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post #1 of 25 Old 03-24-2016, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Keep JK or get Tacoma

I know these are very different vehicles but I'm debating selling my jk for an 09 Tacoma 4x4 access cab sr5 manual. I've had some variation of a wrangler since 2001 (YJ TJ and JK). My wrangler is now a second vehicle because I have a company car for just to and from work but I only get to go to Uwharrie twice a year for off-roading and I think the Tacoma would be capable enough to go there. It'd be nice to have the bed for hauling my dirt bike and gear but I do have a 5x8 trailer that I pull behind my jeep for that. I think I'm just looking to do something different since I've had a wrangler for so long but I'm wondering how badly I'll miss the top down doors off riding this summer. If I got the taco I'd do 3" lift 33's and sliders and that be about the extent of my modifications. Has anyone had both vehicles to give any insight??

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post #2 of 25 Old 03-24-2016, 10:44 PM
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post #3 of 25 Old 03-25-2016, 07:00 AM
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I'm on my third TJ along with a CJ and I also have the Tacoma 2015 4x4 crew cab, auto. There is nothing like dropping the top on the TJ for some cruising and so much fun to drive. But for a long trip the Taco is the way to go and I can still barrel off the road any time I want. I do a lot of surf fishing and while the TJ is great for the drive, I just can't haul all the gear I want with out adding the cargo carrier, which gets to be a pain over and over.
Before I bought the truck, I had a 350Z and the TJ, so anythime I needed to haul something I had to hook up the trailer and that was getting old fast. I still have the trailer for hauling larger loads, but it sits for the most part. The convenience of the truck bed makes life a lot easier, it's always there.
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post #4 of 25 Old 03-25-2016, 07:21 AM
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Ive gone back and forth, myself. Sold my LJ Rubicon to get a megacab diesel. I now have a YJ also cause i have to get the topless fix.

Get the tacoma and a YJ

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post #5 of 25 Old 03-27-2016, 12:38 PM
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I've always had a truck and jeep plus the wife's car for comfort and economy. I sold my truck and toyhauler because I'm shopping for a diesel motorhome and flatbed to haul the jeep and toys. I'm already missing the truck, they are just so handy, but I can't imagine being without the jeep....ever.

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post #6 of 25 Old 03-28-2016, 07:38 AM
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sell jk and get a tj and beater truck for hauling.

i had cj's when wife and i were dating......got married,,,,had kids.....cj's gone.....got an xj passed down,,,,then had too many kids had to get 3rd row so xj gone.....after 15+ years out of a jeep wife had to have one again.....doubt she will be without one again....she has 3 other vehicle choices to drive (2 are newer than tj) and always chooses tj.....also have a 91 chevy 4x4 silverado p/u......not sure if we will keep the other vehicles forever, but don't ever see the tj or p/u going anywhere.

we use the p/u on a weekly basis for hauling something.....before that had the utility trailer and yes it got old hooking up and unhooking.

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hold out for the new Wrangler pickup, coming 2017

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Thanks for the replies. I technically could afford to have both since the jk is paid for. I just think the taxes insurance and maintenance for two vehicles may get old. It's also hard to justify considering the fact I wouldn't use either one to drive to work. I think I'll have to make the decision as its either one or the other. I am interested to see what jeep does in 2017 regarding the wrangler/wrangler pickup. A new one of either will likely be out of my price range though.
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I just think the taxes insurance and maintenance for two vehicles may get old.
if they are older its not that bad unless you have a bad drivers history

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It's also hard to justify considering the fact I wouldn't use either one to drive to work. I think I'll have to make the decision as its either one or the other.
wife and i have 5 vehicles + my company vehicle.....i justify them by
3 are old: 91-97-98....
the 08 is a family truckster (expedition el),,,,,gets driven rarely, mainly just family vacations,,,has 25k on it and we bought it brand new.....
the 07 vw was my mothers and when she retired she gave it to us for our kids to share (only 1 is old enough to drive it currently)......

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I am interested to see what jeep does in 2017 regarding the wrangler/wrangler pickup. A new one of either will likely be out of my price range though.
would be out of my price range also, and i would get upset if i hauled stuff and scratched it .....with 91 truck another scratch...oh well......97 jeep tree branch scrape...nbd......

will say my dad recently got a tacoma and he loves it.......course he's never had a jeep either!

either way.....gotta fit your needs and justifications.....IF you do get rid of the jeep,,,,,,see you back here soon with "finally back in a jeep" thread

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post #10 of 25 Old 03-31-2016, 11:51 AM
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I know this is a jeep forum, but the Tacoma is a great vehicle.

Have you considered splitting the difference and going with a 4Runner? Those are absolutely fantastic.
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post #11 of 25 Old 03-31-2016, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestion, my wife actually does have a 4Runner. I was thinking the Tacoma due to the added convenience of having a truck around. I really don't want to part with the wrangler though so I think I've decided that if I go that route it'll be an addition the driveway instead of replacing the jk.
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Thanks for the suggestion, my wife actually does have a 4Runner. I was thinking the Tacoma due to the added convenience of having a truck around. I really don't want to part with the wrangler though so I think I've decided that if I go that route it'll be an addition the driveway instead of replacing the jk.
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post #13 of 25 Old 04-01-2016, 11:23 AM
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why not go older with a hobby jeep? Grab yourself a CJ or YJ to reduce the cost of a 'fun' vehicle.

Those JK's are worth so much, even trade it for a Taco truck. Buy the CJ.
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post #14 of 25 Old 10-16-2016, 07:47 PM
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I have a taco and I really miss driving a jeep. The taco is very reliable, but also boring. I am about to trade the taco in for a new wrangler.
I am just trying to decide if I should get. 2016 or 17.
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hold out for the new Wrangler pickup, coming 2017
Rumor has it the truck won't be available until 2018 as a '19 model, but regardless of such, the Wrangler truck will pale in comparison to the quality and longevity of a Tacoma. Chrysler and FCA have an excellent track record of launching new vehicles with a boatload of QC problems. You're gonna want to wait a couple years for them to shake out the bugs.

If you want a fun, capable, and reliable truck that you can tinker with, you absolutely cannot go wrong with a Tacoma.

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