by maxwellhammer on Apr 8, 2009 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
2.4L automatic, extended cab 2WD SR5. So far, I'm getting 25 mpg. The smallest engine available, but has perfectly adequate power. This is the first year for standard ABS, which was a hard to find option. I searched forever for these features in a used truck, really glad I found it. I hear the '05 and newer Tacomas don't have as good build quality, they're larger and don't offer the 2.4L. If you're looking for great reliability and mileage, I'd get an '03 or '04.
by polar bear on Oct 13, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this truck this summer and thus
far I'm very happy with it. Solid,
reliable and well engineered truck.
For my purposes, the 2.4 litre engine
is just fine. I've used it to haul
lumber and other loads of junk to the
dump. Gas mileage has been
consistently at 23 mpg in city
driving. Haven't taken any highway
trips yet. Highly recommend this
by bill b on Jul 6, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Paid $15.4 K. AC Chrome SR5 pkg. 5
speed manual. 4 cylinder totally fine
for me, even with a load. I drive very
conservatively, and get an honest 32
mpg. I figure it every tank. Expect it
may drop some during winter months.
Solid feel. Good handling for a truck.
Love the size, nice low bed. I wouldn't
own a 4x4, at least for my current
by ChipD on Feb 21, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this truck as a commuter
vehicle. The test drive was great.
After I purchased it, and was stuck in
traffic, the lack of legroom, and
support in the seat quickly went from
discomfort to severe pain. I'm only
6'2" but I just don't fit. First time
this has ever happened to me in any
vehicle. Even my daughter's Geo has
more comfortable seats.
The 2003 Toyota Tacoma compact pickup is upgraded with standard antilock brakes on all models. Additionally, child restraint system lower anchors have been added to the front passenger seat on Regular and Xtracab models, and to the rear outboard seats on Double Cab models.