Anyone have an opinion on what model years were best for the 4runner? My personal favorite is the 1999 in the Limited trim. Heres why: full time 4wd which is very handy in wet/snowy weather in CT. A big #2 is the available locking rear diff. huge bennefit off road. Number 3 is what it doesn't have, the electric nannys ie. VSC which I believe take away from a (good) drivers ability.