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Taco's in the new Consumer Reports

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by steelerfan7p, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Feb 27, 2009 at 11:45 AM
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    steelerfan7p

    steelerfan7p [OP] My other car is a Bugatti

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    I just got the April auto edition of Consumer Reports (and here it is still February, haha). Once again the Taco is highly recommended and receives very high grades. Although I'm a little surprised they haven't caught on to the TSB for the suspension problems. They've graded the '03's through the '07's suspension as above average and the '08's much better than average. What's everyone else thoughts on the Tacoma's ratings (if your a nerd like me that actually subscribes to CR and immediately flipped to the Toyota pages)?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    i got that issue too, just havent looked at it yet. did it beat the frontier? lol
     
  3. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    thats all that really matters lol
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    :D
     
  5. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    steelerfan7p

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    Rear Leaf Spring TSB, Metra IPod Adapter, AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter, I was added to the truck to make it better, so does that count as a Mod?
    They're pretty similar overall. There's give and takes for both.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    jasonh

    jasonh tossed salad anyone?

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    I got the subscription also. It did beat the frontier. Last year frontier had a little bit higher rating but we got there asses this year. The 4bangers keep the highest ranking since i started my subscription with cr

    I LOVE THAT WEB SITE BY THE WAY. I USE BEFORE I BUY ANYTHING
     
  7. Feb 27, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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  8. Feb 27, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    According to CR we should all be driving Ridglines

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  9. Feb 27, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    jasonh tossed salad anyone?

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    my cr showed me soemthing different. how did you post that like that? crap i cant even figure out how to save it lol
     
  10. Feb 27, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    I think the percentage of people that actually complain enough to get the suspension TSB done is so low compared to the number of Tacos out there that the CR survey results won't reflect that. It is also a factor in why they haven't just changed the factory spec leaf springs... Most people want the softest car-like ride possible and aren't concerned with hauling anything heavier than an overweight 10 year old. We on this forum are just smarter than the average Taco owner. :cool:
     
  11. Feb 27, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    oh crap i was looking at the predicted reliability ratings
     
  12. Feb 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    The stuff I posted is from the website, I used to SnagIt to take a screen shot.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    Im not surprised that the Tacoma scored well. It always has and hopefully it always will.
    Every year the Tacoma makes the list of the top 10 vehicles that best hold their value, so that should say something about how well-made, durable and reliabile it is.
    About the leaf spring issues, IMO thats another issue that was blown way out of proportion by the internet.
    I file that in the same category as all the claims by Tacoma owners that their trucks suddenly lurched foreward and they could stop them by using the brakes, which was investigated by the NHTSA, which could find no evidence to suggest a design flaw or a widespread problem.
    The internet can be a great thing because of the open exchanger of information and knowledge, but it can also be a very bad thing because anyone can be an instant expert and what starts out as a problem on 1 or 2 vehicles is suddenly a problem that everyone thinks is happening on their vehicle.
     
  14. Feb 27, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    I didn't want to pay for the issue but did watch the news report on the top vehicles in each category. Toyota was at the top of nearly every category.

    There was only ONE American model at the top of a category...the Chevy Avalanche. That is why Detroit is struggling - they can't produce a good product.

    Unless something drastic changes, I'll be a Yota lifer!


    Can't wait to trade the wifes Jeep in for a Highlander!
     
  15. Feb 27, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Haven't gotten my issue yet :mad:
     
  17. Feb 27, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    I can't agree with that, many here, including me, can confirm that their suspension bottomed out with a modest load. If it weren't the case, there would be NO TSB...
     
  18. Feb 27, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Young Doc: No wonder this circuit failed. It says "Made in Japan".
    Marty McFly: What do you mean, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan.
    Young Doc: Unbelievable.

    It's also interesting to note that Marty was in awe over the black 1986 Toyota pickup. Great Scott
     
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    True, but Ive also talked to many people who havent had that problem. Thats why its a TSB instead of a recall.

    LOL...thats my favorite movie line EVER!
     
  20. Feb 27, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    CR did also praise Ford F-150 and they commented that many of Fords newer models are just as good as Toyota and Honda.
    So, not all of the domestics are junk, just the Chevys and Dodges. :D
     
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