by Max the Happy Camper on Jun 11, 2003 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
Vehicle has never left me stranded and
that is what I expect when I buy
Toyotas. Still holding together great,
no rattles and this truck is used "like
a truck". No problems pulling a 20'
fiberglass boat and handles commuting
chores with ease. Comfortable ride.
by Toyotatrucker on Jun 3, 2003 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
I haved owned several Toyota trucks
over the years and all of them have
been extremely realiable. This truck
is no exception. After 70000 miles I
haven't had one problem with the
truck. I keep the oil changed and all
the maintence performed and it treats
me well. Also, the V6 power in this
truck is sufficient for pulling my
small fishing boat and equipment
without a problem. Loads under a 1000
pounds are all you'll want to put in
the truck, however.
by joe driver on Apr 13, 2003 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
This 2000 SR5 V6 x-cab has taken a
beating! The reliability is fantastic!
With 215k and climbing fast, it has
never stranded me and has required
only minimal maintainence and repairs.
The power is terrific and mileage is
22-23 ave. I have had exactly 1 tuneup
and it still runs beautifully. All
that said the comfort level leaves a
lot to be desired. It bucks like a
bronco on bumpy LA roads, the cab gets
fumes or exhaust smells frequently,
and the rattles, squeeks and whistles
are numerous. Being a professional
driver(courier) the reliability and
low maintainence outweighs the comfort
problems and high sticker.
by Jim Flores on Apr 15, 2002 Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab SB
Have had my Tacoma 4X4 for 1 and a half
years and regard buying it as the best
auto purchase I have yet made. It's
been perfectly reliable and fun to
drive. It's become routine for
strangers to ask me how I like it and
express their interest in buying one.
The only drawbacks are driving in high
wind, not too bad though, and the
drivers seat/ console could be improved.
Tacomas with four-cylinder engines and four-wheel drive achieve improved performance from an enhanced gear ratio. Base-grade Tacomas feature new designs for the interior fabric and exterior mirrors. Daytime running lights are now included with the antilock brake package. There are also two new colors as well as a color-keyed package for those who like the monochrome look.
Tacoma. It's supposed to suggest the rugged outdoors, as well as strength and adventure. To this end, any of three potent engines go under the hood. Toyota aimed for aggressive styling, inside and out, and Tacomas sport an excellent selection of interior fittings. Regular- and extended-cab bodies are available, with either two- or four-wheel drive.
Two-wheel-drive Tacomas get a 2.4-liter four-cylinder base engine, rated at 142 horsepower and 160 foot-pounds of torque. Tacoma 4x4s earn a 2.7-liter four with 150 horsepower and 177 foot-pounds of torque. If those won't suffice, however, consider the V6 option: a DOHC, 24-valve unit that whips out 190 horses and 220 foot-pounds of torque. With V6 power (This is the same V6 that can be found in the larger Toyota Tundra pickup), the Tacoma can tow up to 5,000 pounds and soundly trounce most factory sport trucks in the stoplight drag race.
All Tacomas have front coil springs instead of the torsion bars, but 4x4s feature longer suspension travel to improve ride/handling qualities. Manual-shift trucks feature reverse-gear synchronization to reduce gear noise when shifting into reverse. Four-wheel antilock braking is optional on all Tacomas, and all pickups contain dual airbags with a shut-off switch for the passenger's side. In top-of-the-line Limited pickups, a one-touch 4-Hi switch is available for easy, pushbutton engagement of four-wheel drive.
The PreRunner model is set to attract truck buyers who desire, but cannot afford, a 4WD truck, 4WD truck owners who don't use their 4WD as often as they expected, and 2WD truck buyers who take their vehicle off-road. Historically, a "pre-runner" is a truck that pre-runs an off-road racecourse. Toyota's new PreRunner has benefited from considerable suspension tuning and development work with Toyota Motorsports desert racing truck program to produce a 2WD vehicle with 4WD capabilities.
Toyota hopes to attract buyers with the style and image of its Tacoma as well as a lower price tag. We like the Tacoma, but question the value it represents. Most of these Toyota trucks don't come cheap. Guess that's the price you pay for the peace of mind a Toyota provides.