And I love it!
I used to own a 2009 v6 taco double cab sport with all the bells and whistles. We had our second child and needed more room (including a third row seat).
I traded in the taco for a 2011 4 runner, lifted it and put some BFg at 33's on it.
We still needed a pickup for my landscaping business and a commuter for my wife. I missed my Tacoma so we got a 2011 Reg cab 4x4 silver MT.
I actually prefer driving this new truck over the v6. It's very capable, I have loaded the bed full multiple times with equipment and debris to haul 10 miles to the dump and hardly notice the weight.
It's short wheel base makes parking, turning and just driving in general easier.
This truck is just fun to drive, something I can just jump in and zip to the store and it looks good to boot.
I have nothing to complain about with this engine as of yet and I did have an issue with the v6 auto not being in the correct gear qt times when taking
turns. Seems it would downshift to 2nd, and the rps would rev up like I was in passing gear?
And after reading some complaints about having to down shift to 4 th on hills with the 4cyl, this is true. But my v6 auto would downshift on the same hills as this truck. Same goes for the 4runner, and it has a 270 hp v6, a more fuel efficient and more powerful engine than the v6 Tacoma and it still downshifts on those same hills I drive everyday.
Anyway, I am more than happy with my new Tacoma and enjoy it every time I drive it.