Disappointed with my Taco
By MyTacoBites on
2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I'll start by saying that I've owned many Toyotas over the years and have been very satisfied with every one but this one. After 18k miles the engine began to knock loudly (piston wobble) and the tranny will kick after every stop (driveline lash). These traits all called "normal" by Toyota. These trucks do not represent the quality the brand has developed through the years. If you can live with a truck that makes a nasty knock at idle, shifts through the auto gearbox after a stop...only to thump you after finally finding first gear, chasing wheel balance due to the hub offset being whacked and always having steering wheel shimmy; this might be the truck for you.
The truck looks great and initial quality was super. Good power and nice driving character. The back seat is usable. Good towing capacity.
Larger piston skirts/better fitment, fix wheel balance issues, more sound deadening in roof (very loud in rain), cargo light, better flex control in bed, refine driveline design, tailgate lock, seat material stains/snags easily, higher/ adjustable seat position, armrest cargo that opens from front.