Nice truck, it has a lot of power, leveled, cold air kit, Flow master, goes like a rocket, third gear is the happy spot, you're in a truck that is a ball to drive.
Hard to drive with maturity, just begs to light up Nissan, F150s and the ilk.
Had to figure out how to grease the grease fittings on the u joints, okay other than you have to pull a little heat shield to get to one on the front propeller shaft (aka front drive line).
Be gentle on the clutch, get on it and get off it, they made two clutches, , the L UK on mine was replaced on warranty at 30000 miles.
So much power I think it just is too much for the clutch.
The 06 used premium, I think it helps.
Oil filter on top of the motor, Generous seating, good power, nice manual transmission, so good fifth and sixth gear is almost not needed.
Better fuel mileage, better clutch, both tougher and needing less leg force to operate, Height adjustable driver seat should be standard.
I've had my 2006 for 7 years now and until recently I loved it.
Very reliable and very few problems (compared to the GM's I used to drive).
However when I took it for the latest state inspection it wouldn't pass because the frame is rusting away. This problem now seems to be appearing on many 05 & 06 Tacomas.
Both the dealer and I contacted Toyota separately concerning this.
Toyota's response was basically 'too bad, now go away'.
Before this happened I was a big cheerleader for Toyota.
Now, I'll never buy another Toyota again
quality (except frame)
put same quality into frame that's in the rest of the truck
Ive had my 2006 Tacoma Double Cab TRD Offroad for 2 yrs now and LOVE it. The only downside i can find doesnt even apply to me which is the steering wheel tilted all the way up is still very difficult for my big brother (6'4 260) to drive comfortably. He loves the room in the backseat better than our dads Chevy Z71. I have put over 28K on the truck without doing anything but oil change every 5K and new tires once. I did put on a 3 in leveling kit with 265/75/16 tires. I can say im sold on Toyota Tacoma as my truck of choice for the future!
I cant name them all!
Allow for a little more room for bigger size drivers.
I've own my 2006 for six years now.
No issues other than replacing the battery.
Daily driver and has put on over 100k on it so far.
Great truck haven't pulled anything to heavy but pulled 12' trailer with junk no problem.
Great purchase and like it even more after my note ended.
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.