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Best money ever spent!
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By william1969
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1997 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I purchased my 1997 Toyota Tacoma LX V6 Extra Cab in '99 with 67,000 miles on it. Today, it has 272,000 miles. I've only replaced the radiator, O2 sensor, a ball bearing joint, and the starter, as well as, the normal required maintenance such as timing belts. It is a true work horse, and a remarkable automobile for reliability and function considering the other vehicles I've witnessed. I've been offered by three different individuals on separate occasions to buy it from me. It's not going to happen.


Favorite Features

With the V6, it has a lot of get up and go. It always surprises friends and family who borrow it. Good gas mileage; can actually squeeze 5 people in; I added aluminum wheels which makes the truck look sharp.


Suggested Improvements

The only thing that I don't like is the turning radius.


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Ol' Reliable
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By ThirdGear
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1997 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Awesome vehicle! After 128k miles, no problems. Engine and cruise control work perfectly. Interior components have started to rattle a bit, but that is to be expected on a truck with so many miles. Good gas mileage, good power in V6 model. Speakers aren't great. Back seats don't have enough room for passengers (but space is good for cargo). Front seats also a little uncomfortable, especially if you're tall.


Favorite Features

Reliability, power, performance.


Suggested Improvements

More comfortable seats, better stereo, but its all moot, this is a '97!


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1997 Tacoma Extended Cab 3.4L 2WD
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By T. Clemens
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1997 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Excellent vehicle. Only negative trait is the large turning radius. It (the turning radius) was reported as a negative in Edmund's review, but I didn't think it would be too much of a problem. But it is. Not to the extent of not buying one, but one must be aware of the large turning radius when operating it. It affects parking capability, U-turn capability, and close confinement capability. A few more inches of clearance would be beneficial as well. I think these issues were addressed with the '98 Tacomas. So, a few (2-4) inches of clearance would be nice, but a smaller turning radius would be much, much better.


Favorite Features

Comfort. Performance (3.4 litre power with an un-loaded truck is pretty impressive). Looks. Dependibility. Resale value.


Suggested Improvements

Just decrease the turning radius and increase the clearance by 2-4 inches. I believe this was accomplished with the '98-'99 Tacomas. Otherwise, it's a great truck (the '97 Tacoma).


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