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Good input, guys. Thanks.
As for some of the questions and suggestions...
Camry... my daughter absolutely does not want a sedan, regardless of make, model, or cost. Otherwise, the Camry would definitely be on the list. She grew up riding in either my F250 or our old (now sold) Excursion, and she does not want to be "sedan-close" to the ground, which leads me to...
I AM considering the 4Runner, but want to sort of shy away from it to help her keep as good a mileage as possible. My daughter's also not quite what I would call an "outside" girl, so I'm not sure there is really much benefit to her in the 4Runner aside from ride height. I also have one son who drove a 4Runner for a couple of years before totaling it, and my youngest son is currently driving a'99 4Runner, and we've been satisfied with both, so it is a viable option.
Years of interest... whatever she can fit into her budget of about $6000 while staying less than 150K miles. From what I've seen thus far, that is going to keep us in the 2004 - 2008 year range.
As for our schedule, I'm just tooling around with preliminary investigation and research at this point. Likely, we won't be making a purchase until late summer of fall of this year. I'll keep the contact at Toyota Nation in my back pocket for when we get closer to pulling the trigger. I've got plenty of time to mull this over right now, but I am going to get her behind the wheel on the RAV4, Highlander, and she can always test drive my son's 4Runner.
Considering a RAV4, Current garage includes '02 F250 CC 7.3L diesel, '10 RX450h, '99 4Runner, '06 Outback 2.5i, and '07 S60 2.5T
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