New but had my SHO since 2014 but disappointed

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  1. Da808popo

    Da808popo New Member

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    Aloha from Hawaii. I found this forum after having problems with my SHO. So far I’ve had my PTU, water pump, and oil pressure switch had to be replaced. I’m happy with the design but I’m disappointed with the workmanship. I guess coming from Toyota’s I expected to much regarding reliability. Don’t get me wrong, if this car had the reliability of a Toyota I would be the happiest customer and would buy another one in the future, but I may just go back to Toyota just because of the reliability when it’s time for a new car. I am here to find out what more problems to expect and maybe prevent it from happening.
     
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    Welcome, sorry to hear of the problems. Would help to know the maintenance history and driving conditions. I would consider Hawaii to be an "extreme" environment compared to most of the mainland USA, and thus maintenance schedules to be more special operating condition than normal operating condition.

    That said, what Toyota are you comparing the SHO to in terms of reliability?
     
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    After reading through this forum I wish I would of know how the factory required maintenance schedule was wrong. But be assured I will be increasing fluid changes to prevent anymore break downs. So again it’s Fords fault in my mind.

    I’ve had a 4Runner, Sequioa, and now a Tacoma. Both 4Runner and Sequioa were used over 100000 miles. The only problem I’ve ever had with them was the evap core and paint job.
     
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    Comparing Ford to Toyota you're going to be very disappointed especially with their truck platforms as the baseline. You have to look at what you are getting into these days.
    Alot of highly regarded makes have problems. Drill down before you pull the trigger. It is harder to just point to a maker and know that whatever you buy from them it will be bulletproof. Not anymore.

    Higher performance and more complex engine & driveline usually = more problems. That's still usually true.
     
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    I agree somewhat. When it comes to diesel then American all the way. But with my experience with all American trucks and Toyota ive had more problems with American trucks. I’m guessing that’s why all the terroists in the Middle East use Toyota. Lol.
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    and there is no Toyota that compares to a SHO...
     
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    I wasn’t comparing the performance of the SHO. Just the workmanship and reliability.
     
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    Aaron Marty Trying....

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    Da808 I'm in the same boat as you man. I love the performance of the sho but to be honest I would never buy another one. My car has 66k, miles alrdy needed a ptu the rear view cam went out the blower motor stopped working an I have had a shuttering issue between 55-70 mph I've taken it in two three different shops including a tranny shop to try an figure out the issue an no one can figure it out. Not happy with the car reliability at all. I would think twice on taking it on a long trip to be honest. I don't trust it an that's a huge issue for me. My mom however has owned Camry's her whole life the only thing she does to them is regular maintenance Toyota reliability is amazing. I'd rather take her current 155k mile camry on a long road then my SHO an that's the god's honest Truth.
     
  9. Sgtmeatsauce1

    Sgtmeatsauce1 2013 SHO +pp

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    I want my wife to get a Camry sport, they look awesome and go pretty good for a 6 cyl....
     
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    krednjen SHO Member

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    I worked for Volvo for years. Two things of note. Identical cars turbo and non-turbo, and the turbocharged car will have way way more problems than the non-turbo. Also the first production year of any car is going to have more problems than the second year third year or fourth year.
     
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    SM105K Land Yacht Pilot Supporting Member

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    That is why I only looked for a 2013+ SHO.
     
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    Sgtmeatsauce1 2013 SHO +pp

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    Yea 2013 with PP......
     
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    I had a 2000 mustang gt for 12 years and 165000 miles. Never had an issue other than regular maintenance.
    I've had good luck with Ford.
    The point about turbos is valid


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