Every week we stumble upon certain vehicles that display the same old problems that their siblings do. In Suburbans for example, we know that the driver's seat usually has a rip right at the edge of the seam.
With 4Runners, we know the armrest will be cracked. With Altimas we know they will have burns (don't ask, but the cloth interiors are always burned, ha). And with the mid 2000's Lexus SUV's we know that there are cracks on the dash. It is just a fact of life. This was one of the worst ones we had seen, but that did not discourage us from "going for it"! In the end, though we took a little longer than our usual quick service (two hours instead of one) we had repaired the severe damage at less than a tenth of the cost to replace!