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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nagelg, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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    nagelg

    nagelg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, I just spent 30 minutes browsing the Ford Ranger forums.

    Here on TW we're used to hearing bitching about loose this and that, striped bolts, brakes out of adjustment, uncomfortable ride, ticking and occasionally even more serious stuff like rough idle or poor performance and once in a great while a very, very serious problem like tranny or something...but not very often.

    On the Ranger forum it's all about transmissions, ball joints, electrical systems and and engines being bad, the BIG stuff!

    After being there for a while I really appreciate my Tacoma!!!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    OEM All Weather Mats, wheel locks, Toyota Silver Tube steps.....
    Glad to know i made the correct choice in going for Toyota....
     
  3. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:38 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    LOL - I don't have any of those problems with my 08'!

    Granted, I only have 8,000 miles on it. ;)
     
  4. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    CDonC

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    I post on a Ford forum with my F-150, and those guys, while mostly nice, are complete hypocrites. Occasionally, I'll see a "Tacoma/Tundra/Toyota in General Sucks!" thread that bashes these "non-American" products. I saw a poor guy who had traded in his Ford for a Tacoma, and the flaming started immediately; they called the Tacoma a toy, a plastic truck, unreliable, among other things. The same when people post anything about Dodge or Chevy, too. They'll bash anything that isn't Ford, but fail to see the faults in their own vehicles, as literally every other thread is about brakes, transmissions, engines, exhaust, or electrical problems. On this forum, I've seen a handful of problems threads, if that.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:55 AM
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    dbbd1

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    Yes, it is nice to know, thanks for the info.


    Wow, I have to catch up. I only have 2k on my 07 (only a weekend driver though)
     
  6. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:56 AM
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    eordonez

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    i have only 3600 km on it, today is three monts old....
     
  7. Jun 17, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    ricepow

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    I have 320 on mine, lol. Just got it last week.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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    shootermcgavinyo

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    If you only knew how many problems I had with my '06 Audi A3 during the 2 years and 33,000 miles I owned it. I'd say it was in the shop on average about once a month.

    Faulty mechatronics unit in the transmission, issue with the ecu not liking cold weather and the car not starting, more boost and vacuum leaks than I care to remember, blown diverter valves, faulty PCV assemblies, intake manifold problems, bad fuel pump, cam lobe problem, bad o2 sensor, broken sunroof, rattles, check engine lights all the time, I'm sure I could go on. Bottom line, it can't get much worse in the reliability department than what I had before. That's one reason I got a Tacoma, I'm sick of that stuff. And hey, it's a Toyota, it has to be reliable. I've had my Tacoma for 3 weeks and 800 miles. So far, so good besides my stripped bolt, but that doesn't really count since I did it.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    SFC Johnny

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    I just sold my Ranger last Sunday. It was a 1994 with 164,000 miles. I was the first owner. When I bought it I checked "All of the Above" for options. It had a few small issues (the electric mirror switch was inop), but all the important stuff was still 100%. I guess scheduled maintenance works.

    I don't miss the Ranger at all thanks to my new Taco!

    SFC Johnny
     
  10. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    ha! I have only 7000 on my 07! :p
     
  11. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    joedirt

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    Yeah,I was one of those types of guys who would bash anything other than a chevrolet. Despite having nothing but problems with every chevy I've ever owned, I still kept going back and getting another one. Until that fateful day my 95 s-10 died in the parking lot of the local toyota dealer. Ever since that 2001 Tacoma, I've been hooked.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:12 PM
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    I have 31,256 on my 05, purchased in 2004! Double :p:p!! :D
     
  13. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    Khaos

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    30,086 on my '05.

    Bought it in '07 with 28,200.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    ninja_taco

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    mine has been in shop for 6 days now and all i can get from them is "we don't have an answer from toyota yet as to what is wrong"

    im waiting to speak with a factory rep now to see what steps i have to take to get it all resolved.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    18 months later,I'm at 16800.Leftover 06 bought it 1/07.:D
     
  16. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    Janster

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    Fortunately for us, I haven't seen that kind of bashing here on this forum. THat's why I like it here... That's not so true with some of the other Toyota forums. Some of the Toyota owners love to bash jeeps (and other stuff).... as some of the jeep owners (on jeep forums) love to bash toyotas (and other stuff) - bashing is everywhere and brand loyalty is to be expected.

    I hate seeing that kind of attitude on the forums.

    I love my tacoma and it only has 9900 miles on it. I'm convinced that toyota quality has slipped over the years - I'm just hoping my truck is as reliable as my 96 was.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    silver07taco

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    I know thats true I use to own one.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    I had a Ranger and they're garbage. Nothing else to say.

    I also had an Explorer ('99 V8 Limited) and, while I liked it, there were certainly issues. One thing I noticed on the Explorer/Ford forums I frequented was that people actually DID know the downfalls of their chosen vehicle. Many of them had every intention to upgrade when they could and there was a lot of appreciation for other makes and models there. Sure, you get some of the "Buy American" dolts but generally, it was fine. I still go there.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2008 at 3:51 PM
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    My work buddy bought a 2001 Dodge Dakota V6 DC 4 months before I got my Tacoma. 2 months after he bought this BRAND NEW truck his rear end went out. After they replaced it under warranty his tranny went out. They replaced it under warranty. Three years later his engine blew. They 'repaired' it and it blew again so he had to threaten a lawsuit to get them to replace the engine. He fought them hard and long but finally won. He still has the truck and as far as I know it's been OK. Thing is the WHOLE time he suffered that nightmare of a truck I was quietly enjoying my truck trouble-free aside from those pesky oil changes:D.....yes he did slip a few jealous comments at me-you know how work banter can be. You know, after all the shouldawouldacoulda I bet you he'd buy another Dodge...some guys just will not budge
     
  20. Jun 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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