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2004 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A) 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
This is my third Tacoma. Just do the regular maintenance and they'll run forever. Durable, reliable and fun to drive.
Very comfortable ride.
Kill the clock! It's useless in its present location.
2004 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A) 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Best vehicle I have ever owned, very sporty looking and scheduled oil changes is only maintenance that has been required. Very happy with this vehicle.
Looks like a 4 wheel drive and sets up high, without the 4 wheel drive gas mileage.
Clock can't be seen, behind steering wheel.
2004 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A) 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Bought it used in Jan 07 when we were in the middle of our 9 blizzards this year! The truck has been awesome, seems to go almost anywhere. This is my 2nd Toyota, my first was an 85 4x4 truck I bought new in 85. Toyotas are popular around here and for good reason: They're tough, reliable and very well made. MPG has been better than the EPA estimate: I get 18.5 in the city and 22-23 on the the highway. V6 is not extremely powerful but it gets the job done. Manual tranny is fun to drive and gives decent economy as well.
Manually shifted transfer case (hard to find nowadays!). Good stereo with both CD and cassette (I still have a lot of tapes!). AC works fantastically well in hot weather. Overall quality is excellent. Hey, it's a Toyota! 'Nuff Said!
What is the deal with the clock? It's hidden behind the steering wheel! Back seats should be facing inward, you can't put anyone over the age of 8 in the back of the x-cab! The 2/3 - 1/3 front "bench" seats are a joke and make it difficult to put seatcovers on. Should stick with buckets.
The transmission has a shift problem. The dealer was able to somewhat correct the problem but it by far the worst shifting automatic transmission I have ever driven. It is very hard to park this truck. I am trading the truck in on a 2005 Toyota Tundra next week. I hope I have better luck.
I like the exterior look with the TRD package.
Move clock. Improve the seating.
Have had this truck for nearly 2 years and just hit over 25K miles and it still runs perfectly. I've taken it all across Florida down to Key West 4 times from Gainesville. It can be a little uncomfortable after hours of driving, but it is a truck and not a luxury car. I get pretty good gas mileage 19-20 in the city and 22-23 on highway. It is perfect for someone who wants the versatility of a SUV and the drive of a car. I put the tonneau cover on and it makes it a giant waterproof, locked trunk with an increase in gas mileage. Once or twice the truck took a while to turn over when I started her up, but it hasn't been a problem. I wish the turning radius were better for a compact truck.
Height, exterior look, and sound system.
Move the clock, add a compass with temperature gage on the rearview mirror. Increase the turning radius; I have had to make a 3-point turn that normally would be an easy U turn.
I sold my beloved '88 Toyota extended cab truck to buy this one. That was the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned and I hope the Tacoma holds up as well. After 11,000 miles, no problems at all. This is a well designed and laid out small truck. I purchased it through Edmunds internet referral service and it was simple. I entered the options I wanted and the next day I got a call from North Hollywood Toyota. They had the exact vehicle I wanted in stock and quoted a price that was 10% under sticker. I may have saved more with a lot of calls, but it wasn't worth it. I told em I'd be out to pick it up and I was in and out of the dealer in less than an hour. Simple.
Toyota quality is unparalled. Good looking. Rear seat is surprisingly comfortable. Bed, although small, is adequate for most weekend projects. Too bad Toyota no longer makes a truck this size.
Needs a little more front leg room. Power with the V-6 is surprisngly only adequate. Move the clock or get rid of it. Don't require the automatic and Pre-Runner package. Some of us prefer manual transmissions in a truck and don't need the raised suspension.
Well, I've owned my Tacoma for almost a year now and it's time to review it. I had wanted one for about two years and when I found out they were changing the style for the '05 I went in and bought an '04. I'll let Toyota work the bugs out of the new design before I give it a try. Toyota is good, but not perfect and the '04 is basically the same truck they have been building for 9 years. They've had lots of time to get it right. So, what did I get for my money? I got a vehicle that I can take my wife and 3 kids in to get groceries or I can take a few buddies and enough gear to go camping for a week. It's smaller size and high ground clearance allow me to go places where others can't.
