View Full Version : buying a 4runner

06-26-2013, 12:50 PM
ok well after many thoughts and convincing the wife I get too buy a 4runner. Now the only thing or question I have is what yr should I be looking at keep in mind this will be my wifes daily I know that they have some problems but everything does I know one thing is that the wife would like the auto as she is not a good standard driver so if you yota guys could help me out would be much helpful [cheers]

06-26-2013, 02:32 PM
anything with either the 22re or the 3.4L, don't get anything with the 3.0L. So anything up to 92:dontknow: I think, and 96+.

06-27-2013, 07:19 PM
I Have two 4Runners and both have 3.0L. and mine are a 90 and a 91
I don't see the issue with the 3.0L, mine both run strong.
Have had the 90 for 4 years now, and the 91 for 3 months.

06-27-2013, 07:43 PM
I've never had a prob with the 3.0 either.... I've beat them and I'd buy another

06-27-2013, 08:54 PM
Personally. I find them to be sluggish pigs on fuel with low power output. I'd still take a 3.0 over most other engines out there, but after having worked on so many, I just think Toyota has better motors to offer. That's all. Longevity wise, they're pretty good if the head gasket, water pump, and timing belt have been done.

06-27-2013, 11:09 PM
I'd go for a 96-02ish 4 runner. love mine.97, 3.4 auto fully loaded, drives great and hasn't let me down yet..... oh and it has 473,000km on it. got good fuel mileage when I got it, now, as expected with high mileage, its not as good. 7-8km/l. used to be 9-10km/l

06-28-2013, 03:02 PM
Well the milage thing between a 22re and a 3 slow
From kamloops to abystan filled at same pump in loops to same pump in Abby
My 88 22re runner took 30 cents less fuel than buddy's 88 3.0
I'd be more worried about rust than what engine

06-28-2013, 09:13 PM
good info where does the frame rust on these as I don't know really where to look

06-28-2013, 11:02 PM
By the gas tank rear frame rails by the rear spring mounts

06-29-2013, 02:10 PM
22re for life lol pretty good engines

06-29-2013, 02:24 PM
I've never had a prob with the 3.0 either.... I've beat them and I'd buy another

[cheers] [36] Fawk Ya Budday and it's nice to have that more hp than the 22re