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1998 Toyota 4Runner - Awesome reliability. Midsize SUV.

Benjamin
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
I like that my vehicle is spacious enough for my family. The rear cargo area is really big for my shopping days. The seats are comfy. The rear (power) glass window goes up and down, which is very convenient for me to use for work or shopping. Most SUVs on the market don't have an option for the rear glass window to go up and down. The rear seats are collapsible. The SUV is a 4WD and has some power to do what I like to do on my free time, which is go off-roading. The SUV is easy to get in and out of no matter how (big) you are. There's no really bad blind spots as you operate the vehicle. The transmission is a lot stronger than some other gens. of the 4Runner. The bumpers are full chrome metal bumpers that most vehicle nowadays don't have, and that is made with plastic and hard foam. Th... (more)
Story
That my boyfriend and I got to fully load the SUV to the fullest with our fishing gear and took the 4Runner off-roading to get to a fishing spot, and we had a blast. It was an awesome scenic fishing trip to remember.
Pros
The vehicle was some what in my budget, at first. The reliability of the vehicle after proper maintenance is awesome. The transmission just keeps on going even though the mileage is well over 150,000 miles. The engine is strong and had enough power to haul some heavy objects. The parts are in high demand in Hawaii where I reside in, so it's easy to get any part for my vehicle when it breaks. Because my 4Runner in Hawaii is in high demand, the resale value for my vehicle will always be up there. Hawaii prices on 1990s gen. Toyota pickups and SUVs are all overpriced compared to the mainland ... (more)
Cons
The most number one common flaw with my year gen 4Runner is the paint on the hood and roof is the biggest problem. The paint is faded, and the clear coat is still coming off. The vehicle is automatic 4wd but not as good as the real 4wd standard manual SUVs. You can also feel the heat coming from the carpet from the trans tunnel, so it feels like a sauna for your feet and legs. The vehicles horn sounds like a kid's toy car horn, very soft and high pitched. Coils springs always go bad in most on the Toyota pickups and SUVs, where the ass end of the vehicle sags lower than the front end of th... (more)

1998 Toyota 4Runner - One Of The Best Vehicles I've Owned

Kellie
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
Well I liked that it has a 4x4 system because I like to go off roading on my spare time. I do wish that it had a posi rear end with lockers so that my wheels don't have to keep spinning every time. Well with all in all being said and done, I do recommend this vehicles to others if they like to go off-roading. It is not the best set up hence being a stock vehicle set up, but it will do. If your not doing major off-roading it'll be fine. I Do also wish that I could have found a 4runner that is standard, straight front, and that is 4 cycle. For that reason being is that its more sturdy as the vehicle flexes much better even though independent susp. Are more strong. Well independents are more strong in their own way. But since I'm talking off-roading on the other hand, I personally prefer ... (more)
Story
Going off-roading near Mokuleia, Yokohama Bay, And Waikane side
Pros
4X4 system Cold A/C Strong Motor & Trans Motorized rear window Perfect Height Good Trim Etc. Power for when you need to boogie Foldable rear seats for a 98' Glass Headlamps
Cons
Leaking rear axle seal Poor wiring setup