As of last Thrusday, I am a proud Venza owner!
We had our first kid back in September, and I quickly realized I needed a bigger car. I had a 2004 Acura TL A-spec, which I LOVED. IT was great, but being 6'3 325 I realized a bigger car would be more convenient.
I started really liking Toyota when we bought a 2009 RAV4 V6 Limited back in February '12. After looking for something practical yet somewhat sporty,I then decided on the Venza due to the family friendly nature and dramatic styling (for Toyota). I realize it is polarizing, in that you love it or you hate it. I love it personally. It is the perfect car for my situation.
I got a 2011 CPO Magnetic Grey Venza. It is V6 AWD with every option sans rear DVD. It has 15K miles. Got a great deal at 4K under bluebook and $1000 over book on my Acura. Plus Toyotas 1.9% these days on CPO is wonderful!!
I already tinted it (tail lights and rear reflecters too), and have a K&N filter, yellow fogs and LED tag bulbs on the way. There may also be some 22's in my future, but we'll see.
Anyways, I look forward to hanging out here. It seems like a nice Forum and certainly the busiest Venza forum on the net.
Here's some pics for your viewing pleasure.