2003 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Great Ride, Poor MPG

2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab - Consumer Review

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Great Ride, Poor MPG
By rsl on


2003 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Xtracab Rwd SB (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Almost new, but mileage far below
sticker numbers. Ride is solid and
comfortable (with exceptions below).
No squeaks, rattles or wind noise.
Exterior styling second to none,
interior style flawed. Clock
positioned so you have to lean forward
to see it through steering wheel, and
console so far back that it's not
accessible while driving. Seat back is
poorly designed for me (6'2"), but
might improve with time. Driver's seat
won't slide forward like the
passenger seat for rear access. Engine
performs well, but if
you try to drive faster than a little
old lady you can almost here it
drinking gas. The anti-lock brakes are
excellent on wet pavement.

Best Features

Seat height, vision, sound system, and for lack of a better word "feel". It just feels good.

Worst Features

Lengthen the console. Move the clock. Get better mileage. Add a mechanism to the drivers seat to slide it forward for access to the rear (like the passenger seat).
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