2003 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Good Truck with a Thirsty Engi

2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab - Consumer Review

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Good Truck with a Thirsty Engine
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2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab PreRunner V6 Rwd SB (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Pros: No mechanical problems so far
Stylish exterior
Comfortable seats
Sufficient interior storage
Engine has sufficient power
Radio, AC, Heater controls in
easy to reach locations
Deep cupholders
Great view of the road

Cons: Gets blown around in crosswinds
Poor gas mileage (17mpg - 60%
highway and 40% city)
Rough ride on bumpy roads
Clock is in a bad location
Gear shift rattles on bumpy roads
Baby seat doesn't fit in rear
Pillar and headrest block view
over left shoulder (driver)

Best Features

The view of the road from this vehicle is great. The engine has sufficient power when merging onto the freeway.

Worst Features

The engine is very thirsty, so fuel efficiency could be improved.
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