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Old 09-16-2014, 01:44 AM   #1
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4x4 or 4x2 for Hawaii

Soooo looks like its time to buy. Moving to Maui soon (wish could do now) and debating whether 4x2 PreRunner or 4x4. Can anyone tell me which is better for the island? Not a hardcore off roader. Looking for something that will get us anywhere we need to go though.

Price seems like couple thousand difference.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:04 AM   #2
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4x4 is always handy, you'll never know when you need it
if you plan on wheeling at all, go for the 4x4 if it's in your budget
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If my truck wasn't inherited id have gone 4x4. although I haven't gotten stuck at all with my m/t toyos and locker.

What part of maui? Also Tacoma's seem to be a premium here, so Id defiantly consider buying in AZ or Cali. Stock 1st gens will run you around 10k(15 with a lift) here. 2nd gens would be close to 15-18. 20-30 depending on the lift and year.

Shiping to Kahului from San Diego was a little over $1,000. Jus something fo think about.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:07 AM   #4
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4x4 is always handy, you'll never know when you need it
if you plan on wheeling at all, go for the 4x4 if it's in your budget

Yeah, we usually do a little exploring while on island. last fun place was checking out Iao Valley.
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:11 AM   #5
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If my truck wasn't inherited id have gone 4x4. although I haven't gotten stuck at all with my m/t toyos and locker.

What part of maui? Also Tacoma's seem to be a premium here, so Id defiantly consider buying in AZ or Cali. Stock 1st gens will run you around 10k(15 with a lift) here. 2nd gens would be close to 15-18. 20-30 depending on the lift and year.

Shiping to Kahului from San Diego was a little over $1,000. Jus something fo think about.

Yes, I will buy/order and take delivery in AZ. Prices there several thousand cheaper than Hawaii. Funny I think the sales site showed like $50 dollar extra delivery charge.

We have started looking at shipping. Probably ship the truck and wifes car. Not sure if big house move or just buy stuff there. We bought a small place in Kihei. If we make it there a few years would like to move into something/someplace different then.
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if you're buying new in AZ, the free oil change stuff offered from Toyota USA for 2 years won't be usable here....we have Toyota Servco and they offer the same thing, but only usable within the sale area....so when people buy here and PCS out, or buy out and PCS in, they are SOL(with the ~4 free oil changes)

The regular warranty stuff is still good though.
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I always buy 4x4. Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.


Don't be on the list of I should have bought a 4x4.
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I always buy 4x4. Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.


Don't be on the list of I should have bought a 4x4.
+1

I've gotten my fair share of getting stuck when I was 2wd+rear locker, since converting, Its been smooth
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Yes I keep thinking I dont want to be the guy that says... wish I had bought a 4wd
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When I bought my truck at the dealership I called my mom for some advice regarding 4x4 or prerunner. She told me "what are you crazy! Get the 4x4"
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Not a hardcore off roader. Looking for something that will get us anywhere we need to go though.
Ok I will advocate for the PreRunner since I have one. Best reason for PreRunner is better gas mileage. We get 21mpg, where as most 4x4s get 17-18mpg. With gas on Maui in the $4.30 range it could add up.

But you want to it to "get us anywhere we need to go though" so 4x4 may be you best choice.
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