1997 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Great Truck that keeps on goin

1997 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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Great Truck that keeps on going!
By jwpcpa on


1997 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Having had 4 Toyota 4x4's this is the first in the Tacoma Series and the first X-tended Cab. This truck has cost only oil changes, nothing else over 5 years. Rotate the tires every 5,000 miles. To this day there is not a rattle anywhere to be found and living in New England, going off road, driving in Boston, that says something about build quality. I will keep this for a long time. The appearance may be that you pay more for a Toyota, in fact you get more and when it comes time to sell. the value will surprise you, compare to others,Total cost of ownership is less than $1K per year, and I have something that will run for the next five years. Try that with another brand.

Best Features

Ride Quality, fit and finish light years ahead of the others.

Worst Features

Larger standard tires, fabric upgrade, better sound systems
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