2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 from North America


Very disappointing


Front wheel bearings, catalytic converter, a few recalls.

General Comments:

We've owned numerous Toyotas, from the first 20R 4x4s, to a pre 2000 4Runner, and everything between.

The 06 is the newest and the most disappointing of them all. No headroom/visibility if over 5'10", terrible ride, buzzy, powerless, and poor engine management.

The latest debacle is the cat's gone away, and at $800 apiece and endless posts on Toyota forums with the same problems, Toyota should cover them for more than 80K miles. My 98 4Runner had 235,000 on it and had 0 problems; should have never "upgraded" to a downgraded product. If we wanted junk with an attitude to go, we would have bought a re-badged Fiat truck.

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

Review Date: 27th July, 2015

2006 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner TRD 4.0 from North America


Fun to drive


After 20,000 miles, my Tacoma has been entirely trouble-free and absolutely reliable.

General Comments:

I bought my well maintained 2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD in December 2010. I bought the truck at a Toyota dealer. My truck had slightly over 109,000 miles when I purchased it. The odometer now reads 129,000+.

My Tacoma has been reliable. There have no mechanical or electrical failures. I have spent money only on oil changes and new tires.

The 4.0 V-6 engine has ample power for my needs. My highest highway mileage, at a steady 65 miles per hour, has been 22 MPG. The engine does not use oil between 5,000 mile oil changes.

The interior is simple, just the way I like. The adjustable seats are comfortable and do not induce fatigue on long trips.

The is a slight vibration when accelerating in all speeds, but so far the vibration has not affected reliability. I corrected a slight "bumping" sensation when stopping by adding helper springs to the rear leaf springs.

At cruising speed, the truck is quiet and smooth. The V-6 provides ample passing power in the 60-80 miles per hour range.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2014

2006 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4.0 from North America


Great truck, junk frame metal


Frame is rusting badly. Needed welding repairs to pass state inspection. Tech pointed out that there are numerous other 'soft spots' all over the frame.

General Comments:

I really liked this truck. It's well put together. In 7 years I've never had a rattle anywhere.

The truck is also very easy to work on.

However, the frame is rusting badly and I don't know how much longer it's going to be before this becomes a very serious safety issue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th August, 2013

2nd Sep 2013, 02:09

I suggest you contact Toyota immediately, and ask for a frame replacement.

2nd Sep 2013, 14:02

Japanese car companies are notorious for cutting corners to save pennies, and that includes not rustproofing their cars as domestic manufacturers do. Toyota has had bad rust issues before with its trucks. The best bet is to stick with American manufacturers.

2006 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4.0 turbo gas from North America


It is an all around great truck


I have had no problems with this vehicle.

General Comments:

My Toyota Tacoma 4x4 4.0 turbo is very quick and gets decent gas mileage. It has outran many 5.3 Z71 Silverados. It is very reliable and very tough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2011

2006 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road SR5 V6 from North America


FUN, FUN, FUN to drive!!!


Every car company has its problems. I will be lying if I told you guys/girls that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the truck. But trust me, I owned other trucks, and there is a lot more wrong with them than the TOYOTA TRUCKS.

General Comments:

It's a great little truck, I use it for everything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2011

2006 Toyota Tacoma X Runner 4.0 from North America




20 miles per gallon in town and on the road.. I have a heavy foot, but it performs when needed; 6 speed...

I love it. I've seen 120k on the speedometer.

Wind noise on rear passenger side door... rattle in skirting; some minor stuff, but too far away from the motor and tranny to worry about...

I run high octane and sometimes get bad gas...??

I will keep this truck in the garage after 100k and buy brand new... just for kicks..

Have seen several around this area, but now only a few left on road???

I love my red truck, and may try to collect all three colors hmmmmm.

The truck will take care of you as long as you take care of the truck... What you put into it, you will get out of it.

Well 20k is the resale on my 24.5k truck.

General Comments:

I had a set of Goodyears... wow, handled great, then they went to $400 a tire... oh well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2010

3rd Aug 2010, 11:38

"I run high octane and sometimes get bad gas...??"

This is a myth that just won't die. Running high octane gasoline in a car designed to use regular unleaded gasoline has no benefits. It will not improve your mileage or your performance. Putting high octane gas in a car designed for regular is basically just throwing your money away.

You can improve your mileage by driving more responsibly. Keep the speed at 55 MPH on the highway and shift at 3,000 RPM, you'll see an increase in gas mileage.