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1996 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab - Consumer Reviews

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By LB
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


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The 2WD Tacoma has been a great truck and I plan to keep it forever as a work truck (landscaping, hauling, etc.).


Best Features

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.


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240000 mile and going
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By oilfieldtrash
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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.


Best Features

At 240000 miles it'll still squeal the tires.


Worst Features

Better engineering on the frame and suspension.


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Tuff Yoda
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By MBW
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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!


Best Features

The pickup of this pickup is far superior to Ford/Chevy (v-6)


Worst Features

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)


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The Original Tonka Truck
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By khoisklone
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


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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- wheel-drive. 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 needs.


Best Features

It's what all trucks should be like. Rugged good looks. Tougher than nails. As exciting and lovable as a labrador retriever.


Worst Features

clock PLEASE! better fuel economy. I get about 17/21


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