2000 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: happy not elated

2000 Toyota Tacoma Extended Cab - Consumer Review

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happy not elated
By joe driver on


2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 2dr Extended Cab SB


This 2000 SR5 V6 x-cab has taken a
beating! The reliability is fantastic!
With 215k and climbing fast, it has
never stranded me and has required
only minimal maintainence and repairs.
The power is terrific and mileage is
22-23 ave. I have had exactly 1 tuneup
and it still runs beautifully. All
that said the comfort level leaves a
lot to be desired. It bucks like a
bronco on bumpy LA roads, the cab gets
fumes or exhaust smells frequently,
and the rattles, squeeks and whistles
are numerous. Being a professional
driver(courier) the reliability and
low maintainence outweighs the comfort
problems and high sticker.

Best Features

Reliability of course! I love the power of the V6 engine and the smooth shifting auto transission still shifts like new. A couple tips: change your oil every 3000(Castrol 5/30 is my rec) and flush (power flush, not drain) your transmission every 30000 and this vehicle will last!

Worst Features

Better ride and better workmanship on the interiors is needed to remove annoying rattles and squeeks. The problem with smells(fumes) getting into the cab should be addressed as well. I have had 3 Tacoma's and they all had this problem after the first year or two.
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