Curious what everyone's thoughts are about the 4Runner compared to FJ.
I've never rock crawled or taken it really deep into the wilderness (more just off trail camping and snow trail trips). So I'm not really concerned with approach angles, crawling, etc etc. More just a great looking, mall crawler with camping/snow capability that can be reliable 20-30 miles off highway on trails.
Am I silly for thinking about selling? Worries I'm just blinded by the shiny new toy. Haha
Thoughts? Concerns? Words of wisdom?
Thanks for the tag
I sold a built '11 green FJ for an '18 4Runner, my wife and I were consolidating from an FJ and XTerra to just the 4Runner. I would gladly sell our '18 4Runner (red) for the '20 TRD Pro (green) as I love the color, however the wife won't let me do it. I can sell another car to do it but owning two 4Runners would be overkill.
On the 4Runner vs FJ discussion, my advice is that I have zero regrets. The 4Runner is a superior vehicle in pretty much every way (except MINE isn't GREEN
). Better visibility, sunroof, leather, factory nav, easier to get in the back seat, more storage space. I offroad extensively and it is no less capable than the FJ for the trails I do. In tight tilt scenarios (rocks / trees) you do have to watch the back end a little more to keep from tilting into things, but that's it. Another bonus is that the back door acts like a sun / rain shade when you're stopped and sitting on the tailgate.
On shopping for the '20 TRD Pro, I'd expect that it will be one of the most in-demand colors in recent history (it is consistently one of the most popular FJ TT colors). So you may have trouble finding one for a decent price. My advice would be to search nationally and try to find a rural dealer somewhere in the south where the idea of spending $50K for a 4Runner is crazy. Then swoop in, offer them $44.5K and take it home.