4Runners are awesome, my vote goes for that one!
Got my GF a 1998 4Runner with 300,000 km on it last year for $5k... So far only the TPS has gone on it, thing runs beauty! She put it in the ditch this winter (newb) and there was a couple feet of snow. I showed up, put it in 4WD low, hit the diff lock button to lock the rear diff, and just putt putted right out of the ditch no problem. We got some Nokia Hakkapeliittas for the winter and the thing is great!
I'd love a 4Runner or a Taco one day, at the moment I'm restoring a '77 Celica into a cruiser/auto-x car...