Indestructible: 1997 Toyota 4Runner

I thought that the Toyota 4Runner is one of those cars that has seen a slow but steady price increase over the past decade, but this next car appears to be offered for a reasonable amount of money. The seller says that it is 2-wheel-drive, which surprised me for a car that is called a 4Runner, but I guess Toyota had a 2WD version for people who needed ground clearance and off road capability, but didn’t need to go off-road. Anyway, the seller also claims it has a V4, which isn’t true unless someone swapped in a Saab Sonett drivetrain, but it is probably the 2.7 liter 3RZ-FE 4-pot. Find this 1997 Toyota 4Runner offered for $8300 in Mountain View, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD
VIN: JT3GM84R0V0011909
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 156000
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: SUV

I am selling my 1997 Toyota 4Runner 2wd Rare V4 Engine, Manual Transmission. It has only 156k. It has never been in an accident. Runs perfect. Clutch was done at 120k miles. There is no timing belt on the car. Saves gas. Interior is in great condition and it has good tires on it. Oil change was done about 2k miles ago. I get it done every 4-5k miles. I had it about 2 years. It has never given me any problem. Maintainance cost is as low as $120 for oil change every 6 month if you use full synthetic oil. Spark plugs and ignition coils are done about a year ago. Please serious people contact me. I can’t go too low. It’s hard to find low mileage 4runners.

See a better way to drive something durable?