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A step up from 2004 in most respects
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By chucktaylorr
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Great truck all around. I stepped up from a 2004 PreRunner. Great engine, easy to maintain. Very comfortable for long trips and capable off-road. Composite bed limits the choices for aftermarket parts (lumber rack, some covers, some tool boxes, etc.) but is great for most hauling applications. This is our new "family" vehicle.


Best Features

Styling, engine, rear locker, comfort, 6-speed manual transmission. Rear seat leans back more than the 04. LOTS of interior storage for a pickup.


Worst Features

Include a set of true tiedowns at the front of the bed. Better stereo. Optional front e-locker. Go back to a separate shifter for 4wd... the switch is a bit chintzy.


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Randy's Blue X-Runner
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By Randy
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Access Cab X-Runner V6 Rwd SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I am very impressed with the build quality and the design detail of the Tacoma. It seems that each time I look at the truck I notice more lines in the exterior design. One thing that I can not get over is the amount of attention I get in the Tacoma X-Runner. No matter where I go people come up and ask about the truck.


Best Features

The performance and especially the handling of the x-runner are amazing. I have owned several sports cars that did not handle as well as the x-runner. The interior also gets kudos from me. I have just returned from a 1000 mile drive and felt very comfortable and rested.


Worst Features

The rear window in the access cab should open. It would be nice to have an automatic sliding rear window, and an optional sunroof.


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Beware of Delphi Battery
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By John
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab PreRunner Rwd SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great truck; however, the GM parts contribution of the Delphi battery spewed battery acid all over the inner fender and hood. $836 (warranty paid) and two weeks later (in a rental car, also warranty paid) the body shop is still trying to repair the damage. So, including the battery the total cost to repair is about $1306, or 8% of the purchase price. Other than that I love the truck and can't wait until I get it back. I suggest not taking delivery until the GM battery is changed out.


Best Features

Handles extremly well. Just fun to drive.


Worst Features

Eliminate the Delphi battery, use a metal clutch pedal to eliminate the plastic or composite pedal squeking as it flexes under load.


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05 Tacoma Off Road
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By nickotto7
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Have only had it a few months but all seems like expected so far. Have one small rattle from engine compartment which sounds like a loose heat shield that I am going to get fixed in a day or two. Comfortable interior, very little road noise, handles like a car. So far so good.


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PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
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By RON MEISLER
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Vehicle

2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Access Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

All of the accolades about this truck are well deserved. I was waiting for a truck like this to hit the market for several years. I traded in my 1986 GMC pickup truck which I purchased new in 1986.


Best Features

I like the handling, powerful acceleration and towing capacity in the mountains. I also like the riding comfort on the highway and interior of the cab.


Worst Features

Deeper drop down seats in the rear of the cab.


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