finally bit the bullet and bought a new car. I wanted to get rid of my SUV, before I hated it. I got a Subaru outback wagon... I think I will miss my 4Runner a bit... but getting getting better gas mileage will be good.
I just waited out my dealer...and they gave finally gave me book value for my trade-in. It took them about a week to go up 2k from their initial offer. This is with the price of the new car below invoice. I highly recommend using prepricing programs, such as BJs or carsdirect. The local dealer matched it.