2008 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Good truck, disappointed in 6
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2008 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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V6 Double Cab (4.0L V6 4x4 6-speed Manual 5.0 ft. Bed)

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Good truck, disappointed in 6 speed gearbox
By gazzbc on

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)

Review

I bought this truck second-hand to tow a 23' trailer, weighing 5500 pounds loaded.
The truck is underpowered for what I'm asking it to do, but gets the job done.
Just don't expect to win any drag races.

The Sport package handles extremely well for a 4wd live rear axle truck, and is stable towing even with P rated tires.


My only real beef is with the 6 speed maual gearbox.
It is the slowest, clumsiest tranny I've ever encountered.
Forget quickly flicking through the gears - each shift is a two-stage affair with a forced pause at neutral.
And it's not just my truck - I drove several examples, and they are all the same.
It's a pity, because it is fun to drive otherwise.

Best Features

Ample storage under and behind rear seats, lots of room for passengers and kid's car seats, excellent highway manners, good looking vehicle.

Worst Features

Smoother shifting transmission, please.
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