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2005 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Reviews

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Most Reliable Vehicle I've Ever Owned!
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By edmundsreviewer
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I picked this truck up early 2006, and it has been a pleasure to drive. I just had to perform my first non- routine maintenance on the truck (front brake job)@ 80K. These brakes lasted 20K longer than any other vehicle I've owned. I use this car for everything including , commuting, hauling, towing, and driving the beaches of the OBX. The truck still drives like the day I got her, without any squeaks or rattles. I'm getting the itch to buy a new car (lexus ES350 or Corvette), but my Tacoma is not going anywhere. The car is too reliable and versatile to ever think of letting it go. I have no doubt this car will go over 200K with little more than oil changes.


Best Features

Reliability!!!, 4X4, Engine Power, Has a smooth ride and is quiet for a truck.


Worst Features

Truck needs to have an option for a Sunroof.


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You had me at Taco...
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By Renquest
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I picked up my Tacoma yesterday morning. I bought it with 42k miles/1-owner for $21k. It is a blast to drive! This thing climbs hills. In 6th gear @ 50 mph. There is enough power throughout the power band. Shifting is smooth once you get use to the clutch which feels as light as a car's clutch. If you are looking to fill a semi-sports car void without loosing the utility of a truck and have room for the family, test drive a Tacoma. The reliability of a Toyota is undeniable. I plan on taking this truck to 220k.


Best Features

The exterior styling and the 6-speed manual transmission. I know any DCT will shift faster than I ever will. But with a manual transmission, you feel connected to the vehicle, IMHO.


Worst Features

Only one, a small one. The sounds systems is not the best. If you like the clarity of hearing the 'chick' from the hi-hat in your sound system, this stereo will disappoint you.


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Needs new design
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By jj
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Access Cab PreRunner Rwd SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


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The temp and compass above dashboard needs designed so you can read it in the daylight! Stock radio and cd player are junk, dealer quoted $700.00 to replace! Truck has great exterior design and looks great though!


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Best truck I've ever had
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By martin
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this truck new in December 04. It is fun to offroad in, gives me about 18 mpg. This is a way better truck than any Chevy Dodge or Ford. I've only had 1 problem with it and it was the transmission. The transmission went bad because of bad driving habits. The Toyota dealer replaced it for free and gave me a free rental until it was complete. I tow a trailer full of dirt bikes up the mountains with no problem.


Best Features

the 4x4 power outlet in the bed the bedliner


Worst Features

I'd like to see a new Tacoma with at least 20 mpg city


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Cheap quality but fun
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By jake
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Access Cab X-Runner V6 Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought used with 50,000 and now my transmission went out, clutch, shocks, and the grill flew off on the free way. It's still a blast to drive and I like the styling and the size with a six speed manual. It needs more horse power and insulation. Bumpy all most drove off the free way twice.


Best Features

looks, 6 speed


Worst Features

shocks longer lasting transmission more insulation. it would be better if they made a higher quality x runner on top of the cheep one they make


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