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Does anyone prefer the Tacoma?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Montucky T4R, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Aug 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    Montucky T4R

    Montucky T4R [OP] New Member

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    Hey everybody. I had a 4Runner, then got into a Tacoma, and now looking at getting back into a 4Runner. Granted, the answer might be a bit biased on the 4Runner Forum, but I’m curious if anyone prefers the Taco over the Runner? Here’s my listing on TW if anyone is interested https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2017-trd-pro-utah.621815/
     
  2. Aug 5, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    Oey12

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    I had a 2nd gen Taco. IMHO the Tacoma towed better and hauled better obviously cause of the bed. I use my trailer a lot more which can be a huge PITA. I also prefer the looks of the 2nd gen vs my 5th gen 4R. But with all of that I still would not go back to a Tacoma. The 4Runner is a much more civilized vehicle on the street and in the comfort department. I would buy a Tundra before I went back to a Tacoma.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    JET4

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    I prefer the 4Runner. That's why I have 2. If I was to get a pickup it would be a Tundra.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    I miss my 2nd gen taco sometimes but not that often, I love the looks of the 3rd gen tacos but not with all the problems they have. I am in love with my 5th gen 4runner, large enough inside, rides well and I can haul all my crap safely, securely and dry(ly). The taco is like an ex, fun to look at and think of the good stuff but I moved on to better things.
     
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  5. Aug 5, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    4x Old Guy

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    Have a 2003 Taco 4x. Work really well off road (stock size A/T tires and 1300 lbs lighter than my 5th gen T4R, I don’t know if it can get stuck). Alas, it’s a truck and rides like a truck. Ok on long trips, but with the 2.7L 4 banger and manual trans, and wanting to pull a small travel trailer, after 250,000 miles, we upgraded (still have it for going to the dump and Home Depot, and we may be moving to an area with snow so it’s still in the stable). T4R rides a lot better (happy wife, happy life).
     
  6. Aug 5, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like fat booty

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    They’re sweet...but the downfall and what seems to be the reason a lot of people stopped buying them was the 8spd transmission.

    For me personally, I’d buy a tundra over the taco (which I did prior to my runner)
     
  7. Aug 5, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    can0nfan2379

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    If I hadn’t spent thousands modding my Taco I’d have a Runner....

    So no, unless you specifically need a bed, a T4R is built better - still made in Japan, more interior LOCKABLE space, 1 piece drive shaft, shorter wheel base for off-roading....
     
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  8. Aug 5, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    4Runner is a superior vehicle, but I really enjoy driving my manual Taco. It's a great little truck and you can't beat it for dog hauling and dirty jobs. If I absolutely to choose though, it'd be the 4R.

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  9. Aug 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    4runningMan

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    6 speed trans. And it sucks imo. I hated my 3rd gen Tacoma. Loved my 2nd gens.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Tama1968

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    Just the girls.
    (I kid....I kid....)
     
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  11. Aug 5, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like fat booty

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    Yeah my bad, was thinking of parent’s GMC
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    93civEJ1

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    I had a 2nd gen taco at one time. I regretted getting rid of it eventually, but then I went to Tundras and loved those, my 14 Platinum crewmax was awesome and had lots of space. Im enjoying being back in a mid size as well though with my 5th gen 4R
     
  13. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    Georgia Native

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    I have both and like both. My 2017 Taco is much better since I got the computer update. Added some sumo springs to stiffen up the back and like the ride much more. I like the 5 speed in the 4runner more. I drive mostly in S4 in the taco which is not that bad.
    I still have faith in Toyota. I think the 3rd gen taco will be just as reliable and durable as previous generations. May not be as fun to drive. However, I still think it is much better than any other midsize.
     

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