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My tacoma is a pos!!!!!!!! Junk

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr.Ed, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:05 AM
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    Mr.Ed

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    After driving my 1999 trd for 9 years, 222,115 miles, the best car or truck I ever owned. My new 2008 TRD Off Road is the bigest POS I have owned!
    After 2050 miles this POS is going to be sold and Im going to eat the loss.
    The truck new was scratched & the doors squeek when driving. I was going over look that and have it takin care of. Than last week my radio started changing channels all by it's self. I was looking into getting a in dash dvd/gps like some of the ones I have seen on this forum.
    Last weak I had it washed a few days later I took the rubber TRD floor mat out and the bottem was wet. I thought the mat washer din't whipe the water off the back. Well I was wrong it's been raining for the last two days and water is just pouring in from the roof out the piller handle & under the dash. Carpet is soked and Im not waiting for mold.
    I don't need people to tell me I just got a bad one or Ford,Chevy,ect. are no better. I have owned a lot of new & used cars.
    BOTTEM LINE TACOMAS ARE CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Sorry about your bad luck bud, My 08 is 5 months old and no problems. I got rid of a 97 that had 185000 on it with no problems, hoping for the same kind of results this time.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    kristopherl

    kristopherl AKA: Jake the Wolf

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    kind of a rediculous statement to tag all Tacomas as POS based off of one experience. Every manufacturer has a few role off the line not built to specs.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    kristopherl

    kristopherl AKA: Jake the Wolf

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    why get rid of it if it's all under warranty? no money out of your pocket to have Toyota fix it all for free.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    sorry you are having these problems......but every car manufacturer has at least a few that are going to be troublesome.....thats just fact. you are under warranty....why not take it back to the dealer and get everything fixed under that??

    and just to say.......tacomas are still the best built truck out there. check other forums and see all the problems the guys from the "other" manufacturers are saying...............tacoma wins hands down on best quality, maybe you got a lemon.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    311offroad

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    Isn't there a Lemon law of some sort.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    to each his own i guess.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2008 at 9:57 AM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    hahahaha
     
  9. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    Fixed it for ya....

    Marc M
     
  10. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:34 AM
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    Marioso

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    homotional...
     
  11. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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    luk8272

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    And were off. Let the bashing begin. And we were doing so well.

    I'd check the lemon law as stated somwhere above.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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    eordonez

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    looks like all those problems are covered in the warranty, pay your dealership a visit, looks like you had some bad luck on the truck, about the scratch, when i got my truck delivered it had a small chirp on the tailgate, i told the sales lady about it, and they fixed it right there with some paint and polish, looks like it never was there.... you should have checked all the paint before signed delivery of the unit...

    edit: i know it must suck to have a new truck with problems, i wouldn't like to be on your shoes now, i guess nobody here, but all problems have a solution... give the warranty a try...
     
  13. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:47 AM
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    Well if it's that new and that is happening without you taking it in, warranty, lemon law, etc.. it must be self induced.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Mr Ed I can understand your frustration with your vehicle. Sometimes a manufacturer really does toss a lemon off the line. I myself bought a new 2002 Kia Sephia, the price was right, the financing was right, the warranty was right, and it test drove like a dream.

    Within 500 miles the front rotors were warped, the door seals leaked in the rain, and the final kicker was the park pawl falling off into the tranny and tossing us off the road at 45MPH because the drive wheel locked solid.

    The dealer was "so, you knew it was a KIA". I had to contact Kia itself in California, and after much threatening with lawyers and bad Internet and newspaper press, they fixed everything.

    Still didn't trust the car. I traded it in on a 03 Corolla.

    If you're really not happy, bring it to the dealership, discuss having the problems you've found, then discuss having them buy it back. With some tact (and sometimes a few threats) you can accomplish a lot.
     
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    I agree ^
     
  16. Sep 14, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    Reminds my of:

    In '98 my father bought a Chevy Malibu for my mom, it was one of the last '98 well the story is, the car wasn't even on the dealership, supposedly it was in another state and it was being brought on the trailer along with other cars, well the car arrived like 2 weeks late, they delivered it to us at night, we didnt noticed nothing wrong with the car, next day.....hmmm.... the car had 400km on it!! doesnt end there, it had multiple scratches, repainted ones..... they fixed the scratches and told us that the car had to travel by itself because the trailer had finished its route in another city, ok thats buyable...... but then after some weeks, my father was vacuuming the interior, and he saw all this little pieces of glass, damn!! and the doors had poor or no painting on some parts of the interior.... Conclusion we got fu..ed by the dealership, they sold us a crashed car as a new one, after 6 months the engine had to be resealed, not to mention a lot of other problems, you want to know what Gm Mexico did for us??? nothing, we where on our own..... i will never buy GM, never.....sorry for the long story.....:mad:
     
  17. Sep 14, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    When I got my new truck, I looked it over completely before taking delivery. Finding this out after you drive off the lot is unfortunate (which has happened to me before) hence why I scrutinized the purchase completely.

    I checked everything worked on my own in the dealer lot without the salesguy who went away because it took awhile. No complaints here on my tacoma and the three plus I owned before (87, 90, 95). And yes I have had warranty work, no 4wheel drive, which was an inconvienence but Toyota fixed for freeeeee....comes with the territory since these are built majority by humans.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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  19. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    aight...lets keep it civil!!!:rolleyes:


    on the other hand...dude coming on here and saying that "all tacomas are crap" is about as asinine as it gets. this is a reason they make warrantys!!!

    and as some have mentioned.....go get a ridgeline!!! that oughtta fix ya!


    hey 05tacotrd.......time to break out your ridgeline pic man!!
     
  20. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:04 PM
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    Well that's exactly it. I've owned exactly ONE Toyota and I've had no problems at all. So, implying that ALL Tacoma's are crap is ridiculous when, clearly, ALL are not. Dude is pissed off, I get it, but crying on the internet because of a faulty piece of rubber or about a stereo that changed channels on its own even though you're replacing it anyway is ridiculous. Besides, it's a freaking ENTHUSIAST forum, WTH kind of response would you expect?
     
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