Very first post here and just really wanting some practical help. I just purchased a 2000 4Runner w/ +192K miles on it. It’s a 4 cylinder, 2.7 liter, rear wheel drive. Buying it from a friend who says he’s been pretty good about maintenance.
Anyways, I’ve been doing a ton of reading on the site here for the last few hours. Really great stuff here on, excited to tap into more of the resources (like the buying guide). We don’t have a great car history (esp. with keeping high mileage cars running) but have been told by many a 4Runner owner that these vehicles are very sturdy.
I’m wondering if you could give me maybe 3-5 next steps for the car that you would do after purchase. Like, what are the first things you’re looking at in the car, what parts are you maybe checking or immediately inspecting, etc. Any of your thoughts will be super valuable. I’m very limited in car knowledge so I’m talking like, should I get new spark plugs and things like that. I’m going by to pick it up tomorrow and would love to have some good next steps or even questions to ask the seller.
Thanks in advance for all of the help!