"Bought new for $17,700 total with tax. Keep track of gas mileage and have averaged 27.97 mpg since day one. Had towing package, cruise control, alarm system and a safe installed. Put tool box on myself. Had the computer replaced under warranty @ 11,000 miles and due to teaching 2 daughters to drive stick, had to replace clutch @ 53,500 miles. Some issues with CD/stereo cutting out and back on intermittently. Otherwise I would say very reliable, good value and great gas mileage"
Pros: "towing capability was good, style very cool"
Cons: "almost everything else.."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"got this truck when it first came out in my honest opinion I think I paid way too much for it,definitely not the best value for a "truck" I learned. sold it after 3 years. main reasons are space (I am 6'1 tho), stereo!, navigation, MPG for a smaller pickup, power, and last but not least cost of repairs."
"The Toyota Tacoma 2008 is the best vehicle on the market, period. I bought my 2008 Tacoma and drove it for 304,500 miles and never had one problem. Replaced battery a couple of times, the tires and had it serviced about every 5000 miles. I drove it hard on the road in all kinds of conditions. By far this is the best vehicle I've ever owned."
Pros: "at the time a good value and a great resale value"
Cons: "electric seats would be nice and needed option"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Having now driven this truck almost 8 years it has always been dependable and capable of all I needed it for. It can tow my 18 foot center console boat at ease. It fits nicely into my 2 car garage and has hauled many loads of furniture helping people.It has hauled many loads of yard and house debris to the local dump and has gotten at least 2 miles per gallon better gas mileage than its rated for."