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Would be an excellent used SUV by An MSN Autos Consumer on 07/22/2006. Trim: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: Extremely reliable. I have 77,000 miles on it (bought it new) and it runs like new. The paint looks like brand new, too. 4 wheel drive is excellent in the winter and I get 18 mpg going back and forth to work, but a little over 21 on the highway. Uses regular gas, I think the Nisson uses premium.
Cons: Seat comfort is the worst. Not for someone who is used to a soft comfortable seat. Also, it's underpowered. Very slow pick up, but that's why it gets good gas mpg for an suv.
Overall review: For a used SUV, you can't beat it and I'll have this one for 150K.
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Siliver by Rickshar St Hiliare, Mn. on 01/02/2004. Trim: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Owned 3 years.
Overall review: Best Suv
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I actually own one. by Jasan from Worcester, MA on 07/10/2002. Trim: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Styling, this is the best looking SUV on the market. Off road abilities, one of the few SUV's that haven't given up on off roading and started catering to soccer moms. Safety features, is there another SUV available in this class with brake assist & vehicle skid control standard? Quality, I traded in a 97 LT Blazer with 60,000 miles, it was annoying me with it's squeaking and rattling. Handling, this truck has rack and pinion vs power assist in most domestics, response is much better. Power rear window that retracts into the door, I love this!
Cons: Rack and pinion and large tires make for steering wheel movement when hitting even small bumps. Dealership and sales people, I have never had a pleasant experience buying and servicing my vehicles but my experience with Toyota (Herb Chambers of Auburn) is by far the worst. Rear window defogger takes forever to defog. Difficult to get in and out of. Seats aren't very comfortable.
Overall review: If you're looking for quality, safety and off road prowess this vehicle is for you. This vehicle is truly a truck, not a 4 wheeldrive station wagon, If you're looking for a commuter vehicle and want the ride of a luxury sedan, you should buy a minivan. Pricing complaints, I compared several SUV's before my purchase, pricing is comparable to the Trailblazer, Bravada, Pathfinder and Montero unless you're looking at the limited, I didn't bother looking at the Explorer due the Ford/Firestone problems.
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A Tacoma for people who don't want a pick-up by A CarPoint Consumer on 06/21/2002. Trim: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Bright hi-beams great at night driving in the boonies. Interior is simple and easy to use (if not sparse) Towing capacity is great for a V6 SUV, and under normal load conditions the truck doesn't labor. 5 year powertrain warranty gives peace of mind when dealing with expensive transfer case and differential systems. GREAT PAINT!!! (a rarity today, resists scratches and hard sheetmetal resists dings quite well)
Cons: SR5 base model comes with horrible P225/75R15 Firestone or Dunlop tires that don't do justice to the truck's handling. Bridgestone 265/75R16s on higher end models are also horrid. The best thing to do is to request Michelin LTXs for on road use or a dedicated set of BFGs for off-road use and chuck the OEM tires--they stink that bad! Rattles and squeaks are annoying for a Japanese-built car, and the cloth headliner is a bad idea. 4WD models have a jerky transmission that takes a while to warm up. Transfer case can also be tempermental when cold.
Overall review: Excellent four wheel drive vehicle for the FEW individuals that acually need a four wheel drive rather than a trendy, fashionable SUV. Everything in this vehicle has been engineered around off-road use and is therefore over-engineered and tough. For a utalitarian truck, the 4Runner handles very well, accelerates decently, and performs towing tasks best when laden with less than 3000 lbs (boats can weigh more). Limited has the elegance and nameplate that made Land Rover curiously popular amongst the rich (an expensive Truck with sparse features but still pretty nice) Buy the Sport if you're that concerned with looks. One of those trucks that are great when new, but you will still love 'em when the're past 175,000 miles.
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The Ultimate Toy by Pflugerville, TX on 04/10/2002. Trim: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Best and most FUN vehicle I've owned with the exception of a sports car. My 13 year old daughter christened it my "toy" and she's absolutely correct.
Overall review: Great SUV! Absolutely worth the money,
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