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    older LC or newer 4Runner?

    Where are you finding a 100k mile 2012 LC for $40k? I haven't seen any LC 200's (at that mileage) priced that low for quite some time. If you're debating budget/purchase options, consider all of your options - I'd heavily suggest a mildly used 5th gen 4runner. You'll save money as compared to...
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    2021 Tacoma - 6 Speed Manual - "Overland Light" MPG Build

    Agree with all of the above except the comparison to the 4runner. Tacoma is a budget-friendly lifestyle pickup...it has the Toyota reliability but isn't geared for work (hauling, towing) the same way the Tundra, Hilux, 4runner, and LC200 are. 4runner is a LC Prado that has been moderately...
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    Towing max capacity with a 5th Gen 4runner

    5th gen is not a tow vehicle. It's a rugged 4x4 that has the ability to tow, if needed. The 4.0l v6 paired with the 5-speed auto is a workhorse combination, but has its limits. If I were towing 5k with any amount of regularity, I'd definitely consider a 1/2 ton truck. None of the current...
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    2021 Tacoma - 6 Speed Manual - "Overland Light" MPG Build

    The issue with the current crop of midsized truck engines (gasoline) is that they've all hit a plateau at around 20-21mpg's. I know some Ranger owners will disagree, claiming that they regularly get +26 mpg...the averages borne out by fuelly and other sources show otherwise. Small displacement...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    I'd rather have an ugly but functional truck than a good-looking but compromised one. Ram trucks may have a win in terms of subjective looks, but the designers do all sorts of things that compromise the truck's utility. The main thing that comes to mind is that the body panels go well below...
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    Which truck

    ^ Again...not quite grasping how the auto market has transformed over the last 30-40 years. Go look at how much market share Chrysler, GM and Ford used to have within North America...now compare that to how much they currently have. The domestic OEM's are still trying to play catch up to the...
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    Which truck

    That last sentence tells me that a few people on this forum don't quite comprehend the auto industry landscape. Toyota has been anything but asleep at the design studio. Toytoa has been pushing the design envelope with regards to hybrids, turbo-gasoline's, hydrogen fuel cell, electric, ect...
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    Which truck

    I think you meant to say the 2.7l was 2 seconds faster than the 5.7L? Anyhow - you're right that an argument isn't worth it. Comparing different platforms with different weights and different gear ratios and #'s..we're not going to get a true comparison of performance capabilities. I really...
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    Which truck

    That's great for you, but the real-world averages show that the majority of F-150 owners are getting, at most, 3-4 mpg better compared to the Tundra. The delta is even smaller if you compare apples-to-apples (3.5l ecoboost or 5.0l coyote vs 5.7l iForce v8). Case & point below:
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    Vietnam Overlanding

    Does anyone here have familiarity with the overlanding scene in Vietnam? Are there 4x4 rentals for DIY driving trips. Permits required? Are there hostels or places to stay for DIY (side-of-the-road camping)? A cursory google search seems to indicate that what limited overlanding there is in...
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    Which truck

    My advice - don't test drive a brand new F-150. Test drive one with at least 90k-100k miles on it; then rinse-repeat & compare to a Tundra with similar mileage. Getting to 50k-60k miles is not a big deal (especially if we're talk mostly pavement). It's when you start talking about +100k...
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    Does the 2007 V6 4Runner have enough power

    2 things to keep in mind: The 4.0l 1GR-FE V6 that is used in the 4th gen 4runner (and still used by the 5th gen 4runner and other overseas platforms) is not like the new 3.5l v6 used for the newest Tacoma. The 4.0l was built, from the ground-up, to serve as a truck engine, while the 3.5l is a...
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    Which truck

    I'm really not understanding that logic. If anything, lighter usage patterns should prolong the life of the turbo/ecoboost engines. Anyhow, the OEM should design the engine & overall platform to account for the typical consumer driving habit. For the average 1/2 ton owner in the US, that...
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    First Success w/ Fast Charge EV Batts? Could be HUGE game changer!

    Range anxiety for the average Joe Schmoe (or Nancy Schmoe) is a bit over-exaggerated, I agree. If you are simply cruising around town or conducting a moderately-paced road trip (with reasonable breaks), then there is certainly a convenient balance to be had between charge-up's and making...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    You could argue that some of the major components (frame, cab) saw minor changes, but in there were enough changes (big & small) in the aggregate that I certainly consider the 3rd gen Tacoma to be truly different from the 2nd gen (though not necessarily an improvement in all regards). Toyota is...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    The patent was applied for in the US, hence it was in support of a US-focused design. Any diesel, or gasoline engine for that matter, that Toyota decides to put into its truck would be robust...I have no concerns about that. It's funny that I get called the "fanboy" while you, @Jnich77 and...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    Toyota put a patent down for an emissions technology designed to control excess soot and particulate...there was some news/media discussion a while back. Is that smoking gun proof that a NA Toyota diesel is on the way? No, but it is certainly within the realm of possibilities. This idea...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    I really don't get why you come over to this section of the forum...is it really just to see who is willing to disagree with your point of view?
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    FJ Cruiser or Tacoma for Touring

    My 2 cents: What do you want/value? A truck bed? Or better ride? The Tacoma has the utility factor. But in all aspects (ride, comfort, seating position, NVH, overall build quality) it comes behind the 4runner/FJ/Prado platform. I don't know how many miles you have on the FJ, but if it still...
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    (partially) new Tundra coming?

    Toyota hasn't said much at all about the upcoming Tundra, or even admitted that one is forthcoming for next year. So speculative, click-baiting articles about what the next Tundra will be like aren't worth anything more than a casual glance. Yota" fanboys are really just typical fanboys who...
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