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Why did you buy your 5th Gen T4R?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ipnpulz, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Jun 9, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    I know some of us bought it because we were fed up with the 3rd Gen Tacoma's....
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    4buggy

    4buggy Relapsing mod addict

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    That was my reason. The taco refused to stop giving me reasons to get rid of it, and I built the hell out of my taco.
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  3. Jun 9, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Huzer21

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    I had a second gen Taco. I didn’t use the bed at all, and the occasional third row need is what put me in a 5th gen. I really liked my Taco, but prefer the 4Runner as a daily driver. I’d rock another second gen as a 2nd vehicle though.
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    ForRun

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    Because there is nothing else on the market that I liked. If Fiat sold Jeep to a competent manufacturer then the WK2 would have been the only competition.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    thirdyota

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    I had 2 different 2nd gen Tacos over the course of 11 years. Wanted more interior space, so I switched to a 4Runner.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    aroyalsfan

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    Westin Pro Traxx 5 Hood and side window deflectors Black exhaust tip Tinted front windows To do list: New Badging - Painted and ready to put on just waiting on rims Billet grill overlay - have just waiting on rims to install Black rims - back ordered led swap Speaker upgrades 12 Volt Solutions plug and play remote start Maybe list: TRD Pro Hood swap bull bar - maybe just for looks rear backup sensors
    Because I have a micropenis and I didn't want to draw attention to it by getting a lifted king cab F250. Now nobody will ever know my embarrassing secret.
     
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  7. Jun 9, 2019 at 1:14 PM
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    Firefly21

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    Had an 2006 lj with 6sp & 98,xxx. Bought new;

    Got a job requiring more daily travel

    I never felt comfortable with my daughter riding in it so we always took the wife's car

    Wife couldn't drive the manual tranny

    Nothing on the market that compares to 4rnr. -maybe LC200 ; ). But I got close and saved $40,000
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  8. Jun 9, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    nimby

    nimby in the drink

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    So I could pull chicks.

    Why else would anyone own one :notsure:
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    ipnpulz

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    So sorry for manhood not being up to par but at least you compensated in the right direction.....
     
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  10. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    That was an awesome looking rig.....
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    SCMountaineer

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    Because my six month old BMW spent two of those months in the shop.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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    4buggy

    4buggy Relapsing mod addict

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    Looking and capable, off road, I drive 50 miles a day 5 days a week and it was just no longer practical. I built an off road vehicle as a commuter, no so practical. It made lots of clunks and knocks along with the typical power problems almost all 3rd gen peeps talked about, even being OV tuned. As long as the next owner used it for the way I built it, they will be very pleased. Build list here https://www.tacomaworld.com/account/personal-details I have to share after the thousands I spent.
     
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  13. Jun 9, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    This is why I did t dump a bunch of money into mine as I had issues from the beginning.
     
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  14. Jun 9, 2019 at 5:16 PM
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    4buggy

    4buggy Relapsing mod addict

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    Smart man. I barely got over stock value at trade in, but I knew what I was getting into.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    HarveyElmore

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    My 16' Tacoma sucked
     
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  16. Jun 9, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    My 17 Taco was junk
     
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  17. Jun 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Cpb2019

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    Not necessarily in this order:
    - our 15 year old Subaru Outback was on its way out and we needed another reliable car that I could keep for 15+ years
    - we’re a family of 5 with a large dog and needed a cargo area to separate the dog from the kids for longer rides, as he thinks he’s a lap dog (but he’s clearly not)
    - we camp and needed a vehicle that had solid roof rack and front hitch options for camping gear as our rear seats and cargo area are taken with kids and the dog
    - our camping destinations benefit from 4WD (e.g., Carova, NC)
    - we have a boat and needed something that could launch it on steep, slippery boat ramps
    - we live in the northeast and needed something that was good in the snow
    - I didn’t want a full size SUV or crew cab pickup truck, as during the week I park at a train station with very small parking spots
    - I found the ride / simplicity similar to one of my favorite past SUVs - a 1990 Isuzu Trooper (I loved the cargo room and visibility in that, but reliability was another matter)
    - I always liked 4Rs

    All in all, we found that the 4R fit our lifestyles best after reviewing the options available.
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    DGP1961

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    Need to get to work everyday their funny about that.
     
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  19. Jun 10, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    PrettyGoodSam

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    Needed a larger SUV that could tow/launch my boat
    offroad capability for surf fishing, trails, etc.
    lots of cargo room for gf and 2 kids/all of our crap
    wanted a reliable vehicle that i could keep for a really long time
    great amount of mod options
    got a great deal through a family member who works for toyota which helped immensely
    i live in the northeast, so i needed a good vehicle for snow and shitty weather
    they look fuckin awesome
     
  20. Jun 10, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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  21. Jun 10, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    lodi781

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    I had a second gen taco, loved it. I saw all the complaining on here about the 3rd gen and said " Nope, F that" and got a 4runner.
     
  22. Jun 10, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    same, I needed more interior room for stuff. That coupled with all the issues people were having with the 3rd gens and a test drive in one that was not what I hoped for.
     
  23. Jun 10, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    ipnpulz

    ipnpulz [OP] New Member

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    My main reason was that my 17 TRD OR had some issues that I was tired of dealing with and I also wanted out of a truck after 28 plus yrs of owning one.
     
  24. Jun 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Because it's fucking BA

    and good at all the shit I like to do
     
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  25. Jun 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    MattAK

    MattAK t4r.org refugee

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    Fixed broken shiz. Dobinson's 2.5"
    Because I was tired of fixing stuff on my 3rd gen and wanted a bit more power. Now I'm back to fixing stuff on my 4th gen but at least I still have plenty of power. :curls:
     
  26. Jun 10, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

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    Is plasti-dip a mod?!
    Ditto!
     
  27. Jun 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    doxidad

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    My '04 t4r sport with 200k+ started costing a lot of $ after 12 years of owning. It was a daily driver and I couldn't have it out of service and things were breaking regularly (worn out stuff) - last thing were the cats and you have to have them in a echeck state - so away it went for a '17 TRD ORP.
     
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  28. Jun 10, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    Firefly21

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    & the rear window rolls down
     
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  29. Jun 10, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    hordboy

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    Exactly why I bought mine. Loving the 4r but I do miss the pickup bed.

     
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  30. Jun 11, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Had a 2012 FX F150 and was looking to downsize. Tried to love a new Tacoma, drove 3 different 2019's and just could never feel conformable with it and sitting in it, plus I had been reading all the complaints on the Tacoma site. My brother has a 2016 SR5 and loves it. He has also had trucks in the past but went with the 4Runner. After driving his and some on the lots I went and bought a 2019 Limited. Just love it! So far, haven't missed having a bed to haul items. Love the size and trust the reliability. Wife drives a 2017 Highlander so we are good with Toyota. Love this forum!
     

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