2006 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: paint!

2006 Toyota Tacoma - Consumer Review

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PreRunner Access Cab (2.7L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual 6.1 ft. Bed)

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By Mike on


2006 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4dr Access Cab SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Use the truck only for recreation; road trips to races, tailgating, a few cross-country road trips. I'm 6'5" and have plenty of legroom. Firm but comfortable ride, hiway mileage is acceptable. Have an automatic tranny and quickly learned to keep the truck in 4th in hill county. 5 speeds are nice for flatland mileage but it constantly shifts between 4th and 5th in hilly country. Only major complaint is that the paint is junk. "Impulse red" looks great but it chips if you look at it wrong. I've seen this complaint from other reviewers so I'm far from alone. Never, ever had a vehicle that chipped so easily. If it weren't for this I'd rate the truck as far and away the best in class.

Best Features

Mechanical build quality, interior room, performance, ride, appearance.

Worst Features

Toyota needs to improve the quality of the paint big time. I love the truck but spend a lot of time with touch-up paint. I don't drive the truck off-road nor use it for commercial purposes. No excuse for the paint chipping so easily.
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