The Bad news is I just came back from the dealer after having some repairs done. $1,500! worth of repairs - radiator had to be replaced, EGR valve assembly had to be replaced. The radiator was just replaced 2 years ago
The Good news is, it is not the Tacoma , it is on a company Ford Explorer, so I don't pay the bill!
My question though, is why have we spent more than $3,500 in repairs so far on a 5 year old Explorer, and on my Tacoma I have only replaced one O2 sensor for $78 over the last 11 years? If both trucks are built in America by Americans in very similar factories, why are some vehicles just crap and others keep going?
Same for our family vehicles - we had a Chrylser van that was falling apart after 3 years, then got a Honda Odessey and put 211,000 miles on it over 10 years and did not have any problems.
/Rant over - just confused about how and why....