2008 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: 04 vs 08

2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab - Consumer Review

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04 vs 08
By joe on


2008 Toyota Tacoma V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I owned a 2004 extended cab Prerunner prior to my 2008 4x4. What a big difference! The 2008 turns tighter [better u-turns]. The ride is way better even with the TRD offroad package my 04 did not have. The 04 wandered all over the road, the 08 stays centered better. Every gripe I had about the 04 seemed to be fixed by Toyota in the 08. Don't get me wrong the 04 was a great truck, with absolutly no mechanical issues in 38,000 miles of use. I'm sure this 08 will be the same. I just wish I had opted for the top line stereo. Was told it was only available in sport package. This truck tows my 2200 lb boat effortlessly. For the price, the towing package is a bargain for what you get.

Best Features

Towing package, composite bed, and excellent ride on and off road.

Worst Features

Hood flexes a lot at car wash. A little better economy. Paint quality could be better.
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