"I've owned several Toyotas and this one has been my favorite. The 04 Tacoma is a very nice, reliable, quality truck. All around, its got just about everything you could ask from a midsize truck. The only complaint I would have, would be the comfort level for a big guy. Im about 6'3", 200 lbs. For the most part, while driving the truck, I can't straighten out my legs because of my size.(But hey that's not the truck's fault!). I would definately recommend this truck, if your looking for a midsize.."
"Reliable. Excellent quality. Durable. The great little truck with a harsh ride.
My 1997 Tacoma is a 5-speed LX model, 2 wheel drive. It has acheived 178,000 miles to date (Aug-07) with very few problems - starter and clutch went well after 150,000 miles."
"I first owned a '99 Tacoma x-tra cab -- gave it to my son who needed dependable wheels. It's still going great! Now I have a 2003 model [V6] and have no complaints. At 6 ft 1 in tall, I fit very comfortably into the X-tra cab, even on long trips. Solid mechanics and body -- only routine maintenence has been needed. Handles well in snow as well as heavy rain. Have hauled mulch to yard equipment to camping and canoe with it and it doesn't even seem to notice. Speedometer reads fast, but that is dependent upon the tires for the most part [I have replaced the OEM with better traction ones]. 72K on this one and showing no signs of age. A great vehicle and great value."