1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

200k+ Miles - How they doing?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Delmarva, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:45 AM
    #1
    Delmarva

    Delmarva [OP] Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    36,627
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 4runner Limited Looking for a Taco
    It's the wife's T4R so it's stock
    Hey fellas - curious on how your 200k+ mile trucks are holding up? Not concerned about frames, etc... more curious on engine/tranny/electronics.

    I've had 2 Tacomas: 06 TRD Sport, and an 09 TRDOR 4x4. Both were wonderful with the 09 making it to 100k miles before I peddled it.

    I'm looking again at getting back into a Tacoma and my preferred years are mostly in the 100k club... with me keeping this one for a few years, was curious how they are holding up over 150k miles and even 200k miles.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:06 AM
    #2
    Accipiter13

    Accipiter13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76325
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    At 140k I have replaced a steering rack, lower control arm, all idler pulleys, a brake caliper, 3 sets of rear leaf springs, 3 door lock actuators, a blower motor/pigtail, steering wheel spiral cable, and I have a leaking CV axle on the drivers side that will need to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

    All in sunny no-salt california.

    I’m buying a Ranger if I get a mid-size next time around. F-150 if I go full size.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:14 AM
    #3
    Delmarva

    Delmarva [OP] Mayor of TW

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10148
    Messages:
    36,627
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 4runner Limited Looking for a Taco
    It's the wife's T4R so it's stock
    Ok right on - good to know. thanks for your input!
     
  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:15 AM
    #4
    MedlinAround

    MedlinAround Failure is the result of letting setbacks stop you

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Member:
    #46511
    Messages:
    6,361
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2008 TRD off-road edition Tacoma
    Bilstein 5100's, OME 885X Coils, Dakar HD Springs, Fox 2.0 Rear Shocks, Magnaflow exhaust, Volant Intake, OKledlight pods, Front Skid Plate, Weathertec Floor Liners, Custom Bed Rack, TRD Nation interior LED dome kit, 4X innovations sliders, DIY Roof Rack, Smittybilt RTT.
    190K here. Other than stuff i have broke myself wheeling, pretty much changed plugs, oil, belt, and a pulley here and there.
     
    fatfurious2 and OldManTacoFeels like this.
  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:19 AM
    #5
    Gen2 Man

    Gen2 Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2019
    Member:
    #308599
    Messages:
    417
    Gender:
    Male
    Midwest
    Vehicle:
    06 PR SR5 & 07 Sport both DCLB
    I just sold an 06 Sport with 194k miles. Other than wear on the interior truck was all original. Fords? No thanks I’ve owned several and they all had one thing in common, spent a lot of time needing work. No thanks but good luck to you
     
    Oreo Cat and Hyperbarics like this.
  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:21 AM
    #6
    jacpa

    jacpa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2020
    Member:
    #316393
    Messages:
    344
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Vehicle:
    2012 Tacoma TRD Sport
    OME 886, SCS wheels, Falken Wildpeaks
    At 140k the ranger is going to be at the junk yard
     
  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:21 AM
    #7
    pdaddy

    pdaddy WeLl-KnOwN mEmBeR

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2019
    Member:
    #304930
    Messages:
    1,576
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Preston
    Central AL
    Vehicle:
    ‘13 DCSB Prerunner SR5 Offroad
    180K for me, bought it at 70K. Passenger occupant seat sensor became uncalibrated, I recalibrated it myself. I have to occasionally wiggle the blower motor resistor but still works fine. That’s it. Everything looks and functions like the day I bought it. Except the dents and scraps I put on it wheeling lol
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:23 AM
    #8
    HansLanda

    HansLanda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2017
    Member:
    #227699
    Messages:
    91
    Did you replace the spiral cable with OEM parts? My cruise control is a bit hard to turn on, I might need to do this.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:28 AM
    #9
    Accipiter13

    Accipiter13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76325
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    Don’t be daft. :rolleyes:Is the Toyota koolaid really that good? Have you even driven one? Very few modern vehicles will have problems going past 140k...

    One of my local subs is running a small fleet of rangers. Those things get ragged out and put away wet. They’ve had zero problems putting 30k miles on them a year in rough off-highway 4x4 type conditions.
     
    rightushook and Bushed like this.
  10. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    #10
    Noza

    Noza Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2020
    Member:
    #350098
    Messages:
    22
    203k miles, runs like a champ. Other than regular maintenance everything is good. Next big project is to rip the carpet POR15 the floor and install all weather carpet :) looking forward to it.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:31 AM
    #11
    Accipiter13

    Accipiter13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76325
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    Yes, Longo Toyota online (or mcgeorge... or San Diego... I can’t remember).

    They initially sent the wrong one (without steering wheel controls). I try to go OEM when possible - particularly with airbag/safety related items. You wheel need to swap your wheel position sensor over to the new unit.


    As for Tacoma’s - they are like any vehicle. You are going to get a bell curve of maintenance outcomes. Mine has received meticulous maintenance and is still falling apart. Others do nothing and go for 500k.

    The best you can do is try to find one that has at least had the minimum maintenance done at regular intervals and wasn’t treated like garbage by the owner. Even then you’ll be playing the “I hope it wasn’t built Friday after lunch” game.

