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Autotrader Find: 2001 Toyota 4Runner With 435,000 Miles

On the used market, people don’t generally care as much about features and equipment as they do when a car is new. Instead, they’re looking for longevity — and this 2001 Toyota 4Runner demonstrates exactly why people pay a premium for the longevity of the 4Runner.

This 4Runner is offered for sale by Metter Ford in Metter, Georgia, which is northwest of Savannah, and it looks like a fairly standard 2001 4Runner — with one big difference: it’s traveled 435,000 miles. It’s the epitome of why people are always paying so much for used Toyota trucks and SUVs: because they seemingly last forever.

According to the Carfax report, this 4Runner had an odd start to its life: it was sold new in April 2001 and stolen just four weeks later. It was later recovered and went to a new owner, where it racked up 78,000 miles by 2003. Then it went to its longest-term owner near Augusta, Georgia, who had it from 2003 to 2018 and brought the mileage from 78,000 to the current total.

Even now, with 435,000 miles, this 4Runner looks like it’s held up pretty well — and it’s listed for $3,187, suggesting it still has some life (and some value) left. If you’re looking for a cheap third-generation 4Runner, this might just be the one to get.

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  1. I am selling my 2001 4-runner with 455,000 miles on it. I am the original owner.  Still has the original engine and transmission in it.  No problems with the car. 

  2. I thought it was amazing my 1995 Dodge Intrepid lived till 250k miles on the clock before it grenade itself… This is astounding for any vehicle, I think electric cars will go for even longer.

    • Electric car reliability is poor. After just 10 years, the entire battery pack is degraded and needs replaced. The cost of this will total the car. 

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