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2007 Consumer Report Recommendation

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Ldytaco05, May 19, 2007.

  1. May 19, 2007 at 1:10 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 [OP] it's all about me

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    In a 2007 Consumer Report article Toyota Tacoma again rises to the occasion. It has been recognized as recommended pick-up truck.
    Here's the printed article:
    The Tacoma is less utilitarian than the previous model, with an improved powertrain, steering system, and interior trim. fuel economy is competitive and overall handling is sound. the 4.0 liter v6 provides strong performance. the ride is not as comfortable as that of some competitors, and the driving position is too low. our tested tacoma was an off-road ace with its optional suspension, but the ride is very stiff. payload capacity is relatively small. we recommend the tacoma with the optional electronic stability control, which can be very hard to find. reliability has been above average for all versions of late.
     
  2. May 19, 2007 at 1:26 PM
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    AUDITECH

    AUDITECH Carolina Alliance: LAZY DIVISION

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    The ride is too low. I have driven everything from an escort to 18 wheeler and if i had the seating position in my 18 that i have in the tacoma then i would have covered a lot more miles. I m 6'1" 295 pounds and absolutly love the tacomas seating position. The ride is a little stiff but not overly and i would match my taco against anything the others come up with especially longevity
     
  3. May 19, 2007 at 5:33 PM
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    ScreamingTaco

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    Who the fuck picks up an offroad anything then bitches about the stiff ride....


    Personally, I found the sitting position a little too high compared to my first gen Toyota 4x4....in that one you're nearly sitting on the floor. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2007 at 8:50 PM
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    Weasel

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    I agree with screamingtaco. I once rode in a Cadillac, but the ride was too smooth.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2007 at 2:52 AM
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    I'm 6' and I hate the seat/position. If I had a flame thrower......... :eek:
     
  6. Jul 12, 2007 at 7:14 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    im 6' too and i love the seating. but like i've said many times, i guess it's all relative. i basically had to roll out of my old car. But even after driving my moms suburban or my sisters siverado, i think the seating position in the Taco is more natural. at least for me, i guess we're all built a little different
     
  7. Jul 12, 2007 at 8:24 AM
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    TRDeity

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    I'm 6'4" and wish you could adjust the tilt of the bottom of the seat or raise it a bit, but it's not a big deal, still a comfortable ride. As for the rough ride I agree with Screamingtaco, it's built for "offroad" of course it's going to be a rougher ride.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2007 at 8:29 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Wow, my Beamer must have been stiffer than i thought. Everyone talks about the TRD as being stiff and rough and i really do feel like im riding on air. I guess i just got use to feeling every bump in the road
     
  9. Jul 12, 2007 at 10:03 AM
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    Edmunds gave what seemed to be a good review of the taco untill the end when they said the frontier was better. I dissagree, obviously I like the tacomas better but I don't think its even close Tacos rule!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKw2hX6xShc
     
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