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2002 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab

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By mcarthur55
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Put most of the miles on it during the past 6 years (highway miles) driving 300 miles one way every 3-4 weeks. Since January 2010 have only put about 1200 miles on it. Comfortable for a tall person like me, and handles well. Economy was between 22-24 MPG, but got 26 a couple of times when my driving was below 60mph. Averaged 20 mpg around town. Height of truck bed low enough for carrying small loads and loading fertilizer, chicken feed, mulch in (50-60 pound bags). Selling it at 115,000 miles. Transmission went out at 78,900, but had purchased extended waranty, which covered replacement and rental car. Enjoyed truck, but can't carry new grand kids in it.


Favorite Features

Handling, comfort, legroom, 6 speaker sound system (SR5 package), ease of getting in and out of cab, truck bed height. Choose truck due to J D Powers rating for this year, not disappointed.


Suggested Improvements

Put K&N filter in it after 15,000 miles (made big difference in pickup and gained .5 mpg). Payload capacity could be improved. Pretty much satisfied.


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Solid taco
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By comatoze
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab 2WD SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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2.4 L not strong , mpg is only around 24 hwy/21 combined. cab is small/tight. overall durable, dependable & you can't really ever go wrong with a yota.


Favorite Features

decent styling & looks good with tint. aftermarket 10" bazooka for the extra bass.


Suggested Improvements

2.4 L has lousy mpg and even worse performance. too small- newer tacos have addressed.


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8 1/2 Years and Goin' Strong
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TruckLuvr
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Goes anywhere. Carries lots. Always works. What more could we want?


Suggested Improvements

None. The '02 was the pinnacle of the Tacomas. The new ones only have 9" or so of running clearance; the older style like ours has almost 12". Toyota at its best.


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Good truck
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Ericm
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought brand new in 02. No mechanical problems, only issue was rattle in dash. 4WD is great! Decent MPG for a v6 4WD ~19 overall.


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It's a Toyota
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Rainman
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Body style, performance, dependability and overall quality.


Suggested Improvements

Manual hubs and diesel option.


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