2003 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

2003 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"roof" 3 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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The stylish lines of the 4Runner makes it stand out in this SUV market. The handling and ride are hard to compare. The 2003 year model was a significant upgrade in size and engineering to the previous years so the interior room is fantastic.

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The only negative I can think of is the fuel economy. It gets what all of the ratings says it should get so I really can't complain.

pjenx
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I Have Loved It. Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned. — The 4Runner is so fun to drive. I got to the place where I actually looked forward to snow. It handles what mother nature throws at you so well. Absolutely a pleasure to own. plenty of power to get you there.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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outstanding tow vehicle

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Gas economy

Trhouse
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Best Suv Ever — This never failed me until I had some PM work done at the dealership. BE careful who works on this piece of art. Should last you 300,000 miles with the right mechanic. I had the v8 which had similar fuel economy to the new 6 but I liked the 8 better personally.

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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Review
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I love the whole thing, power, comfort, everything.

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Gas mileage. (MPG'S)

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Amazing. — The performance is amazing! I have the iForce 4.7L 32 valve V8 in mine, and it has a lot of passing power & get-up-and- go! I test drove the 4.0L 24 valve V6 too, and it is the same as well, just a little less. The quality is out standing, it is a Toyota after all! Reliability is still being tested, I've only had it for a little over a month and only driven it 1,199 miles but I know that they are reliable, a family member owns one (Only his is 4x4, 4 wheel drive, mine is only 4x2, 2 wheel drive) and they have 160,000 miles and have only done routine maintenance (oil changes, air filters, brakes, tires, etc)

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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD Review
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Rugged, Fun, Durable, Safe, Roomy, Sleek, Handles very well.

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I Love My 4runner — Build Quality: This 4Runner sustained a rear end collision while we were stopped when the other driver hit me at a speed between 45-55 MPH - it was verified that she didn't try to stop. My 4Runner had minor damage. Her car was trashed. My toddler was safe. I had minor neck injury from the sheer force of the hit. The emergency crew on scene were astounded at how well my vehicle stood up in that scenario and said most cars and passengers in those same situations end up badly injured with totaled vehicles. My car was drivable and had minor body work done. I still drive it and would buy another one. Performance: It outperforms most vehicles of this class, and even some smaller cars which have been tricked to race. Tow capability. Handles very well. Appearance: Rugged exterior yet still sleek in body styling. Spoiler is a must! Interior is comfortable, user friendly and roomy. Plenty of space for the family and your luggage for your road trip. Cost of Ownership: MPG is excellent, we've maintained the vehicle meticulously, so even now that we're over 100K in miles, it runs as beautifully as the day we drove it off the lot. Fun Factor: It's 4WD, it's fun! Upgrade your tires and you're set for some major fun. If we had the SeaDoo's we'd be towing them around to the lake and back for more fun. The tow capability is good for the V6. Get a V8 and it's even better.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Review
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fast and solid

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nothing

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Its Perfect — no squeaks/rattles, styling is awesome, very low cost of ownership, very fun, acceleration, braking and handling is absolutely perfect and fun, it has great mpg, never had a problem, quick 0-60, very comfortable and safe, i love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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good gas mileage, selectable 2wd, 4wd, comfortable to drive, lots of room, over all excellent vehicle

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Lighting at night, rattle in the sun roof, alignment sensitivity

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2003 Toyota 4-runner Suv — Its fast. It is way dependable. The vehicle drives its self down the road. Its silver, so I never have to wash it and it STILL looks clean. I don't like the fact that it is hard to keep aligned. I bought a life time alignment because of this fact; otherwise, it was 60-100 bucks every 5,000 miles. It is so fun to drive. It gets anywhere from 18-20 mpg and i have very few complaints. It has 123,000 miles on it, and it does have some rattles. there is a screw that is loose in the sun roof that ALWAYS makes noise. its slightly annoying. The head lights are not adjustable, and the vehicle was wrecked before I bought it, then a pheasant hit the head light on the left, so the left beam points lower than the right, and the right beam is still not quite high enough so the lighting at night with the low beams on really sucks. I like the fact that my model still has 2wd, 4wd hi, 4wd lo instead of the newer models that have full time 4wd,

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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Review
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Good gas milage given the size.

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No sunroof!  It's white!

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03 4runner — It has good performance given that it has 115,000 miles on it! It is built pretty solid. The look is ok i think its a lil girly but it was a good deal! it gets around 22 mpg. I only wish it had a sunroof and a rear spoiler to make it look a lil sportier!

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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Great ride, pretty

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Hard to weave in and out of traffic

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Love It — I really love my car. I will buy another, when I need one. Mine is blue, next time I might get white. Love the leather, heated seats and it has a really great sound system. The 4-wheel drive in the winter works well. Love the moon roof and sliding back window too. I guess I cant discribe it all. Go test drive one!

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WD Review
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Reliable, quiet, awesome in the worst weather, DAC, roomy, good on gas, sporty looking, steering controls.

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The steering controls should let you hit every station, not just pre sets.

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'03 4runner — Best daily driver there is. Didn't give it full points on performance an looks bc, hey it is an SUV.

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD Review
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Great style, off-road capability, and the safety of full-time 4WD.

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Rattle in the sun-roof (out of warranty when purchased), and fuel eff.

4runner
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Great Truck With Sufficient Power, Comfort, And Reliability. — I have owned for one year and I love nearly everything about it. I have owned several Toyota's in the past and have had excellent experiences with all (200,000 miles and more on all). I don't expect this one to be any different as it seems like a very solid truck.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2012 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2011 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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Great style and comfort. The newer V6 is far more fuel efficient than its predecessor. The tailgate does not have a push button assist which would be a plus. Also, the SR5 model requires adding a... Read More

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2010 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I Love It By Troye

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