1997 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: It will outlast you

1997 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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It will outlast you
By AlabamaGuy on


1997 Toyota Tacoma V6 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


I've had my V6 4WD towing package Tacoma for 160,000 miles since 1997. It has hauled heavy loads, pulled heavy loads, been seriously offroad (fire roads, creeks, 4wd tracks, mountain trails). Truck still cruises at 85-90 mph for hours, still climbs rocky trails like a champ. In 8 years, has only needed gas, oil, and tires, and one set of shocks. Gets 22 mpg hiway, 17 around town. Locking gas cap. Paint still great, nothing rattles, everything works as well as day 1.

Best Features

6cyl engine has more power than I've ever needed. Truck is fast, and 4WD system is tremendous. Truck is tremendously strong for its size, and utterly reliable, every time, no matter how far you are from a real road. Perhaps best truck Toyota has ever built.

Worst Features

Toyota needs to fix their seat belt retractors, which *always* leave belts unretracted on most models of Toyota.
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