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1996 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    For the 1996 Toyota Tacoma, Regular Cab 4WD models can be equipped with a new Off-Road Package.

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Tacoma wish it were a

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

2.7 169,000 on it. I purchised this truck from an air force full bird col. that told me he never did anything maintenance wise, but put 31 bfg's at's, but the first week I noticed a fuel leak in the #4 injector bank bad o-ring was the problem but replaced all 4 along with other related parts. Then I noticed during the summer when the engine was hot it was hard to start, mass airflow was dirty cleaned it with b-12 works great. Then came the front wheel bearing that went, i never seen one as hard as this the best way to tackle this is to take the spindle off and take it to Toyota service department, be sure not to damage the brass bushings you have to buy a new hub for $168.00.



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Nothing less than amazing.

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I love this truck. I wanted it since my parents brought it home that night, after spending all day at multiple dealerships. After convincing my parents that if they wouldn't sell it to me I would just go and buy an identical one, they finally sold it to me for $5K. It's now 12 years old and still running strong with absolutely no problems. The muffler rusted itself a 3" gash in it, but I'm not at all upset. I like the sound, which kind of burbles like a Subaru Impreza, but I might buy a Cherry Bomb muffler, then a K&N FIPK Intake. Overall, the truck is flawless and I have no plans on selling it. If something breaks, I'll replace it, but there is no way I'd sell this truck without a fight.




'96 tacoma lx xtra cab

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

This is a great truck, I bought it used with 169,986 miles on it and it currently has 179,090 miles on it. I have the aluminum wheels with 30 inch. tires. The only thing I wish I had was the locking rear differental but I didn't buy it new or I would've opt for that. Since I've had it the only thing needed to be replaced was the cat. converter (which all vehicles need eventually) and a clutch (which replaced the original from factory @ 175,000 miles). This truck is a great truck for on and off roading. You can't go wrong with a Toyota.




1996 tacoma

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

i've had no problems with this truck i do my oil change every 3000 miles and have put no repairs in it it has 195,786 miles on it




Truck for life

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have driven this pickup since brand new and never have any problem with my 6 years of experience. Reliability was excellent through the years I owned it. On or Off the road, this will be the truck of my choice. Never thought of selling or trading it on my future years. Owning this vehicle for good cause is highly recommended.




Happy customer

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Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I am extremely happy w/ my truck. I hope to drive it for many more years. At 115,000, I have replaced the battery and just recently replaced the brakes! It is everything I wanted in a vehicle.



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What's New for 1996

For the 1996 Toyota Tacoma, Regular Cab 4WD models can be equipped with a new Off-Road Package.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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