2005 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Somewhat Disappointed

2005 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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V6 Double Cab (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic 6.1 ft. Bed)

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Somewhat Disappointed
By ToyoNic on


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


Despite the rave reviews, I was
disappointed in the new 05 Tacoma.
Have had Toyota trucks sine 1985 and
there things to really like about this
05 version, but, they missed the mark
in a few areas. My same major
complaints about the 02 Tacoma still
exist - mainly way too much engine
noise in the cab. For some reason,
Toyota stopped insulating under the
hood and it makes a big difference. My
92 Toyota 4x4 was quieter than
anything made since including the 05.
On the plus side, maintenance of this
truck is super simple. No more oil
change hassling. The oil filter now
sits on top of the engine within very
easy reach and the oil drain plug is a
snap to access w/o the need to remove
anything else.

Best Features

Good power; 11 (yes) 11 cup holders in the dbl-cab version; simple maintenace (easy access to oil filter, oil drain plug, and air filter); Fairly comfortable seats; instrumentation fairly nice (much nicer than the Chevy Colorado); composite bed w/ sliding rail tie-downs; double-decker bed design

Worst Features

Interior noise a major issue; Power seats that can rise; non-functioning hood scoop somewhat obstucts vision; give us a tiptronic trans on these trucks (please!!!); no sunroof available; not competitively priced for what you can get elsewhere (you can buy a new 04 Tundra for less; give us a nav sys.
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