2009 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Review: Barely a truck

2009 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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Barely a truck
By jequines on


2009 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 4dr Access Cab 6.1 ft. SB (2.7L 4cyl 5M)


Have put 50,000kms on now with not too much trouble. Stereo went dead within 2 months of buying it, dealership replaced. This truck is terribly underpowered, drove it through the mountains and I was down to 60kph in 3rd gear full throttle. Frame seems weak if I drive down a gravel road I can see the box shaking and twisting independant of the cab quite violently. Box wont hold much wieght, at 600lbs rear suspension is almost fully compressed. Truck gets awesome gas mileage and the styling is great.

Best Features

Interior feels decent and comfortable, gas mileage is excellent.

Worst Features

New frame, new engine and stronger rear suspension, or stop selling this as a truck as it is not even close to capable of doing what toyota claims....like drive up hills or carry a small load.
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