2004 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4 liter V6 from North America
Quality with the price of poor fuel economy
Cruise hardly ever sets on 1st try, usually works on 2nd or 3rd.
1 of the speakers makes a crackly sound.
15 mpg is the best I can get! : (
Seat belts tighten against you while driving and will not relax unless you unhook them.
I've taken the truck back to the dealer 3 times & they tell me nothing is wrong concerning the above mentioned problems.
Truck has a terribly rough ride when towing a trailer.
The fuel mileage is absolutely pathetic.
Whether I drive like a teen or like an old man the fuel mileage is stuck on 15 mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th October, 2005
8th Dec 2006, 12:54
Your truck really should be getting better fuel mileage. It ought to get a lot better than 15 highway. I have a 3.0 V-6 Ranger and I just returned from a trip. I got 24mpg on the highway with it. You truck is lighter and should get about the same. Also, the belts tightening is not normal, and indicates a bad tensioner on the return system. I'd try taking the truck to an independent garage. Dealers never want to fix these kinds of things, and sometimes it saves headaches to just bite the bullet and pay someone to fix it right. Ford dealers virtually never get anything right, and my friends who own Toyotas say the same about their dealerships. Lots of luck. You've got a good truck and it definitely ought to get over 20 on the highway I'd think.
8th Dec 2006, 16:05
The newer toyotas are not known for their great gas mileage. A lot of people I have heard of cannot get over 17 or 18 mpg.
10th Dec 2006, 05:48
Unfortunately for me, as an avid Toyota driver, this is true. Is anybody at Toyota listening? The trucks are still the best, but what happened to the gas mileage? It seems to me that the "truck" models all the way up to '94 got better mileage than this, 4 and 6 cylinder. Keep the trucks and the motors small and tight. I have parked my '98 Tacoma next to my uncle's '06 Tacoma, and his looks like a full size truck. I like mine better, as do most people. Shrink them back down and keep them simple.