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
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.
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