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Old 05-30-2010, 03:36 AM   #31
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thanks for the replies, im not all that concerned with the bed space, and like I said im pretty much leaning towards getting a jeep. imo the tacoma is a big truck I love the jeep because its smaller.


im going to get the jeep
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so then no toybota
bummer

oh well, have fun with the jeep!

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thanks for the replies, im not all that concerned with the bed space, and like I said im pretty much leaning towards getting a jeep. imo the tacoma is a big truck I love the jeep because its smaller.


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I had wanted a Jeep for a while and finally after getting stuck again with a 2wd Ranger while hunting coyotes in winter I finally found a Jeep. I don't know how I lived without it and don't know which is more fun, going anywhere I want in winter (or summer) or going topless in summer
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A Jeeps the only 4x4 I trust off road, but I have a hefty bit of confidence in my grandmas chevy tahoe for on road 4x4 Tahoe + snow tires + snow chains + 2 feet of snow = Unstopable, well unless you slide into a ditch or something silly like that
That is what I meant lol although last winter we have 10 inch's on snow (and for southern Oklahoma that's a lot)and the jeep did really good pulled a few people out of the ditch! I have had a few full size chevy's and they are great if you don't get in to tight place's! The place's I like to go have tight turns and steep grade's my Jeep does great! Always!!! gets me there and back!
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this is my second vehicle , im sure im going to love it. im going camping as soon as I get it
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #37
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i have owned both a 2001 tacoma and now a 05 LJ and hands down for fun it i the jeep, tacoma was reliable 120k miles when i let it go and not one problem with it. But for offroading the jeep is a better choice in my opinion. if you get an LJ and take out the backseat it is basically a truck i had a 4 door tacoma and now the LJ and not much difference in bed space if you take out the backseat.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:34 PM   #38
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Tachoma, shomma!!! At least look at the cool Toyota. When I bought my Wrangler at least it was between a Wrangler, FJ Cruiser and Xterra.. All of them are nice vehicles. But the Jeep is just plain cool.

In tests I read, for serious off road the Xterra rated 2nd best behind the Wrangler. For DD duty, the Xterra rated 2nd behind the FJ Cruiser.
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Tachoma, shomma!!! At least look at the cool Toyota. When I bought my Wrangler at least it was between a Wrangler, FJ Cruiser and Xterra.. All of them are nice vehicles. But the Jeep is just plain cool.

In tests I read, for serious off road the Xterra rated 2nd best behind the Wrangler. For DD duty, the Xterra rated 2nd behind the FJ Cruiser.
ewww the FJ looks like a JK wanna be on crack!

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If it's primarily for the street, the Tacoma is a good vehicle. Offroad, the Toyota's IFS suspension is nowhere near as capable as the Jeep's solid axle suspension is. The only Toyotas I see able to make it on the trails I enjoy have had their IFS axles replaced with solid axles.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #41
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Well, if you want a tacoma, at least get the 05 newer, as for the jeep, if you like to travel a lot or haul, it can't do it. The truck will haul more, and probably get better gas mileage depending on engine. Also, a lot more storage space if you put a cover on the truck.

I own a truck and could never own a jeep for my ONLY vehicle, fun toy, but other than that, it's not practical for me. What's practical for you?

BTW: I've had some awesome camping trips in my truck, between hauling firewood/camping gear or using my topper for a camper, it's a lot more fun than when we try to take the wrangler.

But since you're getting the jeep, you better get a hitch on it and a luggage rack or something, without it, they have no space to haul.
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Well, if you want a tacoma, at least get the 05 newer,
I disagree... I think Toyota's quality has been on the decline since the early 2000's. I'd only drive a Tacoma if it was mid 90's or older engine wise.. but obviously it's not going to have any bells and whistles. But I think that's what's destroyed that company.. they moved away from their business model or dependable quality into a luxury field.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #43
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Actually, I'd say that those Winches were the things that really recovered those Tacomas vs the Jeeps
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I had a 95 4 cyl. Toyota pick up, and I miss that truck. It was bullet proof, in the 10 years I had that truck, it gave me zero problems. And if I ever bought truck, it would be another Toyota.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:04 PM   #45
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Can you take the doors off the Taco?

If your single. Jeeps pull women as good, if not better than a European sports car. The Difference is the type of women. Euro sports cars pull women who want you to spend money on them. Jeeps pull women that want you to get rough with them, and take them on rides....read into that if you'd like.

Oh and if your married read above, just ignore the single part.

Tacoma's pull nothing.

fwiw I really like Tacomas...but this is a Jeep forum, so yeah.
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:13 PM   #46
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I had a 95 4 cyl. Toyota pick up, and I miss that truck. It was bullet proof, in the 10 years I had that truck, it gave me zero problems. And if I ever bought truck, it would be another Toyota.
I'd say the pre-tacoma were the best.
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I would take some time, find yourself the perfect jeep and test drive it. Then the perfect tacoma and test drive it. Put a few miles on each one and get the one YOU WANT based off from the experiences of driving.

