I bought the V6 Automatic TRD Off-Road Tacoma used from a dealer and I've had it for about 2 years.
I've put over 50,000 miles on it, drove it across the country 3 times full of my belongings, and have taken it off-road in sand and hills.
The only thing I've done to it is change the oil every 4k miles and bought new tires.
Despite having over 110,000 miles on it now, I still get compliments on it regularly.
The highway ride is smooth up to 90 mph, even with aggressive Bridgestone Dueler A/T tires.
And off-road you would have to TRY to get stuck because this thing is a beast.
400w Cargo Bed power outlet, Rear-locking differential, bedliner comes standard for this package
The only thing I would've liked to have on this truck is an Ipod plug-in.
We just passed 93,000 miles on our Tacoma and have yet to perform a single repair other than regularly scheduled maintenance.
The worst parts of the Tacoma were the lousy stock tires, but once we replaced those with General Grabbers, things were much better. The radio format is a disappointment, too, because the dash won't accept a standard DIN opening replacement, and we're stock with the standard unit, which lakes MP3 ability and an auxiliary input jack.
Another odd thing is the fuel economy:
It gets 19-20 MPG around town and the same 19-20 MPG on the freeway.
I'm really happy around town, but wish the freeway fuel use was a bit better.
Ride, reliability, durability, interior room and comfort, flexible anchoring system in bed.
I recently traded this truck in, but had it since 2007 when I bought it new. Never had to replace anything but the oil! It was the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Great off road, comfortable ride. The biggest downside was the fuel economy. It is very poor for a small truck! When I first bought it I didn't notice it as much but then when I moved and had to drive more the economy became very apparent. That was what made me trade it in because it was just too hard communiting 40 miles everyday.
Comfortable ride, built in bed liner a nice feature. Very very reliable truck!!
Backseat space in the access cab not so good. Never was a fan of the cloth material they used in this truck (had seat covers on it from almost day one). Fuel economy subpar
I bought a used 2006 Tacoma with 109,000 miles on the 1GRfe engine.
My Tacoma had one previous owner who maintained the truck well.
After 3500 miles, I have had no problems other than having to recharge the A/C, a job I did myself in 20 minutes.
Every gauge works, even the thermometer and compass.
I am not a speeder and I am easy on my truck.
I consistently get 20-21 miles per gallon on the highway.
I don't know my city mileage .
I hope the aluminum block V-6 can match the durability of an iron block power plant.
I like my truck and expect it to carry on the Toyota reputation for reliability.