2008 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Poor fit and finish

2008 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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PreRunner V6 Access Cab (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic 6.1 ft. Bed)

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Poor fit and finish
By tdaprez on


2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


The fit and finish is not close to the Toyotas I have owned in the past. I have gap differences of more than 3.2mm side to side. The paint has a lot of "orange peel." Toyota's position is that they are all the same and the Tacomas have "textured paint, since that is the type of paint they use." When was the last time you heard "texture and car paint" used in the same sentence? Make sure you check the fit and finish very carefully before you buy, since Toyota will provide no help after the sale.

Best Features

Good ride. Great V6 and auto transmission.

Worst Features

Need to work hard on improving the fit and finish. Seems to be a problem on most that I have checked.Looks like a lot out there. Quality made Toyota #1 and poor quality will quickly make them no better than the rest. The premium you pay should insure the quality expected from Toyota.
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