My '89 SR5 4Runner is still one of my favorite vehicles ever owned. I remember waiting while my dealer (a nearby competitor to Jack Safro) scoured computer inventory lists across the country. It was late '89, and I’d been saving to trade in my '87 SR5 pickup on a new 1990 4Runner, when I learned that the 1990’s were completely different. Smoothed over minor details, but most important, a solid roof body that was as boring as an oversized GMC Jimmy. I raced up to my Toyota guy in Milwaukee to get a leftover '89 SR5 V6 ordered & located in the dark gray metallic and every option I could think of because that was the last year. I ended up with a silver one, but I was thrilled they got me one from a dealer about 8 hours away. Despite the eventual problems many had with the 3.0 V6, I was lucky, and never had problems with anything but the eventual “Toyota Tinworms”. I kept it almost 10 years, and despite the wasted dollars on the Rusty Jones rustproofing that had been done to the vehicle at the original lot, the rear fender rust mentioned above bubbled out, along with that, the doors rusted out at the bottom, and the tailgate was the worst. If considering one of these vehicles, you’ll want to take a powerful penlight and really check down the rear glass opening to see if the entire lifting mechanism is rusted, including the side tracks. One day when I was lowering the rear window from the center console switch, I heard a noise, and saw in the mirror that the glass was cocked a little. Pulling over, I tried to raise it. It went up an inch and then dropped like a rock, down into the tailgate, not to return until days later when I opened up the tailgate to raise it by hand and block it up with two wooden sticks. You can’t open the tailgate with the window up, so it stopped being a winter vehicle I traded it in, not receiving squat for the trade, nor deserving too.