I have had this truck for ten years now. Its been the best money I have ever spent. I purchased at 88000 miles. Extremely reliable and low maintenance. Good fuel economy and very nice handling for a truck. In the last decade I've replaced the starter and a battery thats it!
The 2.4 litre 4 cyl. has an expected life of over 300,000. Just a downright tough truck where small pickups are concerned. Best in its class and age range by miles.
The coil over suspention they put in the following years Tacoma was a nice improvement. Other than that, this truck is much better than the Tacoma. They seemed to get real cheap after 1994.