2006 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Good but not perfect...

2006 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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Good but not perfect...
By m9431 on


2006 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab LB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


This is my third Toyota Truck and one selected after much comparison. For me the size fits my needs, and I'm impressed by the interior design. The V6 is impressive, but not overly fuel efficient compared to Chevy's great V8s. Chassis strength is much improved, handling is good. As others have noted in user forums, the rear suspension is weak, mine bottoming out after I added a 150lb. cap. I had to have my srpings rebuilt independently at my cost, not covered under warranty. Additionally, the 5-speed automatic transmission shifts very poorly, slow to make a decision and often like it doesn't know what gear it should be in! Hopefully Toyota will release new software to cure this problem.

Best Features

Smooth V6, nice interior with handy storage, good resale value, strong chassis, good handling, good build quality.

Worst Features

5-speed electronic automatic transmission does not know how to shift--Toyota should upgrade software and offer to current owners. Weak rear springs on long-bed models.
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