MT all the way while we still can. But by going manual I might miss out on some things that require an automatic transmission, like some driver assistance tech and maybe some special off-road function they might work in.
I'm in the same boat. I want to own a manual, so I voted yes, but It will come down to the packages and how much is available with the manual. On the flipside I wouldn't be disappointed with auto either.Long time MT fan in all kinds of vehicles, but I would like to see what engine that comes with. Probably a turbo base engine, which could be another great truck drivetrain from Toyota. Not a showoff but a real get the job done vehicle.
So I voted yes and I would definitely like to own a manual Taco again. The manual 2023 Tacos are impossible to find, at least in the Midwest, so it might not matter to me anyway.
I expect it to be available only in the lower level models, which will make a brilliant entry level truck. It will be a real truck and a great value compared to the high line models.
I think that the new Taco will a reinvention of the midsize truck and keep it out in front for many years. Toyota gets too little credit for all of the innovation they have done in many segments.