After some serious thought and consideration, I went ahead and picked up a 4runner. I wanted the limited one in an 04 or an 06, but when it came down to it, this Sr5 was running well, looked good, and below market value--I couldn't pass it up.
So I replaced a 06 Tacoma Double Cab Off Off Road TRD with 200k miles.
I liked that truck, but the cats were bad (p420 and p430), the A/C had a leak, needed a windsheild and it had 200k miles...
I decided on the 4runner since it was comporable in reliablity and so forth. I have a little 6x8 trailer I can strap up behind the 4runner if I need to haul something. Also the 7k towing capacity is a hair better...I tow cars in the 3-4k with a 2wheel dolly but am considering a full on trailer.
So, here is what I ended up with:
04 SR5 v8 with tow package.
everything works except the parking break (think it needs adjustment)
seems pretty well maintained except the Tbelt hasn't been changed.
It had crappy tires so I swapped them from the taco before I sold it--the ones on there were take-off's from a 2013 tacoma Sport with like new tread and exact same rim. So far no TPMS light, but I have th techStream software if it comes on...
My plans are mostly to keep it stock, a nicer stereo with blue tooth is probably in order. I need to get the TBelt done. I'll be using it as my DD unless I notice gas killing me, in which case I may go shopping for a DD.
Here are a few pics:, I haven't had a chance to clean it up yet. Bought it a couple days ago.
And here is what I gave up....