Hard to believe but I have never been more pleasantly surprised or had a purchase exceed expectations as I have with the Fortunner. I was bummed the day we got it because to me it was like ooh crap, it is official I am a boring old middle aged family guy. But my attitude sure changed soon thereafter. I used to drive a Beemer 6 series in Hong Kong and I have to say on the highway the Fortunner rides as smooth if not smoother. My Beemer used to cost me an arm and a leg in yearly maintenance, and in 4 years we have never had a single repair needed on the Fortunner.
Jimmy I would also buy new. One thing I will say about Toyota Thailand, and it would go the same for Camry, Fortunner, or whatever...there aftercare is fantastic on new vehicles.
Don't get me wrong...if I had my druthers and nothing or nobody else was involved in the decision of what kind of vehicle to own I would be all over the Beemer Z4 and say bye bye Fortunner in a heartbeat...but unfortunately it is not all about me!
I am sold on the Fortuner, its perfect for trips between Chonburi and Khon kaen with all the extra room. Plus great for shopping and it does not make me feel like a family man driving down the road. I think its a man's SUV.