Ride from hell

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by art, May 1, 2018.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Feel better?
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member


    That’s an interesting take. I’ve taken my truck on 4-500 mile trips and didn’t notice any significant issues. It shifts into 6th a little too quick but it’s gotten better with time.
    If on a 1500 mile trip why not use cruise control if you don’t want to hold your foot on the gas pedal all day long?
    And if you hate the truck why not trade it?
    But everyone has an opinion, like you pointed out.
     
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  5. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s crazy it stuck third that long.
    I’ve had the same issue with it sticking gears with all the Toyota’s I’ve owned: RAV4, 4Runner, and every generation of Tacoma.
    I’ve always just let off the gas a little and got back in the pedal after letting off. It seems to make it choose another gear.
    I haven’t had one stick for that amount of time though.
     
  6. OP
    art

    art Member

    News flash my friend I GOT RID OF IT .
    FYI THE OV TUNE IS ONLY EFFECTIVE ON 2016 AND IT STILL DOESNT FIX RHE PROBLEM.
    THE REASON FOR FOOT ON THE GAS BECAUSE IT COULD NOT KEEP THE SPEED UP WITHOUT SHIFTING FROM 6 TO5 SOMETIMES 4 OR EVEN 5TH
    YOU TOWNEYS THAT USE IT AS A YOUR DRUGSTORE CADDY
    NEED TO GET REAL.
    IT MIGHT DO WHAT THE AD SAYS BUT ONLY ON A LIMITED BASES
    FACTS ARE FACTS IN THE REAL
    WORLD
    LOST BIG TIME ON TRADE SO SOLD OUTRIGHT STILL LOST.
    AFTER WAS TAKEN FOR TEST RIDE.
     
  7. OP
    art

    art Member

    Realize something Im not saying all Tacomas are crap just the 3 gen 3.5 automatic .
    Toyota really missed the boat on this one
    They have made it almost impossible to crack the code.
     
  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Alright. You hate the third gen Tacoma. But you got rid of it so problem solved for you, right? Why bash it and everyone that disagrees with you after you’ve gotten rid of it?
     
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  9. Will Evans

    Will Evans Active Member

    Of course you lost on a trade in, you traded it in haha. Your impatience cost you the profit the dealership going to make by reselling it. Should have sold it privately. I don't know what you were hauling in the first place but sounds like you need a Tundra...
     
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  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Bout damn time. Now sit down and shut up.
     
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  11. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Cause he loves Tacoma people. There the best people in this great nation. Plus really smart for driving a Toyota Tacoma
     
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  12. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Did you tell the new owner about Tacoma forum?We’re always looking for new people!!!
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Ha ha
     
  14. OkieCowboy

    OkieCowboy Well-Known Member

    So do we bash, trade, sell our Tacos at a loss because of the transmission? The 3.5 V6 did a great job pulling a load of decorative stones (5,100 lbs plus trailer) from Wichita to Tulsa last weekend. I ran in S4 at 3,200 rpm cruising almost effortlessly at 70 mph. Dumped the load and trailer then the transmission dance began on the hilly turnpike with the selector in D. Drives me crazy.

    I nearly signed the papers for a new Colorado Z71 last week but backed out. The two trucks don’t compare. So far 12,000 trouble free miles.

    I am going to keep mine and bitch to my nephew who works for Toyota. It’s my right. I have the SSP and it helps. So I am going to drive my Taco and enjoy everything else about it. Might investigate OVTUNE and send my nephew the bill.
     
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  15. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Im totally happy with my ‘17 OR. No problems and runs/shifts great!
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I have liked having a DCLB but Im almost over my 2017 Tacoma. I’ve been very patient with the issues it’s had. I knew going into it somethings would probably come up on a new engine/transmission. I waited a year to buy one hoping that Toyota would figure most of it out within that time. How I was wrong.
    The rear diff leaking again broke me.
    So... I called corporate for the fifth time a few days ago. I was told they would send a master tech out at the end of the month to look at my truck and see what’s happening. They said after that they can try to fix it again and I keep driving it or I can work towards lemon lawing it and having them buy it back.
    After I saw my diff leaking again I went to the dealer to look at what they had and saw this 6A24966F-7811-4B99-B107-C7727D0CB71F.jpeg 2018 4runner TRD off-road on their lot. It wasn’t as nice as I thought it was going to be. The Tacoma interior with premium tech package is nicer IMO. They where going to give me $38k for my Tacoma and the price on the 4Runner was $37.
    After negotiating I realized I need a truck and walked away. I’m sure the sales guy and sales manager where sad.
    So I kept searching...
    I found a 1st gen 2003 DCSB with 3.4L 88k miles on it but the guy wanted $16,500 firm and it’s a SB I like having the LB but this truck was nice. I don’t know about $5k over book nice though.
    I found a lot of second gens they all have 50-250k miles and want 12-34k for them. I also was never a fan of how they look. They look to bubbly in the front to me.

    I went to look at a 2018 TRD off-road DCLB yesterday. It had the tech package with the JBL and black leather seats but the rear bumper was chrome plastic it did not have the blind spot or the rear sonar. None of the 2018 off-roads I saw had color matching bumpers or parking sensors. I don’t understand why they would not add them to an already loaded Tacoma. The chrome bumper caps made them all look cheap.
    I started looking at other trucks and don’t like the way any of them look as much as I like the way my Tacoma looks.
    I’m still looking for a 2018 Tacoma that has everything I want. If I can’t find one before I find something else I may not be a 3rd gen Tacoma owner for very much longer. In the year and 3 months I’ve owned my Tacoma I’ve been without it for 22 days, it’s been in the shop 11 times for TSB’s, recalls and other issues they have no fix for. It’s “normal”
     
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  17. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s crazy man. I definitely understand the frustration with 11 times in the shop. There’s lemons in every make and model, maybe yours is.
     
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  18. OP
    art

    art Member

    Finally someone who understands not some jerk preaching righteous crap about what I should of say and not say.
    I also have had numerous issues.
    As for hauling that I do. Just my sorry 260# and a suitcase.
    That is pretty sad. Everyone is entitled to make a living just not at someone's expense.
    I even installed a shift kit better but no cigar,
     
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  19. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Are you ok?
     
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  20. OkieCowboy

    OkieCowboy Well-Known Member

    You have read my posts and I feel for you. Fortunately I haven’t had any problems with mine. The transmission shifting is my only real dislike.

    Did the 2018 drive/shift differently or about the same.

    Good luck with your search.
     
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  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I don’t think so.
     
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