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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 1:06 PM
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    Bannerman

    Bannerman Can make minute rice in 58 seconds.

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    Same, I test drove a 3rd gen before I got my 2015. Ended up greatly preferring the 15, got mine CPO with 7k miles on her.
     
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  2. Jul 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    LivinOnEdge

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    You gave yourself a platform of questions such as "if your around so much how come you don't know?" Combine that with the internet and here we are.

    With that said, these trucks were not designed to be race cars and the transmission is really subjective. It will learn your driving habits, however there is the ECT button as well as "always on" mods to give you more of what you're looking for if so inclined. But it is the buyers responsibility to know what hes about to throw $30k+ on. Then again, I'm the type of person that can't afford to throw money around like that and spend 2 months of research to buy something for $200, but I digress.

    I sincerely hope you find what makes you happy, but for this community, you need to grow an extra layer of skin or you won't survive. All the best.
     
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  3. Jul 11, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    TacoGreg

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    just sell it. you will never be happy with it.
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    Ob1-adobe

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    I don't know. I'm not mechanic or an engineer. I can only relay my experience with the truck. I thought the truck was underpowered, but then I realized I was having no problem passing up people on the Highway I-25, and a cop flashed his lights at me to slow down going up a hill on 285 in the mountains of Colorado.

    The pedal lag, yes, I think that is what makes it feel sluggish. It is what it is. Toyota did the same thing to the Camry and the rav4, and a Nissan Murano I rented last year had the same thing.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    2016Tacoman

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    2016 - present have same engine and tranny just different software which can be flashed.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    Totally agree with this post. Yes, you need to anticipate when she'll downshift and when she might bog during acceleration (as she goes up a gear) and work the accelerator and sport shift accordingly. Its an active driving experience and I have no issues with it. I can easily squeeze 23 MPG out of my OR-LB in mixed driving when paying attention to the RPMs etc.

    Maybe someday I'll splurge for the OVTune but I really like my 2019 Tacoma.
     
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  7. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    JWestie

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    Test drove a used 2015 and a new 2019; reached the opposite conclusion. Liked the refinement of the 2019.
     
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  8. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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  9. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    Someone tell my boss today is Friday.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    I did not know that there is a Supercharger now from OV

    https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/toyota/products/tacoma-3-5l-c38-supercharger-kit-stage-3
     
  11. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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  12. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    Its not the transmission that's the problem, it's the throttle software that's causing the issue. Toyota has TSB 0062-18 to resolve this, take it to the dealer and they will update the software for you. It's not a perfect fix but much better that how the truck came from the factory. I've also installed a throttle adjuster (Sprint Booster, plug-n-play) and that's been a huge help in managing the throttle problem.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    Hi
    I feel the very same as you.
    I have had my Tacoma 2018 ,and since day one,,i have been saying to may Dealer that i just can t get use to this model!
    Strange to say,i loved more my 2007 then this one.
    Don t get me wrong,very nice truck,and full loaded,,though the lack of power just pisses me off,and i do regret that i bought it!
    I am still thinking that one day ,,i might trade it in for something else!!
    I did brought it back after 6 months and they recalibrate,or whatever they call it,,,Man it s still the same,,underpower ,specially aroud 80 kilometers...
    Toyota,,you sure made a freakin mistake changing the gear and motor!!
    An unhappy customer..
    Mario M.
     
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  16. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    I bought my 2016 back in March. It had 14,600+ miles on it, from a guy in Texas. I'm pretty sure that he drove it in "D"rive all the time. If left in "D", I think a slug could beat me in a mile race! After driving my '15 Highlander, I started using the "S" mode all the time. So I just used that on my Tacoma.

    Then in May, I drove it up to Ogden Utah and back. By the time we got back, the truck's behavior had changed!

    I still go directly to "S" Mode, but it seems like it has better acceleration now.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Long time lurker too... Is this where I write, "You should have bought a MT", to add fuel to this fire? :bananadead:

    All kidding aside. I feel for you. There's nothing worse than WANTING to like a car but not feel happy with it. I've been there. I think many members have given you excellent advice and hopefully your issue gets resolved. Welcome to the forum!
     
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  18. Jul 11, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    oconnor

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    Makes me glad my 2nd gen was a 2.7, makes the 3.5 seem pretty stout.
     
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  19. Jul 11, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Yes I’m aware of that.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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    yup... test drove the Gen 3 and bought my 2013. Love it! Ok, having said that I do wish I had some updated technology.
     
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