2007 Toyota Tacoma Reviews from North America

2007 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carDodge Charger

Summary:

Uncomfortable. Not impressed with the build quality

Faults:

Heater control lights failed twice -- 15 bucks a pop.

Gear shift indicator light failed.

Catalytic converter out at 33,000 miles

General Comments:

After years of buying domestic or European, I relented to the pressure and the hype, and bought a Toyota...

Maybe I bought a Monday morning truck, but this one has left me bitterly disappointed.

I can't see my temperature controls or gear shift indicator when it's dark out, because the bulbs burned. Temp control ones are 15 bucks apiece from the dealership. Have not been able to locate a source for the gear shift bulb.

The car started smelling like rotten eggs. Looked at the battery; it was fine. Took it in and was told the CAT was bad? WTF? 30k miles and the CAT is burned out? Two months over 5 years and Toyota wants 800 to fix?

I'm not sure what all the hype is about, this thing is as dependable as the Big Three junk I have had over the years. In my opinion they are all the same -- build the cheapest vehicle to extract the most money from the consumer and increase profit margins... Doesn't matter if the head office is in Dearborn, Stuttgart or Tokyo -- they are all the same.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2013

2007 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 TRD 4.0

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous carToyota RAV4

Summary:

Overpriced, overrated, disposable junk

Faults:

I bought this truck as a "certified" used car from a Toyota dealership. My 97 RAV4 was about finished, and I needed more cargo space, so I figured this truck would be a great buy, based on my last Toyota.

I was pretty impressed with the truck and the way it handled, until problems started to occur.

At about 10000 km, the clutch became stiff, and shifting started to make occasional grinding noises.

Brought it back to Toyota, they were no help; they tried to tell me I couldn't drive manual right!

At about 12000 km, noticeable loud noises coming from the front end suspension. Dealership once again is of no help, refuses to assume responsibility.

At about 15000 km, check engine light comes on.

Repaired, partially covered by warranty.

2 days later, check engine light comes back on!

This time I needed it for work so just kept driving it. Eventually bring it back to Toyota, something about O2 sensors, mass airflow, etc.. either way, another $800 out of my pocket.

One month later, the check engine light is back on!!

At this point I am getting really frustrated since I paid extra for this truck for Toyota dependability, since I don't have time to hang around at the dealership all the time! What a waste of time..

19000 km - stereo speakers sound like they are shot. I rarely even used the stereo!

20000 km - front end suspension sounds like it's going to fall apart over speed bumps, etc.

20000 km - transmission shifting rough, delay between 2nd/3rd gear and lots of shifting noise.

20000 km - drivers side seatbelt latch won't hold the belt in... cheap, cheap, cheap.

22000 km - Tired of driving this piece of junk and having to worry about being stranded on the side of the road. I traded it in at a loss, just to get rid of it, one of the worst investments I have made..

General Comments:

I bought this truck since my RAV4 had served me very well.

I am very disappointed in Toyota and their customer service. Every time they tried to pin the problem on me when it was clearly their fault.

It seems like their build quality and materials have gone way down in quality, they are selling cars based on their reputation in the 80's/90's when they made a quality product.

They have really ripped me off this time, and I will never buy any of their products again.

I have absolutely no faith left in Toyota, I'm going back to domestics since my coworkers all have older domestic pickups that have none of the problems my Tacoma had.

I lost a lot of money with this truck, as it deteriorated very quickly.

I want to let everyone know, stay away from this truck unless you like hanging out at Toyota dealerships on a regular basis!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2010

3rd Aug 2012, 23:56

I also had a Tacoma, a 2009. I was very disappointed with the quality.

The first issue I encountered was the Tacoma Tick from the engine. As I would accelerate, I would hear the engine ticking. Took it in for service, and it was deemed "normal".

Second problem was an annoying creak from the front suspension, when slowly going over speed bump... again... "normal".

Next was the A/C barely blowing cold and the driver's seat making a creaking noise over a bump. Seat was "normal" per Toyota, and they replaced the A/C compressor, which did nothing.

I sold this truck ASAP.

4th Aug 2012, 17:02

The old Tacomas were incredibly good trucks that offered great reliability, but Toyota fell off the quality wagon a decade ago. Even the terribly dated Ford Ranger is a better choice now.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 12 reviews