I am thinking of converting from Jeeps to a Toyota Tacoma. I was considering the 4 cylinder but am worried it will be too weak for me.
I am used to driving a 2.5L TJ with a 5 speed. It is underpowered on the highway in my opinion. I was looking at getting an access/xtra cab or whatever it is called on a Gen 1 tacoma, 1999-2001ish. I was planning on getting the 5 speed as the auto with a 4 cylinder is wretched on a wrangler, it drives like golf cart.
I have been reading that the v6 has a timing belt which needs to be replaced periodically, and the I4 has a chain which does not. This with the gas mileage is making me inclined to get the I4.
But I don't want an anemic vehicle. I think the taco has better aerodynamics than the Wrangler so it might do better.
Has anyone driven both to have a comparison?