2014 Toyota Tacoma Standard 2.7L 4 cylinder gasoline from North America
Save your money and buy an American brand headache
- Air conditioner sometimes stops working on hot days.
- Steering wheel shake.
- Clutch master cylinder (TSB warranty repair).
- 4x4 system sometimes does not want to engage.
I purchased a Toyota for the first time; some of my friends have older model Toyotas and have demonstrated amazing reliability and low maintenance attributes. I figured I would be buying a quality product, I even purchased the basic model single cab, with the only extras being air conditioning and 4x4. Well it seems Toyota cannot even get that right anymore.
Things rattle inside, the steering wheel vibrates and shakes between 60-80mph on smooth roads. On hot days, when having an A/C at a train crossing is desirable, after 5 minutes at a stop it quits working. And NOT the clutch, but the clutch master cylinder (pump) is making a squeaking noise and starting to fail. That however is being replaced under warranty.
With that aside, I've only put less than 25,000 miles on the thing. Nothing should be wrong with it at all. Things happen, I can understand one problem, but 3 relatively large problems this early into ownership; I'm not impressed so far.
I am the owner of a truck that does not offer what every other compact pick-up offers from horsepower to creature comforts, BUT I sacrificed the goodies and pleasurables for basic reliability, and I have not received that so far. In addition I have not had the best of luck with dealer cooperation of resolution of issues, which sort of makes the warranty useless; I've received responses of "it's your driving habits" or "that is normally how that operates" or "we are unable to duplicate that problem".
My advice, if I could do it over again, is to not sponsor Toyota and buy from a different manufacturer. Overall I'm unhappy with my purchase, and would not buy another Toyota product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th November, 2015