The overall driving experience is great and the fit and finish excellent. I am always amazed where this vehicle will go. I was worried that the back seats wouldn't be good for adults but once you get in through the small rear doors, it's fine. The bed is big enough for what I need.
I would have liked better gas mileage but this truck is almost 10 inches off the ground which must create a lot of drag. The clock position doesn't really bother me that much. The cruise control in most Toyotas I've been in are useless in hilly areas. It kicks down too fast. I don't use it.
I have only put 900 miles on in the first 5 months, put away for winter, love it so far, hopefully gas mileage gets better with more miles, 14.5 in the city,
looks of truck, quality
better fuel mileage
Back to Toy truck after trying Ford & Saturn- not nearly same quality. Had '90 4x4 Toy P/U and loved it. 100 miles a day- great cruising highway and some offroad. Don't miss 4x4 much- this has height and view I like and handles great. Plenty of power and if this runs like my old truck- just change oil and go. Had 150,000 on my old one and gave it to my brother,
Height, exterior looks, ride, versatility- just about everything. Love the Toyota trucks.
Could use wider back seat. Front seats a little too short and need lumbar. Slightly better stereo. Never use the rear window- can't reach it.
Bought the vehicle after much comparing between Colorado/Tacoma. I am NOT a foreign car snob--I drive what works money wise and needs wise. If Chevy had been offering 0% when I was looking it would have been a toss- up. That being said: It is more comfortable on the road then I initially imagined. The Dif lock is great--got me unstuck in mud twice already. The ground clearance is nice. I get 19mpg in town and 21mpg on the hi-way in New Mexico. I have 5800 miles on it with no problems. It is tight and fun to drive, but watch the back end. Acceleration is fine, but I am a light footed driver.
Looks, reputed reliability/resale (call me in 150K miles), ground clearance, locking dif., good stereo
CLOCK PLACEMENT, maybe improve the ride a bit (less springy). Longer seat bottoms for leg support. Improve quality of cloth on seats.
I have owned my V6 Double Cab Tacoma for almost exactly one year now and for the most part...I love it. However, the head room and leg room are a bit too small for someone who is much over 6' tall. Also, the front seats are not very wide. I looked at the Ford F150 but was too scared at the time to buy a Ford. The Double Cab Tundra had just come out and so I figured would settle on the Tacoma. I hate to sell or trade it in but the interior size and truck bed may force me into a Tundra or F150. P.S. Do not even consider the 4 cylinder in the Double Cab....way too underpowered!
TRD package is well worth the extra money. The truck handles like a car and so far (17K miles) not even a hint of a major problem.
I only had 15K miles before it needed front brakes. Having to put brakes on this truck each and every year may get old real fast.
This is a truck that has SUV plus pick- up truck characteristics combined for a great price. Nice looking truck with handsome exterior features. Especially, silver. This truck has the ability to haul up to 6,000 pounds and is pretty good on fuel. This is my first car, and I love it with a passion because it's reliable, sporty, rugged and sturdy. IF you want a car for a great price and if you like a SUV and can't afford it, then this one is for you. I love my 2004 Toyota Tacoma and would recommend for anybody out there looking to buy a truck but not spend and arm and a leg for it.
Has luxury features of a sedan (i.e. power windows, locks, cruise control, keyless remote access, cd player). Truck boasts a 6 cylinder 190 HP engine and it's great when you need that extra kick. Great for kids. Can fit up to five passengers. Love the extended bed accessory.
Poor clock placement on driver's side. There is no "door open" indicator or "headlights on" indicator. Head rest is too flimsy. Shoud be a lock on the glove compartment. Too many cup holders. There are 4 in front and 2 in the back. Maybe make a space for a tissue box.
Bought mine over the weekend and was off on a road trip that put on just more that 500 miles. I can only hope that as the motor breaks in, the mielage will increase as I wasn't impressed by what I did get in that dept.. I'm sure it's due to breakin time needed. Comfort was pretty good overall. I wish it had a lumbar adjustment though. What can I say about the styling that hasn't been said already. This thing is a nasty looking truck. I know I'm going to love owning this this. No more full size p/u's for me.
Lumbar supports and adjustable seats
What a great truck. Just recently traded in my 2002 Two-Door Tacoma for a 2004 Double Cab V6. Definately a great truck.. looks, styling, effcient engine... it has it all! I find myself wanting a second one even though I already have one!
