The best small truck
By jm on
2001 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Its not a big truck, but its good for hauling furniture, lumber, mulch, and still have some comfort inside. So far, nothing other than regular service has been needed, other than tires. There's room behind the seat for a fair bit of stuff, too. There's even a locking ring for a car seat in the Xtra cab, but I don't know - it looks like that might be a tight fit.
Reliability. By this time, in my chevy, I had replaced the alternator 2X, battery, cylinder head (!). In my Tacoma I've only replaced the tires, plus regular maintenance.
If you buy one, and the tires slip in the rain, get a new set of tires. I haven't slipped once since I bought a better set of tires.