2008 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Access Cab 4WD 6.1 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)
I bought this truck new (3 miles on it) one week ago today. Had really been looking at Colorados but after seeing how sharp the black Tacoma w/Rugged Terrain package looked, reading lots and lots of reviews, and doing extensive research, I was hooked. I am glad I spent a couple thousand extra dollars to get too many extra features to count over the competitors, not to mention Toyota reliability. The truck rides smooth, almost like a car, but can turn into a mean mud-flinging machine off road. I have had it in the mud once and I was really impressed with the off-road ability, even in 4x4 high. The 4.0 liter V6 is amazing... extremely powerful throughout the power range, tons of torque.
Sharp looks, very solid feel, quiet car-like ride, comfortable/suportive sport seats, large access doors, off-road performance, towing capacity, excellent heat & AC, rear AC power outlet, storage under rear seats, great floor mats with the TRD, and lots of cubby holes to store stuff in.
Gas mileage is much, much worse than I expected. Getting around 15-16 mpg with very easy highway driving. Clunky, awkward 6-speed manual. Hopefully it gets better as it breaks in. 4WD switch doesn't illuminate??? Did they forget that? Also, no indicator on fog light switch, which is sort of weird.