2006 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Overrated

2006 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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PreRunner V6 Double Cab (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic 5.0 ft. Bed)

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By tacmot on


2006 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


When I initially bought this 2006 TRD Tacoma, I was initially blown away with the styling and capability. Did a lot of bragging for Yota and probably sold a few vehicles for them. Fast forward 2 years, "the honeymoon is over" and it time for real solid engineering and time tested design to take over but I feel that this is not the one. This truck has not left me on the side of the road but is giving "indications of potential unreliable conditions" i.e. the tranny works but feels like it has begun a death march. The engine runs but sounds like it could have some problems in the not so distant future. learned my lesson, you be smart, learn from my mistake, buy an F-150, ford I'm coming home.

Best Features

styling, comfort, locking rear diff

Worst Features

My full size truck gets as good MPG as this vehicle. This makes me question the point of a smaller v-6 truck. A v- 8 in the Tacoma would probably get equal MPG and provide more needed low end torque. This is not a truck motor, leave the Camry motor in the Camry.
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