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#9 of 68 Tacoma does not need a V8
Apr 04, 2007 (3:34 pm)
I've owned several Tacoma's in the past, and I loved every one. The Tacoma is "The Best Selling Mid-Size Pickup in America" since 2005. It has every right to be, first of the 4.0 liter out powers Ford's (236 hp vs. 207 hp) and gets out more torque (266 vs. 230). The truck is good to tow upto 6500 lbs, and the best payload in it's class. Plus compared to most competitors it gets better gas mileage. Since 2006 the Tacoma has taken a 93 percent hold of the mid-size truck market. If you don't believe me here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Tacoma
They sell roughly around 200,000 Tacoma's every year, adding a V8 might ruin there sales of the Tacoma, and Tundra. Right now there looking to sell 200,000 Tacoma's, and 250,000 Tundra's if they do, well lets just say GM, and Ford have some steady competition in the truck market! Plus not even Dodge's new Dakota stands a chance.
#10 of 68 Re: Tacoma does not need a V8 [iqbaldhillon2]
Apr 04, 2007 (6:52 pm)
I believe the Dakota has class leading payload.
#11 of 68 What are the chances of adding missing options?
Apr 07, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I like the tacoma. I didn't realize it had grown into a midsize truck. They need to add a few options: sunroof, heated mirrors and seats. Automatic seats and leather would be nice. What the heck are they thinking by not offering these extras that a lot of people want.
One good thing, I can still get a manual tranny in the top of the line crew cab regular bed.
Apr 15, 2007 (5:03 pm)
i just a video clip of the FJ crusier softtop concept.
It came with 4.7 liter V8 supercharged!! and the spokeman said since this is concept, not sure if they will go with it, but it's approved. Productions are ready to make them!!
I guess a 4.7 v8 supercharged can be in a tacoma also???
#13 of 68 Re: What are the chances of adding missing options? [chevycam]
Apr 15, 2007 (7:16 pm)
I'd like to see Toyota adorn the Taco with a few items that, in my mind, make driving more of a pleasure. Not to mention ESC, which I found can be tough to find. I like sunroofs (never had a problem with one), and heated mirrors.
If the Taco had included these items at a reasonable cost and been a tad more approachable and willing to deal (here in Canada), I maybe would be driving a Tacoma.
#14 of 68 Re: What are the chances of adding missing options? [driver56]
Jul 08, 2007 (1:32 am)
how bout an aux input jack w/ the JBL system?
#15 of 68 Re: What are the chances of adding missing options? [maxwell3]
Jul 08, 2007 (7:15 am)
I have the aux aud input mp3 capable and rockford fosgate in my Frontier. It's always interesting to see what the next years model introduces. I'll be driving this truck for at least a half dozen years or so, then perhaps a diesel.
#16 of 68 Does anyone REALLY know what is in store for '08 Tacomas
Jul 14, 2007 (8:56 am)
I ordered a DC LB sport package Tacoma because they could find one in Wht with steering wheel controls for the radio. I was just told (after 5 weeks of waiting for it to arrive) that "if" and "when" they build it, it would be an '08. Everyone has their own opinion but I love the look of the truck as it is today. Does anyone know (FOR SURE - NO SPECULATIONS)if the body style will change or will there just be a few MINOR trim changes? If they are going to drastically change it then I want my dealership to do a national Vehicle Locate.
#17 of 68 Re: Does anyone REALLY know what is in store for '08 Tacomas [kristopherl]
Jul 15, 2007 (6:17 pm)
All I can say is that my dealer, when I purchased my 07, said that the 08's will be "the same" as the 07's. I'd say another color choice could be expected. Also, I wouldn't expect a redesign until approx. 2011-2012.
Aug 09, 2007 (10:43 am)
Toyota Canada has the new 2008 Tacoma listed on its website. No changes, only a 245hp V6 instead of the 236! Not much different on it unfortunately!