Toyotas cost more, but over the long
troublefree life of this truck, it's the cheapest
4x4 on or off the road. I finally blew a head
gasket in my '94 2wd at 225,000 miles. I'm
getting it fixed, but decided to step up to a
new 4X4. So many improvements! I know I'm
going to love my new Tacoma.
Increased power of the 2.7 vs. the old 2.4.
Great visability from the cab. 24 mpg back
and forth to work, 19.5 around town.
Selectable power shift pattern with the
automatic tranny. Smooth shifting manual
transfer case. Aggressive styling. Steel vault
Needs more storage in cab. A foldout console
in the seatback and an overhead compartment
would do it. Wind noise at speed. Bigger
windshield washer reservoir.