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US v. MEX Tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toonmeister, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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    toonmeister

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    Question.

    Shopping for a new Tacoma. Have heard that they are all now assembled in Texas, but a VIN I checked tells me it's made in Mexico.

    Is that accurate? Does anyone have a distinct preference for one over the other?


    Thanks.


    Toon
     
  2. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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    kingston73

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  3. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    jruba

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    Don't worry Texas and Mexico = same thing ...:D
     
  4. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    jruba Taco-rriendo

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    hahaha , I hear ya Man ..
     
  5. Oct 22, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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    Gearheadesw

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    Are Taco's better in Mexico? Or if it just the sauce?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM
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    I love my Mexican taco
     
  7. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    If it matters do you, buy something else. Like a bicycle.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    aficianado

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    damn..funny.

    i'm gonna wish for tacos for lunch. with sauce.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:21 AM
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    scottalot

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    sounds like tex-mex to me
     
  10. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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    Alloutdrs1

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    Vin starting with 3= mexico, 5= USA Texas built. Don't know if it makes a difference or not, when was shopping for mine I looked for a Vin 5 USA built.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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    13bajaguy

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    well, I can tell you this. We are having A LOT of Tacos from Mexico coming back with a distinct wind noise coming from the drivers side window. US made, zero. Other than that, no difference. I am by no way saying the Mexico builts are less of a truck.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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    Buy whatever you want. I still can't believe they build our Tacoma's in two places. That's not very common anymore in the auto industry. I'm pretty sure the Tacoma has the most US parts of any truck at this point.

    I've always believed that building a truck is like building a computer. Any idiot can assemble a computer correctly with a little bit of training, but only an extremely skilled worker can cut the chips that go in the thing. Same with trucks. With a little knowledge and a lot of time I could build my Tacoma from parts in a garage. I wouldn't be as confident building my own motor or ECU.

    BTW IMHO I think the build quality on my Tacoma was good, but not great, from the Mexican plant. A few rattles and a loose molding but everything else has been great.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:39 AM
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    14TACO4X4

    14TACO4X4 Mmmmm... Beer

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    I'd rather it was manufactured and assembled all in Japan, to be honest.

    They make better cars than we do... which is why I buy them. Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Infiniti, Lexus... owned 'em all.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    My mexico-built Tacoma came with a free Kilo of pot in the door panels..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 22, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    must be spruce mica lol
     
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    I'd rather not. I'd like to support the NA economy if possible. I like how Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, and Honda have moved significant manufacturing over here. Now if only we could get that to work in other industries :).

    Mazda is losing share in Canada because there cars don't really fit someone over 5'8" because they only produce Japanese focused models now.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:05 AM
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    My vin starts with a 3, which means Mexico, but the sticker from Toyota said Fremont, CA? I thought the CA plant was closed before MY2013 began.

    I'm also a TRD sport and it came with a front recovery hook, so who knows. I think it's just a bastard child. haha
     
  18. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Maybe it was made on a Tuesday.

    Mine is from Texas. I believe the Mexico plant has the most awards. God damn my luck.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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    My wife's Mazda CX-7 was assembled in Japan and while its a nice car it has been anything but reliable.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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    My taco is self cleaning so I know it wasn't made here in TEXAS
     

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