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Toyota manual transmission percentage.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Greg19sport, May 14, 2019.

  1. May 14, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Greg19sport

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  2. May 14, 2019 at 5:11 PM
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    I just read that article. Their logic is seriously flawed. They said that the Tacoma manual transmission sales were only 5% of the total units produced and used that to claim that nobody wants them. What they failed to realize is that only 5% of the units manufactured had manuals and that they all sold with many people waiting for them vs buying an auto immediately.

    I'm not saying that so many people want manuals that they'll ever give autos a run for their money but they'd sell more than 5% if they actually decide to make more than 5% with the manual.
     
  3. May 14, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    wahoobie

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    And that they don't offer it in say a DCLB for buyers like me.
     
  4. May 14, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    All of my toyotas with the exception of two 100 series landcruisers (wasn't offered with a MT in the US) have been manuals. My daughter had a 5spd Honda Accord, and when I went to sell it, nobody could drive it which resulted in about zero interest. I ended up selling it back to the original owner, pretty funny. The world has moved on from the MT - I'm glad it's still offered for those of us who enjoy it though!
     
  5. May 14, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    jmauvais

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    I would’ve bought mine in a MT but... I live in California and I really don’t want to drive an MT in traffic for the life of the truck.
     
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  6. May 14, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    Do you know the reason why? :notsure:Nobody has ever been able to answer this question.

    That would definately be my first choice.
     
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    Pretty sure if Toyota made more than 5% in MT and/or offered in DCLB, etc. people would buy it. Although over 245,000 Tacomas were sold in 2018 gives Toyota little incentive to offer more MT's.
     
  8. May 14, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    oconnor

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    Same answer as why Toyota doesn't offer the AC OR in a MT in the US: Rocks for brains.
     
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    I'm certainly loving mine.
     
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  10. May 14, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    Lift and cap so far...
    If I were to wager a guess, they only wanted to put it in a single size of frame (DCSB, ACLB). Since they only make so many manuals, it wouldn't be worth the extra effort to have more than one frame size
     
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    The culprit is likely a poorly chosen focus group full of millenials.
     
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    If only Toyota would catch that, I would trade mine tomoro if I can get that configuration, I even considered trying to swap a manual into a DCLB
     
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    This 100%. In a utopian world where I'm the only person driving I'll take a manual transmission every single time. Considering I live in a major metro area and the majority of driving I do is sitting behind other cars waiting to go, I'll take the auto every time.
     
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    I'm in CA and drive that traffic, but the Taco is not Daily for me so I can live with it.
     
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  15. May 14, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    Interesting read.

    In general 4-doors and manual transmission don’t mix.

    Double Cab doubles —pun intended— as family vehicle in most households. As such, it is more likely to have an automatic.
     
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    Yeah poorly phrased no doubt. Curious if Toyota actually framed it as such when giving the information to the journalist or if the journalist translated it incorrectly. There is no "take-rate" for Toyota's as this guy put it. Toyota builds exactly what they want and people buy it. From what I've seen and experienced first hand there is perhaps slightly more demand for manuals than is readily available but Toyota probably has plenty of data suggesting their supply is right in line with actual demand.
     
  17. May 14, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    I stumbled across a used 16 MT and that’s the only MT I’ve seen on a lot. I had to order mine and wait 2 months for it to arrive.
     
  18. May 14, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    Mrtacoman88

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    Ha! Its funny, canada has OR AC MT, but no sport DC SB auto, if you see DC SB sport its 100% MT. Also no OR DC SB MT. US has sport DCSB auto but no off road AC MT, wtf toyota. Doesnt make any senseo_O
     
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    On the bright side, MTs hold their value better than ATs due to relative scarcity. When I sold my 1st gen 4x4 5-speed, I could pretty much name my price.
     
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    Mine was ordered as well. I went to quite a few dealers to shop and only 1 of them had MT.
     

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