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Made in Mexico or Texas; which has the highest quality and least problems?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 1911tex, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    1911tex

    1911tex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'll start this out without any bias: My Manufactured in Mexico '18 Tacoma Limited, for several thousand miles has been absolutely problem free. No complaints so far, just fits my bill, happy camper. I did not originally know it where it was manufactured when purchased in Texas. I wish there was a Toyota feed back review. What about yours?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    boynoyce

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    TX built, no problema
     
  3. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    I read this while searching about the same thing.

    "You can either get a tacoma built in Mexico by Mexicans, or get a tacoma built in Texas by Mexicans."

    But really, The Texas plant is mostly automated, the Baja plant (last time I checked) was only part automated. They all are using the same parts, it just comes down to if you want someone hand building, or a robot building.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    bshammer0

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    Mexican built, early 2017 build though (Aug 16). And they did a pretty crappy job with mine. took me a year and a half of fixing stuff, complaining to dealer, etc., but I am very happy with my truck now that it drives properly... leaky diff, whining diff, chirping fuel pump, faulty CPS, warped drum, 2 software updates later and it drives like I think they intended it to from the factory. I hated Toyota for that first year though
     
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  5. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    hiPSI

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    There is no "better" facility that you will find. I'm sure Toyota has metrics from both plants but we don't.
     
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    JaCado

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    Baja built.... tons of issues here;)
     
  7. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:36 AM
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    Tallgrass05

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    Where do you look to figure out which plant?
     
  8. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    JaCado

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    The sticker on the driver side door jam
     
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    Pine State

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    Not sure how much of that you can put on the workers at the factory. They don't manufacturer differentials or fuel pumps or CPS or Drums at the mexico plant. Correct me if I am wrong?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    Tallgrass05

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    Thank you.
     
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  11. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    gurneyeagle

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    Texas built - Zero issues and great build quality!
     
  12. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    shakerhood

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  13. Nov 5, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    phsycle

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    I've had both. First was MX, the next TX. No issues with either.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    dspec

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    I have a TX built one and it seems to be fine.
     
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  15. Nov 5, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Vbpiper

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    Mine is an early 2016 model (purchased late 2015) built in Mexico. No leaking differential, no diff howl, no problems. The ATF was .75 quart low, but that seems to have been a common concern regardless of origin.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    Boricua

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    They all have quality inspections, it doesn't really matter where it was built/assembled. My friends company have both Texas/Mexico Tacoma's with no issues whatsoever and around 150xxx miles each truck. Oh, and the company owns about 50 of them as well.:thumbsup:
     
  17. Nov 5, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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    1911tex

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    Maybe it should be stated: Assembled in Baja or Texas.....
     
  18. Nov 5, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    hikerduane

    hikerduane Stove & lantern collector, retired

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    No issues, Texas built.
    Duane
     
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  19. Nov 5, 2018 at 8:59 AM
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    bshammer0

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    Indeed, my point honestly being I think those issues could have occurred at either facility. My body wasn't put together very well - shit was loose body panels crooked, bed misaligned, etc., so some of that could probably come down to the plant/workers but all in all these are trucks with thousands of parts manufactured by many suppliers so an "issue" generally has many culpable parties vs. just the plant handling the assembly
     
  20. Nov 5, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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    NoOne

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    I have had 2018s from both plants.... No quality issues that I have found so far. I had a bit of that hesitation, since my first was TX... The DCLB seemed to be predominantly Baja, except one of the dealers I was looking at had a TX build. In the end, I didn't care enough to purposely go after that one.
     

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