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What DON'T you like about the Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by CanTac, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Jun 20, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    joelt

    joelt Taco Noob

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  2. Jun 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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  3. Jun 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    joelt

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    ^^THIS^^
     
  4. Jun 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    Obviously you didn't hear, Toyota is testing the flying Tacoma and with luck it will be landing at dealerships early 2015

    Flying Taco.jpg
     
  5. Jun 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    i like this one hahaha.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jun 21, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    Looks like Toyota is really flying along on making the Tacoma fly :D
     
  7. Jun 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    lol. i’m 21 and love that movie. my older brothers made me watch it long ass time ago.

    but yes they are a few years behind on getting the hover board out.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    joelt

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    I WANT it!
     
  9. Jun 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    Yeah, I'm 21, too...again.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    I think the motor could use a little more power stock but that's why they have the supercharger
     
  11. Jun 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Benb007

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    Here goes my thoughts on this...

    I've never owned a pickup truck but became serious about switching from my Lexus IS 350 to a Tacoma about 6 months ago. My first exposure came when I saw a Tundra Platinum on the lot and thought, hey, this makes sense for me. I have three kids and I am either camping or doing tournament sports every weekend. I also spend a lot of time hauling stuff to and from the boat in the summer and mountain bike year round.

    I didn't care for the size of the Tundra and felt like the Platinum was more cash than I wanted to part with. So, once I found out that I could get a limited package in the Tacoma and had an initial test drive, I decided to order a long bed limited double cab. When it arrived, my family and I took it for a night before committing to purchase the car and here is what we found.

    What I liked...
    • I really liked the look. It's a beautiful truck.
    • I liked the enTune and the backup camera in the rear view mirror.
    • HD Radio.
    • I liked the size of the long bed.
    • I like the way the the truck drove. It had that Toyota/Lexus feel that the Tundra lacks.
    • Accessories. I had my eye on the Frontrunner Slimline rack.
    • It's truly rugged and, because of the 18 inch wheels, the Limited was seated a little higher than the other Tacomas which is a plus for me.
    • We liked the fact that it got better gas mileage than a full size pickup and I like the size in general.
    • I actually like the Softex and felt like it would be more resilient than leather. I tried pretty hard to scratch it with my fingernail - nothing - it's definitely more resilient than leather and I don't think that the side of the seat will wear from sliding in and out of the truck.

    Here are the things that immediately jumped out at us within a few hours that we did not like.
    • The truck seemed to struggle a bit once you get over 75 or so. I felt like I was pushing the engine too much.
    • My wife couldn't find any of the switches. Almost nothing was lit up.
    • The dashboard was white and not backlit - meaning that I had to turn up the light to see the dash and all that white light reflecting off the gauges bothered my eyes and impacted my ability to focus.
    • The kids complained that there were no air vents in the back. Sure enough, I wasn't able to find one.
    • No duel zone or any climate control for that matter. Duel zone does keep the wife happy and I like being able to just set a temp without messing with the heat/ac every time I get into the car.
    • I was very disappointed to find that the car had to be running to access the power deck in the truck bed.
    • I couldn't get any support under my legs and, if I recall correctly, the base of the seat didn't tilt.
    • Both my wife and my oldest son complained about the ride. This didn't bother me as the Tacoma is a true truck truck but I knew that it would come up again.
    • I'll echo others about not having a bed light.
    • No HID headlights.
    • No information component. I find knowing how many miles I have left on a tank to be very valuable.

    When we went back to the dealership fully intending to purchase the vehicle, my wife and I decided to test drive a Platinum Tundra just to be sure that we were doing the right thing. We asked the dealer to work up quotes on both and when we found that they would give us the Platinum Tundra for almost the same price as a the limited Tacoma, it simply seemed like a no brainier to go with the Tundra.

    If the Tacoma had a package with half of what the Tundra has, I would jump on it in a heartbeat. But, In the short time that I had the Tacoma, I felt like I was constantly looking for features that I expected to be standard but simply weren't there. On the other hand, the Tundra is almost too nice to actually treat like a truck. I guess time will tell if I made the right decision.
     
  12. Jun 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    Marc702

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    My Taco is honestly the first vehicle that I've owned that I have zero complaints about. Granted I've only owned it since April 10th but I couldn't be more impressed with the whole experience of owning this truck. More than I expected.
    Just a thought.
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    TexasTacoMan

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    My 2013 is my 3rd Tacoma. I wish it had a 6 speed transmission, rear disc brakes, metal bed instead of the cheap composite, coated plastic storage so stuff wouldn't rattle in the storage compartments....
     
  14. Jun 23, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    scottalot

    scottalot Tacomaentia <- My sickness

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    Wife, kid, and a dog. Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. All listed stuff was on the '14 Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
    not impressed with the flimsy cloth on the back of the front drivers seat - 2013 models.. Looks really easy to tear.. The passnager side has the nifty hard plastic backing that acts as a table while the seat is folded down.. That plastic would serve well on the back of both seats or at least they could put a mag./map pouch on there.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    SYTFUxMBRProjects Instagram: b00sted_b18c5

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    Only thing I don't like about the Tacoma is the lack of a V8 option. I mean, there is that option for the 4Runners, so why not the Tacoma? And for the displacement of the current V6, it get's shitty mileage compared to the 5.7L Tundra engines (only 2 MPG better!?).

    Not really a complaint, just something I'd like to have. BUT aside from that, I love my truck.
     
  16. Jun 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    It would serve well for my 5 year old, too! Plastic's MUCH easier to clean that fabric...lol.
     
  17. Jun 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    Ya, my boys feet are going to make that real dirty soon from climbing in and out of his car seat. It would be nice if it was plastic.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    scottalot

    scottalot Tacomaentia <- My sickness

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    Wife, kid, and a dog. Sold 2013, sold 2014 Tacoma. All listed stuff was on the '14 Bed Mat, WeatherTech Rain Guards, Ultra Gauge, TW Sticker amongst others, Useless Free OEM Bug Deflector, Flyzeye, OME Kit with 885's and Dakar and Nitro Shocks front and Rear . Tailgate mod, SOS Concepts 1/4" Skid Plate, White LED's interior Dome and Maps, Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar 275/70/17, Wet Okole Seat Covers - full piping in Charcoal Grey, Lamin-X Green Fog light film, 17"x8 -10 offset Level 8 MK6 wheels in Gun Metal Finish, SOS Concepts Sliders W/ Kickout 12/21/14, Stubby antenna, LED reverse lights, lift removed 2/20/15 - making changes and trying to make up my mind
    My daughter will do the same to mine as well. I am more in fear of the tear factor that will come sooner or later. If and when it does become an issue I think I'll see if I can get my local upholstery people to either patch in something heavy duty of maybe even incorporate some hard plastic within it like the passenger seat..
     
  19. Jun 24, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    iPryanik

    iPryanik Печенька :)

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    my top negative
    - only miles on odo (cant switch to km)
    - cup holder (only 0.5l bottle)
    - no tiptronic
    - foot brake pedal (not hand brake, i cant drift :D)
    - low seating position
    - no rear door lock
     
  20. Jun 24, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I have only km on my odometer
     
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