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2008 Toyota Tacoma



  • I think there will be no major changes for 2008... but do you think this will be the next Tacoma for 2009?
    Click here: Toyota Hilux
  • bobw1bobw1 Posts: 19
    The towing guide seems to indicate the towing package can only be ordered on the 4X4 - Is that true?
  • dmuttdmutt Posts: 48
    The Hilux is a model offered in Mexico and many other foreign countries. The Tacoma was built for the the North American market. I cannot see them offering both, but Mexico does.
  • It looks like if you want the regular cab, you have to choose either 4x4 or Automatic, you can't have both.

    Is this right?
  • bobadbobad Posts: 1,587
    Is an automatic available on the 2007 or 2008 Tacoma 4cyl?

    I don't need a V6, and it's hard to drink coffee and drive a stick. ;)

    Does the 4cyl Tacoma's feel pretty peppy?

    I like my old Toyota, and would like another one. However, I'm afraid I'm going to have to jump to another brand if I can't get 4cyl and Auto.

    Thanks for any opinions.
  • Anyone have suggestions on a bi-fold locking tonneau cover for a 2008 double cab tacoma?
  • Any suggestions for locking the tailgate on tacoma?
  • Proud to say I just bought the new 2008 Tacoma.
    Drove it off the lot on the 26th of Nov. It's exactally what i was looking for in terms of a compact pickup that drives like a car.
    I went with the 4cyl 2wd automatic (black), better on gas mileage (or so i've heard).
    I do have a few concerns, may be nothing to worry about but thought i'd ask just incase.
    First being; after a trip I smell burning rubber such as maybe the new brakes or belts? keeping in mind since winters comming along the a/c is on to heat it up quicker(dealers suggestion). I mention that because after a little searching a couple forums mention it may be the serpantine belts or a/c tensioning.
    Secondly; The windows are frozen shut until the cab is warm enough that the automatic windows defrost and break free (silicone spray maybe ?)
    and last; Weighing down the bed will be necessary, snows-a-commin , but how much weight will be enough..

    Open to all suggestions.
    Thanx in advance.
  • bobadbobad Posts: 1,587
    Checked out the Tacos yesterday, but have some questions for you guys. Bottom line, I need to decide between:

    *Plain cab 4cyl stick shift PreRunner
    *Extended cab 4cyl auto Tacoma.

    I want to spend ~$18K. Truck will be used for country driving, occasionally hauling wood, tools, and supplies, little or no towing.

    PreRunner likes: Body and interior width, short turning radius, ground clearance, rugged exterior appearance.
    PreRunner dislikes: Plain cab. No auto available with 4cyl. Stick shift. Silver center stack, expensive looking tires, 1-2mpg worse gas mileage.

    Tacoma Likes: Extended cab, automatic, 1-2 mpg better gas mileage, longer wheelbase.
    Tacoma dislikes: 15" tires, no cruise control, wide turning radius, we're low ridin'.

    Please talk me in to or out of buying either, because I will be stuck with it for 10 or 15 years!

    If I can still find an 07 in either for a lower price, will I be missing any significant improvements in the 08?

    Many thanks,,,
  • Are you sure you can get a regular cab pre-runner? I can't build one on the Toyota web site. :confuse:
  • bobadbobad Posts: 1,587
    I sat in 1 last Saturday. The salesman said it was a PreRunner, and it was among other PreRunner's. It was way taller then the little Taco, and appeared a little wider. It had no suicide doors that I recall. Maybe I just didn't notice them.
  • Does anyone know if the v6 used on the 2008 Tacoma is a interference engine or a non interference engine ??
  • bobadbobad Posts: 1,587
    One doesn't normally worry about interference on timing chain engines. Usually, a timing chain gets noisy and gives you ample warning before failing. If ignored, timing chain failure can cause catastrophic damage.

    Here is a link that may help, but is mostly geared to timing belts.
  • i have a 2008 tacoma TRD double cab this truck has 1000 miles on it i was in the drive thru with the brake on and in a heart beat the truck took off with burning and smoking tires i could not stop with the brake all the way down until i hit the car in front of me this not human error because i was already stopped with my foot on the brake just like anybody would at the drive thru toyota put this truck on the computer and said nothing is worng i will not drive the truck until i get answers would you does anybody have any ideas
  • rocklarockla Posts: 12
    there you go.
  • Very disturbing. I have noticed with my Tacoma, when I have been in traffic stopped behind someone, my truck has surged a little. I thought maybe it was still cold and maybe hadn't hit idle RPM yet. Remember thinking, glad I'm not back in MN on some ice.
    Probably fuel injector pump problem. I'll have to keep my eye on it and check for Technical bulletins or recalls. Hope they realize it might just be your truck afterall and will admit to some liability, but I doubt it until it happens to more people. Hmm...
  • this was a total nightmare to me toyota said nothing was wrong they had tight lips for 40 days with no answer and the dealer where the truck was located had tight lips also i got the dealers commission involved with no answer my last chance was to have the dealer buy the truck back from me which they did at a large loss but i just could not drive this truck again PS they will tell you the brief surge is normal which it could be but not like what happened to me just be careful because because the day before this happened to me i was at a red light and thought someone bumped me but it was the surge that you are talking about and then the real rocket took off the next day what year is your tacoma
  • I purchased a 2008 Toyota Tacoma in May 2007 and have had no problems with this truck with the exception of one. I live in the NE where winters are cold and park my truck outside most days. Once colder weather began with temperatures below freezing all my windows freeze shut and I cannot open any windows. This is so bad, that even with running the heater for a long while (over 30 minutes at times) - windows stay frozen. I have taken truck back to dealer (where purchased) several times but they have not been able to fix the problem. Dealer has said this is their first complaint about this type of condition and upon checking did not find any service bulletins about it from Toyota. Dealer has applied silicon to windows edges but no luck; they did this one day and the next morning - windows were frozen again. This problem is really bad, and it doesn't have to be any inclement weather to occur. As long as there is moisture in the air and temperatures are low - windows freeze up. I park my car at a lot where I use a key card - the frozen window causes me to open my door, unlatch my seal belt in order to use my card to get into lot; this I informed the Dealer is a Safety concern; I can see the accident report on this one. Has anyone else experienced this problem and what did you find a fix. :cry: I would really like anyone who has experienced this condition to reply to this posting.

    Open to all recommendations; THANKS!

  • Only a matter of time before it breaks !
    My driver side broke 2 weeks ago. I took it to the dealer and explaind what a nuisance this has been. With power windows; there's really no way of knowing if its frozen or not untill you push the switch, and once I did I heard a snap.
    Something broke off inside and now my window goes up half-cocked.
    My service tech said they would look at it, If it was a Manufacturer defect it would be under warranty. Well, They called me back later and told me they had to order parts to fix the lifters that broke in the door panel. It will be covered under warranty (Because I'm such a great guy ? or manufacturer knows about this and admitted liability?? not sure, didn't ask.)
    They called, the parts came in .
    I was supposed to take it in last saturday to get it fixed but i was busy.
    This saturday the 23rd it should be fixed, I will ask questions and repost afterwards..
  • I just bought a 2008 Tacoma access cab TRD sport 2wd. Starting at 40 mph it starts to make a noise. It seems to be coming form the back of the truck. It sounds like it could be the tires. It sounds like I am at the beach. The sound is annoying. However, nothing else is wrong with the truck. The factory wheels are bridgestones, should i switch to a road tire? Any other suggestions on the noise coming from the access cab?
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