This is easily the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I have the base 4WD model with the 2.7 and few frills. I got it in 2001 with 40k miles. I'm a homeowner with the more than occasional need to haul stuff around and the every day need of getting back and forth to work through the occasional snow storm. It has fulfilled all of my expectations with no major repairs until about 131k miles when the clutch went bad. Still has the factory brakes and exhaust but looks like a little body rust will need tending to shortly. Not bad considering it hasn't seen a single day inside a garage since I've had it.
4WD - with decent tires I think it'll get me through anything. Easy to do most routine maintenance. Did I forget to mention reliability?
Hey I know it's a 99 but an average fuel economy of 20 mpg? I drive too conservatively and maintain this thing too well to be filling it up more often than my neighbor's S10 that I think he got from Sanford & Son.
Its like owning a half ton that gets 30 mpg on a good day and can parallel park better than some cars. Doesn't get stuck (within reason). If you can fit it in the bed then you can carry it. This is a rock solid reliable truck, just change the oil every 5000 or so and you're set.
I bought this Tacoma used, but it was
in great condition. I love driving it
around town. 2.7L engine is peppy
with the 5-speed. The highway is not
a fun experience. Alot of rattles and
shakes. NO RUST whatsoever. Perfect
for off-roading. I would recommend it
to anyone who just needs an around-the-
town truck or weekend work truck.
Looks - especially with the bigger
tires. Engine powerful for its size.
Reliability - Absolutely bulletproof!!
No clock, rough on-road ride,
cupholders too big, no storage space
to speak of - except for the bed!