Thinking of buying a 2000 Toyota 4 Runner

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  1. OUSooner

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    It has 200,000 miles on it should I be worried? Timing belt, water pump, plugs and wires were just done. It's a 4wd limited and everything works fine. Just scared of the miles. I want something I can pay cash for because I don't want a car payment but also don't want to be pouring money into it. Vehicle is super clean. Thoughts?
     
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    Toyota's are good vehicles, but that is a lot of miles. I would be concerned with the AC going out with that old of a vehicle. Also, you must think of the tranny.

    Personally, I wouldn't buy a vehicle that old, but that is me. Why not save up more cash and get something newer?
     

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    Buy anything but Nissan!

    NEVER BUY NISSAN,!!!

    They are crooks! :fist:
     
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    The miles don't bother me but more info is needed.

    Year
    Price
    Miles you drive per year

    This is a start. :wavey:
     
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    Check for frame rust.

    Actually, check to see how bad the frame is rusted.
     
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    I wouldn't buy a vehicle that old or high mileage as my only transportation.

    What's the price?
     
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    Damn those older Toyota's have a resale value, unbelievable even with high miles. 200K miles isn't what it used to be as far as high mileage goes that's for sure.
     
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    Haven't we discussed this completely already? Does every fourth thread here have to be about Bruce Jenner?
     
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    That’s a lot of miles, even by today’s standards. But Toyota has a reputation for longevity. If it’s what you want and the price is right, go for it.
     
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    There are great clips out there that will trick you into watching all 12 minutes......

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    [QUOTE="K. Foster, post: 22590346, member: 16358"]That’s a lot of miles, even by today’s standards. But Toyota has a reputation for longevity. If it’s what you want and the price is right, go for it.[/QUOTE]

    Not really.......
     
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    Not in love with the 3.4...but a friend drives one with over 300k on it. Runs like a sewing machine.

    if timing belt and regular maintenance is done you should be good to go.
     
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    I have a 2000 Tacoma. The 3rz-fe engine (2.7L 4 cyl) has some known issues with the valves. Just had to have a rebuilt head put on mine at 170k for a burned valve/no compression. Not sure which engine your has.

    Also Tacoma has significant frame rusting, perforation. And failure that time period. Make sure the 4 runner doesn't.

    I think the Tacoma and 4 runner shared some stuff so make sure you check those out or it could be expensive.
     
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    I am in the market for a pre-Tacoma Toyota SR5 pickup which is essentially the same vehicle only without the back seat. 200K miles would be a little high for me. I am seeing plenty on the market with less than 120K miles. I would keep looking unless this one is a real deal. I would also look at older ones if price is a problem.

    Toyota made phenomenally reliable vehicles back then, but they do wear out. Is this a 4 or 6, manual or auto? I would be more comfortable with a 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual with that many miles on it.
     
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    4 runner is based on the older Toyota pickup, not the Taco.
     
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    If it had the 4 cyl, no worries. Since you have the 6, stash 5K in a savings account for potential issues and enjoy your rig
     
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    200k, just getting broke in! Toyota has a recall on the rusted frames, they may replace it. Check the frame and if it looks bad enough ask seller if YOU can take to Toyota dealership to have inspected. if it's a very good price and what you want go for it. I would love to have one of the mid eighties 4runners, where the top comes off. They are becoming sought after. Toyota makes a very good product.
     
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    R22's run FOREVER if you do your part...
    Gotta get a good feel for it, but if the timing is done, etc., etc., etc. as you have indicated..
    Go for it IMO.
     
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    I have a 1999 Tacoma SR5 with 235,000 miles. It's loaded (automatic, air, cruise, power windows and locks, bed liner, tow receiver) and everything works. It even has a couple of power ports. Paid just $2,000 for it last year. And it runs great and gets better mileage than my much newer SUV. Not sure I'd take it on a cross-country trip, but I bought it just to haul lumber and other stuff.