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1996 Toyota Tacoma

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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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
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  • 21
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Bullet proof to the end

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

This is my second small Yota pickup and it proves again that you can't go wrong in the reliability department with a Toyota. Needs a new clutch at 145K miles but other than brakes that is the only non routine maintainence I can remember in 12 years of ownership. One tune up and 2 brake jobs and 1 clutch in 12 years, can't beat that. It has never left me stranded.




Unbreakable?

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

Words can't describe how happy I've been with this truck. The most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I'm nearing 205,000 and it is just as solid as the day I brought it home. I was hoping to get 200k with it, but now I'm shooting for 400k before I even think about replacing it. No rust, no rattles, nothing leaks and no major problems. Last brake job lasted 3.5 years and 83,000 miles... amazing!




96 tacoma 4wd

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

Bought this truck used and has been the best truck I have ever owned. This 1996 replaced a 1990 4WD toyata that I had. The 1990 replaced a 1988 Chevy pick-up that I bought new and that truck was a piece of crap. I will always buy Toyota. Also have a 1996 Rav4. A1 on both.




Solid

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

Purchased my truck new in March 1996 and put 41,000 miles on it within the first 8 months (driving between Charleston WV and Washington DC every weekend)... Truck now has 155K miles on it and still runs as good as ever... Only minor problems to date: Broken leaf spring, replaced starter, replace oxygen sensor, replace gearbox lubricant. Wouldn't own any other brand of truck... Next up would be a Tundra, but not till this little gem wears out, maybe 2027!!!




Awesome

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

1996 Toyota Tacoma bought with 30,000 miles and it runs like a top! I have put 140,000 on it since i have owned it, keep the oil changed regularly and the truck gives me no problems. It does great for climbing in 4 wheel drive and does great to and from work for gas mileage. GET A TOYOTA TACOMA!




Yota goes far

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

I currently own a '96 tacoma and it has been the best truck I've ever owned!! What tacoma lacks in size and power it more than make up by delivering in toughness, dependability, and most important FUN! Tacoma is such a great truck I am about to buy a '05 tacoma to satisfy my cravings for 245 hp!!! Thank you toyota, keep those tacoma improvements comming.



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Full 1996 Toyota Tacoma Review

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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Talk About The 1996 Tacoma

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akon
akon
04-11-2010
i have a toyota tacoma 1996 model , i tried changing the transmission fluid and filter , after changing my transmission is not shifting properly again , can some one help on what to do,...


lmidd
lmidd
03-03-2008
So I bought my Tacoma (1996) about 5 months ago used. I had it inspected and the mechanic said it was good to go. A couple months later I noticed it was pulling to the right so i got the tires rotated...


ochizon
ochizon
01-25-2002
tacoma 2wd 1996 std cab. So far I love it (of course it is the first car that I have ever bought myself, so I would have liked it no matter what it was), but I find Im getting low gas mileage....



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