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.