I bought this for its mileage and 4 wheel drive ability.
Fell in love with all of it.
After 2 years of ownership I gave it to my son.
He puts a lot of miles on it and has to deal with heavy snow.
He loves it.
Get one before they are all gone.
I'd get the manual tranny.
Built quality is great.
Reliability has been Toyota-like.
Snow ability is great.
Mileage is about as good as it gets for 4WD.
It's nimble, stops well but could use a bit more horsepower.
More responsive engine (but I like the mileage so I don't complain too loudly here).
Body trim pops off easily up front.
Could be a little more secure.