This is an awesome truck. The power is great. The TRD package comes with a rather stiff suspension which is great for off road but makes it a bit bumpy on the road. Overall this has been an awesome truck.
Awesome power from the 4.0 liter V6. Feels like a truck.
Don't get the TRD package if you like your ride soft.
This truck takes a while to break in, but I am getting 21.5 miles per gallon (10,000 miles) up from about 18.5 when I first bought the truck. I think this is the most reasonable truck on the market. First of all, the 4 door crew cab can actually fit people in the back seat, even full size adults. Second, this thing can tow up to 6,500 lbs, which is more than enough for the average truck driver. Third, this truck gets 20 plus miles to the gallon. When you drive this truck, you will notice that the rpm barely break 1500 if driving light (lots of range in the transmission). But if you hit the gas, this thing will throw you into your seat (supposedly goes 0- 60 in about 7 flat).
The ride. Going 85 mph, the cab is quite and the thing just cruises. Interior. Very refined, love the TRD edition seats. Engine. Reliable, powerful, good gas mileage. Toyota uses the same engine in several vehicles now.
None really. This is by far the best truck on the market and it looks great.
I have owned this truck for one year now and love it as much as the day I picked it up! Although it's not perfect it far exceeds all GM trucks I've owned, mechanically, reliably,and aesthetically. This truck works hard carrying weight 80% of the time and has performed flawlessly. After 50000KM I have had no problems whatsoever except for paint chips. Whether it be a result of poor paint (white) or to many gravel trucks, I don't know. Overall I am very happy with my first Toyota Tacoma.
Great looks, accessible interior controls, awesome headlights, decent sound system,turning radius exceptional, easy 4WD use, great in deep snow and mud (w/upgraded tires)
Maybe leather seats for easier cleaning. The "meshy" fabric looks OK but hard to keep although has stood up to much abuse;kids,sports equip.,etc. A better tilt wheel so legs don't hit climbing in or out is my biggest beef. Paint chips easily, or do I run into alot of stones off gravel trucks?
This is my third Toyota pickup: 94 Hilux; 03 Tacoma; 05 Tacoma. My dealer is driving the 94 Hilux, a guy in town has my 03, and I am happy with my 05 Tacoma. These trucks never quit! I installed an aftermarket moon roof and the Dee Zees to offset the looks. Truck has good starting, no hesitation in acceleration, and offers a very smooth ride (I have the long bed double cab which has plenty of room).
I like the moon roof, but since Toyota did not offer one, I had to have an aftermarket Webasto installed. That was a good mood.
Offer leather--I am going to have an aftermarket on this also, but it would have been a good option.