Another repented Nissan owner who now drives a TACOMA

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by GilH, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. GilH

    GilH New Member

    Hello fellow Tacoma owners. Just purchased a Tacoma RS with a 2.7 engine. It’s a 2016 with 37,000 miles. About 10 years ago I went looking for a Tacoma. In my search I came across a Frontier that had been repo with 17,000 miles. It was fully loaded with a 4X4 and towing package for $3,500 less than a nicely equipped Tacoma. The BIGGEST mistake I have ever made. In less than 4 years of ownership I had already replaced fuel pump assembly, transmission and computer, radiator and window motor. By 119,000 miles I had to replace all 4 cat converters. In total, i spend just over $6000 in repairs not associated with regular maintenance. THE GOOD NEWS, My new Tacoma is now parked in my garage and I look forward to the same reliability and durability as all my friends who won this truck.
    Since I got a basic model, for just a few extra dollars I added the roof rack, keyless entry and by tomorrow a bed cover. Next month floor boards. Lastly, and with the advise from a few of you, I am hoping to add a trailer hitch. My concern is, this truck is a 2.7. Can this truck pull a small boat trailer while traveling with 3 adults and not put stress on the engine that could cause harm? I How hard is it to install a hitch and electrical harness?
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the Tacoma. Welcome to the forum.
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    If I recall correctly the 2.7 has a 3,500 lb. towing capacity?
    A pretty small boat trailer shouldn’t put enough strain on the motor to do damage but you’ll probably feel the difference in power.
    The 2.7 liter is a tried and true motor but it isn’t a powerhouse by any means. It should give you a lot of years of good service.
  5. Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum!

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