I miss my Ti, awkward roofline and all. I miss the melted-crayon smell of the interior. I miss the burble from the Remus cat-back exhaust on tick over. I miss the floor-hinged throttle. But mostly, I miss the way it goes around a corner. Nothing like dailying a 2nd-gen 4Runner to build appreciation for a well sorted vehicle.

Graduation in a week means I’m just a drive cross country in the 4Runner away from reuniting my garage as it should be, fun daily and capable/practical adventure vehicle.

Bonus: a shot from her best angle