2008 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Good not Great

2008 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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By Vantrader on


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


Overall, a good truck, but not great like I'd thought it would be. Anti- lock brake system makes a "doosh!" sound when the vehicle is initially started and begins to move. Brought it to the dealership and was told it was the brake system doing a "self test", hmmmm. Annoying more than anything else as it was a 30k vehicle. Find myself keeping the tranny in D4 around town as it is quick to upshift into the highway gear but slow to downshift. Should have gotten the limited slip option as it slips pretty easy in loose gravel or greasy hard-top after a rain. Have not towed with it yet but have used the bed and it performed well.

Best Features

Best looking mid-size out there, period (are you listening Nissan/Chevy/Dodge?). Lots of torque present but tranny is slow to respond especially at higher gears. Brake pedal way too close to the gas pedal, my size 10 shouldn't come close.

Worst Features

Change tranny for more high end torque, limited slip standard (think this was changed in 09). Get the brake away from the gas pedal!
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