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Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma #4677655
02/25/18 01:47 PM
02/25/18 01:47 PM
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I own a 2017 Tacoma and have zero issues. However, I do see that Consumer Reports hates it so I am curios about the experience of others. I have been on many Tacoma forums and it seems to be 50/50.

Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: 007] #4677660
02/25/18 01:56 PM
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My BIL has a 16 and had no trouble at all, great little truck.


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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: 007] #4677673
02/25/18 02:11 PM
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Why does CR hate it? I mean, I could hate a truck for its truck-like ride--but if I were to be honest, should I expect car-like ride from a truck?


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2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: 007] #4677676
02/25/18 02:17 PM
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I'd bet the new V6 is the reason for the less than stellar rating. It has some wacky gearing where you really have to rev up the engine to get power so it feels "off" in a truck.

One of my relatives has a 2018 with the 4cyl and it is well built and quite functional. They did a lot of needed improvements over the 2nd Gen (which I own) and with the 2018s you get the fancy driving safety features like auto highbeams, LDW, and collision avoidance in cruise control.

Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: 007] #4677685
02/25/18 02:24 PM
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There are better trucks out there for the money. The Colorado/Canyon being one of them. I just wish they made it with a manual.

Used Tacomaís are a joke. Way overpriced, mostly rust buckets with no power. I do like that you can get them with a stick, but then they canít tow very much. I just donít see the appeal.

Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: 007] #4677781
02/25/18 03:57 PM
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Nothing can beat a Tacoma. Best truck for the price. Made in Texas. Legendary Toyota reliability.


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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: oilpsi2high] #4677788
02/25/18 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
There are better trucks out there for the money. The Colorado/Canyon being one of them. I just wish they made it with a manual.

Used Tacomaís are a joke. Way overpriced, mostly rust buckets with no power. I do like that you can get them with a stick, but then they canít tow very much. I just donít see the appeal.


They DO make the Colorado with a stick. The best part about buying a vehicle with a stick is that you've just eliminated 95% of the car theives who are too stupid to drive anything but an automatic!

smile

The other thing I like about the Colorado is that it comes with 4 wheel disc brakes...which the Tacoma doesn't even offer.

Ed


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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4677793
02/25/18 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
There are better trucks out there for the money. The Colorado/Canyon being one of them. I just wish they made it with a manual.

Used Tacomaís are a joke. Way overpriced, mostly rust buckets with no power. I do like that you can get them with a stick, but then they canít tow very much. I just donít see the appeal.


They DO make the Colorado with a stick. The best part about buying a vehicle with a stick is that you've just eliminated 95% of the car theives who are too stupid to drive anything but an automatic!

smile

The other thing I like about the Colorado is that it comes with 4 wheel disc brakes...which the Tacoma doesn't even offer.

Ed


You can only get the Colorado with a 2wd open diff if you get the stick, and the 4-cylinder. Complete garbage combination.

Last edited by oilpsi2high; 02/25/18 04:13 PM.
Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: oilpsi2high] #4677802
02/25/18 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
There are better trucks out there for the money. The Colorado/Canyon being one of them. I just wish they made it with a manual.

Used Tacomaís are a joke. Way overpriced, mostly rust buckets with no power. I do like that you can get them with a stick, but then they canít tow very much. I just donít see the appeal.


They DO make the Colorado with a stick. The best part about buying a vehicle with a stick is that you've just eliminated 95% of the car theives who are too stupid to drive anything but an automatic!

smile

The other thing I like about the Colorado is that it comes with 4 wheel disc brakes...which the Tacoma doesn't even offer.

Ed


You can only get the Colorado with a 2wd open diff if you get the stick, and the 4-cylinder. Complete garbage combination.


I *think* they offer the diesel motor with the manual transmission. I think.

Ed


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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4677806
02/25/18 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
Nothing can beat a Tacoma. Best truck for the price. Made in Texas. Legendary Toyota reliability.


It may be nitpicking, but a lot of them are made in Mexico.


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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: 007] #4677819
02/25/18 04:39 PM
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Does Mexican made affect the quality ?

Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: Ed_Flecko] #4677848
02/25/18 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
There are better trucks out there for the money. The Colorado/Canyon being one of them. I just wish they made it with a manual.

Used Tacomaís are a joke. Way overpriced, mostly rust buckets with no power. I do like that you can get them with a stick, but then they canít tow very much. I just donít see the appeal.


They DO make the Colorado with a stick. The best part about buying a vehicle with a stick is that you've just eliminated 95% of the car theives who are too stupid to drive anything but an automatic!

smile

The other thing I like about the Colorado is that it comes with 4 wheel disc brakes...which the Tacoma doesn't even offer.

Ed


You can only get the Colorado with a 2wd open diff if you get the stick, and the 4-cylinder. Complete garbage combination.


I *think* they offer the diesel motor with the manual transmission. I think.

Ed


Nope. 6-speed automatic only.

It's funny because in every other country you can get the truck with a manual, with all powertrains. It's okay, I just took my business elsewhere. Maybe I'll buy one in 10 years if I can find one that isn't rusted out by then.

Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: Mr Nice] #4677850
02/25/18 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Does Mexican made affect the quality ?


No, Quality Control specifications affects the quality.

Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: Mr Nice] #4677932
02/25/18 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Does Mexican made affect the quality ?


Company builds its factory provides tried and true machinery, sources quality materials and production methods, trains the workers properly and implements good QC why would it be inferior?


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Re: Anyone own a 3rd generation Toyota Tacoma [Re: Trav] #4677962
02/25/18 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Trav
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Does Mexican made affect the quality ?


Company builds its factory provides tried and true machinery, sources quality materials and production methods, trains the workers properly and implements good QC why would it be inferior?


OT

Discussing auto manufacturing in Mexico is probably a broader topic that should be discussed in a seperate thread. The OP wanted to discuss the experience of others, as in how is your Tacoma doing. With all respect.

SF


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