"I've owned my Tacoma since new. It now has 130k on it with no major problems. Other than tires & brakes, all other repairs cost less than $400 (A/C coil & starter bushings). Not bad for 7 years! This truck is very reliable."
"Dollar per pound, a full size truck is a better value than this little Toyota. I bought it for the fuel economy, and it has performed well in that category. I average 27 mpg @ 70 mph, but at slower kicked-back speeds (~50 mph) I can get 30 mpg. The speedometer has always read fast (indicates a higher than actual speed). The front end is extremely fragile (defying the "tough" description used in the ads for this vehicle). If you want a small truck for light hauling and commuting, this is a good choice."
"Very happy with this truck. I bought mine with 50K on it, and now it has over 100K, still going strong. gets decent gas milage, and is very easy to perform routine maint. yourself in your garage. Looking for an excuse to sell it and get a new one, but can't find a good excuse to sell it. I will probably own it forever."
"Three years new, 40K so far with no major problems. 24mpg around town, 28mpg at steady 60-70mph. 5 speed stick is not a very smooth shifter, other than that the ride is better than I expected (2WD). I have the small 4. Great to-and-from work vehicle and light hauling. Resale on these vehicles is outstanding due to Toyota's perceived as quality and reliable vehicles - which they are!"
"I've had this truck for five years, bought used with 20k on it. Very solid, no rattles, stops very well for a truck.
Just wished I got better gas millage. I'm getting 20mpg. For a four cylinder, I was expecting 25 or better.
If I had to choose again, I would of bought the six cylinder engine. Better performance with almost the same gas millage."
"This is a great truck it will take you anywhere you would like it to go. The only thing is if you like to go mudding in the mountains they put the tubing for the air flow in the wrong pace to where it sucks up a lot of water! But this truck is AWESOME! i love the look of the body style also."