Looks, Styling, Performance
More sound system options; obviously move the clock to a better place.
I finally decided to get rid of my 94 Toyota Pickup Truck (135,000 miles on it) and upgrade to something a bit nicer. I had to go with another Toyota truck - my 94 was just so good to me and really did hold its value - even with the high mileage. I wanted to wait for the new and redesigned 05 Tacoma but figured that the current model has been battle tested (something that new vehicles can only claim after being around for a few years). I really wanted a 4-door but was turned off at first when I found out that they only came with automatic transmissions. After a test drive I changed my mind. Bottom line - it's a very solid truck that will last!
Great looks, decent gas milage for a 4X4 Truck, smooth transmission, get up and go power, anti-lock brakes, off- road capability, 4-doors.
The clock could be placed in a better location and the seats could be a bit more comfortable - even though they are a night and day difference from the seats in my 94!
I loved my 2003 so much I bought my wife one she said she wanted a Camry until she drove her new Tacoma. I also advised her that she would be going down a dirt road alot to pick up her grandson,now that her son moved back from California a couple a months ago.
I am really jealious because she got lumbar support and I didn't but other that that the trucks are the same.
MOVE THE CLOCK TOYOTA I'M LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. FUEL MILEAGE
I have had the truck for about two months now and I love it. The quality and reliability greatly outweigh any negatives. This is the second Toyota in the family (2002 Sequoia) and I have never owned any car or truck that has been better made or has been as reliable.
Great looking truck! Fun to drive and the build quality is second to none.
The clock is a joke and I wish the seats were more comfortable. The A/T stick is a bit too far forward.
I spoke to dealers and mechanics about this, and I all get is that they all do that, which I find that real b.s. Another thing, the rubber around my windows are much harder to keep clean for the first time in 30 years. I have been a Toyota owner since the 70's and never had that problem-ever.. I spoke to the dealers and the mechanics and all they tell me is that they have to be cleaned with soft scrub and use wax on it.... Since when was I told to use bathroom cleaner on my truck? I know that it is not under warranty-but I would love to hear from you-I can get that replaced for free....
The whole thing is looks amd feels really awesome.
The way it stops and goes-that jerky feeling. AND the rubber strip around the windows.
After driving a Dodge Dakota for fours years I am proud to be back driving a Toyota. The quality is evident when you close the door.
Looks, height with 16" wheels, comfort
Clock could be better but not a major issue.
Bought the truck a 2 weeks ago. Already I want to buy another one (only 4 wheel drive) and give this one to the wife. She is addicted to it.. Right now she drives a corolla. I wish the truck was sold a little bit more user friendly..IE.. floor mats, bed liner etc..
Great ride for a high riding truck. (1 year old daughter loves it). So much nicer than Dodge dakota, Ford Ranger, or nissan whatever.
Clock??? What were they thinking.. Put automatic rear sliding window on all 4 door trucks!! How the heck am I supposed to reach that thing?? Make steering wheel tilt down a little more!
,THE 4 DOOR IS GREAT FOR 4 PEOPLE OR FOLD DOWN THE SEAT FOR STORAGE.I SEE IN THE REVIEWS THAT WE ALL DONT LIKE THE CLOCK,, I CHECK IT AT RED LIGHTS,,HAHA,,I LIKE THE WAY IT HANDLES, DESCENT ON GAS,(LIVING IN FLORIDA WITH THE A/C ON ALOT CAUSES MUCH LOWER GAS MILEAGE)LIKE THE RELIABLITY OF IT,THE ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS A DIGITAL TYPE COMPASS ON THE MIRROR LIKE I SEE IN SOME OTHER 25,000 DOLLAR VEHICLES. I TRAVEL ALOT WITH MY TRUCK AN MAYBE A DIGITAL COMPASS/TEMPERATURE GAUGE COMBO ON THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE NOTICES AFTER IT RAINS, THE WATER DRIPS RIGHT INTO THE POWER WINDOWS CONTROLS
I LIKE THE HANDLING ETC
DIGITAL COMPASS/OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE GAUGE ON REAR VIEW MIRROR.SOME SORT OF COVER FOR POWER WINDOWS FOR AFTER IT RAINS, IF ROLL WINDOW DOWN A LITTLE, IT DRAINS RIGHT INTO POWER WINDOWCONTROLS, MAYBE A SNAP SHUT PLASTIC COVER
it is a nice truck
My tacoma broke down after a week, had it fixed, broke down again two weeks later. They have been blaming it on interior water leaks that short out the electronics. It's in for the third time now, still leaking water, still breaking down. 2000 km. 5 weeks old. It's been in the shop for 12 days and counting. Anybody can make a lemon. Don't get caught up in
Large warning/indicator lights. Lot's of cup holders. Comfortable interior. Apparently they are fun to drive if you get them to run.
