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Should i trade 4Runner for Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jdhermit, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    BlackGT99

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    Keep the 4Runner. You think the ass end of your 4Runner was loose, just you wait lol
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Sharpish

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    I guess we are both on the west coast. Meet me half way?

    You should take my bet! It would be far more satisfying than simply punching you in the mouth. And no one gets hurt, no charges laid. Much more civilized!
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    And I thought Canadians were the civil ones.

    Too much sugar in those Tim Horton’s perhaps.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    Stocklocker

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    As I’ve said before, Tacoma guys know how to get shit done with their underpowered, unloved, but awesome trucks. 4Runner guys like to touch themselves each morning, thinking about their classic 5-Speed trannies, while surfing Craigslist for used trailers.

    If the Tacoma was a band:
    92E40BF7-8F26-444E-BD0C-3D556456E308.jpg

    If the 4Runner was a band:
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    Both are arguably good bands.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    Sharpish

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    I can't stomach that crappy coffee. Starbucks FTW!
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    Keep the 4Runner if you dont plan on using the bed like a truck. The 4Runner can tow just find too. You should change the shitty stock tires to a good AT tire. That will solve your braking problem.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    South Park had an episode about 4runner owners, they just incorrectly made them all look like Prius's.


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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    Just curious, how does one "liberally" regurgitate a word?

    And as a side-note, anyone calling a 4Runner "refined" is nuts. I'd argue that vehicle's biggest weakness is its plain-ass interior compared to similar sized and priced SUVs.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    I like the senior citizen size of every button inside the 4runner. If you have to squint to see the road, at least you shouldn't have to squint to see defrost.
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Liberally. Yeah.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    I enjoy a good Tim hortons joke.
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    By using the same word over and over. Applying liberally all over one’s body. Rinse and repeat. Liberal isn’t just a political buzzword.

    And I’ll agree. This isn’t SUV world.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    The same way cell phone kooks vomit up the word “elegant” when talking about operating systems. People make me sick.
     
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    Good point!
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    OK I recognize the first one...early picture...I saw them during their Radio Clash days in Atlanta, was in the first row. That concert was one of the main causes of my current tinnitus.

    Who is the second one though? Flock of Seagulls? I think I saw them as well, though memory of that a little hazy. The times, you know.
     
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    It’s Depeche Mode. Most certainly the most “4Runner” of all bands.
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    The far side.
    Response to the thread title......
    Hell no!
     
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    3rd gen owners are drama queens
     
  19. Jun 13, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    Not sure where OP lives, but as for the Canadian market the 4Runner is a bit more expensive. I don't know if it's due to the Taco being manufactured in North America and the T4R abroad, but a TRDOR Taco is $40-42k. A SR5 T4R is $45k, and a TRDOR T4R $46-47k.

    Chances are OP doesn't have to deal with any of that but the Canadian TRDOR T4Rs all come with KDSS standard (while American TRDORs only have it on the Premium trim), which gives a better on-road ride and allegedly marginally better articulation off-road, but at the cost of the vehicle leaning noticeably when lifted in any way, being incompatible with the TRD skid plate, and [arguably] slightly less reliable down the road.

    Also, @Jdhermit if you think fishtailing in the T4R is bad, welcome to pickup trucks of all shapes and sizes. If those are indeed the alarming driving conditions you're faced with, and you're not receptive to driving with 200-300lbs of sand in the bed permanently, you're in for a wild ride driving any truck. Good tires and defensive driving go a long way, and quite honestly, the T4R's curb weight, handling and construction more or less make it a truck for handling purposes.
     
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    The only point I disagree with, is that although the 4-link rear suspension makes the 4Runner articulate very well, going slow in gnarly off road conditions, it’s squirrelly as hell everywhere else.

    I’ve spent hours (days actually) in convoys following both 4Runners and Tacomas on logging roads. 4Runners hitting potholes at speed is scary for everyone. Tacoma’s hitting potholes, no problem. After a couple days, the 4Runners fall to the back of the pack as the drivers cannot white-knuckle the speeds the Taco drivers can. Same reason you don’t see a lot of guys jumping 4Runners.

    Again......the 4Runner is a great SUV, but it’s got its share of negatives when compared to a leaf-sprung pickup truck of any sort in terms of straight-line tracking during unexpected maneuvers.
     

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