After much debate & endless drivel of several sales people I am considering becoming a member of the 4Runner alumni. I've spent a few months, taking my time reviewing each vehicle in this segment I would consider owning & decided if I buy one, a 4Runner, the red headed step child brother of my current Tacoma will be the unit selected...I think.
At first I really hated the look if it, especially from the front. I'm not a huge fan of its look now but, it is growing on me. My needs in a DD have evolved over time and the dry, controlled cubic footage of a 4Runner is more valuable to me than the space provided by the open bed of my DCSB. If needed I'll simply hook a trailer on and roll.
In any case, I am very pleased with the interior of the 4Runner. It has many features I'd wished for on my current Tacoma. I'm leaning strongly towards a 2014 4Runner 4x4 Limited in Nautical Blue with Black interior. I'll skip the 3rd row & running board option and only add tinting & all weather floor mats. The dealer I've selected to do business with is currently looking for suitable option...most of which include things I couldn't care less about.
So, why am I posting? I've read through much of the threads here but wanted an open, unrestricted place for people to add comment. I'm looking for things like "don't buy it because" or "I paid $X" or "watch out for" to whatever anyone wants to throw out there. Right now, I'm still in the open consideration phase and want to tap the thoughts of other owners.
I will of course post pictures of the new ride as I wave goodby to my old and so far most loved vehicle should I make the purchase.