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Atlanta Tacoma
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By Bungeerunner
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've had my Tacoma for over a year.
Very reliable, low maintenance truck.
Plenty of torque and nice off-road
features - especially the
electronically locking rear dif. (TRD
Package) Several warranty items covered
without question from the dealer.


Best Features

Great exterior lines from the side. High ride stance. Good exhaust tone.


Worst Features

The front end design is lousy. The Tacoma has what is the ugliest front grille on the market. Leather steering wheel. Seats are a bit flimsy. Bed needs to be 3" longer so that a bike will fit with the tailgate up. Gas mileage stinks Clock placement - obstructed by steering wheel.


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Tacoma Crew update
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By Mike Humeston
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Now have 27699 on this truck I bought in
July of 2002 The AC compressor quited
down around 9k miles and works well.
Developed the rattle in the dash around
7500 miles. Dealer fixed it on first
try. Getting 19-21 around town with K&N
air filter and ECT button off. Best on
the road has been 24.3 MPG. Seats seem
to be getting soft but still
comfortable. Very happy with it and will
consider the 2005 Taco or Tundra when I
retire. Very satisfied with dealer and
truck.....so far!!


Best Features

Performance, and solid ride on backcountry roads. Handles well on highway.


Worst Features

Paint thin on rear panels and tail gate, as well as the bed. Do away with clock as ya can't see it anyway.


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The best 4-wheel-drive truck for the $$$
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By Bechego
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I wanted a reliable 4x4 truck that
would last at least ten years. This
truck has now 30K miles and there is
nothing wrong with it. I have taken it
off-road a couple of times and have
been very confident in it. It is
clearly not a truck that you want to
abuse too much off road though. After
off-roading once I had to have the
alignment done because it was thrown
off. Even though the ride is somewhat
rough and sometimes bouncy, the truck
has very good handling and it is sure
on its "feet".


Best Features

My favorite feature is the one-push four-wheel-drive engager (with the self- locking hubs)


Worst Features

The dashboard needs to be re-designed a little. The clock, for example, is blocked by the steering wheel.


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Good truck, but with problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By riddler
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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2002 Tacoma double cab is very
practical and capable, but mine has
been a disappointment. I've had
numerous problems with a rattling
dashboard (10+ trips to the dealer and
it still rattles). Also, I just had a
fuel tank recall and had to get some
sort of metal shielding installed.
Water pump leaked and had to be
replaced. Another large water leak
into the cab from the engine cowl -
this thing is in the shop yet again
getting all the carpet and jute
replaced.

It's a great truck ... when it's not in
the shop. Based on my experiences over
the past 1.5 years, I would not
recommend this truck.

Riddler


Worst Features

Overall, it seems to be a good design that is suffering from poor quality control at the assembly line.


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2002 Tacoma Crew Cab 4WD
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By Doug I
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2002 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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This has been a great truck so far. I
have had no problems with it at all and
the crew cab is very handy for hualing
the grandkids around.


Best Features

I like the body style. It looks sharp!


Worst Features

clock location, softer ride, better quality seat material, softer seats for seat comfort, better stereo, dash control for dome light


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