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More love from consumer reports. Toyota, do better!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TacoJonn, Dec 6, 2017 at 2:46 PM.

  1. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    bamma

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    I would not give a lot of weight to any car review. Message boards don't always tell you when a car is good due to confirmation/purchase bias. But it is a good test when a vehicle has a lot of problems.

    The Volt is not for me either, but it has been a good commuter option, and reliable for a Chevy. Chevy is losing money on these and they have said that from day one. If they discontinue, it is because they are too inefficient to build them for a profit.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    9th are those biscuits I smell?

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    Well...If YOU don't care...Than neither do I...
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:22 AM
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    That's Motor Trend, not CR. ;)

    Motor Trend only gives the award to new or significantly redesigned vehicles that year. The Taco got the Truck of the Year award in 2005. It wasn't eligible to compete again until 2012 (the minor facelift).
     
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  4. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:29 AM
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    The softening of America continues................
     
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  5. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:29 AM
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    Ok, Huh? Is this some sort of, "see, I see bad things about 3rd Gen's" thing like we can't see what you see, so sucks to be us? I am so confused.

    Maybe you want us to say, "You are so right and so smart and so good looking I wish we could all be you."
     
  6. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:30 AM
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    I can remember their reviews of the first gen, did not like them either. Says a lot about CR.
     
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  7. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    Optima and the Cruze are a dumpster fire too. I think the Miata, Impala, Q7 and Forester are pretty good picks, though.
     
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  8. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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  9. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    Until 3rd gen frame issues come to fruition around 2023 or so (about 7 years after the first vehicles entered service). The frames between 2nd gen and 3rd gen are very similar, and higher-strength steels are more corrosion-prone.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    "Bone jarring" and iconic, and doubled in price on the used market. hahaha
     
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  11. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:49 AM
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    That's why I bought a truck... Otherwise I'd would have picked up a Forester or something, and shit, even that has some off-road adventure potential.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:52 AM
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    The hell? Then way not just post your incendiary thread in the 2nd Gen forum and call it done?

    No, I don't want Toyota 'to do better.' It want them to drag their feet and let 10yrs pass before they think about major model updates to the Taco. If the small [sic] truck market was going like the full size or there was actually small trucks out there, then your post might have some merit.
     
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    back in the day when I bought a 1st GEN Tacoma the battle Royale on the CR truck wars was the Nissan Frontier, whose better. the Nissan was slightly better price and slightly more powerfull v6. but I bought the Tacoma and paid a few thousand more and it was the best decision to buy a Toyota over the Nissan cause when the smoke cleared the Tacoma was on the top of the list for mid sized trucks, and I think its safe to say that there are more 1st GEN Toyotas still on the road than Frontiers of the same era. the same will be for the 3rd GEN Tacoma when the whiners finally sell the truck and get a Ridgeline or a Colorado/Canyon or Suburu and see that its not as good as the Tacoma that's when the reality will hit.
     
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    From everything I've read on various forums and reviews the off road 3rd Gen overall seems to be a decent truck for what it is but a very poor value overpriced by at least $10 K.
     
  16. Dec 7, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    you get what u pay for, right now they are selling Chevys at the discounted GM employees price its been running on TV every minute of the day trying to get suckers to bite on buying a heep.
     
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    Wow they sold an average of 50 "cars" in each state. Amazing !
    I think they were up 5000% once because they sold 50 instead of 1.
     
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