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I will be buying a new Tacoma in the next week

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by foxtrapper, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:39 PM
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    foxtrapper

    foxtrapper [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Are the 3rd gens is bad as I been reading searching here for the last hour! I joined tw in 2009 when I bought my new sport 4 door Long bed. Loved it till it was killed by a driver crossing double yellow line and wiping it out. So I have not been following the poop on the new trucks. Very confused.......thought I just had to get use to the new styling.
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:40 PM
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    SDTaco4x4

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    I love mine. It's not perfect, but few things are.
     
  3. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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    harrycary

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    The automatic transmission is a mis engineered piece of crap, and the rear ends tend to howl, a little, at highway speeds after it breaks in. The motor doesn't have much low end torque for the truck's weight. Other than that, they are pretty nice. I would get a manual if I did it again, and I would wait for the rear end fix which may never come.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:50 PM
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    Woodrow F Call

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    Pretty happy with the truck overall.

    V6 has power, but the tune kind of has less than ideal throttle response. Punch it and it'll scoot. Does not have the low engine speed response you are used to, but is a faster truck.

    Automatic Transmission is a little shift happy.

    Otherwise, it's a nicer truck than the one it replaced.
     
  5. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    SWB Tacoma

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    Hope I don't eat my words. But, mine has been flawless. I don't thinking the tranny is just right. But I like that fuel mileage. It does have power just have to know how to use it.
     
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  6. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    kevinlambchops

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    20k miles and everything is good so far!! TRD SPORT V6 Auto
     
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  7. Aug 11, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    th365thli

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    If it were really as bad as some people say in this forum we would probably start seeing a decline in sales. But there was a post today talking about how Toyota was increasing Tacoma production to meet demand so....

    Mine has been fine so far. No issues with the tranny. As it nears 10k miles I feel it to be behaving better and better. Look up the recalls and tsbs out right now, be aware, test drive, and you'll be a-ok.
     
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  8. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    eurowner

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    IMG_20170623_121738132_HDR.jpg Very happy with mine!
     
  9. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    harrycary

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    Not to quarrel, but Americans are getting dumbed down. I don't think sales would slow down if the motor fell out. People believe hype and marketing and follow trends. It is an idiocracy. Please don't take offense to my comment.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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    Lt. Dangle

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    Speak for yourself.
     
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  11. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Take extended test drives of various models (different suspensions) of interest. Overnight one if it's the unit you think you want.

    Some folks complain about the weirdest things that you'd think they'd find on a test ride.

    Some folks apparently have flawless versions, some have some real doozies.

    I won't be interested in one because I can't get past the looks, size and price. Plus I don't need all the geewhiz gizmos for my purposes. Makes me content with simpler.

    Best of luck with your decision!
     
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  12. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    thriive81

    thriive81 "Go easy Leonard... take it easy man"

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    I stumbled across a few convo's on here about some negative's. My 17 TRD 4x4 sport runs well and feels good on the street. I haven't taking it off road yet. ECU gear shifting is not as aggressive as WE ALL would like it to be, and I think there was a recall for a rear diff leak, so I guess ask your dealer about that. I would recommend the 17 Tacoma for sure. I traded in my 15 Tacoma TRD PRO for the 17 model because I really like the exterior look of it and the interior feel.:mudding:
     
  13. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:13 PM
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    HerculesRockefeller

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    If I could go back, I would have gotten the Tundra or another 4Runner. I don't want to be a Gloomy Gus, lots of people seem to genuinely love this truck, and that's great. But I don't. Maybe it's because I came from the far superior 4Runner. For me the deal breaker has been the transmission. If you can get by that, you'll probably really like it. Otherwise, get a Tundra.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    Negative. Ghost rider. Just an observation.
     
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  15. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    So that's why Americans stuck with domestic brands in the 90s and 00s? And that they did so well during that time? And that they definitely didn't need a government bailout? No, they figured out for themselves that foreign cars, especially Japanese cars, were vastly more reliable and saved the consumer money.

    Come on man. Domestic cars tend to have the most aggressive marketing. Remember the "real people Chevy" commercials? That's just the way it is. Domestics tend to load up on eye catching features and gizmos to attract large masses of customers. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But the past has shown people will gravitate towards cars that give them less of a headache. This isn't some 20, 30 or even 100 dollar purchase. This is a 30-40k purchase.

    I can agree that the 3rd gen has typical new generation growing pains (but nothing out of the ordinary). Until Toyota reaches a critical mass of actual failures and issues people will still do their due diligence and buy what's best for them.

    inb4 someone quotes me consumer reports, as if they didn't have some history against the Tacoma.
     
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  16. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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    I agree with you.
     
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  17. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    Thanks to all for the advise. I will test drive it to get a feel for the tranny. This time I'm looking to change up and go for the trd off-road model. Keeping it a four door long bed. My 2009 had only 80,000 on it, I could cry. Wish me luck!...
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    The post that said long test drive is a good idea. Take it over the weekend if you can. Drive up long hilly roads and drive aggressively in a dense city.
     
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  19. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    St.Germain

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    this is pretty accurate and is how I'd describe it, and my truck has been flawless... just a little quirky with the motor itself.

    i would definitely opt for the MT... and i did. i understand it's not for everyone. the AT truck doesn't feel like a truck to me with that motor/tranny combo. the MT does, speaking for myself.
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    only 10,000 miles on mine so far but very happy. This truck loves higher rpm compared to my first gen. I love driving it. By far the nicest of the 5 toyota trucks I have owned. Only time will tell if its the best truck tho. Loved them all especially the '92 and the '03. Mine is a manual but my father owns a '16 dcsb sr5 that I have piloted for many miles and I have no problem with the way his drives but the manual is actually fun to drive. A lot of fun. Buy it!
     
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