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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUVReview
Daniel writes:
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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

Pros: 4wd is where its at.

Cons: None, this truck is ballin.

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUVReview
Mike writes:
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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.

Pros: Spacious legroom,  good gas mileage for a V6 SUV, storage space is huge, easy to drive

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

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUVReview
lhopper writes:
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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.

Cons: 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)

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUVReview
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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

Pros: Everything still works great, runs, drives, and looks great even after 281k miles.  Just how long will this thing last?

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

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUVReview
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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

Pros: 4 wheel drive never get stuck!

Cons: The cups are not designed well in the front

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
DJEmir says:
The Toyota 4Runner for this particular year was a decent SUV with a nice overall look and feel. The latest 204-2018 limited models are gorgeous and are fun to drive. I plan on picking one up soon or might go with another Ford Explorer limited or Honda Pilot depending on the deals I find here on Car Gurus, my one stop shop for finding great car deals :)
vs1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
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Would Buy Ranked 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV better.
"At that point in time I think the Eddie Bauer Edition of The Ford Explorer was a better overall value. Today with the current models I would take the Toyota 4Runner Limited over the Ford Explorer but they are both nice vehicles."
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1998 Toyota 4Runner Review
Mustang1967 says:
I've own all three cars! The Jeep is a great off road toy, but not roomy at all in the back let alone it can only seat two people not three, no cargo room! It is great for modifying and making ultimate offroad toy! But very expensive to own, needs repairs and parts are way more expensive! I've spent over $2k fixing it and that is getting it down at cost! Pathfinder is a little more to repair than the 4runner but not as much as the Jeep. It's only flaw is the suspension, you just have to replace it at 150k miles, but no more than $500 for everything and after that, it drives the smoothest! definitely the fastest stock! The 4runner has to be super charge to keep up! 245HP compared the 4runner 183hp Jeep 190hp On gas Jeep was the worst 14 mpg driving it like an old lady maybe.. maybe.. 15mpg. The Pathfinder almost the same but can get up to 17-18MPG, the 4runner I've had a few of these, Id get an average of 17mpg one even average 21mpg all day long and was a 4x4 automatic, my stick got 22mpg at 60mph so better gas on the 4runner. You can even camp in the 4runner, back seats go flat and can literally camp inside, much nicer and easier. Pathfinder does the same and has the same amount of cargo room, maybe an inch more, but the 4runner back window goes down and that is such an awesome feature! Really air out the car, and feels nice while driving! Overall, I have owned literally a dozen plus of 4runners, I would go with an Infiniti QX4 (upscale pathfinder) Jeep would have to be seriously modified but just to much unless you have some money to waist. 4Runner 3.4L engine all the way! 3rd Generation!
vs1998 Jeep Wrangler
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vs2001 Nissan Pathfinder
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2021 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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Amazing car as long as you are not expecting great gas mileage, and if you don’t expect it to drive like a crossover vehicle. These vehicles have pure truck DNA in them, and drive like it. I was surpr... Read More

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It’s a great vehicle. This is my first Toyota and I’m very pleased with it. The only thing I wish it had was park assist. I have the 4 Runner SR 5 Premium. Read More

2020 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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These used to be cool capable vehicles l had thought one would be a great practical choice The one I drove was a brick It lumbered up the freeway ramp noticably slower than my 4 cyl Frontier The s... Read More

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For what I’m looking for it is perfect. Only thing I would ask for is a little more torque. Read More

2019 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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2018 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Review By FlyingChef

A very well-built SUV. Im sure it will be reliable for years to come. The downside is the lack of storage spaces. no below deck storage. The major storage areas are the glove box and center console. I... Read More

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I love the different look and the detailing, very sporty which I love! Read More

2017 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Review By Guru9BD4Y1

Love the features, easy to figure out. This car was a reasonable value, that is why we went 2 hour away. Wish that it had a 3rd row seat and a DVD player. Read More

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