Atkinson cycle 3.5

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by 1234halo1234, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. 1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member

    Dont buy the 2019 Tacoma without doing your homework
    This Tacoma is a real piece of crap
    Test drive this truck for at least 100 miles at various speeds the engine vibration is unbelievable for such an expensive vehicle
    The throttle response is ridiculous and constantly feels like there is bad fuel in the system from Toyota doing too much with the engine and transmission to cut emissions and fuel economy
    If I wanted a Prius I would have bought one now I own a $40,000.00 piece of crap
    Good luck
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    :eek:
    Welcome to the forum?? I think...
     
  4. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear this.......so during the test drive you noticed engine vibration, ridiculous throttle response and what feels like bad fuel in the system.......and you still purchased it???
     
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  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    $40??? Yikes!
     
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  6. OP
    1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member

    Unfortunately I didn’t test drive this truck as it was my third purchase from this dealership and put together late Saturday I came straight back to dealership and was told they would address it Monday
    Monday came only to be told this is how they drive now
     
  7. OP
    1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member

    I know it sounds crazy but I trusted this dealership
     
  8. OP
    1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member

    It’s a loaded truck
     
  9. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Give it some time......I love my 2017.....have 21K miles on it now and have noticed it just keeps gettin' better and better as far as driving and ride!
     
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  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Go back and ask to test drive 3-5 others and call your sales guy out on his sh!t if you find one that drives much better. If you hate it, return it.

    P.S.- OVTune does wonders for throttle response!
     
  11. OP
    1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member

    Thanks I’m hopeful Toyota will have a software fix in the near future

    I have
    Glad to hear this the dealership said the same thing just a little unsettling when not expected
     
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  12. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Don't be afraid to put that throttle down and run it! That 3.5L will take all you can give. It will get up and go if you tell it to.
     
  13. OP
    1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member

    I realize I am among some serious Tacoma fans and believe me I want this to work out I love the truck and can’t believe Toyota would do this to a serious truck

    If we wanted a Prius we would have bought one
     
  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Before spending 40k on a truck I’d always do my homework.
    I’ve got a 40k+ 2018 OffRoad with premium and tech packages. I love my truck. I have had two of the third gen Tacomas.
    Give the truck a chance. Break the motor in. There’s multiple threads online complaining of the Atkinson motor.
    Give it time to let the ECU learning do its job.
     
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Also, if you hate the truck that bad you can trade it in without taking a huge loss. The Tacoma maintains its value like no other.
     
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  16. OP
    1234halo1234

    1234halo1234 Member


    I will try to be patient just wish the dealership would have explained this before I freaked out
     
  17. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Pics of the truck? Videos of the engine running? Video of 0-60 for comparison?

    AKA- Proof that you're not a Coloraydoe or Ranger fanboy that just came to sh!t in a Tacoma forum?
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Wow. Do people actually do that? That would be a sad existence. Lol
     
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  19. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member


    Indeed
     
  20. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yep all the time.
     
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  21. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    There's lots of people out there with miserable lives, mostly self-inflicted...
     
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