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TFL Taco Vs Tundra

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Ike74, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Jun 16, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Ike74

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    TFL having a bit of fun showing off Toyota trucks

     
  2. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    I like that show.
    I took my truck to the dealer for routine service and a recall yesterday. The work was going to take all day so I needed a rental. The lady asked if I wanted a Corolla, Prius, Camry or a Tacoma. I went for a Tacoma (2017). It's a nice truck. But a few things I didn't like about it. The transmission felt like a CVT. The engine felt a little weak and the seat wasn't comfortable even for a short drive. My wife said the same thing. I guess we are spoiled by the Tundra. :D
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  3. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    The reasons you stated above were the reason why I traded my Taco.
     
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  4. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Here is one thing I like about the Tacoma.
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  5. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    Agreed!
     
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  6. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Agree. Miss that 110v plug in the bed.
     
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  7. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    I strongly prefer the Tundra to the Taco, especially being 6'5". But I do admit the bed design is much better
     
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  8. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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    Here is the picture of the whole bed. Storage compartment on the left and the tie down hooks on the floor by the tailgate are nice touch....
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  9. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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    Enjoyed the video.
    Surprised that the drag race was as close as it was.
    Not surprised at how the turn radius was close. The commentator said that they both handled like a battleship, but to me,the Tundra seems pretty agile and nimble for a full size.
     
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  10. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Definitely miss the storage features of my Tacoma.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:25 AM
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    I was not expecting those results for the drag race either.
    Makes me think the Tacoma would beat the 4.6.
     
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  12. Jun 16, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    ...and the rear locker.
     
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  13. Jun 16, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    The size of the taco is what I really like about it for off-roading and exploring trails, the tundra is too wide. But.....if they put a V8 in the taco I would trade right now
     
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    Me too. I think the turning radius is quite good for a long 4x4 truck.
     
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  15. Jun 18, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    The Tacoma actually gets up and goes like hell once the RPM's get above 4K, but until then it's a complete pig.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2018 at 7:56 PM
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    Watch the Gen 2 Taco prices. People aren't too happy with the Gen 3 powerplant and prices and are starting to look at used gen 2 more and more. Was offered a premium for my sons low mileage Prerunner last week.
     
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    Man, Imlived the size of my gen3, 2016 Taco. It looked awesome, drove well and fit/finish/Tech was just enough for me. But even at 5’9” and 155lbs, the interior seating was so uncomfortable, I hated driving it. Anything over 2 hours in the truck just killed my hips. The high floor pan made you feel like you were in a sports car. I got in the tundra and lived it immediately and haven’t looked back.
     
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  18. Jun 21, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    I have a friend with a 2015 Taco. He wants to take the plunge and get a Tundra now that I have one. His Taco has similar mileage to the one I traded in (a 2016/Gen3) and they are offering him over $2000 more on the trade in. I think this is an ominous sign for the previously ironclad resale of the Tacoma.
     
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    Let's just hope there aren't too many radical changes to the powerplant on the 2020 MY Tundra creating the same type of monster...
     
  20. Jun 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    I share your hope. People with Tundras tend to use them for towing, I can't imagine a truck with the low end grunt of a 4 cylinder is going to go over well for people hauling big trailers. Though I never dreamed Toyota would screw the Taco up so bad, so who knows.
    Just imagine if Toyota puts the 3.5/6 speed from the Taco into the heavier 4Runner for the redesign. That ain't gonna be pretty.
     
  21. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    +1 on my 2016 Tacoma TRD OR

    Adding, underpowered, cramped, drives like a car and seat just dont feel right! The best I liked was the Dash readout, LED's and crawl mode!
     
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    I just sold my 17 Taco and got an 18 Tundra limited. I love this truck. The taco was cool but nothing like this. The engine transmission combo in the taco sucks bad.
     
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    There is absolutely no comparison between the 5.7 and the 3.5. That being said, the lower gearing in the MT version of the Taco makes it not have the gutless issues that the slush box models have.
     
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