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4runner vs the new Ford bronco

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Ozzy52, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Sep 11, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    Ok, I don’t know much about Range Rovers, and LRs 3&4 do have reliability problems if you are a clueless owner, using a dealership in a reactive way every time there’s a problem. The reason LRs have their adherents, is that if you have some mechanical acumen, LR problems are known, and can be anticipated and repaired before breaking down and if you do that, they’re surprisingly reliable. There’s a huge after market for parts, and lots of people fixing them around the world, and they’re not really that hard to work on. It’s partly a British thing, for sure. But anyone who has worked on British vehicles will have no difficulty fixing them. Personally, I think LR3s & 4s, are the most under rated and inexpensive vehicles out there for a solid overland or off road daily driver. They really depreciate, and now you can buy a lot of vehicle for just a few bucks. They also don’t seem to rust much. Great vehicles off road, and fun to drive. Lots of good jokes about LRs though, that all the LR guys know - like “how do you know when your LR is out of oil? Answer - it stops leaking!”
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2020 at 2:33 PM
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    Typo or intentional? :laugh:
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    Impressive indeed. But modified as much as that Jeep's been, why couldn't they? The LR has better approach angles than the Jeep even before lifting lit, adding massive tires, removing the bumper... So you could get the same amount of ground clearance etc. Or would they be incapable of that because of the IFS?
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    That Jeep can sure climb rocks, but for everything else you might want to do I think a new LR Defender would be better. Probably more dependable too, but the juries still out on that one.
     
  6. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Sorry for the late reply on this. Believe it or not, the skids didn't affect my gas mileage. I do mostly highway driving, and drive with a light foot, and I'm still consistently getting right around 21 MPG with it.

    I did a 300 mile road trip last month, and believe it or not, that tank I averaged 23.1.
     
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    You're talking about the new Defender, right? If so, no. There's no way you're going to be able to lift that thing enough to fit a really big tire on it without completely re-engineering the suspension, and also it has too much body work in front of the front tires to ever have an approach angle as good as a Jeep's.

    If you look at a Jeep with a stubby front bumper and larger tires, the thing basically has a vertical approach angle if the driver approaches from even a slight angle. You can't really get that on any other modern vehicle that I can think of unless you completely hack the front end off.
     
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  8. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:01 PM
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    I averaged 23.1mpg once. Going downhill
     
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    Yep. A friend of mine was shopping for a new SUV and asked what my real-world average MPG was and when I told him 18, his mouth dropped. He bought a Honda Pilot.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2020 at 10:42 PM
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    * Note * a Honda Pilot is a nice vehicle but not an SUV! Lol
     
  11. Sep 15, 2020 at 10:48 PM
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    Yeah, his is very nice with leather and all the bells and whistles for the same price as my 4Runner, but it couldn't do what I would need it to do.
     
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  12. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:48 PM
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    I drove a brand new pilot awhile back as a rental. OMG it was awful. The throttle response is absolutely insane. Push the gas and it just doesn’t move. Very slow to start moving. Like, absurdly slow. And if you press harder to make it go, and you have to press it a long ways, it takes a couple seconds, then the RPM’s skyrocket. Super weird. I think it’s like a 9 speed trans or something like that. Awful. Absolutely awful.
     
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  13. Sep 16, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    Noticed the busted CV axle on the ground.

    That's a crazy wall of rock for sure.
     

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