The Tacoma is an excellent vehicle, but needs some refining and a larger fuel tank
10,000 miles and no problems. The engine runs good and the transmission shifts smoothly. Mechanically the truck has been as good as they get.
The only problem is that I am getting poor gas mileage - 20 miles per gallon on average. No matter if I drive the interstate highways or red light to red light, it still gets 20 miles per gallon.
The fuel tank is far too small, you have to re-fuel after driving 300 miles each time. A 20 gallon fuel tank would be a big improvement.
Driver comfort could be better on long trips, the floor board is not level and makes your ankles bend in an uncomfortable position. The steering wheel is too far away from a >6' driver. A telescopic steering column would be nice.
The ride is little harsh on streets with bad paving, which adds to driver fatigue.
The truck runs and drives great, but the gas mileage was a big disappointment. For short trips and day to day driving, the Tacoma is a great choice as long as you don't mind getting gas often.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd September, 2004