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Talk me out of getting a Ranger!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Knight405, May 6, 2019.

  1. Nov 25, 2020 at 9:54 PM
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    Knight405

    Knight405 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not really. I would’ve probably modded a Tacoma into a 4runner the hard way eventually with a camper and stuff. This was just more cost effective.
     
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  2. Nov 26, 2020 at 1:00 AM
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    Lawfarin

    Lawfarin Now it’s Titan Tuesdays

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    If you don’t really need the bed, the 4 runner is probably a better choice all around. More usable power, drives better, more room, cheaper I think. And I trust future reliability more on the 4.0 than I do the 3.5. Same with the frame on the 4 runner vs the Tacoma.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2020 at 3:22 AM
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    Knight405

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    All of that factored in. (I think the Tacoma turns better though) The 4runner is cheaper IF you are looking to upgrade seats and sound system.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2020 at 2:46 PM
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    Lawfarin

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    Off-road model of the 4R and the venture special edition have a locking rear
     
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  5. Nov 26, 2020 at 3:12 PM
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    2016Tacoman

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    Only 5k tow capacity. Its an suv. Mall crawler.
    Family car. Not really cheaper either.
    All toyota engines are reliable. Lexus especially.
     
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  6. Nov 26, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    If these leaks are legit...which I think they are...then I love the looks of the upcoming ranger redesign

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  7. Nov 26, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    I test drove a Ranger prior to buying my TRDORDC. Very nice truck. The engine is great, the turbo and throttle response was nicer than the Tacoma experince. The turbo created nice off the line movement. Where I work we have a couple of explorers with a similar engine. They use a bit of oil in the upper 70k mile range...I went with the proven relibility and resale of the Tacoma. But, the Ranger was a very nice truck. If all else was equal, I would be driving a Ranger.
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2020 at 5:16 PM
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    LilTexan22

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    Up to you
     
  9. Nov 26, 2020 at 5:29 PM
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    That design is legit. Current one looks part 1990s ford taurus.
     
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  10. Nov 26, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    That is much better than the current goofy euro-looking Ranger.
     
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  11. Nov 26, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    Agreed on all but the cheaper part. Tacoma is cheaper to get into. An off-road trim 4runner starts at $40,305 and that's with cloth seats and zero options. A double cab 6spd auto Tacoma off-road trim with no options is $37,280. A difference of almost $3k. Even the base 4wd SR5 4runner costs a bit more than the off-road trim Taco with a starting price of $38,215. Toyota prices the Tacoma more aggressively I think and they also offer better finance rates and rebates on the Tacoma as well so all in all it comes in cheaper than a comparable 4runner. Probably due to truck segment being more competitive in general.
     
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  12. Nov 26, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    Been saying for ever: All Ford had to do was give folks a baby F-series. Instead they give us some bubbly truck with its ass jacked 10' into the air. I do like that render a lot more and I hope Ford takes note.

    At least offer something based on the Bronco's more squared-off styling. I think that would also be a significant improvement and it shouldn't be too difficult since they share platforms I would think.
     
  13. Nov 26, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    I had two Rangers prior to my Taco and loved them both. The current Ranger is butt ugly and a huge disappoint. If that's the next gen, i'm intrigued.

    Edit: I love my Taco.
     
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  14. Nov 26, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    Long bed bronco w 35's, I'd check it out.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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  16. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    I want some Tacos ma

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    I wish they'd stop playing around and just ecoboost the coyote already. Superchargers are really cool, but two snails hanging off a v8 would just be that much cooler:burnrubber:
     
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  17. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    Something about the Ranger and new chevy is just off looking to me. The bed is funky, almost too tall looking. But its your money spend it how you want.
     
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  18. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    Supposedly Ford is working on a new V-8. A smaller version of Godzilla
     
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  19. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    I want some Tacos ma

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  20. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Big plans, small budget - ICON UCAs, BP51/Kings, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy.
    This Ranger didn’t look bad after the owner did a few things. We have had Fords in the family through the years and they have been good. I’m not trading in my Tacoma for one though.

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