Purchased 04 Tacoma new. Love the outside looks. Power is good but not great. Dash and controls good. The clock is not visible but who cares. Everyone complains about the 4 cup holders. I love it! Put change in one, water in another, and Coke in another. Still one left for passenger. Only have 40,000 and the water pump went out. Good thing I got the extended warranty. I thought I would get at least 20 mpg on freeway but only have gotten 19. I get 16 in city which is horrible. For that matter, I would have gotten a Tundra. Would of got more power out of it and more room. I doubt I would get another toy. Nice truck, but expensive. Would look for something cheaper next time.
I bought this Prerunner double-cab in Feb. 2004. It has the V-6 engine. My mileage has steadly increased to 22 mpg. There should be more leg room in the back seat area. The quality is superior. After 31,000 miles everything works perfectly. This is my second Tacoma truck and I continue to be amazed at the reliability built into these trucks.
Engine power and quiet acceleration.
Clock placement and extended leg room in back seat area.
After a ten year hiatus from owning a
truck I decided on the Double-Cab
Tacoma w/ the TRD package and 4
cylinder engine. I feel the
transmission is a little notchy at
times, but overall a fine machine.
Toyota has refined this platform to
near perfection and it will continue
to extend this level of buyer
satisfaction through the next several
4-doors as well as the sound system.
Rear slider is a great feature, not
found on the 4-door Nissan. The
folding rear seats are great for the
odd out sized stuff that you don't
want to put in the bed.
Move that blasted CLOCK and change the
e-brake location! A manual
transmission would have been a great
option as well.
This is the first new vehicle I have
ever owned and I will never buy
anything but a Toyota again. I have
gone on several long (8hrs) trips in my
truck and it is extremely comfortable.
It gets great gas milage and the cruise
control is easy to use. The ample
amount of cup holders comes in handy
during these trips as well as the tilt
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