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Still Going Strong
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Barnone
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought new, 91,000 miles now, just put new front drakes pads, that's it for repairs. The tires lasted 60,000 miles. About 20 MPG highway or city. Not great but OK. Runs and drives very good.


Best Features

City driving and utility.


Worst Features

More HP and MPG. No cock or trip odometer.


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GAS HOG and high insurance rating
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By willysworker
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab PreRunner 2WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought my Tacoma PreRunner new with 2.7 L motor and automatic transmission. It has 97,000 miles and has been a gas hog. Never gotten over 22 MPG. Loaded and doing 65 MPH on interstate it averages near 18 MPG. It also has a higher than normal insurance rating even with my excellent driving record.


Best Features

It has been dependable.


Worst Features

Better MPG.


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Still Going Strong!
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By JimBo
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this used to see if I could live with a compact truck. Mine has 2.7 4 cyl with 5 speed. The catch is it has 220k miles on it!! I have to say it runs like new I swear!! I talked to the guy that owned it from new and he had no problems ever. Leaks nothing and burns no oil. Shifts great. I have oversize rims and tires and still has decent pickup. When this wears out I'll buy another with less miles for sure. Oh no rust on the body or frame either, I'm in the rust belt in the Northeast. Goes great in snow.


Best Features

Ease of 4wd, gas mileage, smooth shifting, stable, solid, nice radio/cd player, handling


Worst Features

Rattle in the front dash, clock location.


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2002 Tacoma
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By Ron Huffman
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My Tacoma is a regular cab short wheelbase 2WD with 2.4 L and automatic. It is fun to drive and very manuverable. It can haul the load when asked and gets fairly respectable gas mileage (20-24 mpg). I made several cross country trips with a loaded bed and it has performed just great.


Best Features

Favorite features are reliability, fun to drive and it still looks like new after all these miles.


Worst Features

Suggested improvement is make the Tacoma run like the Camry 4 cylinder.


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At 95K it's still truckin'
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By Distance Driver
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab PreRunner 2WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


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Approaching 95,000 miles and my 2.7L 4 cyl is still zooming along. No let up in the power though I pause for thought when the truck seems to "lurch" at stop lights. It gets warmed up and everything seems to gell for the rest of my drive. Light weight so it can be too bouncey even in the highway and a challenge to control in wind driven rain. Pleased with the quality and had no really expensive or repeated problems. Pretty much the next 50K miles is make or break for me buying another Toyota since I've had less expensive Fords make it to this point just fine. I expect to be driving my '02 at 150K so here's hoping I see many more miles and that the next one is a Texas-made Tundra.


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