Worth every penny... and then some
I have had to replace the tire after 30000 miles, maily because the dealer put cheap BF Goodwrich tires on the vehicle. Replaced them with Goodyear radials.
Leather seats are cracking, especially on drivers side seat.
Engine light comes on because of the gas cap sensor, which means you will have to bring it into someone to reset the computer and buy a new gas cap. I've had to have it replaced twice in the past five years at a cost of $200 each time.
Hood latch catches and will not allow you to close the hood. I managed to get it closed by following the hood cable and to the firewall and gave it a tug to make it taunt again.
The rear hatch handle gets difficult to open. Just spray some WD40 in the inside of the handle and it will work again. Had to do this twice over the years.
I love this vehicle and would buy one again in a heartbeat. The engine has never needed work even after 125000 miles. Although I don't have the acceleration I would like, this SUV handles like a dream; I love the turning radius and ride. Often I travel cross country over several hundred miles at a time and never had any worries from the vehicle. The Toyota dealers always seem to get me in to the shop the next day and then have my vehicle back to me that same day. I am a larger man and have plenty of room in this car. I plan on having this vehicle until it dies and then will buy a Toyota again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th May, 2006