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.