Another weekend, another trip to Ikea to pick up a bulky item, and it should come as no surprise that the 4Runner was up to the job. This time we got a cheap set of bookcases for the basement. The bookcases stand a little over 79.5 inches tall (a little over 6.5 feet), so we folded the rear seats and slid the long, flat boxes up over the center armrest so we could close the rear hatch. Had we been thinking (and had it been warmer than 30 degrees) we could have rolled down the rear window and let the boxes stick out the back. While that wasn't necessary in this particular case, it's a nice option to have when transporting long objects.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor