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2008 Toyota Tacoma

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By richiew13
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2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this truck in May 2011, hoping it would be a reliable and economical vehicle for me to keep for a long time, eventually becoming my #2 vehicle.

Ever since I got it, I haven't been happy with the way the engine idles.
It sometimes revs fast, and sometimes wavers up and down.
I also dislike the way the transmission shifts.
It can sometimes be harsh and/or wait too long to shift.

As of now, 3 of my automatic door lock mechanisms have quit working.
The A/C blower is noisy, and will occasionally stop working.
(If you kick it, it will work again.)

I hate the way the brakes make a "clunk" sound the first time you hit them after going in reverse.

Other than that, I've enjoyed it.


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Love it!!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By fatvette
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2008 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This has been an awesome truck for what I use it for.
I bought it new in 2008 and it currently has 31000 mile on it.
Although the miles are relativity low I have not had any failures of any type.
The truck has been flawless.
The truck is very comfortable considering the bench seat but I did add an aftermarket center console/armrest.
Having a place to rest your arm made a big improvement over holding it in your lap or resting on the seat.
Engine power in more then adequate.
Brakes are a little spongy and road noise on this base model is noticeable.


Best Features

This is the base model so features are somewhat limited. I added as options an automatic transmission and air conditioning.


Worst Features

Intermittent windshield wipers and a standard center console/armrest.


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Tacoma has known suspension problems
1 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By jjgarvey
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2008 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had two Tacoma double cabs - 2004 and 2008.
I bought the second because I was happy with the first. Unfortunately, the quality of the 08 Tacoma is disappointing and Toyota's response to documented suspension problems has been unsatisfactory. There is a widely known noise problem with newer Tacomas' suspension that the company has not addressed.
The truck is now an embarrassment to drive because it groans so loud.
Toyota Customer Cares does not at all! Recently, the truck got stuck in wet grass and I popped a ABS sensor before I could get it us stuck...4x4?


Best Features

Former reputation


Worst Features

engine, suspension, interior, features, suspension, audio, brakes, exterior temp display - failed


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Performance and Reliability
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By demonoid123
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2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

MPG: 18 gal=370 miles city maximum. (Never gone past 3 gallon reserve to test out full mileage.) 18gal=400 highway maximum.
18 gal=~$60@$3.40-85octane(w/15%ethanol-Costco) I add LUCAS gas treatment also.

Cons: Interior has cheap look and feel. Small spacing for legs. Paint scratches and chips easily. Frame rusts easily. ( Even after power-wash every time exposed to salty roads)

Pros: Performance: Will do the job on any terrain(Even with the crappy tires sold by manufacturer: Firestone Destination LE) Engine is reliable and OK Design (accessibility-wise)

Bottom line: Not fancy interior but great exterior look and performance.


Best Features

Performance. Exterior look. Accessories. LSD. 115-Volt jack. Tow package. Bed liner.


Worst Features

Interior: Follow American manufacturer example. Stainless steel frame. Anti-corrosive spray from factory. Improve paint quality.


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uncomfortable
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By bob1971
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2008 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a reliable great quality truck and all but they put these adjustable lumbar supports in them that kill my back . After a while of driving this thing I can feel the bar pressing against my back . If you turn it the other way ( to take the pressure off ) there is a big indention there which is just as bad . It is so bad , I sold the truck .


Best Features

motor has a lot of zip to it .


Worst Features

new seat with no adjustable lumbar support


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