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.
Favorite features are reliability, fun to drive and it still looks like new after all these miles.
Suggested improvement is make the Tacoma run like the Camry 4 cylinder.
This truck has done everything I've
asked of it- from towing over 4000 lbs
to hauling engines to commuting to the
hospital and back. An awesome truck
all around, my next truck will be
another Toyota (in about 15 years- at
this rate this thing will last
forever). It handled poorly on the
stock tires in rain, but since I
swapped them recently, it has improved
the new motor is a great little 4
cylinder- good power, great mileage,
and durable as all heck. The exterior
styling is cool, too.
A tape deck?!? Come on, this is the
21st century guys... make a CD
standard for once and make everyone
else follow. I don't know anyone that
actually plays tapes in cars- it's a
waste of your customers' money
I purchased this vehicle to do general
type hauling on the weekends for
gardening & home improvement work.
This vehicle is well suited for these
tasks. I appreciate the fine lines on
the body of this truck, especially the
front end. I test drove several other
compact trucks and felt the tacoma
gave the best ride. The truck handles
well with adequate power for a 4
cylinder. I do experience the whistle
in my A/C that some other reviewers
have complained about but no other
complaints. This is the 3rd Toyota
vehicle I have owned and I hope my
Tacoma provides the same reliability
and problem free performance as my
previous two vehicles.
Very nice body style on the Tacoma.
The automatic transmission is very
smooth and far superior to the Saturn
SL2 that I owned before I purchased
The pricing on the Tacoma is higher
than comparable vehicles but the truck
is barebones. Putting a clock in the
truck and upgrading the bench seat
cloth would be a good start. Adding
some coin storage or small storage
area by the center cup holders would
help as well.