Willys vs Rubicon vs 4 runner

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This.

Toyotas have massive lists of recalls. They're as old as Rome. They have weak engines, terrible transmissions, and finicky lockers in the diffs. The seating position is often terrible. The interiors are always 15 years behind. The aftermarket is much smaller for them. The fuel economy is poor. The tires they come with are a joke, and you can't go much larger at all without big lift kits. The superior reliability thing is a myth. Show me a Toyota with 500k on the clock and I'll show you six Jeep XJs with 500k on the clock.

I have never been able to figure out how Toyota brainwashed the American public the way they did. It's amazing.
As a current Tacoma owner making the switch to a Jeep, this comment is 100% true. Also, a stock willys with the sway bars disconnected can out wheel a modded taco.
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Just came out of a TRD Off Road 4Runner 5th Gen. Great reliable vehicle. Dated inside. Loved it but went to a JLUR. If I had a choice I’d say go Willys. Just my .02.
 

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Think about what 80K could buy you as far as cars go at that price point, and then look at the jeep. Get a beater jeep. You'll have more fun in that other vehicle.
 

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Don’t mean to thread jack.
Just came out of a TRD Off Road 4Runner 5th Gen. Great reliable vehicle. Dated inside. Loved it but went to a JLUR. If I had a choice I’d say go Willys. Just my .02.
I guess the argument is how you’d use it. If you plan to use the lockers, transfer case etc, rubicon is a pretty good deal. Although I’ve gone back n forth between buying a rubicon and Willys.

Think about what 80K could buy you as far as cars go at that price point, and then look at the jeep. Get a beater jeep. You'll have more fun in that other vehicle.
I’ve thought about buying a daily driver and an old off road rig. My only issue is my buddies always break down on road trips. I find old beaters great if you can tow them. Otherwise they can be a pain to drive to and from the trail. At least that’s been my experience.
 
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Think about what 80K could buy you as far as cars go at that price point, and then look at the jeep. Get a beater jeep. You'll have more fun in that other vehicle.
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Ok , some background …
I’ve had current gen 4 runner 1 JKR 2 JLRs and 1 JLUR and I just ordered my wife a 392 JLUR XR…. So I’m very familiar with the Rubicon.

is a Willys comparable to a 4 runner in capability more so than a rubicon ?

I always come back to a jeep and really like the product .
Only thing is I do basic trails and don’t care to rock climb or do anything too difficult or technical . Most technical thing might be like black bear pass or something….

It’s more of a daily and once every 2 month off-roader …
Would a Willys fulfill 90 percent of what I want ?



im Looking to stay more on the budget side since im about to buy the 83k rubicon for my wife…

Thanks !
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I have a Willys and absolutely love it. I actually looked at the 4Runner before buying the Willys, and my buddy owns a Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Even though I just took my Willys on a 5 hour road trip, I found the Toyota's to be better driving on the highway, but a combination of off-roading and the Jeep brand/community as a whole is what convinced me to go with the Willys. Don't regret it one bit.
 
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