Better gas mileage. Move that clock or get rid of it before someone gets killed trying to see what time it is. More interior fabric options (leather would be cool!)
This truck is very comfortable driving and the exterior design is just what I like in my opinion. I would definitely buy another Toyota, to me this is quality. Am very happy with my purchase.The drive is smooth, quiet even on rough roads.
The interior, it is luxurious, especially for a truck. Really I like everything about it.
The clock is the only thing I see, it could be placed in a better place. The steering wheel gets in the way.
cant really see the clock, hard to reach stereo,
This truck is absolutely a joy to drive. I would definitely recommend it to anybody. Very comfortable, roomy, enjoyable and fun to drive.
Audio system, interior design and roominess
4 Wheel disc brakes
This truck is jun to drive. V6 provides plenty of power. I don't see why anyone would need this vehicle with 4WD unless you plan on driving up a rock hewn canyon. RWD is the best value and this truck will pull 6000lbs!!! Mine came with the deluxe tow hitch. This is my second Toyota in 8 months. I now own a 2004 Sienna and a 2004 Tacoma. Same color. Toyota is the best and most reliable. Hands down.
Plenty of seating capacity with the 4 door. Reclining front seats; foldable rear seats.
Remote button on the steering wheel for the radio/cd player would be nice;
I did tons of research before purchasing this truck. I've read almost every article I could find and I settled with this truck.. I test drove the Frontier but it didnt come close.. Got the truck almost 1200 dollars less than the TMV report at around 500 below invoice!!! I only have 100 miles on it and I'm loving this truck so far
Driving is not as bumpy as I had expected with the trd package, all the power stuff rocks, the lumbar support with the limited package was a key thing I wanted. Plus it looks more stylish with the Limited package...
As everyone else suggested, the clock needs to be moved. They should find a way to utilize the space underneath the back seats. possibly add an option for a better sound system...
This is a good all around truck but a little pricey. The interior could use a little refinment and buy the way, who needs 4 cup holders up front? More storage would be the better option. Great power and competitive gas milage is a plus. Smooth family ride for five or mud boggin and hualin toys with the boys make for a great all around truck. Does anyone know what time it is? I Cant See The CLOCK!!
smooth ride ,power , looks
Improve the interior, lose the plastic dash and put the clock where you can see it. Two cup holders would be fine
so far this truck is everything i wanted and more. Nothing bad to say about it. Everythings perfect.
ride height, stereo quality, ride quality.
putting the stereo up a little higher out of the way of the shifter.
I put the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma head to head online specs were very similar. I test drove them back to back and my opinions are: The Toyota looks much better. Something just doesn't appeal to me on the Nissan front end. The Toyota felt more solid all around and of better quality. One thing that stood out was the Nissan steering wheel felt "loose" (dont know how else to explain it.) Nothing really stood out that I really liked about the Nissan except the price but the additional Toyota cost will payoff later in reliability. The Nissan was cheaper but I obviously went with the Toyota for the above reasons. 5,400 trouble free miles.
4 dr convenience. Locking rear differential. Plenty of cup holders and compartments. Fold down rear seats.
Clock placement as others have said. Otherwise a great truck.
This is a fun car to drive. This is my first pick up truck, and I'm loving it. It's half SUV/pick up. Can't beat that.
The looks of the Interior and Exterior.
Put the clock display on top somewhere.
