Looks great, drives great, very
affordable compared to other compacts,
nice inside and out.I would only
consider the Toyota or Nissan, would
not consider V8s or Dakota.Checked out
new Colorado it seemed chincy and cheap
yet $25K. This is a great truck for
the money. We paid $18K for used '02
SE/LB with 22K mis.The previous owner
took great care, looked like new has
extra goodies like spray in liner, nerf
bars, and after market security.Toyota
is crazy they wanted $20K for a used
Tacoma with 50K mis.Would not consider
new. Worse, all Tacomas are short beds.
With cost savings over Tacoma we bought
an 84 mo. b to b extended warranty.
Looks, ride and handling, locking
tail gate, controls, fit and finish in
and out. Seats are comfortable
material is durable (100% Poly) yet
stained as others have mentioned.
Dealer is shampooing, I expect stains
will lift from 100% Poly. Will scotch
guard or something.
Poor power & mpg. Got 16.5 on first two
tanks. Added K&N filter and noticed
immediate improvement in performance
across the RPM range, still assessing
impact on MPG. Plan to install true
duals once factory exh goes. Probably
adding hard tonneau they say that is
good for a couple MPG.