Great Ride, Poor MPG
By rsl on
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Almost new, but mileage far below
sticker numbers. Ride is solid and
comfortable (with exceptions below).
No squeaks, rattles or wind noise.
Exterior styling second to none,
interior style flawed. Clock
positioned so you have to lean forward
to see it through steering wheel, and
console so far back that it's not
accessible while driving. Seat back is
poorly designed for me (6'2"), but
might improve with time. Driver's seat
won't slide forward like the
passenger seat for rear access. Engine
performs well, but if
you try to drive faster than a little
old lady you can almost here it
drinking gas. The anti-lock brakes are
excellent on wet pavement.
Seat height, vision, sound system, and
for lack of a better word "feel". It
just feels good.
Lengthen the console. Move the clock.
Get better mileage. Add a mechanism to
the drivers seat to slide it forward
for access to the rear (like the