2005 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Great Truck no perfect 2005

2005 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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PreRunner V6 Double Cab (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic 6.1 ft. Bed)

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Great Truck no perfect 2005
By kimon101 on


2005 Toyota Tacoma 4dr Double Cab PreRunner V6 Rwd LB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


At 80,000 miles after towing a car on a dolly 1500 miles one universal joint went out. Replaced all 3. Replaced one wheel barring (so far). Cab fan motor went out, replaced, then fan motor connector failed due to heat. Replaced connector with GM part, exactly the same only less expensive. Rear leaf springs are weak, not much weight in bed and spring bumpers are almost on the axle. In cab navigation and temp indicator failed. Poor factory solder job on components, I re soldered and is still working fine. Mesh style
seat material stains easily and is hard to clean.
At 148K still looking good.

Best Features

Storage compartments. Cool hood scoop ( performs no real function). Speedway blue metallic color is cool. Fun to drive.

Worst Features

I would recommend Toyota upgrade the rear drum breaks to disc brakes, I have felt longer breaking distances are necessary at times. Increase load capacity on leaf springs.
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