Monthly Update for October 2016 - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,237
edited November 2016 in Toyota

imageMonthly Update for October 2016 - 2016 Toyota Tacoma Long-Term Road Test

Our editors added 1,738 miles to our 2016 Toyota Tacoma this month, consisting of freeway cruising, a couple of off-road trips and plenty of commuting.

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  • geezermikegeezermike Member Posts: 22
    I wonder if the V6 with a Manual Transmission would make it easier to keep the RPMs higher and in the sweet spot.
  • stuntman_mikestuntman_mike Member Posts: 57
    "It needs much more low-rpm torque" ≠ "It's good as a truck". Ever. That's what a truck is about.
  • tacomamudpittacomamudpit Member Posts: 65
    First, I'm a huge Toyota FAN, don't get me wrong on my thoughts here: The lack of power/torque (unless high RPMS) worries me, and this is not the first write up I have read about this engine tuning and theres the transmission issue of "hunting" for gears constantly, pretty much SAME MPG as my current V6 Tacoma (but TONS torque low down). Add that in with: No power moon roof (OR any sunroof option) on "Extended cab" models, rear drum brakes, plastic chrome rear bumper covers (yes there plastic) and well I sit on the side lines waiting for my power moon (or manual) Sun roof on an extended cab, the rest I could deal with.... 10 years of waiting and no moon roof/sun roof option on Exetended cabs (yes they can do it, Nissian Frontier Ext cab has a pwr moon roof) MY current Tacoma has a factory (Manual) sunroof.
  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    Great that it has super resale value...I guess that compensates for the lackluster rest-of-the-ownership experience. This is a lukewarmed-over 2005 truck.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    Time to get a Colorado ZR2 and do a no holds barred comparo test.
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    Spring 2017...
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