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1998 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Toyota Tacoma

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  • Pros

    Unique styling, Toyota reliability, and powerful engines make the 1998 Toyota Tacoma one of the most desirable small trucks on the market. Passenger side airbag shut-off switch is a nice nod toward making this truck safer for kids.

  • Cons

    Extended cab models lack a third door and the redesigned front end is a bit too swoopy.

  • What's New for 1998

    The 1998 four-wheel-drive Tacomas receive fresh front-end styling that makes them more closely resemble their two-wheel-drive brothers. A new option package appears for 1998 as well; the TRD Off-Road Package for extended cab models is offered. On the safety front, Toyota introduces a passenger-side airbag that can be deactivated with a cut-off switch, making the Tacoma somewhat safer for children and short adults. Toyota also offers a new Tacoma PreRunner for 1998, billing it as a two-wheel-drive truck with four-wheel-drive performance.

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Customer Reviews

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Still going

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

My truck has over 357,000 miles and has been through it.




Bullet proof

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Remember the old advertisement when the Tacoma gets hit by a meteor, then drives out of the crater?? It's a bit of an exaggeration, but not much... I just went over 200,000 miles and it is still going strong. Only problem ever was a starter. Puts all Chevy's or Ford's to shame.




One of the toughest trucks

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I wanted an old Toyota truck ever since I went on a missions trip to Haiti a few years ago. The roads were so bad and the people were so poor there, that the only vehicles that survived were the old Toyota trucks. I bought one with 118k miles, and it has about 150k so far. The truck has been reliable, except it ran poorly for a while due to the timing belt slipping a few teeth. I blame the Toyota dealer, because they replaced the timing belt and water pump right after I got the truck. Now, I do all my own maintenance, and I hope to drive it 300k miles before any major overhaul is needed. There is no rust on the body yet. I get about 21 mpg on the highway, and it has a lot of torque.




Taco

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I really enjoy my truck! I have 217,000 miles and will run it for as long as I can. Only major repair was the water pump. Still running original fuel filter, drum brakes, AC, plug wires. It drives like new and does not burn any oil. You cannot beat Toyota quality and this truck proves that.




Excellent

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

We have 220K and still going with no major repairs, just the basics.




Toyota tacoma

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Vehicle: 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Simply put... worth every cent. I've got 234,000 miles on a V6 4x4 with zero breakdowns.



Full 1998 Toyota Tacoma Review

What's New for 1998

The 1998 four-wheel-drive Tacomas receive fresh front-end styling that makes them more closely resemble their two-wheel-drive brothers. A new option package appears for 1998 as well; the TRD Off-Road Package for extended cab models is offered. On the safety front, Toyota introduces a passenger-side airbag that can be deactivated with a cut-off switch, making the Tacoma somewhat safer for children and short adults. Toyota also offers a new Tacoma PreRunner for 1998, billing it as a two-wheel-drive truck with four-wheel-drive performance.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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