The 2WD Tacoma has been a great truck and I plan to keep it forever as a work truck (landscaping, hauling, etc.).
The extra cab was great when my son was young, providing extra seating capacity. The extra storage behind the seat has been great. The V6 is quick and the engine has been very reliable, with only a starter change - no other mechanical needs.
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.
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!
The pickup of this pickup is far superior to Ford/Chevy (v-6)
More base features (cruise control, passenger floor vent, more appealing dash display is very plain. My 1996 truck dash display is almost the same as the old 1984 toyota truck)
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
It's what all trucks should be like.
Rugged good looks. Tougher than
nails. As exciting and lovable as a
better fuel economy. I get about 17/21