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.
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.
Great reliability and performance. V6
power for this size truck.
Seats could be a little more
comfortable for longer road trips.
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.
Reliability of course! I love the
power of the V6 engine and the smooth
shifting auto transission still shifts
like new. A couple tips: change your
oil every 3000(Castrol 5/30 is my rec)
and flush (power flush, not drain)
your transmission every 30000 and this
vehicle will last!
Better ride and better workmanship on
the interiors is needed to remove
annoying rattles and squeeks. The
problem with smells(fumes) getting
into the cab should be addressed as
well. I have had 3 Tacoma's and they
all had this problem after the first
year or two.
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.