Sold 1998 v6 ltd 4runner for 2011. Couldn't afford Ltd, but no regrets. Tried a few crossovers first(Highlander & glitzy cheaper Veracruz) but once in 4runner I knew it was the one. V6 in 2011 is so much more powerful than v6 in 1998(w/o giving up same gas mileage- avg 19.8 mpg), more spacious too & rides high which makes me feel like a queen & easy to see when navigating traffic. Love Toy kept the power tailgate window (no one else has this). Fold down flat back seats- great for dogs & hauling long items. Cargo space better than crossovers. 4runner's great quality, reliability, style, rear psgr heat, & 2-year Free maint very nice to have. Will keep 12+ yrs again. Very happy w/ choice!
Very powerful v6. Sits hi, so is easy to see around navigating traffic. Pwr tailgate window. Style in & out. Very smooth for SUV. Reliability. Spacious cargo. Cargo cover avail. Value-5 year loss in maint & depreciation better than many. 2 year free maint service.
Ability to convert open side panel spaces where 3rd row seats go to covered storage. Ability to shut off rear psgr heat so it only goes to front if no rear psngrs-more efficient. Pwr antennae w/ basic sr5. Upgrades too $$$, so found basic w/ few upgrds I wanted now & will have to upgrd rest on own.