Bought the truck this weekend with
67,000 miles on it and absoutely love
it, I've owned a Chevy S10 and a Nissan
Hardbody and so far this is what I've
been searching for. A small truck with
lots of power with high ground
clearance and good looks.
I bought this truck thinking it was a
4wd at first sight, when I found out
it was 2wd I was slightly disappointed
until I drove it. I have had no
problems whatsoever out of it. I have
replaced the tires @70000, windshield
wipers,front brake pads and
headlights, thats it. A careless
woman struck me and did 6500. in
damage to it and now that I am driving
a rental I can't stand it, I miss it
even more. Only thing I would trade
it for would be a 4door model of the
1999 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
Great truck. Quiet on the highway, handles nicely. It
may be 2wd but this thing flies through the dessert
and off road. The locking read differential is great if
you get stuck. Great daily driver. Very comfortable.
Oil changes and thats about it. No mechanical
Interior could be improved. Less plactic, which
easily scratches would be nice. An accessor third
door would be great.
I bought this baby brand new in 1999.
This is a very powerful 2.4 lt 4 cyl
engine. I used to tow a 20' Commander
jet sky boat 3500 lbs from Corona, CA
to the Colorado river and I was amazed
at this great little truck pulling
avility. It has over 80K miles and all
I had to replace was tires and front
brakes. What more can you ask for?
Very reliable truck considering I
abused it for 145K miles. Only
had to replace the battery (~100K),
rear axle oil seals (~130K - only $7
each & easy to replace) & exhaust
manifold (hairline crack ~140K - good
excuse to get a header, another easy
install). Holds up well with heavy
loads. The 2.7L is real easy to
maintain and practically bulletproof,
except for the ex manifold. Does real
well off-road even w/2wd. Lifts and
other mods to improve its already great
off-road ability are also easy to do.
Biggest complaint is the uncomfortable
front seats - could use more padding.
Rear seats are for tiny kids only.
Drivetrain reliability, overall build
quality and fun to drive off-road.
More comfortable front seats. Stronger