I bought this 06 Tacoma new and at 12 years and 160K it hopefully has years to go. It rides and handles well in all weather. Great V6 engine with plenty of power that gets 18-19 MPG. Comfortable on long trips and all terrain. Shortcomings include electrical needing complete overhaul just out of warranty: $2300 then $400 more a year later; Inadequate leafsprings I had to add a leaf to just to carry a moderate load. Toyota wouldn’t accept that it was a problem until they were recalled a few years later. They installed the same crappy springs it had in the first place. The frame was replaced at 10 years old under a special warranty because they were rotting out here in the NE, which is great.
2006 Toyota Tacoma 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)
My grandpa bought me a Toyota Tacoma, the year of 2006 and it's very reliable, it isn't comfortable in the backseats because I got extended cab ,but it works for me and another passenger, it's incredible on gas mileage and I'm blessed to have such a nice truck
My 2006 Tacoma is the first truck I've owned and it is amazing. I've driven it over 280,000 miles and the only repair its needed was a transmission rebuild (didn't change the fluid frequently). I do change the oil regularly, and now change the transmission fluid regularly. This truck shows no signs of slowing down. Mechanically - its as sound as they come. The interior is very durable. After 280K, the driver's seat shows very little wear.