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2002 Toyota Tacoma

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The best 4-wheel-drive truck for the $$$
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By Bechego
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Vehicle

2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I wanted a reliable 4x4 truck that would last at least ten years. This truck has now 30K miles and there is nothing wrong with it. I have taken it off-road a couple of times and have been very confident in it. It is clearly not a truck that you want to abuse too much off road though. After off-roading once I had to have the alignment done because it was thrown off. Even though the ride is somewhat rough and sometimes bouncy, the truck has very good handling and it is sure on its "feet".


Favorite Features

My favorite feature is the one-push four-wheel-drive engager (with the self- locking hubs)


Suggested Improvements

The dashboard needs to be re-designed a little. The clock, for example, is blocked by the steering wheel.


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Good truck, but with problems
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By riddler
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

2002 Tacoma double cab is very practical and capable, but mine has been a disappointment. I've had numerous problems with a rattling dashboard (10+ trips to the dealer and it still rattles). Also, I just had a fuel tank recall and had to get some sort of metal shielding installed. Water pump leaked and had to be replaced. Another large water leak into the cab from the engine cowl - this thing is in the shop yet again getting all the carpet and jute replaced. It's a great truck ... when it's not in the shop. Based on my experiences over the past 1.5 years, I would not recommend this truck. Riddler


Suggested Improvements

Overall, it seems to be a good design that is suffering from poor quality control at the assembly line.


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2002 Tacoma Crew Cab 4WD
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By Doug I
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This has been a great truck so far. I have had no problems with it at all and the crew cab is very handy for hualing the grandkids around.


Favorite Features

I like the body style. It looks sharp!


Suggested Improvements

clock location, softer ride, better quality seat material, softer seats for seat comfort, better stereo, dash control for dome light


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Humpty Dumpty...
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By guamSAR
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this truck for my wife.Well, 6 months later she hit a big rutt in the road and before she knew it she was flying off into a ditch.The front wheels got their traction back as she turned the wheels back to the right and she started rolling.All told my wife rolled it 1 and 3/4 times ending up on the passenger side of the truck.


Favorite Features

The only thing that stopped her was a BIG concrete power pole.She, with some help, climbed out of the truck through the windshield and promply got a ride to the hospital with the local ambulance.The only injuries she had was 8 stitches


Suggested Improvements

and small cuts and some bruises.The truck did so well in the accident that we are now driving a 2003 doublecab that we got to pay the same price for.The truck didn't even depreciate that much.Now we have the color we wanted in the first place....


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best of both worlds
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By outlaw
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Vehicle

2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

excellent pickup with room for four secure excellent quality a little pricey average mpg around town 18, 20 highway optional push button 4wd is nice feature in this truck


Favorite Features

color quality styling is the best 4 door fits in garage


Suggested Improvements

bigger bed option for those who really need it. antilock brakes


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