While Jonah, Elisha and I were busy at the park playground, who should march up to us out of nowhere but Bret, Susan, Brama and Poppers? Turns out Bretâ€”who’s been borrowing our Honda Civic since his VW Golf died last weekâ€”had finally found the car he was looking for a in black 2000 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD. I gleefully turned the kids over to Brama, Poppers, and Susan and hopped on in for a ride.
It’s nice! Seats five, has rear split fold-down seats for gobs of storage, and appears to handle very well. I guess technically it’s an SUV, but the 17/20 city/highway mileage seems pretty good for the SUV category. Here’s a review of it.
Personally, I’m just happy to have Bret in a vehicle with anti-lock brakes and airbags. And I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the shift (pun intended) from a manual to an automatic makes a big difference in some of the problems he’s been having with his back.