4th-gen Toyota 4Runner with V6
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The Truth About the Toyota 4Runner’s V6 Problems

New or used, the Toyota 4Runner tends to be an amazingly reliable SUV. The SUV’s reputation and off-road capability mean even older models tend to retain their value. However, not every Toyota 4Runner is bullet-proof. The 4th-gen, 2003-2009 models tend to be the most problematic, especially the early ones. Although rust and paint issues are …

4th-generation Toyota 4Runner
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The Truth About the Toyota 4Runner’s V8 Problems

Currently, Toyota only offers the 4Runner with a V6. But the 4th-gen 2003-2009 Toyota 4Runner also offered a V8. The 4th-gen Toyota 4Runner has had some notable issues, rusting frames being particularly egregious, but the later 2007-2009 models are just as off-road-capable as new 4Runners. YouTube team Throttle House called the 4th-gen 4Runner’s V8 one …