    Almost all modern vehicles offered for sale in the US will fall into similar categories.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  12. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:32 AM
    #12
    BassAckwards

    BassAckwards Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Member:
    #186002
    Messages:
    24,190
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    TX
    Vehicle:
    '09 I4 PreRunner & '13 V6 4wd
    Several
    275k here. Replaced the motor at 272k. Tranny was replaced at around 250k while trouble shooting but the original was still good
     
    rightushook likes this.
  13. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:10 AM
    #13
    Redeemed

    Redeemed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Member:
    #78224
    Messages:
    297
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Southern Maine
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 with a "TRD Off-Road" sticker
    Almost 170K - bought at 75K in 2012.

    Spiral cable assembly (recall)
    Brake caliber 2x
    Frame included control arms (recall)
    Leaf springs (recall)
    Pads, rotors, brake calipers
    Wheel bearing
    Alternator drive belt, serpentine belt idler pulley
    Brake light switch

    I’ve had the AC charged 3x. They never find any leaks.

    Other than the frame, the weakest link, so to speak, is the calipers, which were driving me crazy for a while. They are not cheap.

    My wife’s 12 Highlander we bought new had a wheel bearing go bad, which the dealer took care of just outside warranty. That’s it.

    I can’t imagine you’ll do better with a Ranger.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:27 AM
    #14
    y=mx+b

    y=mx+b Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2020
    Member:
    #334787
    Messages:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    Annapolis, MD
    Vehicle:
    '05 T4R SR5 v6 4wd
    05 4runner at 215k miles. Not a Tacoma, but same 4.0 v6 and A750F transmission. I haven't had it since new, but I know that there were 2 CVs done in the past and I did one, replaced both front wheel bearings and a wheel speed sensor, front calipers seized when it sat for a bit during first year of school, I rebuilt the LCAs, 2 door lock actuators, the fuel tank straps rusted, my evaporator core is leaking (this might only be a 4th gen thing idk), and I changed a few fluids. Oil Level has never dropped from burning it off or anything

    Main issue on 11/05 build date and earlier 1GR-FE's is the older head gasket design that has the possibility of failure. I've lost about 3" of coolant in the reservoir during a little more than a year, but the radiator stays full. I get the blackstone analysis on every change and theres not enough coolant contamination in the oil to be a real issue, so it must just be burning off.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:54 AM
    #15
    Oreo Cat

    Oreo Cat Certified Alcoholic

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Member:
    #197755
    Messages:
    4,001
    California
    Vehicle:
    2006 With 2015 engine
    06 230ish K
    New engine (blown head gasket)
    Motor mount caved into frame (truck is not rusty)
    Spiral cable
    U joints
    Rear differential leak
    Steering and ball joints worn out
    Power steering pump and rack leak
    Bed structure cracked (replaced bed)
     
    fatfurious2 likes this.
  16. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:57 AM
    #16
    Oreo Cat

    Oreo Cat Certified Alcoholic

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Member:
    #197755
    Messages:
    4,001
    California
    Vehicle:
    2006 With 2015 engine
    Best years are 07-11
    Avoids the head gasket and motor mount problem
    And avoids the newer trucks with the air pump BS
     
    fatfurious2 and Hashc93 like this.
  17. Jan 12, 2021 at 12:01 PM
    #17
    Accipiter13

    Accipiter13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76325
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    LOL. I’ll remember that when I’m fixing it again.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2021 at 12:19 PM
    #18
    jacpa

    jacpa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2020
    Member:
    #316393
    Messages:
    344
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    Vehicle:
    2012 Tacoma TRD Sport
    OME 886, SCS wheels, Falken Wildpeaks
    I've driven fords before and they're very nice but after 5 years they rattle like beer cans from my experience. And the new ranger is nice but feels too car like inside for me- plus for the price I'd rather get the F150. That's the difference though- you can drive a 20 year old Toyota truck with 200k miles and it still feels as solid and put together over bumps as the day it was new.
     
    Marc70 likes this.
  19. Jan 12, 2021 at 12:32 PM
    #19
    Accipiter13

    Accipiter13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Member:
    #76325
    Messages:
    691
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    '11 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    mid size/full sizes prices are pretty consistent across brands.

    A 20 year truck same as new? Come on man, it’s that kind of hyperbole that has polished Toyota’s name plate to the point it is today.
     
    Bushed likes this.
  20. Jan 12, 2021 at 1:09 PM
    #20
    TheDude94

    TheDude94 Basement Operator

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Member:
    #231845
    Messages:
    93
    Mom's basement
    Vehicle:
    2008 TRD Sport 4x4
    Workin progress...
    08 with 206k. Bought it used with 77k on it. So far I've changed out the idler pulley, AC condenser, all 3 U joints, axle shafts, brakes, interment steering shaft, and wheel bearings. Mind you this wasn't all at once. I did the original spark plugs at 150k and quite frankly they looked incredibly good considering they were the original.

    I keep a fairly consistent maintenance schedule. Oil/ filter every 6k. Air filter and cabin filter every other oil change. Haven't touched any other fluid on the truck except windshield washer fluid and maybe a bit of coolant every once in a blue moon.

    Searching my vin online when I originally bought it noticed the owner was pretty religious with the maintenance.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top