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2004 Toyota Tacoma

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I can't believe how bad the gas mileage is on this truck.
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By nycbugkiller
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this truck with 78,000 miles used in 2008. I have to say it is very reliable and it starts every time I try and fire it up. Of course it bounces all over the road like a typical small size truck does on bumpy roads. I just bought new Monroe shocks and struts that have to be installed. I'll see if that changes the ride. Regardless, when I first got it I was getting 16mpg. Don't ask what happened but I am at 142,000 miles and for some strange reason, I am now getting like 13. I have changed the spark plus, got a new air filter, new tires, I keep the air in the tires at the right poundage and I still can't understand it. And it's a 4 cylinder.


Favorite Features

I like the xtra cab area for a trunk and the truck is fun for off road. The 4wd is great in the snow and the truck itself is very reliable. I also like all the interior features. I feel like I am in a car driving it.


Suggested Improvements

Somehow make this truck better on gas. It is so poor that I may have to sell it. The ride could be a little smoother. Besides that, this is a very good truck and very reliable. I wish it was a 6.


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By l1nda
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Replaced 5 sets of front brake rotors, replaced ball joints within 2 years of ownership, within 2 years of purchase had to start replacing exhaust system 3 times, replace rear shocks after 3 years of purchase date, brought Tacoma to dealer with frame rust in 2008 nothing was done, another recall came up in 2010 now the frame is completely rotted out and getting the run around from the Toyota company. Want to put new frame underneath vehicle with all rusted hardware this means taking the entire vehicle apart who knows how it will run after that. Want Toyota to buy back vehicle but they refuse to will fight to the end. I am done with toyotas. Drove this vehicle with rot on frame for two years


Favorite Features

the interior wore well


Suggested Improvements

Toyota needs to listen to their consumers stand behind their vehicles and


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The Best
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By PhilthyAK47
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

A great truck for a great cost.


Favorite Features

4 wheel drove.


Suggested Improvements

Done.


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Best Truck I have ever driven.
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By Eissac337
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I have had no problems with this truck...best car-buying decision I have ever made. I know other people who also own tacomas...we are all very much satisfied. I have never needed warranty service thus far.


Favorite Features

Off road...4 wheel drive...great for the winter. I drive a lot through the snow and have never had an issue.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders kinda suck...but the truck's reliability totally makes up for it.


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Expectations continue
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By riverwalkerr
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab 4WD SB (2.7L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Continuing a 10 year legacy of Toyota ownership . Tacoma purchase compliments an aging fleet 94/190K,2001/75K. Traveling home to Michigan UP ,I averaged 21.8 mpg without using cruise,but utilizing varying throttle opening with small changes in RPM that resulted in the best milage. I have made this trip hundreds of times and am usallly ragged out regardless of rest stops. Tacoma's ride with optional 16 inch tires and form bucket seats aided in the arrriving at the destination refreshed compared to previous trips. With 1235 miles ,the next ten years will reveal the story of this investment. We are hopeful as a Toyota will usually give trouble free service


Favorite Features

Excellent fit/finish Engine compartment uncluttered Easy to read instruments Quite and smooth ride no rattles bright headlamps heavy duty insulated hood Smooth shifting transmissioon


Suggested Improvements

horizontal tortion bars locking differiental standard front skid plate standard heavier skid plate for tranmission stainless exhaust optional or standard heavier rear tailgate aka Tundra improve gas milage with 6 cyl. diesel optional


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