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Well, quite simply which 4X4 should I get---it will be used for snow/ bad weather primarily---no baja stuff.

2009 jeep wrangler or Toyota Tacoma 4x4( 2,7 L or 4.0 L?) no heavy hauling or stuff like that.

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For bad road conditions (mainly ice) the short wheelbase Jeeps can be tricky to keep going in one direction.

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If its going to be used on the road most of the time I would go with the Toyota, a much better ride and you will get more trouble free miles out of it.

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I've owned 2 Toyotas and 2 dull size Dodges. Although I love the power of my diesel now, I would recommend the Toyota. Both of mine did great in the snow and were much more hassle free than either of my Dodges.

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Toyota and the 2.7 is a real good motor

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I have no problem buying American,gentlemen but if there is a more reliable unit out there---it gets my vote.My father worked at Ford for 35 years(1950--1985) he saw alot of the "hay-day" and alot of the BS years of production/bad part running nonsense.I currently have a 1993 Ford F-150---bought new---STRAIGHT 6 engine(awesome)---but it blows in the snow-etc.

Trust me guy's--if Ford and the others made a unit as dependable like some other manufacturers---then!,I'd be in.

Also,the Toyota 2.7L is showing a rearend gearing of 4.1---isn't that a bit low for highway speeds?---also the tacoma is built in California I believe---jobs.

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The newer toyotas are good, but I have to express something, personally I think the interior on the newer tacomas are not quality built. We own a 2005 crew cab trd and the interior breakes without any impact just falls apart, the seats are stain-prone even water will leave a giant stain (not my fault other people in truck). Now I love the interior of my dodge ram way higher quality then the toyota, but the toyota does have a bulletproof motor. I dont know much about the ram motor (2001) havent had the truck long enough. Thats just my personal experience guys, not to mention everytime I tie down a bike in the tacoma it bouncs no matter what, I tie it down hard even using the handlebar straps knot it 3 times, and it still scares the crap out of me while driving.

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Get the Toyota.

My father in law is a "Jeep Guy". He's had CJ's, Cherokees, and now has a Liberty. He's spent more time in the dealership waiting room due to mechanical issues than I care to think about. This is on vehicles no more than three years old.

I've had a '98 Tacoma 4X4 since new and it's never been back to the dealership.

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the 4:11's are not a problem at highway speeds.....

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I have always had really good luck with the Toyota trucks. If you don't have to haul large loads (3500 lbs +), they work great. The small engines get decent milage for a truck. Reliability is really good, and there is a ton of aftermarket to get the truck to perform to your needs.

Plus if you decide to sell, they hold their value very well.

Eric

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i owned 2 jeeps , i will never buy one again .

i currently own 2 toyota's i will never go back to jeeps .

the only domestic truck i would consider is a 1 tonne diesel which suck off road .

i know a few people with the new taco's they love them , both with 4.0's .

4.11 isn't to low for the highway jeez i drive a v8 with 4.11's and a 4 speed manual on the highway it does just fine .

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Get the toyota. Every one says buy american. I own a chevy 2500hd and love it. But if you get a replacement part it's made in mexico. At least most toyota parts and made in the usa and the truck is too. I work at a lexus dealer and 99 percent of our toyota parts say made in the usa on the box. I haven't gotten a delco part for my truck yet that wasn't made in mexico. Get the toyota it'll last forever and will be my next truck.

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Thanks for the quick reply's folks!!---keep'em comin---hmmm,2.7L or 4.0L?.

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someone i work with just traded his full size dodge for a quad cab toyota trd truck and loves it. If I could afford one this is what I would get.

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