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Old 03-22-2013, 06:00 PM   #21
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I didn't like the fuel mileage, was never able to break 20 MPG....got to 19.7 once,
driving the whole tank like I was scared of the truck.
Traded it for a 2012 VW Jetta diesel last week, filled up for the first time yesterday
(dealer filed first tank for me when I got it) and hand calculated 41.6 MPGs!
Haven't been driving it particularly easy either.
Hope you got an extended warranty - the HPFP in those tend to shred themselves. About $8k to fix if not in warranty.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #22
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No rear disc brakes no excuse for that, that's old technology.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:51 PM   #23
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Hope you got an extended warranty - the HPFP in those tend to shred themselves. About $8k to fix if not in warranty.

LOL, that is for the what do you NOT like about your Jetta thread
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No rear disc brakes no excuse for that, that's old technology.
Rear drums help the parking brake while towing, provides much more surface area for the pads to bite vs rotors....
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:29 PM   #25
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After 3,000 km in 2 months I can only recommend the following:
  • There is nothing wrong with an electronic differential but I would just prefer a manual differential.
  • DCLB with a Manual
  • Toyota offer the TRD OR DCSB in Canada!!!!!!

Oh a bed lock and bed light would be nice but they are cheap and fun to install.

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My only complaint is the tilt steering wheel. I had to learn how to get out of the truck w/o banging my leg into the steering wheel. It needs to rise higher. GM, Doge and Ford do it why not Toyota?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:53 PM   #27
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I don't like the feel of my clutch.. Grabs with only about 2 inches of travel left. hydraulic clutches are non adjustable and dealer said to just deal with it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:19 AM   #28
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No rear disc brakes no excuse for that, that's old technology.
YES. Drum brakes are for oldies.
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Rear drums help the parking brake while towing, provides much more surface area for the pads to bite vs rotors....
I see. I get it now. I just wish diy replacement pads for them would be simpler/faster to install.
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I don't like that its not a Honda Ridgeline. Or that it doesn't have a diesel that gets 40mpg and has 500 torques.
Import a hilux. I think they have some in Venezuela or something.
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My only complaint is the tilt steering wheel. I had to learn how to get out of the truck w/o banging my leg into the steering wheel. It needs to rise higher. GM, Doge and Ford do it why not Toyota?
I would have to agree!
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Import a hilux. I think they have some in Venezuela or something.
The front end makes it, in my opinion hardly a truck. though i'm sure it's badass, the front end is very off putting.
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The fact it does not have an 8 speed automatic
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:56 AM   #34
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Hope you got an extended warranty - the HPFP in those tend to shred themselves. About $8k to fix if not in warranty.
There were issues with early models, hopefully they have been addressed
by now... but I do have an extended warranty, and probably will have
moved on to something else by the time it expires
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There were issues with early models, hopefully they have been addressed
by now... but I do have an extended warranty, and probably will have
moved on to something else by the time it expires
Good plan.

Don't get me wrong - I like the new Jetta, but it was the HPFP and other electrical gremlins that scared me off buying one. I like to run my cars for 10 to 12 years, and didn't want to play Russian Roulette on that one.
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My number one has to be no cargo light. I know you can add one but it should be std.. All other trucks have one. Also the one on the roof shines down lighting the whole bed and is not obstructed. Tailgate lock too but I forget to keep them locked.
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i hate the bench seat on my 2012 R/C!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:22 AM   #38
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There is vinyl floor option and 4wd option. Me thinks you just drop the ball on those two.
My Tacoma is 2005 no vinyl option in that year.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #39
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My Tacoma is 2005 no vinyl option in that year.
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Poor gas mileage, especially in city driving when auto trans rarely shifts into 4th.

Poor gas mileage even with the 4 cyl 2.7 (4 sp auto) when one considers the compromise in performance versus real gains in mpg as compared to the 6 cyl with the 5 sp auto.

Jittery ride.

No bucket seat option for the RC with manual trans.
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