our 2000 model now has 85,000 miles on
it and it still runs as good as new and
has only needed a set of tires and that
is it. Over 40 mpg on the highway even
in 95 degree heat , going 85 with the
AC on high and 3 people and luggage. In
the low to mid 30's in stop and go
driving, never have we averaged less
than 30 mpg. Decent stereo and pretty
confortable, makes a great commuter
car. Oddly it cost more to insure than
our 2002 4x4 Nissan Xterra.
Reliability and gas mpg.
Arm rest. Other than that I say leave
it alone, it does its job perfectly,
but seriously Toyota add an armrest. We
actually use a pillow.