"very good for what it is. It is not meant to haul a huge boat or carry a lot of people. It is a light duty truck that does very well on road and off road. It does not have a huge motor but I get about 20 mph on my '99 2.7L. There are V6's that have smaller engines than the four-cylinder."
"I purchased my truck with 70k mileage in the last 5 years I have logged 230k of heavy mileage (towing, hauling A little of off roading ) and have only put about $1,000 above and beyond normal maintenance. The truck still runs like it is new it does not leak a drop of anything never has left me stranded or failed to start. So to sum it up. you show me another compact truck that can outlast out perform and still look like new after 10 years and 300k millage point me too it"
"I purchased my '99 Tacoma new, and have spent very little on maintenance. Other than tires & brakes, repairs have been less than $400 over its' 135,000 mile (9 year) life. The gas mileage is ~27 mpg in the city. I own the extra cab version. The back seat is too small for kids over 5' tall, however it's great for tools, etc, since you can flip up the seats and fasten in your cargo with the seat belts. This truck is perfect for home use or small construction projects. If you go to a bigger truck, you'll cut the gas mileage in half."