"This truck has been a great investment. I have few complaints, however I certainly have issues. The milage first...this may be a moot point for a 6 cylinder, considering our current situation. This did not seem to be such an issue when I bought it... Jan. 05. The only other issue I've had is related to the suspension. These issues I've brought up are trivial at best, I love my truck and I'm not selling. Personally, I think it's to good of an investment to pass by. However, I'm not sure I would recomend a '08 to a friend..."
"I've always had Chevy trucks. Last one was a 2001 Silverado 4x4 that had major tranny problems 3X with less than 60,000 miles. I couldn't be happier with the Tacoma. performance is nearly identical with about a 33% increase in MPG. Plus the resale value is through the roof!"
"Love the 05, Tons of power , nice size, could use longer lasting tires from the factory. My last tacoma was a 98 with 185,000K on it and the only thing i had to replace is the starter,and muffler Got ride of it cuse the frame was rusting out, other than that, Toyota builds a great truck. Cant get any better than this!"
"...loses too much value with high miles even though everyone knows Toyotas last 500K miles. Getting about 18 mpg in town/23 hwy. Smooth ride, lots of pick-up. Gorgeous blue color. Brilliant, sexy looks. Gray sport interior is really nice but gets dirty. Excellent stability at high speed through curves. Feels super safe, would protect me in an accident. Short bed really needs a camper shell for use to be optimized, but long bed in the 2 door model is LOOONG. Two door style is awesome - sedan-like comfort. 120-volt electrical is handy, but truck must be actually running for use. Overall, wonderful truck but needs better mileage."
"Excellent sporty truck. Handles well, but Toyota could have increased the horsepower, and put larger brakes on it. I love the looks, and enjoy the performance. Couple minor things bug me. 1) The clutch pedal creaks, and the drivers's seat has a rattle. Other than that, I'm very satisfied."
"It's amazing to have a truck that looks great, runs great, very comfortable, and will still rival most stock "sport cars" on the road. I've had mine since 2005 and would not trade it in for the world!"
"Great truck, got it about a month ago, everything is perfect. Lots of room, lots of compliments. Gas is good, I get about 26 miles per gallon driving a manual 4 cyl. Great style! I love how the truck looks, only problem is the speed of the vehicle, I can't complain for a 4 cyl. but it could use a little more juice"
"This is my second Tacoma. I had a 2004 small 4cyl 2wd Tacoma before this one and this truck just has so much more then that one did. Very reliable and comfortable. One problem that I did have was that the emergancy break went out a couple of weeks ago. I park on a hill and even though it's an automatic, I still feel better putting the brake on."