I have a base 2wd Taco with Clock and enhancement pk. as the only options. This truck was exactly what I was expecting - no frills transportation with hauling capability, my 88 Civic with a picup bed basically. I get around 30 mpg on the highway, can haul mulch and mountain bikes, evan occasionally pulling a trailer for short distances. Resale value seems extrmemly high. Reliability wasn't what I was expecting from a Toyota, however as it was in the shop 5 times for coil packs and alignment. Also, the Wrangler HP tires are DANGEROUS in the wet - can't wait to replace. I added an OEM bedliner and CD/cassette purchased from online auctions, which really increased the value of the vehicle to me
Easy to work on, extremely high value. No useless standard features. Also, the only 4 wheel standard ABS for the price, which made the deal for me. Overall a great truck with the exception what's listed below.
The OEM Goodyear Wrangler HP's are junk - the source of many high drama driving episodes for me. I had a rash of very un-Toyotalike reliability with coil packs, clogged fuel system, and bad factory/dealer alignment. Also I'd recommend the extended cab as the regular cab has no real secure storage.