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Taco comes in fourth....WTF

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by crepr12, Jun 12, 2019 at 10:02 AM.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    Claudiomartinof

    Claudiomartinof Well-Known Member

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    That would be a millennial joke.



    HA!
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    wood714

    wood714 Got any Quaaludes?

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    My Tacoma came in first place...cause it's what I wanted.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Boghog1

    Boghog1 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Long press on the cruise turn on button when turning on turns off adaptive cruise. It is in the owners manual and also on the third gen tips thread sticky up top.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    Claudiomartinof

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    One day I would buy this

    68510FF0-BE0D-443F-B10B-55F151E017DE.jpg

    In the meantime I will keep buying Tacoma’s..
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    The ‘plastic’ bed is a solid choice. It’s never been a problem for anyone since it was introduced on the 2nd Gen Tacoma. It’s much more durable than any metal bed I’ve ever had to use.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Bitching about a plastic bed???? Put 150,000 miles on a truck in Ohio and see what the bed looks like. I'll give ya a hint: its gone...…….rusted through from the salt they put on the roads for winter. Weak engine??? Had a Ranger with a 4.0, great truck/engine. Nothing wrong with the 3.5, its how YOU drive it. Payload??? Are you hauling cement bricks? Its a pick up truck, not a semi. Know what it can do before you buy it. Therefore you don't buy something you obviously hate.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    Sales numbers say youre wrong.

    Tacos don't need to be numerically best in everything (that's the typical flawed thinking of domestic truck makers), they need to offer what buyers are looking for, and right now thats a truck that hauls enough payload to satisfy buyers, has a bed that does the job perfectly fine, and has a drivetrain that may not be the most powerful or fuel efficient but is proven durable and reliable.

    Youre falling into the trap that auto journalists, Ford, Chevy, and Jeep want you to fall into, and that is that you're supposed to buy your truck based on which one is the best on paper. They want you the buyer to prioritize payload, towing, HP, MPG over reliability, proven track record, build quality, etc.
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Jim1946

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    Just push the button on the end of the cruise control stalk on the steering wheel. Don’t turn on adaptive cruise on the steering wheel.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    wood714 Got any Quaaludes?

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    Anyone who's looked at used Taco's know something must be right about them.

    I found I could get the exact truck I wanted new for a couple grand more than a used one from a non dealership.

    When I was at the dealership getting my 5K service, I was checking out their used Taco's. They had a 2017 non 4x4 SR5 with a price $5K over what I paid for my brand new one.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You won't see "resale value" printed on the options list on the big 3 window stickers..
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:20 PM
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    That’s because the used Tacoma has all the TSBs already done :D
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    That's insane...
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    Bashes the visibility, seat position, "meh" engine, and low headroom.

    Praises the reliability, build quality, resale, and aftermarket.

    I'd say that's a pretty fair assessment of it.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    But putting Taco in last place suggests that they believe visibility, seat position, satisfactory power, and headroom (ALL of which are subjective by the way) are more important than reliability, build quality, resale value, and aftermarket support.

    It's complete BS. Their priorities are all out of whack.
     
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    True but as mentioned before they don't get advertising from Toyota for their shitty blogs, they probably do get it from what's left of the Big 3. Too bad they spend more on advertising than engineering.
     
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    That's your opinion. To you and me, build quality, reliability, and aftermarket support may be important. To many, they want a truck with a powerful engine and tons of goodies. Most people buying cars are not looking at resale, a car is a depreciating asset so people don't worry about it. This is literally the only vehicle I've ever considered it on, and only because I saw how much used ones cost. On that same note, most aren't concerned with aftermarket since the vast majority of trucks will go untouched.

    Also, consider most people only keep a car for something like 5-7 years. They're not worried about if the Tacoma will last to 300k, they'll replace their car before it hits 100k.

    So to many, the uncomfortable seating position and low power of the Tacoma is a deal breaker. To others, the cheap Chevy interiors are a deal breaker, or the short bed only options of the Ranger is a deal breaker, etc etc. It's really to each their own. When you put a Tacoma against cars that come with a lot of newer goodies, combined with more comfort and more power, in a comparison designed to help the average ho-hum car buyer, the Tacoma is going to lose.

    Now if they were trying to appeal to people who want a decent priced, LONG term vehicle that won't crap out, Tacoma wins.
     
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  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    I'm not seeing this visibility problem...
     
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    Personally me either, but I guess when compared to the others maybe it's just not as good? I can see their point about struggling to see stop lights without kind of ducking down sometimes, I do on select intersections (or have to look at a light on the sidewalk instead), but I'm 6'3".
     
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    Complains about lack of headroom in truck. Uses model with sunroof. If only something could have been done about this.
     
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    They also said that the FJ cruiser was in the top 10 worse vehicle categories when they came out. Resale value today says otherwise.
     
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