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  1. Uncle Cliffy

    Uncle Cliffy Turbo Monkey

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    So I've been lusting for one a bit now. (Crew cab.) To the owners, have they been reliable? I'm asking specifically about the latest gen. model. Newer than 2005...

    All the ones on Toyota lots are "Certified" but do you really need the warranty? Any horror stories out there?
     

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  2. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Just for the record, the 2005 model is the newer version. I got mine right when they first came out.
    I have the 2005 Tacoma access cab with the off road package.
    It has 127,000 miles, and nothing has been done to it but oil changes.
    So yeah, it has been perfect for me.
    I even wash it once every two years.
    I stayed out of those other weiner measuring truck threads, because I am allergic to that much dumb, but the new tacomas are solid.
     
  3. Uncle Cliffy

    Uncle Cliffy Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks for the feedback. I knew that, and should've said, 2005 and newer. ;)
     
  4. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    I had that engine/tranny (4.0L V6 w/5spd auto) in my old Tundra. I loved it.

    Timing chain non-interference engines ftw.
     
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    Have an 09, love it. No problems.
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Oh the one thing that is kind of a pain in the ass is that there's no transmission dipstick, and oil changes on that are expensive and require the dealership or some other machine (rather than just doing a drain/fill). Shouldn't need it until 120k though.
     
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    2005 Tacoma double cab long bed.

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    #1 issue is its not diesel, I really want the Toyota Heliux, not a Tacoma.

    #2 suspension sucks, even with TURD (TRD) package. Was sagging in less than a year, but i camp a lot in the bed. Replaced coils, leefs, shocks with OME and its been good to go for the last 80k.

    120k so far and only routine maintenance and oil changes.
     
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    '07 Crew, long bed, TRD sport - 30k miles
    Haven't done any maintenance except oil changes.
    The suspension was saggy. I have a heavy contractors canopy and a T2 rack. They have a TSB fix, and the newer ones should come fixed. I added airbags and that solved the issue.
    Also switched to real D rated truck tires. The stock ones are P rated but that's par for the course to boost the EPA rating and test drive.

    Overall, very happy. It does everything a truck should and I can still parallel park it in the city. I went new just because the used ones are expensive and I was able to beat up the dealer on price quite a bit.
     
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  10. Uncle Cliffy

    Uncle Cliffy Turbo Monkey

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    I remember watching "District 9" wondering how I could get one of those in the states. Looks sweet:



     
  11. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    worst time to do a transmission flush.
     
  12. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    I just bought a '08 Tacoma access cab, 4X4, standard bed with 28K on the clock. Mine has the 2.7 i4 and 5 speed (saved me money) and it has plenty of power for me. It still has the passenger tires it came with, but I'll be getting all terrain tires when these wear out. I've ordered a cap for it (Leer) so I can carry seismographs and about 200# of sandbags without fear of it getting wet in the rain. Also keeps the bikes "out of view" on the way to the trails. With the composite beds, get a bed liner so everything doesn't slide around. I got mine from Auto Zone for $50.

    This is it.
     
  13. ridiculous

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    I was going to say. If you dont change the trans oil during the first 100k you shouldnt at all or it will leak.
     
  14. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    even 100k is stretching it. youll run the risk of it going kaput.
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Honda warrantied my transmission at 72K miles. I'm getting it changed every 30K miles now...
     
  16. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    For all the Toyota transmissions, their spec'd service interval is 120k. Sealed unit. I don't necessarily agree with it either. I think 60k is more realistic.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Changing the transmission every 30k is a bit excessive, donchathink :rofl:
     
  18. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I change mine every 50k.
    Just works for me.

    I love my Taco. Its the business.
    And its paid for. 78k on the clock and going strong.
     
  19. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    60-70k is usually whats recommended. ive done mine every 20k only because ive had the tranny revalved
     
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    I have an 06 Tacoma crew cab not one single issue change the oil and drive. 95k on the odometer
     
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    I think most Tacomas were built in Fremont, CA at the NUMMI plant, just saying.
     
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    touche!:thumb:


    I just came across that article earlier and was trying to find a way to incorporate it into a thread.
     
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  24. Uncle Cliffy

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    Yup, but they closed it down recently so I don't know where the new models are being built now.:eek:
     
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    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Dealer told me they are building them in Texas.
     
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    Right on:thumb:, still built in the USA by Americans.......






    waiting for quirkly responses to ensue
     
  28. duck

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    That's where mine came from. :thumb:


    Sorry JDcamb, I could never get rid of it. :D
     
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    I had a 2000 Tacoma with the 5VZFE motor in it...made it to 176K without any problems at all. Just recently sold it but loved the thing for it's reliability.
    Don't know too much about the new ones but figure they only get better. Good luck finding one, they're awesome trucks!!
     
  30. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    those transmissions use WS oil... which should last forever (this side of the world, WS does NOT have any service interval, its supposed to last until the engine block dies, the car rusts to death or the tranny needs a rebuild, whichever happen first, usually the 1st)

    and even if in the US, the service interval is 120k MILES, no need to worry about something you *might* have to change once in the vehicule lifetime....
     
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    More shimmz in it now?
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    springzzz and valve body
     
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    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    I've heard of doing that before. What does it do exactly?

    Which car do you have?
     
  35. IH8Rice

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    it increases line pressure in the tranny and improves shift performance/accuracy.

    its a Dakota R/T but the same principle applies to any auto transmission. they are also called "shift kits"

    this is the company that did my work:
    http://www.levelten.com/Level_10_PTS_Valvebody_p/doctje-cr210-1000.htm
     
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    Classic Hilux movie. Those things refuse to die!

     
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    Taco's look dope when you make them trophy trucks.
     
  39. Uncle Cliffy

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    Found a good candidate today except for the price, and I'd like the long bed.

    Dark blue TRD with 50K. Manual tranny. Lot was asking $27,500... Too bad these trucks are so good, otherwise I'd be able to find more private sellers. Still not thinking I need a warranty.

    Oh, this is all besides the fact that I need a good down payment... Ugh.
     
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    Dunno about that.... I've managed to kill 2 of the 2.4TDI Hilux's. :(