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2009, 2010, or 2011 which is more reliable?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jowen15, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Jowen15

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    I'm looking to buy a used Tacoma and was looking mainly at the 2010 and 2011 Automatic Double Cab 4x4 with the TRD Off-Road package. I need this truck for every day use and dirt biking and was wondering which year is the most reliable and has the least problems, so that I can pick a a more trustworthy truck. I also threw the 2009 in there, but haven't looked at it much.
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  2. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    they are all EXACTLY the same
     
  3. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Take your pick. All can be considered extremely reliable.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    Havent had any problems with my 2011 at all
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    OZ-T

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    2011 has a different grille , other than that they are all the same truck
     
  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    I've read about gear hunting in the 2010 models. Will this be any big problem?
     
  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    OZ-T

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    No

    I assume you are looking at autos then
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    Yea looking at autos just fixed it up top and thanks
     
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    Same trucks, same engines, the only thing that matters is the driver of the vehicle. If it was run into the ground its not gonna be as "reliable" as another...
     
  12. Mar 7, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Since you clarified automatic look at it this way. Resale value is awesome on these so a 10 and an 11 are going to be priced close. If you can get a better deal on a ten do it but why not pay a few bucks more, grab an eleven that some dealer is trying to get rid of and get all the factory warranties and free oil changes/tire rotations. And if it matters that much to you 2011 has the honeycomb grill and I think nicer dash cluster? GL
     
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  14. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    Don't quote me on this because I don't know what years it applies to but don't get one that has Vin starting in "3". Mine is a "3". Made in Mexico :facepalm:Who would have thought Mexico would be bad a making Taco's? Bad joke I know. But all in all I'd just stay away from a "3" for sure because my 2010 has had numerous problems.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    I heard the 2011's are way better than any other ones. That's just what I heard though... :dancingbacon:
     
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    Do you have issues with yours because of this? Mine is also assembled in mexico, which I'm not happy about. But I've had no issues on my 2011.
     
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    fixed that for ya ;)
     
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    Didn't all the DC production move to Mexico after the 2009's ?
     
  19. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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  20. Mar 7, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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    Eh...noooo, pretty sure I put 2011...

    Also pretty sure 2012 wasn't listed in OP lol :D

    Obviously the 2012 has WAY to many problems to be included here.
     
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