by TruckLuvr on Aug 13, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)
I had lusted a red Toyota 4x4 Xtracab since I was in college, and my wife and I could finally afford to buy this one new TRD off the lot. We've taken into the most inhospitable places in the Colorado high country, moved out of two houses with it, landscaped innumerable lots with it, and added kids to the mix in between all the rest. It's been flawless overall, and we still love it dearly after 8 1/2 years. Given, the interior is small for a child seat and two 5'10 and over adults. Yes, there are a few rattles, it gets < 20 mpg, and rides like a buckboard wagon. But, it's a go-anywhere truck that always works. We've never regretted buying it, even once.
by mike on Mar 1, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)
Have had no problems with truck other than the average wear and tear of use. No rust and it's now 3/1/08. Have owned 3 toyotas and this is the best. Recommend and will purchase another. 4WD works great.
by Schotts631 on Jan 17, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this truck new in 2002 and besides a replaced power steering pump (under warranty) I have had no mechanical issues. Toyota quality is second to none. Only gripes I have is the placement of the clock, and a jittery ride over bad pavement, and mediocre gas mileage (18 mpg avg.) but hey, its a truck. Stock tires were crap and after replacing them with bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's the handling improved greatly. This truck has never let me down, and I'll probably have it forever. Its still as solid as the day I drove it off the lot. It always pays to have a great pickup.
by Packman on May 7, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)
Extremely reliable vehicle. Slim profile (compared to full-sized trucks and SUV's)and adequate ground clearance allows one to maneuver in tight off-road situations. Dependable, tight vehicle that's lots of fun to drive.
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