2007 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2.7L from North America
Uncomfortable. Not impressed with the build quality
Heater control lights failed twice -- 15 bucks a pop.
Gear shift indicator light failed.
Catalytic converter out at 33,000 miles
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