You'll easily become attached to one or the other, by the time your test drives are over, you'll probably have your mind made up based on falling in love with one of the two. Just like two girlfriends and not being able to decide which to keep around for the long run. test drive 'em for awhile
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My first 4x4 was an awesome Red 1985 Toyota Pickup.
I don't think they had names back then as it was between the HiLux and Tacoma model brands.

Had the brand new 22RE 4cyl fuel injected engine, manual locked hubs, Solid axles all around, 4.10 gears and a smooth 5 speed manual transmission.

It went thru places mostly by bouncing/floating on top since it was so light.

Great little truck..
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Too bad we can't get the HiLux. Diesel. Solid front axles. Few luxuries. Very tough. Used by military war lords. Driven to the North Pole by Top Gear.

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:42 PM   #50
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If it is going to be used off road .. answer these:
Can you take the top off?
Can you take the doors off?
How easy is it to work on it?
How cheap are the replacement parts?

If it is NOT going to be used off road .. answer these:
Can you take the top off?
Can you take the doors off?
How easy is it to work on it?
How cheap are the replacement parts?
Ride quality?
Gas mileage?
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Wink Choices

If yourt looking for an excelent small pick-up, the Tacoma is a great choice...Dependable, run forever and an excellent re-sale value...even those with 100k+ miles. As long as their not rusted out or trashed, it's as good a "value" as a Jeep. BUT, if you want cool, fun and maybe a little ego thrown in, go for the Jeep. Jeeps are like driving a Vette, no matter how ratty they look, folks just look and there's nothing in its class except maybe for a restored Toyota FJ 40. Tacoma's are not to be knocked but a Jeep is a statement.
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I've been around cars all my life, a lot, and there's just nothing like a Wrangler on or off road. I wheel in an 05 Rubicon swb 6speed and purposely passed on the unlimited wanting the short wheeler and also knowing the the JKs were coming to ruin my perfect straight six to change quite a bit more than just that. To drive on pavement takes skill and care, off road it delivers an unmatched perfection of size weight and measurement, articulation ability, and pure off road stability and control with the right driver. The geometrics are simple and perfect, that's it for me. I've owned the Toyota trucks, nice, gives a few nice benefits, but overall the Wrangler easily steals the show for me, unless your geared towards the comfort and convenience of a truck. My only reason at this stage to go with the Toyota is if I were driving longer distances yet wanted to off road too. Hope this helps, and we would all rather see you in a Jeep waving at you down the road..
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:21 PM   #54
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haha go with the jeep...whats the first three letters in toyota?? TOY hah sorry just 06, 6 speed, 4.0 the only word that comes to mind is indestructable. anyways in my "unbiased" opinion if your getting a truck get one that can, at the least do what a truck is supposed to be able to do. espically if your choosing it over a jeep.
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if u want a truck get a truck, if you want a way of life, get a jeep
Best answer, hands down!
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I think Toyota manufactures more trucks in the US than the other "big three" that we just bailed out due to fiscal incompetance....so in my book, I consider Toyo an American company since they dont ask for hand-outs.

As for the distinction you made in Jeep vs Tacoma....you listed ride quality of the jeep being negative. Maybe mine is a freak of nature, but it rides GREAT! rough road or interstate....slow or fast....its a nice, stable, smooth, quiet ride. Closely comparable to a full size p/u.

THe only other negative you listed for the jeep is cargo capacity. Here you may have a point. space and load-limit are key factors. But you gotta ask yourself: How much do I really haul? IF you load up the 20 sheets of 3/4" once a week....thats about 2000 pounds. and even a motorized-wheel-barrow (tacoma) isnt up to that task. If you haul bed-sized loads often....probably the Taco is best for you. If you do it infrequently...then consider a jeep and a trailer. If you do it rarely then the jeep with a rental trailer is the way to go. and if you just do small stuff...then its a jeep and a cargo tray.

Lastly, if you are undecided...buy a jeep. drive it for a year. If you dont like it, sell it next year. It'll still be worth what you paid for it.

Or...buy the Toyo...drive it for a year....and hope no other bad press comes out that lowers your resale value even more than it is now.

To each their own.

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I think Toyota manufactures more trucks in the US than the other "big three" that we just bailed out due to fiscal incompetance....so in my book, I consider Toyo an American company since they dont ask for hand-outs.
just fyi, we only bailed out 2 of them. ford did not take any taxpayer money.
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I own both an 2009 Tacoma Dbl cab 4wd off-road and a 2003 jeep Sahara. They are two distinctly different animals. My Tacoma is my daily driver and my Jeep is my summer driver and off-road trail rider. I love both of them you decide where your priorities are or..... don't like me........ and own both.
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just fyi, we only bailed out 2 of them. ford did not take any taxpayer money.
Which is EXACTLY why I drive a Ford as my daily driver.

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