Originally Posted by jensent
Looking to buy in the spring and FJC w/6spd is high on our list. I like the idea of full time 4wd for slick road in winter and slick unimproved boat ramp that drop off like tank traps. If you guys have found any draw backs please let me know. Had a 96 Tacoma 6cyl. 5spd for 8 years that was bullet proof. Would buy new FJC.
I Have the 6MT. The clutches are an issue for towing, you can search fj clutch issues. Mine is starting to chatter/slip a bit. Not sure how old it is tho. Gas mileage is awful! Larger tires will get you 10-12mpg around time. Its cool to shift and i get oohs and ahhs every where i go, but i have to pay the gas bill. I would go Auto if i could do it again. And ive shifted for 30 years now. If you tow, you canwatch the fuel gauge drop like a watches second hand. Not kidding. Get a 4 runner with a V8. More comfortable too.