Sounds like you just got a bad seed! Most times you can't go wrong with Toyota and after having owned a Ford and a Chevy I can say the Tacoma is leaps and bounds ahead of them...but fortunately I don't have nearly as many problems as you have with yours. A few minor issues but nothing too big of a deal.
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab w/ TRD Off Road Package
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