by oilfieldtrash on Jun 26, 2006 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
A few experiences with this - 1. the frame broke while going 5 miles per hour. Toyota fixed it and gave us a loaner till the repairs were complete. 2. Front tie rod separated at Sam's while getting tires. Both event 1 and 2 would have probably involved a injury if going faster than 5 miles per hour. The battery to starter cable seems to be a occasional problem. The suspension is shot. The seats are worn out. The insurance is high on this vehicle.
by MBW on Jun 8, 2006 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
Wow, this has been the best vehicle i have ever owned. I feel it has a very attractive body style compared to other small trucks, and I can overtake every small truck I race (V-6). I have gone on multiple road trips across the US with no problems. This truck has NEVER left me stranded. I would certainly buy another one, however gas is getting a little expensive. Overall, a darn good buy!
by khoisklone on Apr 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
I bought this from a friend who took
good care of it but never used it.
NEVER had any problems with this
truck, just regular oil changes and
tune-ups. Great city driving, very
good handling for such a longer
vehicle, but this (my) truck craves
the out doors. It loves dirt roads,
rocky roads and shallow streams.
Drives through snow like it was four-
In many ways this truck is like an
baseball glove. The older it gets the
more character it has. And with age
the glove and the truck forms around
its user - it is very responsive to my
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