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4x4 SR5 vs TRD Sport Prerunner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rickcrna, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    rickcrna

    rickcrna [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Went shopping for a 2013 Access Cab yesterday. Was confronted with a choice on the dealer lot: 1) 4x4 SR5 AC V6 AT, Towing Pkg and 2) Prerunner, TRD Sport, AC, V6, Towing Pkg for about $1700 less money.

    REALLY conflicted about whether or not the 4x4 is required or which of these two choices would be best for my needs. We don't get much snow in my area and I don't off-road...but I recognize the value of 4x4.

    Would really appreciate your collective insights and opinions with this conundrum. Not really concerned about the money difference or resale since I plan on holding onto this vehicle for many years.

    Many thanks
     
  2. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    jparf

    jparf blissfully biased

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    I think the resale alone would be worth the $1700.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    User Name01

    User Name01 Little boy from FairyTale Land

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    I have a trd sport.........the main differences are the color coded body parts, the hood scoop, the interior trim and fabric and the sport seats.....sr5 does not come with these options....i think that is it
     
  4. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Yes, I understand the differences on paper between the SR5 and TRD Sport packages, but in this instance, which of these two choices is optimal?
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    SR5 4x4 since it has 4x4
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    TailDrag

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    .....







    This is really a question you have to answer.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

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    4x4
     
  8. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    Why not get a 4x4 sport when the 2014s hit the lot
     
  9. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    As much as I demand my trucks have 4x4 (won't own one without it unless its a backup truck). With that said I know my needs aren't everyone else's needs. I would go with either one because at the end of the day I think you'll be happy with either.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Really, it all depends on what you want it to look like off of the lot.......in the end they will both do the same thing....as long as they are 4x4.........my hoodscoop has not gotten me out of any sticky situations so like i said, up to you, all the same
     
  11. Aug 8, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    4x4 > non-4x4
     
  12. Aug 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    get the 4x4 unless you wont use it.
     
  13. Aug 9, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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    I'd definitely go with 4x4. Seems like one of those things where you hope you don't have to use it, but if you do need it, you're damn glad to have it.
     
  14. Aug 9, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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    bjboucher Mama says Tacoma World is da devil!

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    This. Plus you may end up getting the itch to off road once you get it and if you don't have 4x4 you may regret it. I'm glad I splurged for the 4x4.
     

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