Rare low mileage 5-speed manual transmission
By the year 2000, the 4Runner was in its 3rd generation and 5-speed manuals comprised less than 3% of the 112,000 vehicles produced that year. This was the final year for the stick shift option, now sought after by a select group of enthusiasts.
I purchased this vehicle in 2009 with 62,728 miles on the odometer, which now reads 138,687. That averages out to about 7,300 miles per year which is considerably less than the 12,000 miles per year figure considered “normal” in the marketplace.
At the time, I owned a 2nd generation ‘95 4Runner with stick shift and drop-down tailgate that was simply worn out. I was hooked on the model and after months of searching, found this one on (that required me to fly to Philadelphia and drive my new car 600 miles back home).
The reason I’m selling is because I no longer need such a large vehicle and recently bought a 2005 Subaru Outback XT (turbo) with manual transmission, also an older generation model with a cult-like following.Clean rust-free body
Enjoy as-is or modify for serious 4 x 4 off-roading
4Runners have a body built on a durable steel frame similar to a truck, unlike crossovers and many new SUVs which are simply enlarged cars constructed with a lightweight unibody construction. This 4Runner, with quiet all-season tires and Dynamat Extreme sound deadening material under the carpet and behind door panels, has a certain solid feel, but does not drive like a truck.
See factory brochure at here Page 2: 4Runner plus SR5 Standard Features (not Limited)
Page 3: SR5 Extra Value Packages #2 and #4. Additional Options: double 3-spoke aluminum wheels with fender flares, privacy glass, tonneau cover. Tilt/slide moonroof, (rear heater disconnected)
Great as a daily driver, “work truck” or weekend tow vehicle. Cruise control, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD changer Highly rated 3.4-liter V-6 engineComfortable interior Retractable factory cargo coverFrame mounted receiver hitch with 5000 lb towing capacity. Toyota spec wiring for trailer lights.Super cold air conditioningRetracting rear lift gate window: a feature missing on most newer SUVs
Known for off-road performance. Reliable manual transfer case with lever shifter to select 2-wheel HIGH, 4-wheel HIGH or 4-wheel LOW No electronic transfer case controls to go haywire.
An SUV that’s as fun to drive as a sports car. 5-speed standard transmission with tachometer makes cornering and accelerating a joy. 4Runner front seats are noticeably lower to the floor than other SUVs, which allow the driver’s legs to stretch out, rather than down, to the pedals. If you’re used to a Miata or other sports car, you’ll feel right at home. Cloth seats with ample side bolsters keep driver and passengers comfortable. Service work: New Cooper Adventurer HT tires with 5800 miles driven on 65,000 mile warranty Dynamat Extreme under carpet and trim quiets road noise and vibration. Installed on floor from front footwell to rear hatch and cargo area sides and wheel arches. Also doors and rear hatch. Brand new factory floor mats Brand new battery Brand new rear hatch support struts 22,000 miles on replacement clutch 6,000 miles on new exhaust system Original shocks and struts replaced.
Notes: Front left fender was sideswiped causing large dent with minimal paint damage. Rather than replace fender, body shop straightened sheet metal with minor imperfections barely noticeable on white car. 4Runner chrome bumpers have rust issues. Rear bumper was sprayed with PlastiDip (gun metal color) about 5 years ago and has held up nicely. I recently added another 2 coats to even out appearance. Front bumper replacement has some areas of surface rust and one dent. Buyer may want to spray this one to match. The coating adheres to chrome without problem. Front replacement bumper came without holes for attaching front sections of wheel arch cladding. These pieces are not installed and are included in sale. Front skid plates removed for easy oil filter access and front diff lube. Included in sale. Alloy wheels look nice for their age, but there are areas of discoloration and road wear. Rather than cover up with spray paint, I decided to leave as-is for buyer to decide how to touch up, if desired. Sunroof (moonroof): I rarely opened this over the past 10 years. It has both rear tilt-up and slide open functions. About a year ago, I noticed it was a bit sluggish sliding backward. Now it wont’t slide open and the rear lift option does not raise fully (see photo). Motor is fine, so it appears the tracks and/or drive mechanism needs cleaning and lubrication. This is a DIY job that requires removal of headliner. Window is in proper closed position so there are no leak issues.
Keyless entry not operable.
Owners handbook and Chilton Repair Manual included.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||JT3HN86R3Y0276147||Mileage:||138684|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||SR5|
|Options:||4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Sunroof||Drive Type:||4WD|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Passenger Airbag||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows|
|Exterior Color:||White||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Interior Color:||Tan||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Number of Cylinders:||6|