This is the first NEW vehicle I have ever bought. I've now put 5,000 miles on my truck without a single problem. No sqeaks, rattles or anything. I think the gas mileage is great for a truck. Try to find an extended cab 4x4 truck now adays that gets 20 mpg in the city!! Fit and finish is top quality. I love the compact size and I'm 6'4". I think there is plenty of room. Lots of storage area in the cab believe it or not. The reason I got this truck was because of the cult following they seem to have with them. Now I know why. I don't know about the new redesigned 05's but I am sure they will be just great. Great Truck off road it will handle anything you can through at it.
Locking rear diff., Ride quality (Don't believe the others. It's a truck.), Gas Milage, on-line community behind these trucks, Fit and finish, and last but not least QUALITY!!!!!!
Like everyone else clock placement. Other than that nothing!! I went from an Audi A6 to this and will never buy anything but a Toyota again. I LOVE MY TRUCK!!!
Had this truck for a year and a half now. This is my second truck (had a 2001 Dakota V8 for a year but it turned out to be a lemon, nearly self- destructed). If you want a truck that is trouble free and solid, this is your vehicle. I loved my 01 Dakota (when it was running), but it had too many problems to keep. The Tacoma, while not as powerful or agile as the Dodge, is built much better. As long as you're not expecting sports car handling or power, this is a perfect truck.
Build quality, good brakes and decent power, low maintenance, good looks, good offroad and in the snow, and I get 22-23mpg at 70mph on long highway drives (pretty darn good for a V6 4x4 truck).
A bit more power, higher seating position (bucket seats are too close to the floor), better factory stereo system.
This is my 5th toyota p/u. I always come back to them. Very reliable truck. I like the styling, interior finish.I would recommend them. Last tacoma was a 1997 with 174000 miles it is still going strong..