Mileage: 198,500 Miles
Engine: V6 5VZ-FE Engine
Transmission: Automatic Transmission
Exterior color: Millennium Silver Metallic (K73)
Interior: Light Oak Leather Interior (LF45)
TRD Supercharger w/ Fresh Rebuild and Belt
Locking Rear Differential
Alpine CDE-143BT Stereo w/ Bluetooth
TRD Instrument Cluster Inlays
Blue Cluster / HVAC, Stereo / Gear Selection Illumination
LED Interior Lights
Weather Tech Floor Mats
Factory Carpet Cargo Mat
16-Inch Factory Wheels
Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek Tires
Fresh Timing Belt / Water Pump / Valve Cover Gaskets
Factory Roof Rack (Included, but not pictured)
Illinois / Colorado Truck
At Glen Shelly Auto Brokers we are 3rd-Gen Toyota 4Runner fanatics. My personal vehicle is a 3rd-Gen 4Runner with well over 200,000 hard miles. Despite that, it still looks and drives like new. That’s because 3rd-Gen 4Runners will literally run forever if they are maintained properly (my neighbor has one with close to 400k miles on it). They are like airplanes in that proper care and maintenance are more important than strictly age or mileage. I bought this 2000 TRD Supercharged 4Runner to keep, specifically because of the supercharger, but my wife vetoed it (having 4 other Toyotas probably didn’t help). 2000 is the best model year 3rd Gen 4Runner because it was the last year of the locking rear differential, as opposed to the center-locking differential that followed in 2001 and 2002. It was also the last year without stability control, which was undefeatable in the following two years. Yet, it still got the good cup holder and digital HVAC controls.
The original owner purchased it in February of 2000 in Illinois. The second owner brought it to Colorado in 2003 with 50,000 miles, and it has remained here ever since. When we got it, we pulled the supercharger and rebuilt it with new seals and bearings (they need a full service about every 90,000 miles). The supercharger belt had recently been replaced and is in excellent condition. While the supercharger was out we repaired the knock sensor wiring (a common issue) and replaced the knock sensor and throttle position sensor. We also gave it the standard service we give every 3rd Gen 4Runner, including the timing belt and tensioner, water pump, valve cover gaskets, and a fresh oil change. We also replaced the radiator, drive belts, and flushed the cooling system. Cosmetics that needed attention were the front bumper cover and grills due to Colorado rock pitting. We repainted those in perfectly matching Millennium Silver Metallic, which looks great. The original factory roof rack is included (not installed in the pictures), or I will include a Baja flat rack for extra. The interior is in excellent condition and is protected by fitted Weather Tech floor mats. The HVAC unit was recently replaced by the previous owner and all interior illumination has been converted to blue, which looks much better than the factory green. It is well optioned with the Limited, SR5, and factory tow packages. I’ve seen 4Runners with half the mileage that couldn’t hold a candle to this one.
This is a properly sorted 4Runner. The TRD supercharger adds considerable utility for Colorado, and most need to be rebuilt in order to get real world benefit. Compare this one to others that need everything we have already done and it presents excellent value. I’d like to find a buyer who will continue to care for and enjoy it for another 200k miles.
Millennium Silver Metallic presents very well—even when dirty. Overall the paint is in excellent condition, presenting like a much younger, lower mileage 4Runner. The front bumper and grills have no paint chips, thanks to being refinished. The hood has minor paint chips along the leading edge and one matchbox sized scuff. The rear fender flares also have minor chips. The undercarriage and body panels are free of rust and all VIN tags are in place, with the exception of the hood and front fenders. The Carfax shows no accidents, but it does report it stolen on 11/18/2011 and recovered four days later on 11/22/2011. Based on the short time it was missing and the lack of any major service following it, I suspect it was a minor event. All trim work is present and I will include either a factory roof rack or a Baja rack for extra, at the buyer’s discretion. The headlight lenses are clear and crack-free, as are the indicator, side-marker, and brake light lenses. The windshield has a few small pits, but no cracks. The retractable antenna works correctly. The wheels have no bends or curb rash, and all center caps are present. They are fitted with Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek all season tires with over 50% tread remaining.
There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The tan leather interior is in excellent shape. The carpets are clean and protected by Weather Tech all-weather floor mats. The front leather seat has a few tears on the side of the driver’s bolster cushion (a common issue). The back seats are in very good condition. The steering wheel has no excessive wear. The dashboard is crack-free and all wooden trim is in place. The HVAC unit has been recently replaced by a remanufactured unit that comes with a warranty (the digital HVAC units all fail by this age and mileage if original). The instrument cluster, HVAC, and transmission gear selector lights were converted to blue that matches the stereo, and looks fantastic. All interior lights, gauges, buttons, switches, and accessories work, including the power rear window. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The stereo is an Alpine CDE-143BT unit with aux input, USB input, and Bluetooth. The rear trunk has a factory carpet floor mat and the cargo cover is in place. The factory owner’s manual, a keyless FOB, and two keys are included with the sale.
In preparation for sale we did the following items:
Prior to our ownership the Carfax shows regular oil changes and services. In 2015 at 188,000 miles it got a complete brake system overhaul including:
I originally bought this 4Runner to keep, and have put nearly 1,000 miles on it since I’ve had it. The 5VZ-FE V6 engine starts on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strong. There are no codes or warning lights. The TRD supercharger pulls strong and is good for an engine-friendly 40 horsepower increase, according to Toyota. It is a conservative set up that is subtle in normal driving, but has a noticeable benefit going over the high altitude mountain passes. The gearbox shifts smoothly and the driveline is quiet and vibration free. All mechanical functions work correctly, the 4-wheel drive engages smoothly in all ranges and the locking rear differential works. The original shocks have been replaced with KYB heavy-duty inserts, which are firm, yet compliant, and there is no “4Runner shimmy” at high speeds (a common issue). The brakes are strong and have plenty of life in them left thanks to recent replacement. It does not leak or spot. An aftermarket cat-back dual-exit exhaust is fitted and unfortunately there are some rust holes in the chrome tips. We pay for and ensure it passes emissions.