It was my dads truck and he was meticulous about taking care of it and getting oil changes. Truck is spacious with a huge back seat. It goes to show, if you know how to drive and take care of a vehicle, you wont have problems.
Very enjoyable to drive. Rides better than my wife's van even for a 4wheel drive truck. Very quiet. Had to replace a carrier bearing in the rear end after 70000 miles then had to replace a water pump at 84000 miles. The dealership has done all the work and they have treated me with kid gloves. Other than that the truck lives up to what its suppose to be.
Enjoy the cabin size the folding rear seats . Great idea to lower the rear window all the way down.
Better gas mileage and better placements of cup holders. Other than that they did a Quality job of building another Toyota Truck.
I bought this new in Jan 04. Two of my most fav features are the power rear window that goes all the way down and the rear flip/fold seats that give a big floor area for storage. I always get 14 to 15 MPG. Never had a mechanical issue but at same time always have dealer service. Very comfortable ride, more like a luxury car or convertible with all the windows down and moonroof fully open. I get 30,000 miles on front disc brakes and first set of tires. I bought Triple-Tread 60k replacements that look new after 29,000 miles. Still no rattles after 5 full years. Just the right size for a light duty truck. Big enough but not a monster.
Flip & Fold rear seats that give lots of floor area for storing heavy or oversize cargo. Power rear window that goes all the way down.
Heated seat element is too small, covering only the center portion of the seat bottom. In very cold conditions it's like sitting on a small hotplate surround by ice cubes. My only other wish would be for rear disc brakes... newer models too big for me!