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2005 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab - Consumer Reviews

2005 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab

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Beware of Delphi Battery
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By John
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Vehicle

2005 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab PreRunner Rwd SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great truck; however, the GM parts contribution of the Delphi battery spewed battery acid all over the inner fender and hood. $836 (warranty paid) and two weeks later (in a rental car, also warranty paid) the body shop is still trying to repair the damage. So, including the battery the total cost to repair is about $1306, or 8% of the purchase price. Other than that I love the truck and can't wait until I get it back. I suggest not taking delivery until the GM battery is changed out.


Best Features

Handles extremly well. Just fun to drive.


Worst Features

Eliminate the Delphi battery, use a metal clutch pedal to eliminate the plastic or composite pedal squeking as it flexes under load.


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Great Truck
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Michael
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Vehicle

2005 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab PreRunner Rwd SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased a prerunner with the SR5 package. 2 wheel drive, 5 spd., 4cyl. The fit and finish are the best of any truck I compared. The power is good and it's fun to drive. Very nice interior with lots of room. A very nice truck for little money with great gas mileage.


Best Features

Great gas mileage, wonderful stereo. Great interior.


Worst Features

5 spd is a little hard to shift.


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Nice Cheap Truck (Inexpensive)
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By Glen
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab PreRunner Rwd SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was planning on buying a new Tacoma
this year, I just happened to get lucky
with the restyling for 2005. The truck
looks as good as any truck out there,
and looks like a "real" truck. Before
making my decision I looked at used
trucks of all kinds...outrageous prices
for somebody elses high mileage
monster. I was pleasently surprised to
find I could buy a brand new Tacoma for
around 16 Grand (people are selling
their used Tacoma's for more). I got
the PreRunner 4 cylinder because it was
cheap and so am I, and I get the added
benefit of good fuel mileage.
Of course before receiving the truck
I was concerned about H.P. envy, the
truck has pleanty of power and drives
great. No envy.


Best Features

Though the Regular cab PreRunner is a pretty basic beast (even with the SR5 package), every thing is done in an excellent basic fashion. The truck handles well, the four cylinder will do everything it's supposed to do and in a grander fashion than I was anticipating.


Worst Features

I can't complain for the price, in Greedy fashion I could say better speakers maybe, or height adjustable seats. Oh...composite bed is a slippery eel, but beautiful...just needs rubber mat. The truck is well thought out. Biggest problem is I want to drive it and not work...Life's tough.


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