ok so now that I have to get another vehicle I think I'm gonna pick up something I can just pay cash for until im ready to pick up another loan for a new FJ or Taco...
Im debating between a 92 4runner that I could fix up thats going for 2800
I was looking at a 89 jeep cherokee for 3000 thats already fixed up
Input here haha
Get a trail beater to whoop on and build. Keep the next tacoma or FJC or even something sporty and fuel efficient super clean and use as a DD.
The two trail rigs/cash cars you mentioned above... I have had both. lol
had an 89 cherokee XJ in HS and that thing was a tank. always fixing something stupid...but parts are 20-60 bucks for the most part haha
the 92 4runner...more than likely has the 3.slow. notorious for blowing head gaskets and is an under powered truck.torsion bars and IFS had minimal flex though. I had fun with mine, but I couldn't help but to ALWAYS wanting a little more oomph when I pressed the gas pedal. (especially coming from the dual VVTI FJC) haha
They both have their pros and cons...
XJ would make a better trail rig ith minimal $$ into it, 2nd gen 4runner is still fun, but if I were in your shoes.... def trail rig/beater and a super clean tacoma to DD.
Best of luck. Lemme know if you need help looking at either vehicles.
pic of my old 89 xj (damn...superswampers and kc lights... sooo 2001 lmfao) and a pic of my last money pit the 4runner