My question to everyone is, would I be foolish to trade the 4Runner for the FJ?
On a lot of levels, yes. If you are looking to trade at a dealer, you'll get killed on both ends of the deal. Basically the same engine/drive train, suspension. The only advantage would be the FJs short wheelbase. The 4R, more room (kids?), 4 doors, probably more room in the back, haven't looked.
Now if you could figure a way to come out really good on the sale of the 4R …., I know you are thinking about it.
Going from a 2005 Dodge Dakota to the FJ was a no brainer..
We do know how you are feeling about the FJ, every time I get in and start her up.
Tough decision, good luck,
AND, Welcome from Oregon!
For probably 99% of the off roading I do, the 4R would be perfect. Don't crawl, do overlanding, fire/logging roads, some trails. Those turn arounds in tight places, the short wheelbase does make it easier.