My wife has an 05 Camry SE V6 now with 60k on it, no issues. we have a baby coming (our 1st) in a november. we were talking about getting a new car for her, that is a little higher up, has a hatchback, more storage, 4x4 but still a toyota. we have looked at 4runners, highlanders (V6 and Hybrid), Venza's, and the lexus RX350 and 400H
i love the new 4runner but they are pricey and big, my taco barely fits in the garage with her camry, and im not sure about the gas mileage on the new ones, i also dont mine the 07-09 4 runners, but they arent much less $ than the 10-11's
the highlanders are very nice, more of a mom car i guess, but having the hybrid option is nice. they claim 24+mpg which is nice, but i question the reliabilty of the hybrid as the mileage climbs. also do you think the increased gas mileage is worth even going hybrid over gas v6?
the venza is likely out but i like it comes in 4x4, i think for a few extra bucks we can get a nicer SUV rather than the hatchback sedan
the Lexus are nice, i have 2 friends with them and they love them. we arent really Lexus type people but they are in the same price point as the new 4runners and Highlander Hybrid
any opinions are welcome, good or bad. and try to help me out by leaving the "new 4 runners are bad ass" comments out, that what i keep telling myself and my wife, i need more subjective info