Originally Posted by chadderkdawg
Have fun when your Jeep starts falling apart before the loan is paid off
I guess I must be having a blast then, because my Tacoma sounds like it's falling apart at only 6700 miles. I'd gladly sell my taco in a heartbeat to get a Wrangler Diesel, and if Jeep actually comes out with it, I'll do it immediately. Heck at this point I'd sell the taco to get just about anything else. My Tacoma has without a doubt been the most troublesome vehicle I have ever owned, out of 15 new vehicle purchases and 5 used purchases. 5 visits to the service department and it still isn't right, and Toyota's latest assessment is that all the clanking and clunking from the transmission, driveline, and rear end is totally normal (getting worse all the time, by the way). Driveline vibes? Normal according to Toyota. Windshield screech? According to Toyota, the windshield isn't designed to be driven into headwinds or crosswinds (yes, they actually said that). Clutch creak? Apparently I'll be getting a new one every 1500-2000 miles...at least until the warranty expires (the third one just went in today). I'll make sure I've got a fresh clutch pedal & pushrod assembly before I trade it in...shouldn't be hard since I've been getting a new one every couple months.
It's a very useful vehicle, and I do actually like it. And I know many people drive Tacomas (& Toyotas in general) for many hundreds of thousands of miles with nothing more than basic maintenance. Mine definitely isn't one of those vehicles.
So yeah...I'll take a Wrangler Diesel. Make mine a silver rubicon please.
Sorry about the rant...I've just been unbelievably disappointed in Toyota quality, and a Wrangler Diesel sounds fantastic to me.
EDIT: need to clarify. I'm not burning through entire clutches in 1500-2000 miles...that'd be some crazy driving though!
My taco is on its 3rd clutch master cylinder and pedal assembly...that's what has been replaced each time for the creaking clutch pedal.