2005 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: A Keeper

2005 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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V6 Double Cab (4.0L V6 4x4 6-speed Manual 5.0 ft. Bed)

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A Keeper
By Ralph Shaffer on


2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab V6 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 6M)


The Toyota Taco is the best engineered automobile I've ever owned. It's like driving a car. A big car. Like a Cadillac. It's quiet on the highway and the big 16 inch tires and long wheelbase make it a dream to drive on a long trip. Seats are just right for my arthritic back, all controls are easy to reach. Maintenance is a dream - they even give you a drip catcher for the easy to reach (topside) oil filter. Only time will tell how this holds up under the freeze-thaw-snow-salt Pennsylvania winters. The 4X4 transfer case is a dream - just turn the switch. Mileage is kind of stinky if you're used to a car, but not bad for a 4X4, about 17mpg. It runs on regular gas just fine.

Best Features

Manual 6-speed tranny is very easy to use but with all that power, possibly not necessary.

Worst Features

Come up with a V-8 model to satisfy all of us power hungry guys who like the sound of an 8. The Tundra V8 would make this little Taco really go!
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