Ive had my Tacoma for nearly 5 years
and plan on driving it another 5.
After 117K miles, the only problem was
w/ the air conditioning - a difficult-
to-diagnose leak costing $380 at the
dealer. Other than that, I've changed
tires as needed, the engine oil every 4-
5K, and trans/diff every 15K. New
plugs, air/fuel filters, EGR Valve -
routine self-performed minor tune-up.
I've done a bit of 4WD (6X/year) -
Handles solid in snow and trail. The
check engine light I used to get? -
hasn't done it once since I turned the
gascap at least 3 clicks after fillup.
I strongly recommend it and will likely
buy a newer one - probably around 2008
It has classic good looks. Similar to
the body of the Toyota Truck up until
'94 that still looks good, I think the
Tacoma will look good for years.
Autolocking hubs - My 4wd buddys always
just drive off when we get back on
pavement - Me, I'm pulled over turning
my hubs manually. Some friends my
elitest LandRover buddies turned out to