I am the one who made the original review and would like to respond to the comments. Since day one, I ran the highest grade gas (91) and filled only with Chevron. I tried going to a lower grade to see if my gas got worse or the engine louder. Both happened. The noise doubled in intensity, and I got 50 miles less than I normally did on a tank. One time of that and I went back to premium grade. I since sold the truck, but I would still consider buying a Toy if I had a different and better dealership close by. Too many noises to make me feel comfortable on a long trip.
Why on Earth would you consider buying ANOTHER gas guzzling, poorly made lemon?
2006 Double Cab Prerunner.
A/C blower broke, mud flap broke-off, center storage open button fell off, left foot rest broke, the battery leaked acid and may have damaged the positive battery wire harness, estimated replacement cost $3000.
All automatic door lock actuators broke ($300/each).
All minor except the battery cable.
The truck drives great but was made with cheap parts. This was my third Toyota truck and it may be my last.
This is by far the worst truck I have ever owned, and I've owned all brands. I traded a 2001 TRD taco on this 2006 access cab v6 auto Tacoma. What a huge difference! This 2006 is junk, plain and simple. Classic example of greed. The truck has all kinds of road noise, wind noise, engine noise, poor handling. Toyota skimped to the extreme on this truck. I can't believe that American workers would let something like this out of the plant.
The auto trans is a joke. Doesn't work right at all. Doesn't match the motor, which hates low RPMs and is noisy in overdrive.
The steering has a loose and unsure feeling.
There is no insulation or sound deadening material anywhere that I can find.
I don't know how you could make this truck any worse. Oh yes I do! Throw in bad electronics that cause sudden acceleration that may kill you, you loved ones and innocent bystanders! For the safety of all of us, I urge you NOT TO BUY THIS TRUCK!!!
I have Toyota Tacoma TRD 2007 V6, and it's great, except the brakes aren't the best, but work great as anti lock up. The engine runs great, and I do have a rattle near the seat belt. Otherwise this baby is great. Everything works great.
I don't know what to tell folks that have had so much trouble. My 2006 has held up pretty good so far. I have the occasional engine tick noise, but it hasn't affected anything, and I don't burn a drop of oil between changes. My mechanic says don't worry about it. He is an independent Toyota mechanic with a solid reputation.
I had the annoying squeak noise in the rear springs, but fixed that myself for $10 bucks by reading Tacoma blogs. The old bicycle tube cut and glued between the springs has lasted me three years so far. No squeak at all.
I'm going to change out the rough riding T/A tires on it if they ever wear out. A friend of mine put smoother riding radials on his and it made quite a difference in ride.
I took it in for the brake override recall, and haven't noticed a difference at all.
Other than that, I've been pretty lucky with mine.
The highest grade is 93 Octane. I run it in all my vehicles, even my boat. My Acura even required 93. Many manufacturers require it to prevent ping.
Imagine buying a new Toyota and gluing rubber inner tubes from a bicycle to the springs. Just what I want to do on a day off.
Maybe you should sell and buy a 95 Tacoma. The same poster is saying how it is the best vehicle on Car Survey! Good luck.
Just poor dampers between the springs. The job took me all of an hour, and saved me $$$ from what the dealer wanted to charge. I have a friend that took his in to Toyota, and a month later it squeaked again. My fix has lasted.
I suppose you drive one of those vehicles that has gone 500,000 miles without a single problem.
The longest I have owned domestic vehicles is in the 300,000 mark. From date of purchase to the date of sale... the silent springs never required gluing bicycle tubes to the springs.
Like 08:33 I run premium in all my vehicles much of the time. It gives much better performance, more power and gives better fuel mileage. It also tends to burn cleaner and prolong the life of such items as O2 sensors. Over a couple of hundred thousand miles, I'm sure it offsets the extra cost in repairs and better mileage.
It's actually designed to squeak a bit because of the elasticity of the dampers. You may have set yours too tight.
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