I bought this to replace my 98
Explorer. There is no comparison
between the two. My 4Runner feels
like a bank vault in comparison, and
is just a nicer, better vehicle in
almost every way, except the auto 4x4
which I miss using (but not fixing). I
passed up new baby SUVs and newer
domestics that cost the same so I
could get Toyota quality and a real
truck. I was really burned on my
Explorer as it was constantly in the
shop. Lesson learned.
It's a real truck. Rides good and
handles great for such a capable
vehicle. Soccer moms and grocery
getters, buy a minivan. This thing is
built for serious abuse. Also roomier
than it looks. Resale, reliabilty #1
in class by wide margin.
A little more power would be nice.
Interior door handles too small when
you have winter gloves on.