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Not Happy with my 2018 Tacoma Limited

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by KwikKar, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    jcos112

    jcos112 Well-Known Member

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    I love my 4 banger SR, but needed more room and wanted a 4x4. I tried to cut a deal on a 2019 SR5 with several dealers but they couldn’t come to my price. I found a fairly loaded 2019 Silverado RST marked down from 44k to 30k, no gimmicks. I’ve never owned a Chevy but I’ll give it a shot, the 19’s are sharp looking, the Tundras are dated but solid. The 8 speed tranny was very strange to me and will take some getting used to. I pick it up Saturday, hopefully it will last me a good while.
     
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  2. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Bretsuaz48

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    Funny you say that. Been watching this RST for a while. Been on the dealer lot for a year. But, I don't think I can stomach that 8sp tranny. Its pretty bad. I am waiting for the 2020s when the 10sp will be offered on this truck.

    https://www.autonationchevroletarro...rt_Box_2_Wheel_Drive_RST-Peoria-AZ/3272639783
     
  3. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    King Kermit V

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    Wish test drives allowed highway runs. Have you thought about Tundra? Or the new 4Runner?
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    wood714

    wood714 Got any Quaaludes?

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    Maybe to some people. I had 2 Dodge Dakotas with the POS V6. When getting on the expressway I prayed the ramp wasn't an incline.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    dabbinuguay

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    To OP, I feel the same way. Not sure why Toyota set the transmission up the way they did.

    FWIW, it took about 10k miles before my truck felt a little more broken in, and drove better. Coasted better, felt free'er. Seemed like less friction in the drivetrain, if that's a thing. Sorry, terrible description I know.

    I also got used to a different style of driving. Heavier on the pedal, ECT on if I want any response, and S4 by default. When towing, I've been treating as much like a manual as possible, going down to S2 if necessary, to keep the RPM's above 2200 or so.

    I probably should have bought a manual, but I like the goodies like push button start and stuff.


    I'm lucky, never had any of the rear diff issues.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    Dryfly24

    Dryfly24 Winning firefights/chained to a steering wheel

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    Your dealer doesn’t allow highway runs? I don’t think I’ve ever bought a vehicle where I haven’t taken it on the highway...
     
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  7. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    xerogs1

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    Bartact Seat Covers, Cali Raised LED molle bed system, radio knobs and Subaru Tweeters, OCD interior parts, OEM Exhaust tip, dash cam, hood protector, various theft deterrent items. Still a WIP
    Try spending 10 years in a 2009 Jeep Liberty grocery getter:annoyed:talk about noise, felt every bump in the road, and a bunch of wtfs with the transmission/diffs.

    So far I really enjoy my new 2019 Tacoma. I didn't even notice any shifting problems with it when I took it on the interstate this past weekend. It did get a little bumpy at one point but that was warped concrete highway. It's definitely a step up from my past SUV in so many ways. It must suit my driving style around town so I don't notice the power issues but if I need a little more oomph then I just hit the ECT button. It's a truck and it reminds me of other trucks I have owned in the past to some extent.

    Sorry you are having issues with your 2018 if it's under warranty get it checked out for sure. No vehicle is perfect but they can be improved upon.
     
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  8. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    King Kermit V

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    Whoa you mean your dealers do???? Ugh.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    Dryfly24

    Dryfly24 Winning firefights/chained to a steering wheel

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    Every single one I’ve ever been to....? :notsure:
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    hazey

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    I honestly don't understand the sluggish feel some people say they have. I used to drive a Volkswagen Jetta We that had zip so when i bought my Tacoma it felt very sluggish and I was hesitant on stepping on the gas because it didn't have the zip my VW had. After 1000 miles on it and not being afraid to actually step on the gas it's built nicely to the way I drive and I don't feel sluggish at all with it. I don't use the ECT button unless I'm in the mountains, and I have a 2 inch lift with the 17" TRD wheels and the KO2's. I'm getting around 18.5 mpg or so in the city and around 21-22 on the highway. Maybe I just got a good one.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    I've never been over 19mpg tank avg. (at least according to dash info.) Maybe I should test drive a 19, bc my 17 is an absolute pig. But it's MY pig and I love it, warts and all
     
  12. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    hazey

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    I've definitely had to adjust the way I drive. I was finding my first couple tanks I was getting like 15 and 16mpg. When I saw that i was concerned and adjusted my driving. I live in a pretty up and down terrain along the Front Range in Denver and if I'm not conscious on how I'm driving my mpg will absolutely dip. But I've gotten used to it now a bit. But yea my accelerating up to stoplights and stop signs have had to stop. I notice once my truck is moving around 35+ I can be cautious with the gas pedal if needed and coast a bit.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    BillsSR5

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  14. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    ThotVaccine

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    This. I also got mine in February of this year.
     
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  15. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    KwikKar

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    Ty Andrew. I will ignore. I appreciate your comment.
     
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  16. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    Aldo98229

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    I’ve owned my 2019 Tacoma for three months now. If it’s any consolation I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t even want to take it on a road trip. The combination of a hesitant transmission, weak engine and uncomfortable driving position make for a shitty road driving experience.

    The truck does fine around town and on the trail. So to me it is essentially a glorified grocery-getter and weekend trail warrior. Now that I’ve resigned myself to the fact that that’s all this truck will ever be, it doesn’t bother me so much. I actually look forward to getting in it in the morning and driving it to the gym, to Trader Joe’s and the ocasional forest road. That’s it. Whenever I have to drive farther than 20 miles, I’ll get in my little Fiat.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Dryfly24

    Dryfly24 Winning firefights/chained to a steering wheel

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    OP,

    There has been so much of this lately from brand new accounts, that it is very strongly suspected by many of the regular posters (myself included) that it is coming from a few disgruntled and since banned former members.

    When I first saw your post, I was thinking exactly what my meme said - Here we go again. I wish you luck with your issues. These are great trucks if you’re lucky enough to get one that’s already been straightened out, as many of us have.

    Take it to the dealer, let th m sort it out and don’t take “They all do that that” for an answer.

    Welcome and Good luck... :fingerscrossed:
     
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  18. Jul 11, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    KwikKar

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    I like the size of the Tacoma and the 4Runner, but think the 4 Runner is ugly. Tundra looks nice, but is too large.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    KwikKar

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    Thanks for the responses. Like I said previously, I should’ve done more research before posting. Didn’t mean to annoy or offend anyone. I have been on the site several times since I bought the truck, but not constant. The lurking part seemed to trigger certain people. Regardless, I learned a lot and will head to the dealer.
     
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  20. Jul 11, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    There is a certain learning curve with this forum, but once you get the hang of it, it is a worthwhile place for information, entertainment and more, imo.

    Welcome to TW and good luck at the dealership.
     

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