2002 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
Had this truck for four months
now, and absolutely love it. It's
not perfect, but it's definitely a
quality vehicle. Ride is a little
bouncy, especially on concrete
interstates (asphalt is
smooth as glass). Couldn't afford the
V6, but the 4 cyl. does fine. I don't
do a lot of heavy-duty hauling or
towing, so the HP is more than
adequate. Getting 21 mpg avg and
as much as 25 mpg on the open road.
It's a great hill climber, creek
splasher and rock rider and I've spent
many fun hours off-road, exploring
places I've never been before. But
clean it up and shine it up and, man,
it takes to city streets like a Jaguar
to the jungle. And chicks love it!
Fit and finish are excellent; body
design is classy and sexy; sound system
is superb; love the height of the
vehicle. It sits up nice and high on
its 16" wheels; like the automatic
shutoff for the headlights when you
exit the vehicle.
Seat belts tend to be too tight; seat
cloth (velour?) ages quickly and
poorly; clock placement is poor;
windshield needs more height; fender
flares can pull loose in carwashes, so
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