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Old 12-24-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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Tacoma V6 rated as poor?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...alue/20837951/

I'am so surprised
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #2
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Maybe because of its price, because we might admit = it is expensive
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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they are idiots. Tacoma is so poor (sarcasm) is is consistently one of the least days on hand in inventory out of all trucks in the USA...
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:14 PM   #4
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I'm not. Consumers has been ragging on Tacos for years while having a man crush oh the Honda Ridgeline. Here in Oregon I'll see about 50 Tacomas to every one Ridgeline.
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Where does it say that? It just shows a pic of a Tacoma, nothing about the V6.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #7
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Where does it say that? It just shows a pic of a Tacoma, nothing about the V6.
It be in the list. No details given.

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Here are the worst vehicles by category:

•Subcompact: Fiat 500C Pop (MT)

•Compact: Fiat 500L Easy

•Luxury Compact Car: Mercedes-Benz CLA250

•Luxury Midsized/Large Car: Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD)

•Large Car: Ford Taurus Limited (3.5, V-6)

•Sports Cars/Convertible: Infiniti Q60 convertible

(base)

•Midsized Car: Nissan Altima 3.5 SL (V-6)

•Wagons (AWD): Honda Crosstour EX-L (V-6)

•Small SUV: Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)

•Midsized SUV: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

•Large SUVs: GMC Yukon SLT

•Luxury Compact SUV: Cadillac SRX Luxury

•Luxury Midsized/Large SUV: Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec

•Pickup Truck: Toyota Tacoma (V-6)
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:20 PM   #8
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Although a subscription is needed to get the full report, Consumer Reports offers a synopsis of its rating:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/toyota/tacoma.htm

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The Tacoma remains a workhorse compact pickup. Fuel economy is competitive, but clumsy handling makes it a chore to drive long distances. The 4.0-liter V6 provides strong performance but is noisy. However, the Tacoma's incessantly jiggly ride grows fatiguing and it's particularly stiff with the TRD suspension package. The cabin's high floor and low roof makes access tricky and the driving position is too low and uncomfortable. Towing and off-road capabilities are impressive. The Tacoma has been reliable, but it scores too low in our testing to be recommended.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:22 PM   #9
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damn, i should have gotten the 4cyl
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:23 PM   #10
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Here is why:

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The Tacoma remains a workhorse compact pickup. Fuel economy is competitive, but clumsy handling makes it a chore to drive long distances. The 4.0-liter V6 provides strong performance but is noisy. However, the Tacoma's incessantly jiggly ride grows fatiguing and it's particularly stiff with the TRD suspension package. The cabin's high floor and low roof makes access tricky and the driving position is too low and uncomfortable. Towing and off-road capabilities are impressive. The Tacoma has been reliable, but it scores too low in our testing to be recommended.
meh...
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:24 PM   #11
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These articles are always very biased on comfort. That's why the hate the jeep so much and love the ridgeline. People love their independent suspensions

I find this odd though cuz I have always heard that the jeep wrangler is the #1 Value holding vehicle in America...
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Well that's it then. I'm trading it in for a Frontier.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #13
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The only thing to be aware of is that this is Consumer Reports "overall" rating.

You might be tempted to read it and think they're rating/comparing reliability over the long haul (which is what CR is known for, after all) but they're not.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #14
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I'm not. Consumers has been ragging on Tacos for years while having a man crush oh the Honda Ridgeline. Here in Oregon I'll see about 50 Tacomas to every one Ridgeline.
Thats cuz the ridgeline is not a truck but just an SUV.A ridgeline will never go where a Taco can go. AS far as consumers Reports go ,all they are good for is rating toasters and microwave ovens.
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Why do people worry so much about these lists? It means nothing.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
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Ha ha I hope Toyota does not read CR garbage. It's a truck, not a puss wagon.
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Funny thing is CR's own data indicates differently...
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Why do people worry so much about these lists? It means nothing.
Idk.
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They were reading all the posts from TW whiners.
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I love my tacoma, does it ride stiff? hell yeah, are the seats a little stiff? yeah. But unlike most Americans, I realize I bought a truck, not a luxury sedan with a bed.


however I did buy the 4 cylinder, so obviously it is better the the V6 model
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