Funny thing about that Trans, it was new in '16.The automatic transmission is outdated garbage that constantly hunts for gears. The manual only comes with the Tacoma Sport, which isnt the the capable off-roading edition.
I did plenty of research and was cross shopping Toyota and Jeep before ending up with my JLU. If the 4Runner came in manual and got more than 17mpg than it would of been a contender. Toyotas platform is outdated, but they’re tried and true and will run forever.
I don't understand the delay. I ordered my 80th AE in the beginning of May and I've been driving it for a month now. Did they place the order in their dealership quota? I know I've said that wrong, but I was told there are two ways they place the orders in their system - either as part of the shipment they get for their dealership allotment or as a sold customer vehicle. Those are taking from 6 to 8 weeks and in my case was only 5 weeks. I'm sorry - perhaps you could see if they need to change the order? Good luck.8 months.
My dealer just called. He's about 95% sure my order won't get here (Quebec, Canada) before January. November at best. Because of the production hell we now know.
I'm thinking of cancelling my order and shop for another vehicle. But then again, it'll be the same elsewhere.
A used JK? Maybe. But the prices are crazy high. I don't want to spend that kind of money on a used car.
I have a 2019 tacoma SR auto I4 4x4 access cab with blackout package it’s super reliable it’s not quick but it will run 4ever it’s our extra haul stuff vehicle 6ft bed. It’s not a daily driver but we like it a lot! I could sell it for more than we paid in 2019 but we are keeping it with only 1700 miles on it.I had a Taco for about 5 years, traded it in for my JK. Single cab, manual transmission. I loved it. I still miss that truck and have often wished I'd kept it AND bought the JK, rather than trading it in.
It was incredibly reliable. Only problem I ever had with it was a water pump that needed replacing at around 5 years, shortly before I traded it. Otherwise, it was solid as a rock and I drove the hell out of it, pulling 100 mile round trip commutes daily for years, on top of also using it around the barn. Regular maintenance and it would run forever.
I don't know what the Taco hate is about, honestly. It wasn't as capable as the Wrangler, no, and that's why I traded it in. And the interior was pretty sparse and barebones, especially compared to the JL Rubi I just bought. Even so, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat and I might actually do that as a DD after the Rubi is paid off.
And resale / trade in value on Tacomas are great. If you can't get a Jeep right now, I'd say it's a good substitute until we get out of production hell.
SOLD!I have a 2019 tacoma SR auto I4 4x4 access cab with blackout package it’s super reliable it’s not quick but it will run 4ever it’s our extra haul stuff vehicle 6ft bed. It’s not a daily driver but we like it a lot! I could sell it for more than we paid in 2019 but we are keeping it with only 1700 miles on it.
I really don’t know at this point. My dealer sent me to Jeep Canada for more infos, Jeep sent me back to my dealer. No idea what’s going on. One thing is for sure: I got no VIN and my dealer doesn’t call me back anymore. So I guess i’ll cancel and get back my deposit.I wonder why the hang up with Canadian orders. Mine was order to delivery in sx weeks exactly. Ordered last week of April.
I had a 2018 off-road and couldn’t agree more with that auto transmission. Holy cow it was terrible.I posted this in another thread; meant to post it here:
Here in the US Toyota Tacoma offers amazing value. A Double Cab TRD Off-road, with rear locker, Bilstein shocks, crawl control, etc., retails for $10,000 below a comparably equipped Wrangler or Gladiator.
The cabin is a bit small, but the trucks are very well put together and resale is as good as Wrangler’s. Tacomas ride and handle better on-road than Jeeps, but finding a comfortable driving position can be difficult for many —myself included. One key drawback of Tacoma is that customization is not nearly as easy as what we are used to. On the other hand, Toyota just started offering a factory installed 2-inch lift!
If I were to do a Tacoma again, I would skip the automatic and get the 6-speed manual. That 6-speed automatic has got to be one of the worst driving drivetrains of all time.
Sounds like that dealer got tired of giving you the information that you want.I really don’t know at this point. My dealer sent me to Jeep Canada for more infos, Jeep sent me back to my dealer. No idea what’s going on. One thing is for sure: I got no VIN and my dealer doesn’t call me back anymore. So I guess i’ll cancel and get back my deposit.
I don't think it ain't anything cultural. It is my first car buying experience that goes so wrong. Had a bunch of VWs and it always went pretty straight forward. I think FCA Canada/Stellantis/Jeep Canada just really likes to f*** around and its politics are designed to not give a crap about the customers. Jeep Canada replied to me twice on Twitter saying "we urge you to call your dealer". And my dealer says "Jeep Canada is the one who can get the info, not us".Sounds like that dealer got tired of giving you the information that you want.
FWIW, I found it very frustrating when my parents bought a car in British Columbia. Here is the US, Chrysler/FCA/Stellantis is quite upfront if you qualify for Employee Pricing, Affiliate Rewards, or whatever program, and they tell you exactly how much % off you get.
In Canada everything is a mystery. Chrysler/FCA Canada refused to give out any information and sent us to talk to the dealer. The dealer would then refused to give out any information over the phone and wanted us to make an appointment, do a test drive, blah blah blah.
BTW, apparently banking works the same way in Canada; they refuse to give a rate over the phone; they want you to set up an appointment, go to the branch, speak to the manager, blah blah...blah blah.
Perhaps it is cultural, but it is a big waste of everyone’s time.
I found the best way to get a reaction out of an indifferent dealer is to leave a scathing review on Yelp or Google.
Depends. If you take a look at Hyundai's dealerships in Quebec, inventory is full-packed. But then again, who wants a boring CUV? Same goes for our VW and Mazda dealers. Really, if you want a white base-trim SUV or CUV, they got you covered no problem.Not sure that would still be the case in current market conditions. No one has anything left to sell.