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2019 Tacoma limited disappointment

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Chipofsc, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    Chipofsc

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    i have been driving a 2005 Trunda since new and received very good service. When time come to replace it I decided to go with the Tacoma because I didn’t have a need for a large truck anymore. Kids were gone and I sold my landscape business so I wanted a smaller truck. Easier to park. I wanted a limited model and they are hard to find. I found a used one so I took to for a test drive. It was a 2017. Drove find ams had a smooth ride. Very quiet inside. My local dealer received a 2019 limited one in silver with black leather. I made an offer and they took it. Basically I bought it without test driving it. Two things I don’t like. The cruse control will drop the transmission down two gears and run the RPMs up to 4500 when it needs to speed up. I can maintain speed using my foot without racing the engine so hard.
    Also the transmission likes to get in high gear too quickly. Running. 45 it’s in six gear and when you accelerate it Boggs until the transmission can down shift enough gears to speed up. If I drive it in sport mode it’s much better but you have to hand shift if you go past fourth gear. I shouldn’t have to drive it like this. I have a Lexus LS 350 that is smooth as glass. Toyota has the ability to make it shift properly but they are saying that’s the way it is. I love Toyota cars but very disappointed in the new Tacoma.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    Boghog1

    Boghog1 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    give it some time, the transmission takes some time to learn driving styles
     
  3. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    BillsSR5

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  4. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    erikarthur

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    I does take a little while to learn but the transmission still goes to 6th way too easily imo. Mine isn't too bad after 13K but it's pretty flat around here in MN. I have a 2018 Limited. Another option is to just drive it in S5 most of the time or look at something like OVTune or ShiftSensePro. The ECT button also seems to make the transmission shift less sucky as well.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    Whitetail Assassin

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    Hope you start to like it and can enjoy it for the long term.

    In before this turns into a dumpster fire!
     
  6. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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    Comato$e

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    It’s gets better IMO ... mine was the same til 2-3k miles . I also use S4-S5 with ECT on sometimes too .
     
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  7. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    jerkwithkeyboard

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    As in 2k to 5k miles, it will get better but if you think it will be snappy, it won't, and yes 6th by the time your doing 35
     
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  8. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:28 PM
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    epluribusunom

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    Just get OVTune and be done with it. Best investment/mod I've done to my truck hands down.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Guntaco

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    Just push the ETC button and it’ll help a lot with the transmission sucking.
     
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  10. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    mgmdclb

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    Like the other guys said, give it some time. It’ll either grow on you or you’ll hate it even more.

    Enjoy the truck :D:D



    Edit: I do really like mine now, the cruise is always like that on mine still. That’s where the power is on these motors, gotta wind em right up and they will pull.
     
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  11. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Guntaco

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    I had my Tacoma for 15K miles and it never stopped being dumb with shifting.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    docems

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    None yet..
    My 2019 limited was the same but after 1200 miles it is getting much better
     
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  13. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    Maybe you need the TSB ? I have a early 18’ an it definitely helped.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    had mine from 2016, and had 2 ECU updates done, but yours is a 2017 and i think one was in 2018. much better after TSB. Perfect ? no, livable ? yes
     
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  15. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:34 PM
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    What he said.^^^
    I drive in s5 all the time and it drives alot better.
    Give it some time, it takes some getting use to.
     
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  16. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    Shellshock

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    Time for 4.88s :spending:
     
  17. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    cricketfire46

    cricketfire46 If it ain't broke, I can change that TTC#231

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    My transmission got better at about 1500 miles. It is still a little quirky but either I got used to it or it got better.
     
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  18. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    You know what to do

     
  19. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    4.88s + OVtune= :)
     
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  20. Apr 28, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    It gets better after the learning phase is over. I love my 16 limited 4x4 but purchased the OVTune last Friday because I want to a little more performance out of the truck.
     
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