I'm going to be the devils advocate here.
If you trust your local Toyota dealer, stick with him. No one knows Toyota's better than a Toyota dealer.
Just call first and get a price then shop it around. If he wants t......
I would agree (theory) and disagree (reality) on that one.
At the end Toyota dealership follows ONE company process to fit ALL customers, you get the type of service that fits the average customer regardless if that is a fit for your circumstances.
I've been once at a Toyota dealer when I was looking at buying my 79series ute - and never again do I go to a Toyota dealer, they had no idea about 4wding (being told "the tyres are made for offroading, do not listen to people who say air down" was the moment I left the shop)! They sell 1000 Corollas for each 79series.
A good way to test a 4WD mechanic: call them asking for advice saying you do medium offroad/touring and then have a mate call asking for advice regards same mod but for "weekend play", if they try to sell you the same stuff - stay away.