Very happy with my purchase. Bought it
used. Took it to the Outer Banks, NC
and rolled all over the beach. 4WD and
power through the sand very surprising,
considering I bought the 4 cyl. Good
size and easy to park unlike some of
the other trucks in its class (not real
bulky but still rugged looking.) Would
definitley recommend this vehicle to
The sound system is good along with the
interior. Love the 4WD and get decent
Can't see the clock unless you duck
your head. A little more room in the
Wanted to report that the Tacoma has reached the 200,000 mile marker. Normal maintenance so far: belts, timing belt, water pump, and cat converter. Oil changes performed at 3000 miles every 3000 miles. Truck runs great. Body and interior holding out great. I do take care to keep it clean and waxed. Dome light has failed (constantly burns them out) and one light for the 'fan' switch has failed- I have not replaced. Miles are mostly highway and the truck has not been off-roaded. I hope to be able to write a 300,000 mile review. No rattles to date! Great truck so far. Couple of more years and maybe I will have gotten my monies worth outta it.
Bought it used but with transferable warranty, great right? Never had to use the warranty. Bought a fully loaded Tacoma, off road package, tow package. I put duel exhaust on, cold air intake, throttle body spacer. This truck has more power and better fuel mileage now. Don't do much off roading but the times I have I was very impressed. One time I was looking at a piece of remote property in the winter on a small single car dirt road with nowhere to turn around, I literlly slid down a hill hoping there was another way out, nope. The 4x4 shot me back up the hill with ease. I really love this truck. I have never had a single problem with it in 5 years.
The 4x4 ability, this truck is awesome off road. Lots of power, great with towing things. Bullet proof engine. Would buy another in a heart beat.
I've had the truck since it was new 2001.It's been a very reliable truck.The problem I've been having recently is that when I go to put gas in the pump keeps cutting off.Takes forever get a few dollars in.I've heard it may be the charcoal canister.Anybody have any answers on this?
The V6 engine in the Tacoma Prerunner
makes this a spunky vehicle to drive.
V6 is a smooth running engine with the
torque necessary to carry or pull
those weekend loads. Extra cab model
gives the owner that additional
storage space behind the seats which
is definitely a convenience worth
getting. Interior design is good
except for the clock location. Toyota
has met it's usual standards in
quality and reliability. Optional TRD
package allows the driver to select
differential lock at slow speeds which
is definitely helpful in slippery
driving. Tacoma is an all around well
Prerunner is a 2 wheel drive vehicle.
Differential lock has helped me to get
out of slippery snow in the winter but
in my opinion opting to put the V6
into a Tacoma is the smartest thing I
could have done.
Tacoma extra cab model access would be
improved if a third door was
incorporated behind the driver's
door. As is the driver must slide the
seat fully forward to have access to
the cab behind the seats. Clock
location could also be improved.
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