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Would you pay MORE for a Manual Transmission Tacoma?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Beemaster, Oct 8, 2019.

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Would you pay MORE to own a New Manual Transmission Tacoma?

  1. Yes - Where do I sign?!! (How much more?)

    80 vote(s)
    36.9%
  2. No - That’s crazy talk.

    89 vote(s)
    41.0%
  3. No - But I’d pay the SAME as an automatic.

    48 vote(s)
    22.1%
  1. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    Beemaster

    Beemaster [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know Toyota is a business which needs to turn a profit. When comparing a similarly equipped TRD Sport/Off-road 2020 Tacoma you get a $1630 discount when you select a 6speed Manual Transmission over an Automatic. While saving money is a nice perk, it was lost on me since the primary reason I ordered my Tacoma was because of the available stick shift option. I was wondering how TW stood on the issue? I for one would actually pay a premium for a new manual transmission Tacoma in the future. I’m looking at you 4th generation Tacoma.

    I realize stick shifts are losing popularity in the US and realistically we may not see a manual transmission in the 4th Gen Tacoma, but I’m curious if Toyota would consider keeping the manual if it could turn a larger profit on them?

    For the record, I am an unapologetic Manual Transmission Fanboy.
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  2. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    shakerhood

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    I would pay extra for MT option.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    Scotty Dosent Know

    Scotty Dosent Know Well-Known Member

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    Im also a manual transmission fan boy but as I get older (39) I couldn't give a shit about having one in a commuter/daily driver unless its a sports car. I will NEVER buy an automatic or flappy paddle sports/fun car but I will buy an auto truck to slog through rush hour traffic, do dump runs and light off road.

    The only time I would pay more for a manual is when I want to be apexing corners and hitting red line.
     
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  4. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    T Fades

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    Paying more would just translate to higher markup. 6spd has a lot fewer complicated parts

    I know what you mean though.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    All the older Toyota’s I’ve seen sell for more in MT
     
  6. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:52 PM
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    T Fades

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    If we’re talking a ‘70 gto, i’d pay more for a manual
     
  7. Oct 8, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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  8. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    Lucifer1

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    I have a 2016 TRD Sport V6 Auto.........In the last 10 days I have purchased a 2019 Sport V6 Manuel, and I notice about a three MPG loss on the new truck not enough to be concerned about .am 67 yrs old
     
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  9. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Nice upgrade!
     
  10. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    81shark

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    Don't encourage them. Prices are already insane
     
  11. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    mtip

    mtip Go Outside & Play!!!

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    If a lower priced, base model V6 was available in a MT, I probably would have gotten it. Had to step up to either a 4wd OR, Sport, or Pro to get the manual. But, it was a deal breaker if I couldn't have the 3 pedals. Love my 4x4 Sport, and I believe I paid a "extra" price, in order to get the transmission I wanted.

    If a MT option would have been on the options checklist, I would have checked it, and happily paid.

    Yes, I'm a fanboy too. I kept my MT Tundra for 18 years, and hope to keep this one longer.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    BangosTaco

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    The real question is will we even get a Manual for the next gen lol.

    If rumors are true (which most likely will be) about the Taco going Turbo I don't see a Manual in the future
     
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  13. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    NYCTaco52

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    I enjoy manual. But I couldn't see myself paying more when I know it cost the company less to make. Why should I have to pay more for something that doesnt actually cost more, especially if it's well known.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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    Lucifer1

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    I Don't know about the Turbo being in the future, but Toyota sells a lot of Manuel trans tacomas in Asia and Europe, I doubt they will discontinue them, Its a lot cheaper to put a Clutch in a Taco, than to overhaul an automatic in one, just saying.
     
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  15. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:22 PM
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    wait...wut?!
     
  16. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Sounds like he hung onto it for quite awhile.
     
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  17. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    I’m not sure these were ever available here in Canada, at least I’ve never seen one. Nation wide search doesn’t show any for sale on the used market either.
     
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  18. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    MaHoTex

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    Hahaha.. Just no. Driving in traffic or the city with a manual sucks and I will never do that again; ever. I would pay more for an auto, without hesitation.

    /\/\/\ This right here.
     
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  19. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    Speedfreak

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    I prefer manual. I enjoy manual. It never bothered me in heavy traffic. I have had my fair share of auto and standard vehicles. I wouldn't pay more for something I know is cheaper to produce. If the 4th gen trucks are auto only, then all the more reason to enjoy my Manual 3rd gen as long as I can!
     
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  20. Oct 8, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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    Arries289

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    I would not pay a premium for a manual. This is one of the reasons I ended up buying new as many dealers/resellers had a premium on their 'rare' manual trucks. Manuals are way cheaper to manufacturer and much less complex than automatics. Toyota knows that and charges less.
     
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