I drive about 100 miles a day; after a few months of spending about 60-80 dollars a week just to get to work I decided on a toyota 4door tacoma after a little research I found they are horrible on pollution & gas(17mpg hwy POOR) but I had my heart set on this model so I bought it. I ended up regretting (don't go to Toyota of Claremont) they're tactics are unsavoury!
Just the stance of the vehicle
Shoddy construction, 3 major problems in first 2 months with the construction. Gas mileage is bad and the motor idles too rough even though I service it at every interval
I must say that I love the 2004 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner SR5. It is a great all around truck. It is a very tightly built truck. Great ground clearance, good power but could use a touch more horsepower and I have done a few things to mine to bring it from it's 190 stock hp to just over hundred. Torque would be comparable. I love the stock rubber. I have went every where my friends have gone in there 4wheel drive trucks and some places that they couldn't. Don't ask me how, I don't know, it justs goes. I do have the posi-trac rear-end. I have found nothing I couldn't haul pulling or in the bed. I love my truck!!
power, ground clearance, ride height, great sound system, handling, full package of skid plates, and the whole underneath is spread with a similar substance close to a rhino lining or line-x, for protection and sound proofing.
A small improvement in power, and the option of fwd.
I am sorry that I bought this truck for the money I paid for it. After driving my friends Nissan Frontier CrewCab longBed with the super charged v6 and hearing what he paid, I realized there is something better out there. Don't get me wrong, this is a good reliable truck, but it cost more, has a shorter bed, less power and torque, more interior noise and is lacking in certain options.
it does have good gas milage
lower the price or add more truck and features to it.
great truck. plenty of power. pulls my boat with no problem. never gave me any trouble. jus turn key and go
may be V8 would be nice
I have found that this truck is first class in nearly every respect. The ride is comfortable and I have not experienced any problems with my lower back after an extended period of driving. It is a very responsive vehicle, with no delay in acceleration at critical times. Nor, is there any sway when cornering or at highway speeds around curves. I have no criticisms about the interior decor. (See below about the clock and rear head restraints.)
I very much like the two extra seats with their full-sized doors which gives me a great deal of interior space. I also like the open bed for hauling bulky or dirty items. There is no problem with "messing up" the interior as with an SUV.
The head restraints on the back seats interfere with rear viewing and the clock is very, very poorly situated. In order to view the clock, I must lean way over the center console
The five words to describe my truck: Solid..Reliable...Workhorse... Practical...Fun. We leased a 2001 that we added running boards, a Leer Camper shell and a bed liner. We have hauled fire wood, funiture, bricks, yellow labs, grandfather clocks, and antiques. The engine loves to be pushed and I have not had a single engine problem. The auto transmission shifts hard from second to first . Make no mistake this is a truck and it is a bit top heavy so no Hollywood driving. Yesterday ,I bought a new Corolla for the wife. The dealer saw my truck in the lot, and one thing led to another and I traded a for a new 2004 truck with ABS and lock dif..
Heating and air systems work really well. Good handling with a full load. Peppy engine..great for crusing the interstates on vacation. Four terrific cup holders
Better audio systems. The stereo sounds too bright . Needs better subwoofers. Seats are good but not excellent.
its a great looking truck and you can put items in the back seat in bad weather instead of the truck bed.
off road package,power windows,mirrors,locks,orange illumination,stereo,luggage rack,off road tires
the ride can be improved for sure as well as the fuel economy
I am to say the least pretty impressed so far with my 2004 Tacoma. I assummed the ride would be a lot rougher than what it actually is. It is actually very smooth. Engin seems pretty much up to anything that I want to do. The overall workman ship is excellant.
The truck is all around very well built in my opinion.
Dispite the overall exellence of this truck the ergonomics were an after thought. Whats up with that stupid clock placement??
This trucks only 300 miles old; but it is a pleasure to drive, quiet, and well prepared to do business. The 3.4 V6 will be running like new long after it is paid off. A big improvent in the automatic transmission. Cabin noise is whisper quiet. You will want the limited package for sure. A big difference in the seating comfort with the limited upgrade. The stereo is nice. The truck halls you know what. I'm saving up for the turbocharger.
locking differential, upgrade interior, nimble responsiveness. Great eye appeal.
Put the clock where you can see it. Put the turbochager on at the factory.