2001 Toyota Highlander V6 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I've owned a Tercel and a Camry and both were great cars, but the Highlander is my favorite Toyota. I bought a 2001 in 2003 and have had no problems. LOVED it when I bought it and still love it 3 years later.
Plenty of power, sits high enough without being a monster, great for hauling kids and "stuff", just plain cute.
Love it, but... redesign front seat cupholders, more cushioning on leather seats, find a way to stop the "helicopter" noise when windows are open.