so, i've been looking around at build threads and flexing/offroad threads and i really like the look the tacoma and the aftermarket stuff available, but i think a jeep is the better way to go for and off road rig.
i've had both and been off roading in both and it seems that the jeep is a cheaper, more capable off road vehicle, IMO. the main thing is solid axle. i'm not some hardcore rock crawler or anything, but with the jeep i owned, it was much easier to work on and was more fun to take off road. not to mention the money i paid for each vehicle: $1600 jeep or $21,000 tacoma.
this is the jeep i owned when i lived in Maine.
please, let me know what you think. i'm open for discussion.