1999 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: A Great truck to own, wish I c

1999 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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A Great truck to own, wish I could buy another.
By wolfnium on


1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB


I bought my truck new in 1999.
I ran 2 crank cases of 10w-30 Castrol regular motor oil.
After that, I have used 10w-30 Castrol synthetic motor oil ever since.
I change oil about every 5000 miles.
I have had to replace the electronics to repair a left turn signal issue that cost about $500.00.
I have had to replace the power steering pump, twice as the first one was a rebuild and under warranty. I have had to replace the battery once and also the catalytic convert (about $1000.00).
I still have the original clutch and have replaced the front brakes and rotors one time.
My truck now has 456,5000+ miles on it. I would drive it to across the US with no worries. It has been a great truck.
It is now 2/28/2016 and my truck now has 478,000+ miles on it. I still have the original clutch and motor. I have some issues now but they are minor as the truck is still a reliable form a transportation to and from work. I now average 250 miles a week instead of 700 as when I lived in Atlanta.
I have noticed that some of the plastics are starting to break or show some serious signs of wear.
I also notice that my gas mileage has decreased some. I am down around 20mpg where years ago I was around 26mpg.

Best Features

  • Logic of controls
  • Outward visibility
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Rain snow traction

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