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2003 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

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Information shown for entry-level Pickup.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 20/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Toyota Tacoma Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 1596 Ratings for the 1995 - 2004 models.

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  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

This 2002 Tacoma has been the greatest truck ever!

By on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A very quiet and smooth ride!"

Cons: "I wish I had an extended cab!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My 2002 Tacoma is one of the most dependable trucks I have ever owned. I didn't need a big truck, just a truck to have for hauling plants and mulch, etc. I am the original owner and every time I take it in to rotate the tires and change the oil, the mechanics want to buy it from me! The original tires dry rotted, so I put on new tires! I change the oil once a year, even though I do not travel much. After 13 years, the motor is just now been broken in! The paint is in perfect show room condition and so is the cloth interior and dash. I LOVE this 22mpg truck! It has an automatic transmission with a single cab and bed liner. I think I will keep it! Mr.BOGIE!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

So thankful I bought this when I did.

By on Thursday, August 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value, extremely reliable, cheap to operate"

Cons: "You may need a more powerful engine. I don't."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Right after they built this truck, they broke the mold. Literally. It rolled off the line (at the NUMMI plant in Fremont, CA) in August, 2004, one of the last before Toyota's redesign. Starting with the 2005 models, Tacomas would be taller, wider, longer, pricier -- but not better. Call me Retro, but I was delighted, when I first climbed into this little red rascal, to find I could still buy a new vehicle with manual transmission, manual locks, windows, outside mirrors -- I mean, it was a real DIY truck for a DIY guy. I didn't quibble over the ABS or the power-assisted brakes and steering, all useful, all unavoidable. I did remark, on the test drive, that I could do without the AC. "Yes, and you could find someone else to ride shotgun", my wife replied. Well, it was August. Eleven years and 100K miles later, this truck, which has hardly seen the inside of a garage, still looks great. It still has all its original parts (including brake pads/linings), except for tires, filters and wiper blades. I've had the front end aligned twice, and I did replace the battery after about eight years. The overall mpg has been a very consistent 22-23 miles. A lot of solo cross-country trips have just made me more appreciative of the comfortable -- but not too comfortable -- bucket seat, the cruise control, and the excellent 6-speaker sound system featuring AM/FM, CD player AND cassette tape player, all stock. My one quibble isn't really a complaint, because I knew what I was buying: a 2.7 liter in-line 4-cylinder engine. Pulling a fully-loaded 8-ft. Uhaul trailer across West Virginia on a rainy night, you might wish you had a tad more oomph. Still, it did the job, as it has through years of house moves and miscellaneous hauling in all kinds of weather. I couldn't replace this machine for three times the Blue Book valuation."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A tank, Toyota typical quality !

By on Friday, August 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "very dependable, outstanding value."

Cons: "The factory clock is in a bad place, that's it !"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

She got hit between the front and back passenger doors. I was able to work a deal with the insurance co. and got her re-painted.

"I bought this in 2008 with 73k, KBB was $9,300. Currently 185k. Worth today $8,350, I think that says it all. But it gets better. 2 years ago Toyota said I needed a new frame. All I have had to do to this truck since I bought it was front brake pads and a cat back exhaust system. Besides the normal ware items that's it. Does not burn leak or use any oil. 97 - 04 are revered as bulletproof. If you are fortunate enough to obtain one of these buy it. It's likely you won't regret it !"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

She got hit between the front and back passenger doors. I was able to work a deal with the insurance co. and got her re-painted.

Total Reliability. Great in snow and ice!

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Complete Reliability"

Cons: "It did not come with a clock."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have a 2000 4WD 4 cylinder base truck. I bought it new in 2000. The truck has never let me down in almost 15 years. It keeps going and going. I have always done regular and diligent maintenance on it. I did have to replace the radiator last year. And replace a front seal that was leaking. Other than that no other problems at this point. I had the head checked about two years ago and it was fine. I still have the original brakes and clutch. I have the big wheel option, so tires are expensive and it is a rougher ride. I totally trust my truck in deep snow and on icy roads. I have hauled wood and loaded the bed down when moving several times. The truck does not burn oil. Kelly Blue Book does not do it justice as far as value. At 120,000 miles it is worth way more than Blue Book suggests."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

372,000 + MILES AND STILL GOING STRONG

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 371,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "WELL WORTH THE PRICE PAID WHEN NEW, 10 TIMES OVER."

Cons: "THE NEW ONES ARE LARGER, NOT AS FUN."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I'VE ALSO OWNER A 2006, AND ALSO HAVE A 2011, AND MY 2001 IS THE BEST. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WANTING A NEEDING A GREAT SMALLER WORK TRUCK."

13 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Only vehicle I have owned

By on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this truck for all 10 years that I have been able to drive. It was the perfect truck for just about any activity."

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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