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Old 02-07-2019, 06:16 PM   #1
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2020 Toyota Tacoma

Most of the update's focus on tech, but it does look a little different, too. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...to-show-debut/
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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I wish. I like Toyotas but latest version makes me feel like I am sitting right on the floor. I got it, got right back out, and said "next". They do not fit me, at all. Other than that, great trucks.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:18 PM   #3
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Fit

I haven’t encountered the new Tacoma and am not in the market but I agree that the fit is very important. There’s a lot of leeway in seat adjustments these days but I have encountered some vehicles that hurt me after several days of long distance driving. A couple years ago I had a new Toyota Camry as a loaner, I found it to be very comfortable. The three days I had it were enough to convince me “ I could own one of these”.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:31 PM   #4
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It's been ten years since I bought the RAV4 and my wife is still longing for the seats in the 1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition we used to own.

I will pay much more attention to comfort if I ever buy a new vehicle ( the RAV is about 1/3 through its life span ).
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We traded in our 2015 Tacoma for a 2019 and it's the biggest mistake we ever made. The Tacoma is no longer a utility vehicle, it's now considered a "family vehicle". The are numerous things that we dislike about the 2019 and we brought them to the attention of the Western Canada Sales Representative for Toyota Canada when he visited here last summer. He listened to our complaints and then told us, and I quote, "The new Tacoma has been designed to capture the sport vehicle market in California". He said that less than 1% of Tacoma sales in Canada take place from Winnipeg to the west coast so they really don't place a lot of stock in what we think here. This truck, and I use the term loosely, is all about the technology i.e. hi-end electronics. The sales rep. told us that "all you have to do is keep it between the lines and the truck will do the rest". That doesn't work for us. This vehicle is made for stupid people, full stop. We nearly were involved in a major accident on a freeway as the result of the "Pre-Collision System" making an incorrect decision.

In a word, the new Tacoma sucks. I want my 2015 back.

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Old 02-08-2019, 12:06 PM   #6
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We traded in our 2015 Tacoma for a 2019 and it's the biggest mistake we ever made......"The new Tacoma has been designed to capture the sport vehicle market in California"......This vehicle is made for stupid people, full stop.

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I couldn’t agree with you more, Doug! I have been driving in California for 50 years and stupidity defines too many drivers. Toyota and other manufacturers are catering to them
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:49 PM   #7
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We traded in our 2015 Tacoma for a 2019 and it's the biggest mistake we ever made. The Tacoma is no longer a utility vehicle, it's now considered a "family vehicle". The are numerous things that we dislike about the 2019 and we brought them to the attention of the Western Canada Sales Representative for Toyota Canada when he visited here last summer. He listened to our complaints and then told us, and I quote, "The new Tacoma has been designed to capture the sport vehicle market in California". He said that less than 1% of Tacoma sales in Canada take place from Winnipeg to the west coast so they really don't place a lot of stock in what we think here. This truck, and I use the term loosely, is all about the technology i.e. hi-end electronics. The sales rep. told us that "all you have to do is keep it between the lines and the truck will do the rest". That doesn't work for us. This vehicle is made for stupid people, full stop. We nearly were involved in a major accident on a freeway as the result of the "Pre-Collision System" making an incorrect decision.

In a word, the new Tacoma sucks. I want my 2015 back.

Doug
I totally agree. I have a 2015 Tacoma and i love that truck. People sayits “outdated”, but it does everything I ask of it. Every now and then I think about trading it in for a new Tacoma, but I can’t get pass all of the tech stuff on the new ones.
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Yep, I trust my own driving skills and instincts better than I trust some piece of electronic, computer-controlled gadgetry.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:39 PM   #9
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Not to put a wet blanket on everyone's "Tacoma hate-fest," but I'm quite pleased with my 2017 Tacoma. I wish it had more tech, and wish it had Subaru's all the time, all wheel drive, but aside from that, it's a great truck. Of course, I'm one of those Northern Californians to whom Toyota is catering... assuming they're really catering to rural folks who really live in Northern California, and not the Bay Area (i.e., "central California").
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Most of the update's focus on tech, but it does look a little different, too. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...to-show-debut/
I regard the Tacoma as a too small truck for my needs, regardless of it's towing capabilities. Go with a full size 1/2 ton PU for your Escape 21 and be done with it. New ones get good fuel mileage and probably better then you will get with the Tacoma pulling the trailer, plus all have 8-10 speed trans and the vehicle is not over worked. I would go with the 3.5 Ford engine, or the V8's in the other models.

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