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Off to a nice start!
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By JohnBoy53
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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At 5-10 grand less than similarly equipped "Big" trucks, it is truly a great value. Ride is firm but comfortable, handling is tight and the interior noise level is low. I will post again as time goes on.


Best Features

AC outlet in the bed! Wife loves contoured armrests in the rear doors.


Worst Features

Needs cassette in the dash so I can operate my XM radio w/o the FM Modulator! Also like to display a vanity plate in front and the dealer says no license plate holder is available. What about states that require both front and back plates? (Tags for you Suth'ren folks)


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Truck of the Year And I can prove it
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By thegyn
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd LB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I had reviewed trucks for a year before purchasing. I actually didnt want the truck because I didnt think it would haul, tow, and still maintain it's ablitly to drive to work everyday. I was WRONG. This truck is FUN, and economical. I would like better gas mileage but I know what I was getting into with a V6. The power & comfort that the truck provides is excellent but yet it feels like a car while driving. When needed, the truck will traverse terrain and tow with ease.


Best Features

Roomy and very comfortable ride! I was genuiely SURPRISED! Is this truck a MIDSIZE?


Worst Features

Better accelerlation on takeoff. But the truck can run with full size trucks easily.


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Perfect Compromise
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By Shiv
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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In going from a true fullsize truck, to a big midsize double cab,isn't much of an issue in the new Tacoma. The driving position is perfect to see the road. The TRD Off-Road package makes for relatively uneventful travel over even the roughest roads in the city -- should tame the rugged trails too. The power from the 4.0L V6 is excellent and rivals V8's from just a couple years ago. The truck feels solid, handles well, and looks sharp.


Best Features

Driving position, 4.0L V6 @ 245hp, interior cab space, controls, buttons and levers all seem to be naturally located, nearly a perfect combination of everything with the below noted changes as options....


Worst Features

Power sliding window, a stereo that reproduces music not mushy bass tones, leather seating surfaces, locking glove box, locking bins in bed, more storage space under & behind the rear seats...


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2005 Tacoma Sport 4X2 "SOLID"
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By Happy Harvick
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Great truck with solid reputation. Aggressive body style with engine to match. As my 3rd truck I am surprised by how solid this truck performs.


Best Features

Engine response, body style.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage. Radio controls on steering wheel should be standard. DRL should also be standard. Slightly smaller steering wheel or larger tilt option.


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I love what you do for me Toyota.
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By raasfaas
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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What a sweet deal for a sweet ride. I mean it drives a lot better than the previous tacoma, longer, wider, taller, roomier, more powerful for just about the same price. Has more features and much more fun to drive thanks to the more powerful powerplant and 5 speed transmission.


Best Features

lots of cup/bottle holder, smooth ride, powerful engine, great gas mileage for a V6, 6 CD changer, Steering wheel stereo controls, FUN factor.


Worst Features

Sunroof, navigation, satellite radio option, better sound system


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