I have now owned my 1994 4runner for 16 years! I am the 2nd owner, and the mileage is currently at 384,000 km (quite a few miles!). It has been completely dependable while driving in summer through all types of weather, winter in Canada, and in the mountains in the U.S. It's fantastic for taking me and my 2 goldens on camping and ski trips It's starting to need a few repairs, but it has been the best vehicle I've ever owned by a long shot.
Reliability, great color (red), high clearance (no problems getting around in the winter), drop down tailgate.
Cup holder, upgraded music system (I have a cassette player), but mostly better fuel economy. A hybrid version would be terrific.