2002 Toyota Tacoma Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2002 Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab 4WD TRD Offroad Step V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 kilometres
Most recent distance21000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

The best compact 4WD truck on the market

Faults:

The only problem I have had to date has been an annoying click sound when depressing the clutch petal.

General Comments:

This truck, so far, has been the best vehicle I have ever owned.

It has a very comfortable interior with excellent lumbar support in the drivers seat.

The very functional and stylish step side bed now offered on this truck is about 8" narrower than the standard fleet side bed.

I have taken this truck off road several time and it has performed perfectly each time.

If you're looking for a great looking, reliable and functional 4WD this is the truck for you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2002

6th Nov 2002, 19:20

I agree, the Tacoma is a great truck. I own a 2003 Tacoma opted for the 260 hp Trd supercharged package. It's a great buy, and I wish you good luck with yours!

5th Feb 2003, 00:40

I have a 2002 tacoma trd and boy does it have problems.

• Transmission - Gears Jumping from first to second and second to third

• Suspension – Noise coming from front suspension when going over bumps

• Shocks- front dips when braking, hard banging when going over bumps, Body ½” lower on drivers side

• Dashboard – Rattling sound

• Seat – noise when moving up and down

• Body – Scratches after two day service, missing mud flap

• Springs- Rear leaf springs bent backwards

• Mileage- average 12 miles to gallon.

2002 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance2450 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Fair

Faults:

When it rains my Tacoma would leak on the passenger side floor boards. The dealership can't seem to fix the problem 5 times.

General Comments:

Very great running truck, but the body doesn't hold up well in the rain because it leaks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th January, 2002

15th Sep 2002, 12:01

We have a 2002 Tacoma double cab since April and it leaks on driver's side in the back cab area, had it to dealer once and they changed gaskets, but still pours in. It is once again scheduled for an appointment.

1st Nov 2002, 14:53

My 2002 Tacoma Prerunner has a leak in the passenger side floor board. Dealer made one attempt to fix the problem. As soon as it rained, The water poured in. Does anyone seem to know the problem?

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews