Overland Classifieds :: 1999 Toyota 4Runner

Interest in vehicle travel has increased significantly over the past decade, with a dramatic uptick during the pandemic as people ditched international flights for adventures closer to home. The subsequent growth in demand has seen used prices for 4WD vehicles skyrocket, with many expedition-ready builds selling for over $100,000. These rigs are undeniably impressive, but they’re also pretty exclusive and simply too expensive for the vast majority. It’s refreshing when a 4WD ticks all the boxes for travel yet is altogether more affordable.

Over the past few months, we’ve shared several go-anywhere vehicles that won’t break the bank, including this $7,000 OBO 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, a $15,500 OBO 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, and a $10,000 OBO 2000 Land Rover Discovery. Today’s 1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited might be the best value rig to date, featuring a long-lived V6 motor, premium modifications, and excellent service and maintenance records. It includes an almost new Smittybilt Overland rooftop tent, IceCo fridge/freezer, various accessories, and is priced at a bargain $13,000 OBO.

From the Seller:

We have taken this beast all over the US, on thousands of miles of trails, and it [has] always been a blast. We [wanted to take it] on the Pan-American [Highway] next year, but are moving on to a full-size rig capable of towing.”

1999 Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner is fitted with a 3.4-liter V6 motor that produces 183 horsepower, 217 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 17 mpg. Inside, the 4Runner is by no means luxurious but does enjoy some driver comforts, including air conditioning, leather upholstery, cruise control, tinted glass, and more.

Distinguishing Features

  • Old Man Emu 2-inch lift springs and Bilstein 5100 shocks
  • Smittybilt Overland rooftop tent
  • Rigid Industries 360-Series off-road lights
  • DuroBumps bump stops front and rear
  • Sherpa Equipment Co. load bars
  • Custom rear bumper with swing out for spare tire, two jerry cans, and Hi-Lift jack
  • Falken Wildpeak A/T tires

This 1999 Toyota 4Runner is listed for $13,000 OBO and is currently located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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