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Tacoma or 4Runner Trail

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jerryrigged, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Jerryrigged

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    Looking for pro's and con's...

    I'm going to be in the market soon for new vehicle and have narrowed it done to:

    2012 4wd TRD Offroad Tacoma Short Bed, 4 door.
    Or
    2012 4Runner Trail edition.

    Pros of Tacoma: great offroad capabilities, great looks.
    Cons of Tacoma: un-secure rear storage without a shell or toneau cover, no power seats, no moonroof option.

    Pros of 4Runner: Good offroad (?), inside storage, power seats, moonroof.
    Cons of 4Runner: not too keen on the looks (maybe just need some Mods?)

    Also, Tacoma runs $35k, vs $41k for 4Runner (sticker prices).

    The money is not a huge issue.. What do you think??
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    Enzo

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    4runner:D
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    Khaos

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    4Runner. I test drove the Trail, it's incredible. As much as I love my Tacoma, the 4Runner is the only thing I actually want more.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Depends on what you want to do. Keep in mind $6K can pay for a good long-travel setup in the front that will make the Taco more off-road capable than a stock 4Runner.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    heres ARB's project 4runner build. maybe it will help u in your decision

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    HuntnTruk

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    Someone on the T4R bought a platinum and made it a trail replica and he said it cost a crap ton. So I dont suggest buying an SR5 to make it look like the trail. But youre right about how the Trail looks amazing.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    michaelg589

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    gross
     
  8. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    tacundra

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    4runner unless you need the utility of the bed.

    3" and some 285's make the runner look sick....And they are very capable off road.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    why no FJ option?
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    sicc83

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    Why choose?:D

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  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Do you need a truck bed or not?

    It's pretty simple.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Sorry to thread jack but I saw a raptor crew cab this weekend at the stealership.

    As far as the decision. The 4Runner is pretty nice IMO.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Also, the new 4runner is far fatter than it needs to be. That doesn't really matter until you start wheeling pretty hard though.

    3rd gen 4Runner was by far the best. 5VZ-FE please.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    The better coast
    I see no handicap plate :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd go taco, I like the option of having interior space, and a bed with the DC. I got a tonneau, a bed mat, and a tailgate lock... Now I can put things in the back like a 4 runner.
     
  16. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    I would go with the Tacoma or if you just cant make up your mind get them both thats what i did :D

    2011-08-21 14.31.29.jpg
     
  17. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    4Runner Trail Edition. :D
     
  18. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    With plenty of body damage, recovery, and opting out of the hardest obstacles.

    The same would be possible with a similarly equipped Taco.

    Easily.


    The only real thing to debate with Taco v. 4Runner is aesthetics and do you need a bed. That's it.
     
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