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The Competiton is Not an Option
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By OffRdWarrior
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Don't waste your money on the TuRD
package. Get aftermarket suspension -
For cheap get coil spacers, slightly
more go "Old Man Emu", or the bucks
get coilovers. Aftermarket lockers and
your unstoppable.


Best Features

No cheap (Nissan)looking plastic bumpers.


Worst Features

Diesel option. Better seats.


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Fun to drive
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By F014tomcat
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

7,000 miles on it with only one minor
problem. A hose to the coolant came
loose, and I lost the cooant, but they
fixed it. TRD package is great. Off
roading is a breeze with the locking
differential. Average mpg is 16-17.5,
not great. Clock is in horrible
position. Interior does look a bit
cheap. I too have a rattle, that I
cannot find. A little pricey, but so
far worth the money. I love driving it.


Best Features

Exterior look, TRD package, power and torque, ride hight.


Worst Features

Better quality materials inside.


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TACOMA 4WD 2.7L 5 SPEED
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By KEEP-ON-TRUCKIN'
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've always wanted a Toyota 4wd
pickup, and I bought one about a year
ago. It took me a while to get used
to the 2.7L engine and the 5sp. But I
was used to high reving engines, and
this one almost runs like a diesel.
Keep the revs low and change gears
early, and she runs great. This is
definitely a truck engine. You can
feel the torque on the low end. I had
an old Mazda B2000 and Nissan
Frontier, and liked them both. But
they would bottom out if I carried a
heavy load. Not this baby! The
Tacoma is made for haulin'! But don't
get the 4 cyl if you're always in a
hurry. It has plenty of power to haul
and tow, but its not a race engine.
MPG: 21-22


Best Features

Toyota quality. Lots of torque, strong suspension. And of course, the looks--Best looking 4WD truck out there, bar none.


Worst Features

Update the engine options to increase horsepower and MPG, but not lose the torque. (Both the 4 and 6 cyl engines are over 10 years old). Offer a crew cab with long bed and manual transmission.


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Good Truck with a Thirsty Engine
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By road2cycle
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Pros: No mechanical problems so far
Stylish exterior
Comfortable seats
Sufficient interior storage
Engine has sufficient power
Radio, AC, Heater controls in
easy to reach locations
Deep cupholders
Great view of the road

Cons: Gets blown around in crosswinds
Poor gas mileage (17mpg - 60%
highway and 40% city)
Rough ride on bumpy roads
Clock is in a bad location
Gear shift rattles on bumpy roads
Baby seat doesn't fit in rear
Pillar and headrest block view
over left shoulder (driver)


Best Features

The view of the road from this vehicle is great. The engine has sufficient power when merging onto the freeway.


Worst Features

The engine is very thirsty, so fuel efficiency could be improved.


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Truck lover
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By toyotafan11
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab 2dr Xtracab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I owned a 1986 standard bed Toyota 4x4
4cyl. 5sp for 9 years and had 125,000
miles on it before it was totaled.
After that I purchased a 1995 Corrola
which had 330,000 miles before tading
it in on this 2003 Toyota Tacoma xtra
cab, V6, 5 sp. I hope to enjoy this
Toyata as much as the other 2. I loved
the 86 truck and wanted to own another
truck. I would only purchase Toyota
because of its dependability. I
purchased the truck Nov. 2003 and enjoy
it except for the gas mileage.


Best Features

hight over other vehicles body design interior comfort torgue V6


Worst Features

move the clock so the driver can view it. independent rear suspension for a more comfordable ride. keep the suspension hight or higher. better back support for rear passangers.


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