bought it from a great friend, and he rebuilt it professsionaly. Hasn't missed a lick. Thermostat may be going out soon (got one for $10, with gasket), and sensor for back window are my only current issues. I love it !!

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

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Brent writes:
1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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Rear Diff. lock for 4-wheelin

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Gas mileage and needs more power

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4runner For A Runner — Needs more power! TRD Supercharger will be the first upgrade. Works great off road, with factory rear diff. lock and higher than average ground clearance. Of course it is much more fun to drive off-road! Gas mileage is OK for an SUV. Can't beat the build quality - it's built in Japan at the same plant they make the Landcruiser / LX.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1986 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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The handling sucked it had no power no off road abilities it was really bad for snow and ice and rain for that matter it was OK for goi to work n back but not much else it had a five speed in it Read More

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project truck 22re auto on 31's. Warm weater only! (body like swiss cheese) was daily driver but started to fall apart. needs: full front end upgrade (its all shot) brake work (one day they quit wor... Read More

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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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