This was my first truck I have purchased on my own, when I was 18. Great truck!! It now has 270,000 miles and keeps on going. Things I had to replace or repair: U joint in drive shaft (80,000 miles & 120,000 mi), Powersteering pump (100,000 mi), starter (120,000 mi) and that's all that comes to mind. Right now, I do have a an oil leak, need to replace spark plugs more frequently since there is an oil leak there too but the truck keeps running fine and it passed smog (CA is a big deal). The car, in my opinion is very reliable. Toyota trucks, compact size, are great cars!
I have owned my Tacoma for 3 1/2 years
and I love this truck! I am a first-
time Toyota and truck owner, but I am
sold. I just rolled 124,000 miles, and
besides a timing belt change, I have no
major mechanical work needed on this
vehicle. They are great trucks, and if
you take care of them, they'll take
care of you. Not to mention that I live
in Hawaii, do a lot of off-roading, and
this little stock Toyota keeps pace
with the jacked up Chevys and Fords
with no problem at all.
I love the 4-wheeling capability of
this truck, I love how reliable it is,
but most of all it's just a ton of fun
Next time I'll go with an extended cab
for more people and leg room, otherwise
I'd keep it just the same.