1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4X4 EXT CAB 3.4 V6 from North America
A dependable, fun truck to own!
Nothing has gone wrong yet. The drive-train seemed to have a "hard bump" when stopped and the brake let off, but in the last 10000 miles I have been using the "power" switch on the dashboard and all seems well now. It may also be helped by me switching to Mobile 1 trans fluid.
Great Truck! I love it overall, but the seats are a bit uncomfortable. The padding has been "flattened" over time and there is no thigh support left. Don't know what it was like when new, but you get used to anything and now it doesn't bother me that much.
The ride is fantastic. Haven't been off road much, but the 4X4 does great in snow on road (here in Chicago).
The combined gas mileage with the V6 and auto is around 17 MPG. I once maxed out at 23 MPG on the highway using cruise control with a tail wind!
I use this little truck to carry a 1200 pound slide-in camper (using air bags in the suspension) and pull a 1000 pound boat at the same time. It handled it very well for the 3200 mile trip to FLA and back. The V6 engine is rock solid!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th January, 2004