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Is quality bad?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gray Tacoma, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Gray Tacoma

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    I find some good information on here every time I get on ,but seems like every day theres more problems with the 010 and 011's Vibrations,rattles weak springs,weak tailgates,clutch slips,leaking gas tanks and rear bumpers rusting.. are the Tacomas built that cheap? We have an 07 Corolla and its built cheap but we havent had a minutes trouble with it..Turn the key and it takes you where you want..If someones looking to buy Tacoma and looks around on here they might think twice.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    Looks like you have a Tacoma your self, so you decide. i don't have trouble with mine, unless I cause it.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Staff Member

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    Remember there's 50,000+ people on this site, almost none of which are going to start a thread about how nothing happened with their truck.

    My pile breaks all the time because I break it. When I used it as it was meant to be used I had zero issues.

    This site is not a random sampling of all Tacoma owners. It's folks that either want to improve their trucks or have had issues. Most people leave their trucks alone and enjoy a lifetime of use with little maintenance beyond oil changes, brakes, and tires.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    x2.:popcorn:
     
  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    KevLot17

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    Because we drive new vehicles and expect them to be flawless.... imagine if all of us drove dodges?? :goingcrazy:
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    achirdo

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    x2 usually whenever people have problems they go post up on the internet about it and the people who never have had a single issue dont bother to write about it so whenever you are internet researching you will see the 10000 posts of people that have issues vs the 100k people who didnt have a problem and never hear about it

    -the bad tailgates were 05-06 iirc and they have a tsb to fix it
    -the bumpers are up north where there is alot of road salt
    -the leafs on the tacos are actually notoriously weak:cool: but a new better aftermarket leaf pack can be bought for $400. there is also a tsb for the weak leafs also
    -and its the 6spd with the slipping clutch right?
    -never even heard of the leaking gas tank
     
  7. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    achirdo First Class White Trash

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    friend actually has a one of the new 09 dodge ram 1500s and hasnt had a single problem with 23k mi teenage driven:eek: (besides always getting stuck:p)

    love his truck...
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    Tail gate TSB is for 05-08s.
    x2 on never hearing about gas ank issues.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    Lost_Humanity

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    There's also the problem with consistently expanding definitions of quality.

    Used to be that people would buy a Toyota truck and they accepted the vibrations, driveline, etc., because they wanted a truck they could drive through the desert hauling a horse trailer and a grand piano. As time goes by, they also want it to ride like a Cadillac, and have the fuel capacity of a 747 while being whisper quiet and infinitely modified with little actual knowledge of automobiles.

    Such is the price of competition.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    thanks for the correction:cool:
     
  11. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    Your username goes with your comment.:cool:
     
  12. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    and the leaf spring TSB is free, not 400 bucks
     
  13. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    No prob. I only knew that cause I looked at it for my truck. It only applies until like mid 08. My truck falls in the TSB, but I was too late and I've had a problem and I'm not easy on it either.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    i mean to replace with ome dakars or something like that. better to do that imo

    and fixed my initial post
     
  15. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    came from a 06' dodge. fell apart around me. 2 seized calipers 16k miles other at 24k miles. Rebuilt tranny at 46k miles clutch packs went. E brake cable snapped(yes snapped). Heater blower motor died twice, ball joints went at 30k miles, stupid multiple displacement system ignition sensor went $2200 job.

    No I didnt beat on it. Its just a dodge....

     
  18. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    So far I dont have any of those problems ,only have 700 miles on the truck..The thing I am concerned about now is the back springs .I need to pull a 17 1/2 ft Bassboat 1600 lbs and dont want the truck bottoming out .
     
  19. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Get the rear leaf TSB like they were talking about and you should be good to go.
     
  20. Feb 28, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    sorry to get off topic but...
    why did he sell it?
    only maintence my friends dodge has seen is regualy oil changes, tires, and alott of gas
     
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