Yea, yea..another one of these threads. My wifes honda is about to die on us. She's in grad school so we can't afford a whole lot, probably like 5k. Her car is always the grocery getter, trip taking vehicle. My wagon is not a very wife friendly grocery getter to say the least. I've been looking at 2nd Gen 4 runners. I like the body and size, I like the toyota quality. I just want to make sure that it will fit the bill. I worry about the 3.0 v6. Seems to be lots of conflicting reports all over the internet. Some people have no problem with them, others despise them. I'm thinking I would like to find one with a 5 speed vs the auto. Yes, ultimately milage is a concern. If I can't find a decent 4 runner, or decide against it we will probably start the hunt for a honda/toyota econo box. Thanks in advance for the help.