I did my rear struts, finished them on Thursday. In retrospect, I wish I'd gone for the quick struts. The rubber parts on my struts are semi-perished. I had to get new bellows & bumpers--got lucky, O'reilly had them in town, so the wait was less than a couple of hours. Got them back together and on the car, even the cheap struts are such an improvement over the worn out ones. And I've gotten pretty good at changing them. The car came with new front struts, so all four are now done. Sometime in the next 6 months, I'll get a 4 wheel alignment.
As my username suggests, I live in the Sonoran Desert. All the fasteners were slightly oxidized, a breaker bar with a cheater pipe helped break them loose. Just a suggestion for those that live in the rust belt, the old thing about "California cars" is almost true. The really rust free cars come from the deserts of Arizona. My 07 Highlander looks like a new car underneath. And, for some reason, it was undercoated. Truly remarkable.