Although Toyota vehicles are quality-built, Tacoma has had its share of recalls and problems with the rear suspension. However, it looks like those things are a matter of the past. New Tacoma trucks are capable, dependable mid-sized trucks in the emerging market segment. But, there is a problem with the Tacoma and that is the construction. Simply, the Tacoma is tough, raw, and not exactly comfortable, thanks to its loud cabin and awkward seating position.
Toyota tried to cover that issue with modern electric systems, updated equipment and safety features. But, they could not hide the fact that the construction is outdated, leaving much to be desired. The good things about this truck is that it has remarkable off-road characteristics, so you can drive it almost anywhere. But if you want a great mid-size truck, look for a Chevrolet Colorado or a future Ford Ranger.
In order to be competent in modern truck market, you can not rely on classic construction and outdated chassis. Toyota must invest in modern design, ergonomics and suspension and only them Tacoma could be a success.