happy not elated
By joe driver on
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.
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.