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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 19, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    MaloneS

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    Look at all the aftermarket for jeeps than toyota; blows us away. And just in comparison with his 06 Wrangler to my 08 Tacoma and what mods he has put on; they are much easier to work on as well as not having as much drivability issues. His was like plug and play and mine was like plug, what the hell is that noise, and that vibration...buy more mods take some off...better but still there...etc etc. I love my Tacoma, but hate this vib. issue. Lot more money and time has to be put in. Mind you that this is all my opinion and experience.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    I wrote service for Jeep for a little bit and did see a LOT of cracked windshields; dunno why though.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    I've had a lot of vibes too. Still do, no longer a diff vibe but something else the dealer can't figure out. Their solution "Vibrations are normal for Tacoma's with leveling kits and 265/70R17's"... Had Jeep released the 2012 with the new engine prior to me buying my truck I'd probably be rolling a fully color matched 2012 Rubicon.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Probably the same reason as the FJ? The nearly straight up and down profile doesn't exactly deflect rocks and pebbles on the highway...
     
  5. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Have fun fixing you jeep while my truck is still not broke. I have both 2010 Tacoma and 2000 Jeep. I will sell you my jeep.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    I will say that you are right on this. Still don't like the vibes :confused:
     
  7. Mar 20, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    My tacoma has already cost me more in repair bills than my 99TJ. Only problem with my TJ is I couldn't haul stuff around like my Taco...
     
  8. May 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    I had an 04 Rubicon... It was an extremely capable off roader in all conditions and in stock form. Despite it being the better off road choice by far, my tacoma O/R beats it hands down in every other category. Plus, try writing a wrangler off as a business vehicle - (I do know a very talented CPA, however) :eek:
     
  9. May 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    I would have looked at a Jeep, except for one thing--towing. I've had people tell me they are now fine, but I'd be nervous zipping down the highway with my 3 000lb pop up behind me, especially if it was a little breezy.
     
  10. May 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Right before I bought my Tacoma, I ordered a Jeep Wrangler 4x4. At the time, the build kept getting delayed and I needed a 2nd vehicle. I remembered my old 97' Tacoma that I loved and got online and built a Tacoma to my specs after researching the new ones. That was on a Saturday night. The next day, I went to our local dealership. It was closed due to it being a Sunday but to my amazement, the exact truck that I had built online was on their lot. I went back on Monday to inquire about it. It had an M.S.R.P. of I think $28,600.00. It was more money than the Jeep I had ordered but they offered me a deal I could not refuse. It was the end of September and they had had the truck since February. They also said the truck had slight wind damage from getting sandblasted in a storm so Toyota was having them take off something like $1,800.00 for that. With that deduction, the dealership offered me the truck for $24,400.00 out the door on a 2007 Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab TRD Off Road Package with 6 speed manual with a handful of other options. Needless to say, I jumped at the deal. To this day I still can't find the wind damage from where the truck allegedly got sandblasted. It also still has a trade in value at 22k even though it has been almost 5 years since I purchased it. The Jeep on the other hand, had I bought it, would probably have a trade in value of maybe 10k if I had gone the route. While I love the Jeep Rubicon for Off Roading, that is the only thing I like about them better than the Tacoma. Yes, I wish my truck had some of those options but I am very happy with the choice I made.
     
  11. May 26, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    I've had Jeeps all of my adult life, I really enjoy them. I currently have an '06 Rubicon Unlimited I purchased new. It's damn near unstoppable off road, I rarely even need 4wd.
    My wife bought herself a new DC OR 4wd Taco when she graduated in '06, great truck. I found myself wanting to drive it whenever we went out. The truck got totaled and was replaced with an '11 DC OR Prerunner. Whenever we got out, we take the Taco.
    The Jeep is great off road. While it's not a horrible ride around town, it's nowhere near as nice as the Taco. The Jeep is also lacking storage room.
    Jeeps have always been reliable for me, never understood all of the bashing about them being unreliable. It's a fun vehicle...doors off, top off, etc. Ever since we got the first Taco though, I've been tempted to sell the Rubi and get a Taco of my own. The Taco is much more refined, almost like driving a car but having the added benefits of a truck.
    Haven't parted with the Jeep yet, but it's inevitable.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    Wrangler compared to Tacoma is an apples and oranges comparo.
    If you need a pickup bed to haul stuff (like Me) any pickup beats the Wrangler. If you want a trail vehicle the short wheelbase Wrangler has to beat a longer pickup. I chose Tacoma Access Cab 4x4.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    Lol why would you hate ask this on Tacoma forum ? Everyone is going to say get the Toyota ..I dOnt know much about the wrangler besides my friend has and his sits in the shop more then his driveway ...
     
  14. Sep 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    I've never owned an older jeep, but did test drive an '12 JKUL, 6 speed, and was unimpressed with the engine performance. Guess I had higher hopes for 285hp and 260ft lbs. I also test drove (and later purchased) a 2012 Tacoma DCSB 6 speed. If you ask me, the Toyota's 4.0 was more fun to drive, as it has more low end torque, and you don't miss the extra hp on top. 0-60 are near identical for both, so I'm not sure what the Jeep does with it's extra 40ish hp? I didn't choose on engine performance alone, it's was a family vehicle, and 2 Lab's, a baby, and wife in the JKUL would have been tight!
     
  15. Sep 11, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    I love Jeeps. My older brother had a 99 until we t-boned a lifted F-250 doing about 45. Jeep was totaled, but we were both fine. The 250 actually rolled onto its side.(driver was fine too) He never had any problems with the Jeep over a 5 year span.

    Before I got my truck I was between a gently used Tacoma or Jeep. For me it came down to what I would be doing with it. Daily driving mostly, but towing my boat was my next concern. 6,500 lbs. vs. 3,500 lbs. I also liked the idea of having a bed to throw God knows what in. I don't think there is a wrong choice. It's just what you will be doing with it. If all I did was go off roading I'd have a Jeep, but the Tacoma is more versatile for my everyday life. And it's not too shabby off road either.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    I have a 2012 Tacoma DC AND a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I absolutely love them both. Jeep has come a long way with the Wranglers. I had an 08 Wrangler before and the 2012 is amazing. My 08 didn't have any power and I always hated the engine. My 2012 Wrangler, however, has an amazing engine. MUCH more power, smoother, and way quieter. My 2012 has all the options you can have (leather, navigation, heated seats, etc.) and I don't plan to MOD it. I love it the way it is.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    I've had both and love both. But, the two are completely different.

    The Tacoma is a seriously reliable vehicle. And, it will take neglect really well. Off-road, it will run circles around a full size truck all day. It's also really comfortable on the road.

    The jeep is allot more fun to drive in my opinion. The short wheel base makes it handle allot faster than the Tacoma. For a road trip it might be a little more squirly feeling than a tacoma.

    I have a 2012 Jeep and it's way more snappy feeling than my 03 3.4L tacoma. But, the 3.6L Jeep engine doesn't have a torque'y truck feeling engine. It feels more "car". But, it's by far way better off road. The Jeep rubicon with the short wheel base is by far the best off-road vehicle I've ever seen.

    It's not as practical as a Tacoma, but it's got allot of fun.
     
  18. Nov 20, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    welp if we are considering the 4 door version of the jeep, hasn't anyone noticed how they are horrible in side impact crashes?
     
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    I work for a rent a car company and boy we had to replace a lot of cylinder heads on the newer jeeps and mini vans.
     
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