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2012 Tacoma vs 2012 Jeep Wrangler

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

  1. Jul 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    ANT2013taco

    ANT2013taco Well-Known Member

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    Have had 7 jeeps, currently rebuilding a CJ5. We recently traded a 2012 Sahara unltd for my wife's mustang GT/CS if the Jeep would safely tow more than 3500 lbs then I would have kept it, plain and simple. My OR Tacoma will do the job that the Wrangler should be able to do, if only the powers to be at Chrysler would design the wranglers with a higher towing capacity.
     
  2. Jul 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    Stock TRD OFF ROAD DCSB AUTO JBL TECT. Bed Mat Heated and turn signal mirrors Wet Okole Front Seat Covers Prodigy Brake Controler Front Skid Plate Power Wagon Badge Tint Driver and Pessenger door windows Inchannel window vents
    That's the way I went got a 2006 TJ Wrangler :)
     
  3. Aug 7, 2015 at 5:48 AM
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    pinkmud09

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    I just traded in my Tacoma for a Wrangler and couldn't be happier.
     
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  4. Aug 9, 2015 at 1:16 AM
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    electrcguy

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    nice wheeler, out the box, but problem is, Jeep is junk.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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    My wife has a 2015 Jeep Jk unlimited, she made me cheat on my Tacoma over the weekend, not gonna lie, I had more fun driving that thing then my truck, then again her jeep has a 3.6L v6 and my Tacoma is a prerunner double cab 2.7L 4 banger, so driving my truck is a chore. Slooooow.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2015 at 9:20 AM
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    Lomez

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    Old thread. 12 vs 12.

    Anyway, I bought my 2015 Tacoma 3 weeks ago. Had narrowed my new vehicle down to 2 door Wrangler or Tacoma.

    The Tacoma won that match running away, considering the trims I was looking at purchasing were almost identical in cost.

    Could not be happier with my choice.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2015 at 1:46 PM
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    Iasco

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    Just traded my Wrangler for my now Tacoma. Jeep was hands down better offroading, not that the Taco cant do it, but the Wrangler was DESIGNED for it.

    Taco is easily a better DD, plus I can tow my trailer with no problems.

    Both are very capable at offroading, with Wrangler leading.

    Both are just fine at DD, with Tacoma leading.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2015 at 2:04 PM
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    Sccafire

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    My Tacoma is my DD.

    This is my wheeler:
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  9. Aug 9, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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    Tmill001

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    image.jpg My daily driver. 07 Tacoma image.jpgAnd my weekend toy 12 rubicon
     
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  10. Nov 1, 2015 at 6:14 AM
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    hobiecat111629

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    Old thread and my experience is totally irrelevant.....but, I've owned a 98 Wrangler 2.5L / 3 Speed Auto, 2015 Tacoma 2.7L / 5 Speed. The Wrangler was amazing off-road and fun to drive with the top off, but I don't think I could ever DD one again. The leaky soft top and lack of cargo space sucked when I traveled with the dog or had to take a customer to lunch.

    I was torn between a 2015 Wrangler and a 2015 Tacoma and bought the Tacoma based on my current needs. Sure the I4 Tacoma cost slightly more than a V6 2 Door Wrangler, but it met my list of requirements.
    * Able to haul my sailboat, dog, wife, and a weekends worth of gear to a regatta (A wrangler unlimited would probably do this, but the one we drove felt like a school bus and had blind spots the size of Toledo)
    * Able to haul a sheet of plywood or random building supplies for home improvements
    * I didn't want to feel uneasy about leaving my laptop in the back seat when it's parked at home. (Again, a hard top Wrangler can achieve this goal, but that would have driven the cost well above the Toyota)
     
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