I had lusted a red Toyota 4x4 Xtracab since I was in college, and my wife and I could finally afford to buy this one new TRD off the lot. We've taken into the most inhospitable places in the Colorado high country, moved out of two houses with it, landscaped innumerable lots with it, and added kids to the mix in between all the rest. It's been flawless overall, and we still love it dearly after 8 1/2 years. Given, the interior is small for a child seat and two 5'10 and over adults. Yes, there are a few rattles, it gets < 20 mpg, and rides like a buckboard wagon. But, it's a go-anywhere truck that always works. We've never regretted buying it, even once.
First off, the truck was delivered
dirty and damaged. The salesman tried
to clean the upholstry with paint
cleaner. That ruined the drivers side
seat. The area where the top of the cab
connects with the side at the passenger
window was not ground down and the weld
joints are exceptionally noticable. The
AC and heat "whistle" on the top two
speed settings (unless set to highest
or lowest settings). I wouldn't
purchase another Tacoma.