2005 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Beware of Delphi Battery
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2005 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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PreRunner Regular Cab Pickup (2.7L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual 5.0 ft. Bed)

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Beware of Delphi Battery
By John on

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

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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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