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2012 Tacoma vs 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SLOJAM, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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    SnowroxKT

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    Just wondering who rated these? link?

    EDIT: saw post above
     
  2. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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    Yeah I figured the room inside would be tight. That would be baddass if the FJ had a drop top. They would sell much more of them. The blind spot sux arse too.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    I'd say it depends on how long you plan to keep it. I've owned a few jeeps and they do amazing off road but when it comes to a long life, they don't always last. They are great to 100,000 miles, after that, its hard to say if it will last another 100 or have big issues sooner. If you get rid of cars before that many miles, try the jeep.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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    Set aside the pervious Wrangler models....I want to know what the real deal is with the new and improved 2012 Wrangler.....
     
  5. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    Get a Taco with a 6 foot bed, put a shell on it, drop in a Bedrug mat & you got yourself a cabin. You don't get that with a Wrangler! I love sleeping in my truck. :)

    Given the reliability issues with Jeeps over the years, if I was to go the Wrangler route, I'd (A) always opt for the manual tranny and (B) get one that's several years old and save my money for mods and/or upgrades to fix it's shortcomings. I think they're awesome vehicles. But would definitely not buy a new one. A new Taco is worth the price. A new Wrangler not so much.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    and when running at that :D
     
  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    first major engine problems on a wrangler means its time for a small block chevy!!! lol :D
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    Agreed! I'm really dead set on the tacoma and have been for many years. I'm in a position to pull the trigger but I'm holding off and taking my time this time around. I'm exploring my options. The main reason I want a p/u truck is to haul a motorcycle or other shit in the bed and heading out in the mountains a few times a year to do some camping and light off-roading, also having the ability to plow through blizzards with the 4x4.. The Jeep Wrangler looks enticing b/c of cruising the streets w/o doors and a top and hitting the trails w/o the top and doors for more fun off-roading. Maybe I'll try and rent one for a weekend and see how I like it. I'm going to try and rent a tacoma and F150 as well and make a final decision.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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  11. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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    I like having a bed, something that is known to be reliable, something that is comfortable and secure at 80 mph for my 30 mile each way daily commute, and something I can lovingly call a Mexican food and get strange looks...

    Wranglers are probably fun if you can afford them as a "drive when you want" vehicle or for short commutes but to me the Tacoma is a superior "drive because you have to" vehicle, hence why I traded my 2011 Civic Si in for the Taco...
     
  12. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    Little unfair to compare a $30k Taco to a >$40k Rubicon or Raptor. Let me add >$10k in mods and then have a shoot out.

    And I'd take on that 4runner anytime.

    Jeeps are uncomfortable and crappy. The Taco is borderline with its limited comfort options, but light years beyond the Jeep.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:29 AM
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    Well here is how things went for me the past month...

    I had my 2008 that I wanted to trade in towards something new. The Jeep 4dr Manual was in my crosshairs as well as the Tacoma 4x4 Manual.

    I started my research and here is why I decided on the 2012 Tacoma.

    - First year for new engine on Jeep (working out those bugs)
    - Price point on upgraded models are well beyond fully loaded Tacoma
    - No bed and lack of usable storage area
    - Lack of reliability from the parent company

    I still LOVE the way the new Jeeps look when they are done right (tires etc) but it was way out of my price range and I could not justify loosing a truck with as much as I use the bed.

    Good luck on your choice either way...

    BTW - I am in love with my 2012
     
  14. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    I chose 'yota because I plan on driving it and not having a rental while my car I pay for sits in the shop.
     
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    How does a jeep get good mileage, you're driving a billboard for god sakes.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    one is a truck, on isnt..do you need a truck? or you just looking for a 4x4?
     
  17. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    i personally have driven a jeep on a daily basis , i would never ever again drive one as a daily driver simply because of comfort/drive it was just too horrible, lucky for me it was only a few months, and it was a 2004 wrangler

    sure it was awesome off road with the short wheelbase etc, but daily driver, nooo thx
     
  18. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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    This is correct, my wife owns the 2012 Rubicon, loaded. I have a 2011 loaded TRD 4x4. I can tow 7000lbs, she can tow 1000lbs.

    We love them both. They are two different vehicles.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Jeeps are still billboards. And you will have less of a spine from the ride.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    we've got both, and as much as i love my tacoma for what it is, every time we go somewhere we take the jeep. the 2012 motor is badass, people complaining about the ride confuse me. our jeep feels like a caddy compared to the taco, even before i had the BFG's. obviously the jeep isn't going to ride like a bmw or audi, but ours is super smooth. and i'm 6'5" and fit in the jeep just fine, so not sure what that one guys deal was, maybe he didn't move the seat all the way back?

    i've never driven a v6 taco to compare, but the new jeeps aren't lacking in power, plus top off in moab a couple weeks back was sick

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