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New Taco Owner jumping from a 4Runner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by redstoneal, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    redstoneal

    redstoneal [OP] Member

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    I had the 4Runner for 8 years and loved it, but have now gone to a 2011 Double cab S/B Automatic. Northern Alabama.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    Bader

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    I'm interested to hear what your thoughts are on the Taco after driving a runner so long.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    redstoneal

    redstoneal [OP] Member

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    4Runner was awesome for family, towing a boat, using as a truck..not a lick of trouble and solid. Since the 4 runner and Tocoma was pretty much the same except for the price I went with a true truck. At 1000 miles it is just now starting to loosen up from the new everything tight as a drum. Besides newness, Tacoma is a tad better. However i didn't look at the New 4runners, I would say they might win the deal if I had.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    RLDTACO

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  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:55 AM
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    Sharky

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    I was a 4Runner and FJ Cruiser driver as well prior to this 2012 Tacoma (2007 4Runner Sport, 2008 TT FJ, 2010 TT FJ).

    I will say this.... they are so similar that the price difference isn't justified in my mind. The Tacoma is an absolute STEAL at the prices you can get them for.

    I drove a few 2011 Trail Edition 4Runners and those things are absolutely amazing vehicles, and maybe would win in a head-to-head competition with a Tacoma in a few areas (especially the Trail with all of the nifty doo-dads and how smooth it drives, the more HP from the engine, the power seats, and so on....), but sorry... it's NOT, I repeat NOT $10,000 dollars better. I guess Toyota has decided to really stratify their offerings by price and decided to squeeze the 4Runner in at a much higher price point than the FJ and Tacoma which are all essentially the same in so many regards (making it a cheap version of the Landcruiser it seems, a cheaper version of the Sequoia, and an expensive version of the FJ/Tacoma line).

    For the money... the Tacoma is a great deal. I haven't regretted a moment of owning it and am sure I will drive it for years to come. If I had nothing but money and were leasing or my company was paying for it, or the prices were even close to equal, I probably would have gotten the Trail 4R due to the amount of time I spend offroad with 2 kids. The SR5 is close in price... but to get pretty bare 4R (no KDSS, no Bilsteins, etc.) for the price of a fully loaded Tacoma. Seems like kind of a no brainer to me in favor of the Taco.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Tigahshark

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  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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