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1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab

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By tacoaLX
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1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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Great truck, very reliable and good on gas. Also has off road features, 5.5" lift, Rhino lining bed spray.


Favorite Features

Chrome brush guard and siderails. Fiberglass hard topper. Reese hitch. Manual trans.


Suggested Improvements

Tint windows


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It will outlast you
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By AlabamaGuy
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1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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I've had my V6 4WD towing package Tacoma for 160,000 miles since 1997. It has hauled heavy loads, pulled heavy loads, been seriously offroad (fire roads, creeks, 4wd tracks, mountain trails). Truck still cruises at 85-90 mph for hours, still climbs rocky trails like a champ. In 8 years, has only needed gas, oil, and tires, and one set of shocks. Gets 22 mpg hiway, 17 around town. Locking gas cap. Paint still great, nothing rattles, everything works as well as day 1.


Favorite Features

6cyl engine has more power than I've ever needed. Truck is fast, and 4WD system is tremendous. Truck is tremendously strong for its size, and utterly reliable, every time, no matter how far you are from a real road. Perhaps best truck Toyota has ever built.


Suggested Improvements

Toyota needs to fix their seat belt retractors, which *always* leave belts unretracted on most models of Toyota.


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None like it on the road today
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By None like it
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1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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This is an incredible truck. Good looking, reliable, fast, hardworking. I bought it with 54k on it and now it has 167k. Never has skipped a beat. Have taken it offroad many times and it did the job effortlessly. This is quite possibly the best truck you can buy.


Favorite Features

Timeless exterior style, handling, reliability


Suggested Improvements

Rear end a little light


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Toyota 97 4x2 5speed 2.4L Extra cab LX
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By 97toyo
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1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Very reliable vehicle. Has never failed to start since 1997. Routine maintenance has been performed regularly. With 110000 miles it is just starting to use about a quart of oil between oil changes. The gas mileage is 30 miles per gallon consistently. Check engine light came on at 100000, dealer said it was the catalytic converter. One pint of "Sea Foam" gas treatment in half tank of gas and the light went off and stayed off. A very good truck overall. Small and sporty, easy to park, good power from the small four since the truck is light weight.


Favorite Features

Very reliable and economical.


Suggested Improvements

The turning radius is a bit large. The suspension is too firm (rough) especially on Missouri roads(some of the worst in the country). This truck needs a sports car ride and less truck feel.


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97 Tacoma 4x4, 2.7L
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By knut
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1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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This truck is a great value. It's tough, dependable, reliable, and considering these trucks are "Built to last" many years, the slightly higher price is well worth it. Very low and easy maintenance- have owned since new (currently 135K mi), mainly just change oil, add gas, and drive!!. The only repairs of concern were A/C and a new fuel injector. The 4cyl. manual is suprisingly powerful, the hauling capacity is "at least" 1/2 ton, and the 4x4 system is, from what I've heard...superior to all others. Right now for small trucks, the Tacoma is the only one I'd consider.


Favorite Features

Shift-on-the-fly 4x4, stylish and aggresive looks, and the 10.5" (stock) ground clearance.


Suggested Improvements

Slightly more back seat room would be great.


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