Great little basic truck
Rattles coming from brakes and rear of access cab.
Front and rear door don't closed properly (both sides)
Bought this Tacoma X-Runner (2005) used several months ago. And have not had many problems with it (except for above comments). Since I am out of the warranty I will have to wait to fix the above items.
I paid $15,000 for it, the last owner stated he paid $24,000 (before taxes), which seems a little high for what you get.
Pluses for the truck are good material used in the interior, strong engine and transmission, good stereo and A/C system. The suspension is also very good. And very few rattles coming from the truck.
The minuses are plastic in the interior that scratch easily, also the clutch is a workout if your out of shape, keyless entry but no alarm.
The colored front bumper has a flat paint finish to it, but the plastic below it and the hood above it, have a great shine to them.
The rear seating area needs to be thought out a little better because I would not allow my kids to sit back there, because it's too small and confining.
In conclusion it's a good little truck with a nice strong engine with a solid feel to the suspension, and good transmission. Would I buy it again?... probably not... it's a magnet for kids playing football around it, and not having suitable rear seats makes it a two seater.. and the clutch can wear you down.
The better value would be the Tacoma with 4 door (crew cab). If you want an X-Runner it would be better to buy a 06 model that has 1 year left on the basic warranty or a certified model with a 7 year 100,000 warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2008