This truck rides like a Cadillac ought to. It handles the roads and dirt trails I drive equally well. The 4wd system is simple and bulletproof.
The interior is comfortable and I am happy to report the factory CD player won't skip even on gravel roads. The heated mirrors are a nice touch.
I firmly believe I will get over 200,000 miles out of this truck.
There have been no squeaks or rattles develop in 16,000 miles of hard use.
I just drove 485 miles on one tank of fuel and got 18.75 MPG- with the truck loaded heavily and the A/C on- which is still better than the EPA fuel economy on the sticker!
This truck is the perfect size and power. The V-8 is an authoritative monster and the truck is surprisingly nimble (for a truck!)
I am told Toyota redesigned the brakes for 2003 and newer models and it stops better than the 2000 model I drove. ABS is now standard and the brakes are awesome.
I tow 5000 pound trailers and this truck hardly notices it.