I bought my 4runner in the winter of 2007 looking for an all around mountain car. It has been everything I have wanted plus more. Maintenance on it has been nominal, apart from the usual oil changed and tire rotation. In the hills this car is unstoppable being able to take any incline i throw its way. The only down side is after 70 miles per hour you begin to feel a little unsafe because of the narrow chassis, and the wobbles it gets while turning at high speeds. Fuel economy for my 5 speed manual has been around 22 on highways.
Fold down trunk is awesome for camping or moving large furniture because of its extra 2 feet of length. Back seats also fold down flat for a long cargo bed, going back to the roots of the SUV coming from a truck body.
Cup holder blocks A/C, heater unit, and stereo very weak.