Consumer Reports Hates our Tacomas!

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by eagleguy, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. eagleguy

    eagleguy Well-Known Member

    Just got the latest issue of consumer reports and boy do they beat down on the Tacomas. I guess I am one of the lucky ones that has had no issues so far and enjoy everything about the truck! According to them I should have bought a Ridgeline or Colorado!!
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s crazy.
     
  4. Thibster

    Thibster Well-Known Member

    I believe they don’t totally know what they are talking about!!
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Consumer reports has always had a hard on for Tacoma.
     
  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Only the 3rd gens
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    No they didn’t like the 2014 and 2015 either. Those are 2nd gens.
     
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  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Well dang.. I was trying to give you guys crap. Lol
     
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  9. tacoinmyfuture

    tacoinmyfuture Active Member

    I saw that! Pretty surprised. They used to get great reviews from what I remember.
     
  10. kwheatley

    kwheatley Member

    What do consumer reports expect. Toyota can't keep the same look and design as 1st Gen. They have to change with the times. Colorado have a rough history and don't have half the features or reliable as a midsize truck (no push start and low clearance). I'm sorry as well Honda Ridgeline is a car with a bed (have test drove several). I like my 2018 Tacoma Off Road... the shifts on the transmission is the only thing that is annoying but you just learn to not press the pedal hard.
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’m not worried about it. Yet...
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Snorkel envy.
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I agree. I had a 2008 Ridgeline. It is a car with a bed. And front wheel drive/AWD. The only I ever owned except for a 89 Plymouth as a kid and the only ones I’ll ever own.
     
  14. SomeDirtyCuban

    SomeDirtyCuban Well-Known Member

    I used to sell Chevy's, Colorado's are crap, OnStar is crap and paying $375 more or less for 3 to 6 months for a computer to tell you directions and not show you as a GPS should, is crap.
    I had my Tacoma when I worked at that shit show and never once was tempted to trade it for anything new, matter of fact I would send ppl to my ex who worked at Toyota, needless to say it didn't last long.
     
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    SomeDirtyCuban Well-Known Member

  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately with the GM vehicles I’ve owned that’s true.
     
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  17. kwheatley

    kwheatley Member

    I have you done anything about the shifting. I read about installing a shift sense pro module that works well.
     
  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    No Ive accepted it for what it is. I’ve gone through the 5 stages of grief.
     
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  19. natural9er

    natural9er Well-Known Member

    I have to say the only thing I like about the ridgeline is how the wheel well is separated from the bed. Idk anything else about the thing and don’t care because I’m shallow. Damn ugly truck
     
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  20. VBTacoma

    VBTacoma Active Member

    I’d have to say that Ridgeline shouldn’t be considered a truck. It looks like the Honda van with the back turned into a truck bed. Nothing about it says let’s take it off-road. Can’t wait to see some sorry soul try to lift it and make it look tougher. NOT POSSIBLE! Lol
     
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  21. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    If you turn off the fanboyism, the Tacoma will look all hyped up...because it is. However consumer reports always wants all trucks to ride like a Cadillac.

    Personally I think the new Ridgeline is very nice and almost bought a 1st gen Ridgeline but didn't like that it's basically a front bias AWD. The truck vs not truck debate is all some people have to argue.
     

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