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2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Best Truck I've ever owned
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By KC
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd LB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my truck as a demo model in 2006. It has been flawless. I have always owned domestic trucks in the past, mostly Fords. The build quality of the domestics pale in comparison to my Tacoma. I have 45,000 miles and every panel is as tight as the day I bought it. No squeaks, rattles, or faulty interior pieces. I absolutely love my truck, and can't imagine parting with it, unless I was replacing it with a new Tacoma.


Favorite Features

Looks, power, comfort (I added the Liquicell leather seats), utility, reliability.


Suggested Improvements

My only gripe is I wish the stereo had an iPod jack and better speakers. we own a 2007 Yaris that cost less than half the price, and it has an iPod jack and better sound!


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Love My Baby
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By Terri
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Access Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have dreamed about owning a Toy Truck since 1985 when Back To The Future came out. My parents got one back in the early 90s and I was insanely jealous and so when I totaled my car I got another car but my heart was set on the truck so I said I only have this one life so I broke down and bought it. I love how I feel when I'm driving and I get so many compliments on it and her name is Bagheera. She is a dream come true and I have never been happier.


Favorite Features

I love the exterior it is so regal and stylish, it commands respect. I love that you get the feeling of being in a big truck but you don't have that big truck price.


Suggested Improvements

I detest the seats. The cloth is uncomfortable and ugly. I would rather it be one type of material and soft. I hate that she guzzles gas. There are so many other suvs out there that get better mileage and I wish that she would get better mileage.


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Solid truck
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By glen
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I would recommend this truck to anyone. Good power & handling , good fuel mileage. It's an excellent truck overall.


Favorite Features

Power, comfort, good offroad.


Suggested Improvements

An avaiable sunroof & leather interior would be nice.


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Amazing
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By Matt
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I love my Tacoma it has handled everything that I could throw at it, including carrying a 7200 fully loading trailer, as well as 1800 pounds in the bed. (Not at the same time). All in all I am very impressed with my truck, and wouldn't get anything else.


Suggested Improvements

I think that in the future Toyota should offer a v8 option possibly the older Tundra engine?


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Just what I wanted
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By Toyota John
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Looked at every truck available and almost got a Honda. The Toy was not as nice but much more fun to drive. I'm on the fwy every day in LA traffic and love the 6 speed, original tires have 65k and will last another 8K months, clutch is solid as the first day. Overall quality is first rate. Interior room is fine but not spacious. I am 6'4" and my sons are 6'5" and they love to drive it. Plan to buy the exact same when youngest son takes this. Toyota no longer sells a 6 speed in SoCal so I'll go out state to get one.


Favorite Features

I'm a big guy 6'4" 250 lbs, seats are outstanding, no back pain after hours of LA traffic. Love the 6 speed, takes the boredom out of the drive.


Suggested Improvements

Complaints; you can't read the radio in day light with the lights on wearing sun glasses and since I'm on the road 4 hrs a day it matters. Storage box in bed vibrates open and spills whatever is inside which then blows away. Needs more interior storage although it's not bad. Fix the red lighting.


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