2003 Toyota 4Runner Top Comparisons

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WDReview
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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,

Pros: good gas mileage, selectable 2wd, 4wd, comfortable to drive, lots of room, over all excellent vehicle

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

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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5Review
Cory writes:
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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!

Pros: Good gas milage given the size.

Cons: No sunroof!  It's white!

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WDReview
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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!

Pros: Great ride, pretty

Cons: Hard to weave in and out of traffic

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition 4WDReview
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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.

Pros: Reliable, quiet, awesome in the worst weather, DAC, roomy, good on gas, sporty looking, steering controls.

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

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WDReview
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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

Pros: Great style, off-road capability, and the safety of full-time 4WD.

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

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WDReview
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Outstanding Suv — Very satisfied after one year of owning this vehicle. Bought it with 27000 miles and it now has 42000 miles and not one bit of trouble.

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

Pros: Reliable

Cons: Not made to a tall person

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2003 Toyota 4Runner LimitedReview
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All Around Good Suv — I have a 03' 4runner that I bought certified preowned this year. I found one with 24k miles on it. Back to the car, I love it. It drives really well for an SUV of its size. I have the 4.0 V6 and it moves. I live in Boston so snow is common and the first snow of the year I got on the road before anybody else. Untouched snow that was only about an inch thick (very slippery) and my 4runner drove like it was just another day. Never lost traction even on tight corners. Haven't had one problem yet and Toyota is known for its realiability. All I need now is a place to do some serious off roading. I had my doubts about the 4runner at first but have yet to be let down by it. Great buy.

Owner for 0 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WDReview
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Great Car — Gas mileage for V8 around town can be ruff. Otherwise great SUV. Have not add any mechancial problems. Very comfortable ride on the hwy, very quite and smooth running. i just try to kept up with the oil changes. I did change the timing belt at the require time. That was the only maintenace done to the SUV. I have over 150k on the SUV. I would buy another one if the kids were still at home. Just me and wifey.

Pros: Excellent for traveling and allot of room. Still getting 22 on the hwy

Cons: Gas-milege in the city can be ruff at times. 15-14 in the city

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited Review
Michael says:
Ive owned three 4Runners and this is my favorite. The ride is great. The reliability is amazing. This truck is so versatile that it can do about anything. I love my 4Runner.
vs2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD
2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD worse.
"The turning radius in the 4Runner is so good. Its better than any other SUV Ive driven. It rides smoothe and very responsive."
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Honda Pilot EX AWD worse.
"The 4Runner continues its reputation with a solid build and exceptional reliability. The Pilot is a very modest looking SUV and doesnt perform exceptional in any area."
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Review
Guru1WBKJ says:
vs1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV
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Power Ranked 1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV worse.
"V8 engine"
Front Seats Ranked 1999 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV worse.
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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

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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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