If I were to buy again, I'd buy bare-bones with the e-locker and buy the ATRAC switch (@ $65 IIRC) and plug it in myself. I do like the gauge cluster on the dash, but it's not essential.I'm definitely going to wheel it. Buyin' something like this and not wheeling it would be the same as buying a lambo and going the speed limit. i was just wondering if all had the A-trac which if I understand you correctly are the 08 models with the option 2 package. I would rather have the manual, but they seem kind of hard to come by. Do the benefits of a manual warrant passing up an automatic?
Manual is a 6-speed full-time four wheel drive system.
Automatic is a 5-speed part-time four wheel drive system.
I have the A/T and having driven four previous 4Runners, three with manual and one with A/T, IMO the A/T is easier to drive off-road, but the manual is more diverse and has better (slightly) gearing.