I bought my Tacoma used nine years ago, and I have done all of the required maintenance.
The only thing that has ever required replacing due to failure was the mass air flow sensor.
It went out about a year after I bought the Tacoma.
The engine still worked with the blown mass air flow sensor; it just would not accelerate smoothly.
These 3.4 Liter V6 engines are great motors as far as power and reliability, but they do not get good gas mileage.
Mine gets anywhere between 17-19 miles per gallon depending on where and how I am driving it.
Anybody who says they are getting above 20 miles per gallon is driving down hill with their ignition off or dropping it out of an airplane.
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Truck is 1 of the better looking ones
out there, the V6 was quicker off the
mark than most cars, BUT there lies
the problem. This truck is horrendous
as soon as the conditions turn
anything but completely dry. Constant
wheel spins, even when Ive been doing
30mph and tried to overtake someone;
go round a corner and the things rear
end spins out. HORRIBLE HANDLING IN
RAIN/SNOW/ICE. To the extent that last
weekend exiting a highway, the rear
end fishtailed, truck span 360 and
rolled over. I got out luckily, it
held up well (Il give it that) but
it shouldnt spin & roll in the first
place. Who makes a truck like this
without traction or even ABS??
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