I'm looking for a new truck and a Tacoma is on my radar. Probably a regular cab 4x4 auto. Back in 2008 I purchased a brand new Access Cab 4x4 V6 auto and never warmed up to it. If you search my user name you can read about it.
Problems were mostly centered around a persistent problem with the auto trans "clunking" just before I would stop. That really drove me nuts. I also had a bad vibration at highway speeds that the dealer never could figure out. Steering also had a very weak on-center feel to it. I know anyone can manufacture a lemon, and I think I got one in that 2008. I sold it for loss just to get rid of it.
I currently have a F150 which I like a lot, but the new ones are just way, WAY too expensive around here (Maine). Their 6 cylinder engine has great power and even gets pretty decent mileage, more then my Toyota ever got.
I know this is a Tacoma forum and most people still here obviously love their trucks, but was wondering if Toyota has improved the auto trans and eliminated the vibration problems of the 2008+ trucks. Thanks.