I got my '96 4Runner in summer 2007 when it had 140,000 miles on it. Now, just over 1 year later, I've put 27,000 miles on it. It's a Toyota, so I expect it'll go forever. I do live in Maine, so rust is an issue with all the salt and sand on the winter roads. I do have a few rust spots. I love my 4Runner for a few reasons: 1) Space - I fold the rear seats down and I have tons of room for anything imaginable, particularly my dog and camping equipment, as well as the ability to tow my boat, etc. 2) MPGs - Yes, this is an SUV but I've never had lower than 20 MPG. 21 is my average, which I'm happy with. 3) It's a beast in snow. I've always driven AWD Subarus, but having 4WD and the power of my 4Runner has been great in Maine winters! 4) My only maintenance has been oil changes and new front brakes. Toyotas are totally reiliable. I'll probably drive this 4Runner until 200K miles, when I can afford to upgrade to a newer one. Hopefully a new one will still get 20 MPG+ like mine!
I LOVE THE WAY MY 4RUNNER DRIVES. THE DESIGN IS ELEGANT LOOKING,THE COLOR LOOKS GREAT ON THE MODEL AND I FEEL GOOD DRIVING IT.THE INTERIOR IS SPACIOUS. I WISH IT HAD A SECOND ROLL SEAT AT THE BACK.OVER ALL,IAM VERY HAPPY WITH MY TRUCK.
I have had my 2008 SR5 V6 for 7 years and it has proven to be the most enjoyable vehicle I have ever owned. Perfect reliability, useful utility configuration, great comfort, excellent audio system (I use MP3 CD's), and a great looking design. With normal dealer maintenance there have been no problems at all. I love the unique lift-gate power window. The only design element that you need to adapt to are the heat/air buttons. I have no trouble with winters in Iowa, and always look forward to driving this sharp looking model. I installed a chrome horse head hood ornament so I could always look between a horses ears as I drive... I like to think of it like riding an ultra-smooth horse.