by Rainman on Jul 3, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
This is my 3rd Toyota P/U. Purchased because dependability. I've been disappointed with the fuel mileage, 20mpg. Wish Toyota would go back to manual hubs and offer a small diesel in the US. For its size, it can't be beat for performance and overall satisfaction.
by John on Jul 22, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
The Tacoma is a respectable little truck. In 6 years I've put 75000 miles on it and only had to change tires, the battery, coolant, and oil. One thing in particular, is the steering has never gotten out of alignment, I had it checked when I replaced the OEM tires. It was right on. That was at 35000 miles. It is reliable, but slightly underpowered for its weight. It only gets about 18 mpg overall; in a range from 15 to 25 mpg. The interior is appealing except the seats are too lightweight. A seat spring makes noise sometimes. It also needs keyless entry. The headlights have never been changed and have been burning for 75000 miles! Same goes for other lights too. I've had no major problems
by Mywritingdesk on Apr 17, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
Tight and well-built. Underpowered, but
this may be the fault of the tall tires
which raise the effective gear ratio.
Driver seat felt weird at first but my
bad back loves it, even on long drives.
Weird and irritationg motor rap around
2K under light load, sounds like a rod
knock, but can't be heard outside the
vehicle. Some folks say the 3RZ motor
will just keep running regardless.
Bought a 100K "wrapper" warranty just in
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