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Does The Job
By mitchelld on
2011 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Previously owned a Ford F150 with V-8.
After 7 years, I made the decision to 'down size' to the Tacoma.
The Ford was more comfortable and much easier to get in/out of.
Additionally, (and somewhat incredibly) the Tacoma only delivers about 1.5 better MPG.
However, the Tacoma is much easier to park in tight spaces and rides on a par with the larger F150.
Brakes on the Tacoma are adequate in spite of feeling as though there is air in the brake line ('mushy').
Also, be aware, the brakes squeak/squeal & you will be told by Tacoma that this is "NORMAL"
If you are down sizing, be willing to accept less vehicle in interior/exterior space, ride, and hauling capability with little MPG improvement.
Good size for today's tight parking lots.
Brakes, ingress/egress, seating position for easier entry/exit.
I have owned 4 new full size Ford trucks since 2003, and not one of them the brakes worked good, but the Tacoma is the first truck I owned where the brakes did work. Maybe its the way I drive, or the different weight of the trucks, but in my opnion the brakes are one of the biggest flaws on the Ford. The Tacoma has other flaws I don't like, but the brakes are excellent