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In a 4 horse race, Tacoma is last.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by satburn, Jun 12, 2019 at 1:22 PM.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Xplosiv

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    My point was, I am 6' tall and zero issues with seat and/or ceiling height. Have never come close to hitting my head on the roof.
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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  3. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    That article cracks me up as they praise the Ranger for interior storage... guess they never looked at the back seat.
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I’ve seen a handful of new rangers in my area, and the funny thing is almost all of them have been driven by elderly folk. I guess Ford found their target market:notsure:
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    Sure, if you want to pinch your pennies that hard. Otherwise, for features, build quality, get a Taco.

    Barely on the market now, and a similarly specc'd gladiator to my TRD OR Tech + Premium is getting onto 60k+

    I got a quote on a M/T Ram when I was looking for my truck in '17, only available on the diesel 2500, so also looking at 60k+, although it was actually available in '17.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    Point was, he said the Tacoma was the only truck available in m/t. All we were saying is that it isn't.
     
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  7. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    His point (and mine) is that the Tacoma is the only truck with decent availability of a manual in most trims. The gladiator is supposed to also be available with a manual in most trims, but it's still quite new. The other two trucks tested.. not so much.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    These reviews are written by people who drive VW golfs and honda fits

    Like how well a laptop sits on the tailgate or how many cupholders it has for their chai latte
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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    "No other truck is available with a manual transmission. Advantage Tacoma"

    That sounds pretty cut and dry to me.
     
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  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Yeah sounds more like opinions than fact that’s why I bought a Tacoma cuz a deal in facts and the math doesn’t lie only people do.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    If I was in the market for a new truck and the Tacoma was no longer offered in a manual trans, I would get a Frontier Pro4x. People don't like the Frontier mostly because it still looks like it did back in the early 2000's and the interior is even more "blah" relative to most modern vehicles, but for some that isn't a bad thing.

    The Tacoma has and still does win in the aesthetics department and thats why it continues to dominate in sales despite the lackluster drivetrain. And the Tacoma has pretty much always had a lackluster drivetrain, but it's looks and Toyota's reputation for reliability keep it on top.

    The fact that it still offers a manual trans is just icing on the cake for a small minority of us that still prefer one. Also, aftermarket support is better for the Tacoma than most other mid-size truck companies, with the exception of Jeep which has and always will dominate the aftermarket.
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Actually that pretty Well sums it up. I can’t take issue with anything said there. Nothing he said there isn’t true.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    The fact that the writer said the Ranger was an "attention getter" should disqualify his opinion!! The front of the Ranger looks like a defunked Taurus, or five Hundred. Pretty boring look compared to the Tacoma.
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    None... yet
    Actually, if you go to the Toyota website and build your own 2019 Tacoma, there isn't a manual option. Just the 6 speed auto.
    I bought my 2007 Tacoma, because I know it will hold it's value, it's a great truck and it's what I wanted. I would gladly take my 2007 over the new Ranger (which looks ugly to me) and the Gladiator (which is even more hideous with that bed slapped on the back).
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    I was wrong, I admit it. You can get the TRD with the manual.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    Im 5'11" and there is tons of room getting in and out. Lots of room between my head and roof when im in the seat. I got the sunroof too.

    Dont understand why everybody complains about it, unless they all are 6'5" or something. If you sit with your seat back in vertical position then it could be a bit tight, but who drives like that?:notsure: You shouldnt be driving if thats the case.
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Nissan was good back in the day but once Renault got involved quality and reliability went downhill unfortunately.
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    Very true, they used to rely on a good reputation for quality build and reliability much like Toyota, but that has gone by the wayside in the past decade +
     

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