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Tacoma driver Considering a 4Runner! PLEASE ADVISE

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by fiesta346, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Jul 25, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    fiesta346

    fiesta346 [OP] New Member

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  2. Jul 25, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Nice looking 4R. Does dealer do carfax? Is there any type of dealer warranty on it? Test drive, try 4wd if equipped. They are pretty bulletproof.
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Lots of threads across various forums on this with detailed descriptions.

    The general consensus seems to be, if you don't need a bed, get a 4R.

    Bottom line, the 4R is a better built vehicle; and an example of when "made in Japan" still makes it better. I say that having owned several Tacomas.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    I converted. Never looking back.
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    TO’TA Send it

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    You are looking at the right color!:thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    I made the switch and have never been happier
     
  7. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    tuc4r

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    2018 4Runner ORP W/KDSS - ADS coil overs, ADS remote resi rear shocks, Total Chaos UCA's, Icon 2' rear springs, Nitto Ridge Grapplers, FN FX PRO wheels, AVID rock sliders, RCI Aluminum front skid, Bussman Fuse/Relay module, Canvas backs, Accessorides remote start, Rago Mole Panels, HID low beams, LED high beams, Morimoto XB fogs, Ceramic window tint, Ecotechne roof rack,
    I sold my 2012 Tacoma for my 4runner, and couldn't be happier.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    Bought my at the time wife a 5th gen, I wanted to trade my 2nd gen taco for one after that.
     
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  9. Jul 25, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    Chiefcrunchy

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    SAF! Temporarily
    0603181903.jpg

    I have a '15 taco and use the bed all the time.
    Replaced the wife's car with a '16 4r.
    Very smooth ride vs. The Taco and better mpg. (But the taco is lifted on 32 1/2's)

    Edit: my wife commented about how much more comfortable she was on a longer drive in the 4r over the Taco.
     
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  10. Aug 1, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    I've owned two 2nd gen Tacomas, and I feel like my 5th gen 4Runner is better in every way.

    The few times I've had to haul something large, I rented a trailer.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    Tylandus

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    I also currently drive a ‘12 Taco and am looking to buy a 5th Gen 4R. I’m choosing to be picky though in looking for a few options. One. I hate the new Limited front fascia. The other trims look so much better. Two, I want a 3rd row for future family and passenger needs. 3. Moonroof and leatherette is a must. With these musts, for me the SR5 Premium seems to be the only option. Mine will be a road warrior and rarely taken offroad.

    I’ve also got desires to upgrade all interior lighting to LED and replacing the headlight projector and bulbs along with fogs to the Morimoto LED replacements. Also mentioned on several forums is the OEM + audio system that is also on my list.

    Now just to save up the dough. No tradein for me, as I want to keepnthe Taco for minor haul needs.
     
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  12. Aug 1, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    I kept my 1st Gen Taco ('98) and picked up a '16 4runner Trail Premium. I really can't be happier.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    Traded in my '16 Tacoma TRD Sport for '18 SR5 Premium. Very, very happy that I did...
     
  14. Aug 1, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    I did the same thing, I like the 4runner very well. No lack of power or fast up-shifts. Mileage a little worse but I don't care! 100% of the parts used in assembly are from the Asian rim, and built in a Japanese plant. Just a touch more quality all the way around.
     
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  15. Aug 4, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    While i was looking one dealer told me they could add the 3rd row at any point as an after initial purchase option.
     
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  16. Aug 7, 2018 at 1:29 AM
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    I have owned 4 Tacomas over two generations and the fit and finish of the 4 is much higher than the Tacomas IMO. The 2002 and 2003 Tacomas I owned were way better built than the newer generations.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2018 at 3:40 AM
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    AZ4RNR

    AZ4RNR Guest

    Recently traded my 17 TRD OR Tacoma for a 18 TRD OR Premium 4Runner very happy with the decision, only thing I miss is the visual TPMS, and large radio display that the Tacoma has.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

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    My only regret in trading my Tacoma for my 4runner was that I didn’t do it sooner. Don’t miss the taco, love the 4runner. Best vehicle I’ve ever owned.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:05 AM
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    Traded my 17 Taco Pro for my 17 TRD4RP. The only thing I miss is the bed on the Tacoma. You can really tell the difference in build quality between the two.
    taco.4rPro.jpg
     
  20. Aug 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    Just traded a ‘16 TRD OR Tacoma in for a ‘17 SR5 4R. Hope I made the right decision. Loving the head room. I love the way the 4Runner shifts. The Tacoma was not fun to drive on the streets.
     
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  21. Aug 11, 2018 at 2:12 PM
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    I made the switch, you won’t regret it.
     
  22. Aug 13, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    I don't think the price is that bad and the mileage is pretty typical for its age. What does KBB or truecar think of the price for your area?
     
  23. Aug 14, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    About to join the t4r club myself. After driving Tacoma's for 20 years, I got a new 2018 Tacoma (my first 3rd gen). Very unhappy with it. The transmission is the worst of any vehicle I've ever driven.
     
  25. Oct 6, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    8BF2C657-5DA3-4E40-8B3F-737BF7E40B29.jpg From this 16 Tacoma, to this 18 4runnerD93D3C17-467F-4283-B949-E43285C6BE51.jpgI’m as happy as a pig in.... Seriously I didn’t know how much I was gonna love this sorta plain Jane runner after my “fully loaded” Tacoma. Yeah the runner doesn’t have all the “tech”, but holy hell its such a better built vehicle. 10/10 would do again.
     
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  26. Oct 8, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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  27. Oct 11, 2018 at 4:37 AM
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    I had the the 2016 TRDOR, which I used to love, but couldn't stand the constant gear hunting and low MPG that came with it when I put my softtopper on it. Traded it for a 2018 OR 4runner. Never looked back. Plus, it makes sleeping in back much easier. As a landscape photographer, I find the 4runner is much better suited to my lifestyle!
     
  28. Oct 12, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Ditto on all of that... I have a 15 Tacoma dbl cab and just bought the wife a new 18 T4R. We use the T4R on all our trips together. It Rides better, has more room, sits higher, has more power and gets 23 mpg not 16. I love the Taco for what it is ... A truck for work, but the T4R is for the weekends...
     
  29. Oct 12, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    I also converted from a taco to a runnner. Had a 2013/14/&15 Tacoma and the runner comfortnand quality trumps all three combined
     

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